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Senior or Principal Ecologist

Swansea, City and County of Swansea

£30000 - £45000/annum + benefits package

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Do you see yourself as a Senior or Principal Ecologist where you will be encouraged to build on recent successes and support the success of the current team?

Can you bring your passion and experience to work within a growing Ecology team, where you will take an active role within this leading international multi-disciplinary engineering and environmental consultancy, providing sustainable solutions to meet the planning, engineering design and project delivery needs of the property, infrastructure, energy, and environmental markets?

Owing to a growing national workload they are looking for a range of consultants to strengthen their ecology team within Bristol, Birmingham, Manchester and Redhill, with the opportunity to work on a wide variety of projects primarily in the regeneration, property, transport and public sectors.

Whilst predominantly based in your local region, the role will include regular co-operation, travel and inter-office working with other regional teams.

Ideally, you will be degree qualified with a demonstrable track record in consultancy and some of the following:-

* A thorough knowledge of ecological legislation and planning policy in the UK

* Ideally have experience in both linear infrastructure and property development projects

* Full Membership of CIEEM and/or Chartered Ecologist status

* Have more than 5-6 year’s* experience in ecological consultancy or related sector, further experience for the Principal role

* Excellent report writing skills for PEA reports, EcIA, Biodiversity Net Gain assessments and BREEAM 2018 Assessments

* An understanding of the EIA process and have experience in undertaking or contributing to ES chapters would be an advantage

* Have experience of people management and ability to lead and develop a team

* Be able to work autonomously with excellent communication (including technical report writing) skills and an ability to prepare fee proposals

* Be able to undertake ecological surveys and desk-based studies to a high standard

* Technical review of reports

* Public enquiry experience or input would be of benefit

* Have a solid understanding of conservation legislation and protected species licensing, ideally holding at least one survey/handling licence for a protected species

* Understand the EIA process and have experience in undertaking Ecological Impact Assessments

* Be able to provide pragmatic, commercially aware ecological advice to our portfolio of major clients

* Hold a full UK driving licence.

The role offers excellent career progression opportunities within a friendly and professional team that has pride in the quality of the service it delivers to its clients.

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