We are looking to appoint a Principal Fisheries Ecologist to lead the development of a team, focusing on the delivery of a range of fisheries surveys and assessments. There will also be opportunities to provide technical input into wider ecological and water quality related projects, and environmental assessments.

The post holder will be responsible for the development and management of a team of fisheries ecologists, taking part in, and overseeing the delivery of a range of ecological deliverables (technical, commercial and financial). As such, they will need to demonstrate advanced technical and practical skills in all relevant aspects of fisheries science, including, but not limited to the delivery of fisheries monitoring programmes, strategic fisheries studies, fish passage and screening issues, and providing input into habitat restoration projects.

The post-holder will be involved in working with our internal and external clients, developing new business opportunities and preparing bids and tenders, and therefore a high level of commercial awareness and client focus is required.

Working closely with our Technical Director, they will also take an active role in the training and mentoring of staff and the development and growth of the team. The post holder will play a key role within the team, helping to nurture an enthusiastic, supportive and productive working environment.

It is anticipated that the role will entail a blend of field, office and laboratory time; however, there will also be the requirement to attend client, and business development meetings.


About You
We would love to hear form you if you have:

Extensive relevant experience gained within a professional consultancy, regulatory or industrial role
Advanced technical knowledge and competency in relevant aspects of fisheries science and related disciplines (e.g. aquatic ecology, water quality); with appropriate accreditations where applicable
Proven track record in the design and successful delivery of large-scale fisheries monitoring programmes, across a range of aquatic habitats in the UK
The ability to produce high quality, technically and scientifically robust reports and deliverables
A comprehensive knowledge of relevant water legislation and its application
An enthusiastic, confident and positive approach with excellent communication and people management skills
Experience of Ecological Impact Assessment and writing Environmental Statement chapters
A proven record of winning work from commercial clients, particularly in the water, aviation and transport sectors
Full Membership of the Institute of Fisheries Management Management (or other relevant equivalent).
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