My client is a successful multi-disciplinary consultancy with 12 offices throughout the UK employing approximately 500 staff. At the heart of their business lies a group of outstanding people. Working together with clients, delivering solutions to challenging problems in Property & Development, Infrastructure & Utilities and Mining & Minerals.
They are looking to recruit a Principal Ecologist to cover project/site work across London and South East. Your main office being situated in Central London, well served by tube, train and bus services and in the heart of the legal district. From London they have specialist teams involved with various projects including mining, international research, ground engineering, contaminated land, environmental impact assessment, civil engineering and water/hydrogeology. In this role, you will undertake the following:
Management of ecological elements of projects from inception to post-construction.
Formulating and leading ecological surveys including for protected species and of freshwater/terrestrial habitats.
Preparation of EcIAs, HRAs and Biodiversity Impact Assessments, and technical review of a wide variety of other reprts..
Maintaining and promoting high quality client relationships.
Designing mitigation schemes including licence applications for protected species.
Assisting with the preparation of tenders and compiling fee quotations.
Participating in the technical development of staff, coaching and mentoring on technical issues.
You: The successful candidate will be seeking to develop their career in ecological consultancy and must be committed to seeking beneficial ecological solutions for development activities. You will have:
A minimum of 8 years’ experience in ecology, ideally in a consultancy setting, but other relevant experience would be considered.
Detailed knowledge of UK and EC wildlife legislation, including experience of practical application of mitigation requirements for protected species.
A minimum qualification of a BSc (Hons) in Ecology, or similar accredited course.
A full driving licence.
An adaptable and flexible approach to work, to meet demands at peak times.
A protected species licence would be a distinct advantage, particularly for bats.
Full member of CIEEM or capable of meeting this status.
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