Senior Ecologist

Manage a variety of ecology projects from start to finish.

  • Location Oxfordshire or Cheltenham

  • Type Permanent

  • Salary Competitive with great benefits.


Training and development offered.

Great benefits including unlimited annual leave.

Work on a variety of projects across different ecological specialisms.

Senior Ecologist
Join a fast-growing, independent ecology consultancy team, specialising in ecological impact assessment, ecology survey, licencing and mitigation.
An opportunity to join a small (but growing), talented and passionate team working on a variety of ecology projects from preliminary ecological reports through to licence applications, impact assessment, mitigation and monitoring. The company services the whole of the UK with a wide range of clients so no two days are the same.

What you’ll be doing:
The main role involved autonomously delivering projects working independently from quotation to invoicing.

  • Conducting Preliminary ecological appraisal – habitat surveys and condition assessments.
  • Biodiversity Impact assessment, Ecological Impact Assessment and further detailed assessments.
  • Quotation preparation and tenders.
  • Work a variety of projects, however there is an opportunity to establish or develop a specialist offering for the company if that is of interest.

What experience you will need to apply:

  • Authentic and genuine enthusiasm for ecology and the environment.
  • Demonstrable experience of Phase 1 habitat surveys/UK Habs and protected species surveys.
  • Survey licence for at least one protected species – rare reptiles, GCN, barn owl, bats etc.
  • Experience or writing or securing European Protected Species Mitigation licences (EPSM) for at least one protected species.
  • Ability to manage projects from start to completion and lead a team.
  • Confidence in designing surveys and quoting for work.
  • Compliance and flexibility to ensure client satisfaction. Good communication skills – for both internal communications and direct interaction with clients.

Would need a full driving licence – there is an expectation to travel to and work from sites (often in remote locations). There will be a need to stay away from home for some nights (depending on site location) due to the projects-based nature of the role. Work-life balance is prioritised by the company so there is a limit on nights away and antisocial hours worked.
What you’ll get in return for your experience:
To be part of a fast-growing, purpose-driven company making a positive impact. The team is very experienced and knowledgeable in the space so there is an opportunity to develop skillets.
Full time role. Ideally commutable from either Oxfordshire or Cheltenham.
Company computer and phone (apple), Proffesional memberships paid for, colleague nomination bonus scheme, generous pension.
Unlimited annual leave and flexible working hours.
Salar based on experience, level and location.
What’s next?
To discuss all levels of roles please contact Jazz Jones.

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