Joining a mid size (between 300-500 employees) multidisciplinary consultancy who provide services both nationally and internationally, with over 10 offices around the world, rated as one of the top 100 Best companies in the UK.
As an experienced Ecologist, you'll be responsible for undertaking the design and management of ecological surveys, from inception through to completion. You'll undertake preliminary ecological appraisals and surveys and Ecological impact assessments, producing mitigation plans and writing reports, with a specialism in Bat work. A varied role, you'll also have the opportunity to supervise and mentor ecological colleagues and assist with protected species surveys. Some other core duties include:
- Liaising with clients, professional advisors, contractors, insurance companies and general public
- Acting as job manager for QA purposes.
- Drafting site instructions, certificates and correspondence.
- Designing and implementing ecological mitigation plans and site works; discussing schemes and amendments with other professionals.
- Prepare mitigation licence applications and negotiate directly with relevant statutory bodies (eg. Natural England) to obtain necessary approvals, as licence holder or named ecologist on the licence as required
You'll be a qualified and experienced Bat Ecologist, experience within a UK consultancy is a must for this role. Other requirements include:
- Natural England level 2 bat licence or other relevant survey licence for lowland England (desirable but not essential)
- Full driver’s licence valid in the UK and use of a personal vehicle insured for business use
- Relevant degree, or depending on level of experience, NVQ Level 4 in ecology related field
- Previous experience of ecological field survey work
- Excellent communication skills to allow effective liaison with planners, developers, professional advisors, contractors, landowners, the general public and others
- Organisational and report writing skills
Hours are generally 37.5 per week, but as ever with an ecological role, there will be unsociable hours and overtime throughout survey seasons.