As a dynamic and growing business, we are looking for a self-motivated and positive-minded Senior Ecologist to join our friendly team in London. The successful applicant will be involved in all areas of our work, supporting clients in vast range of different sectors. Responsibilities include co-ordinating and undertaking protected species surveys and mitigation projects, advising clients of constraints and survey requirements, preparing ecology chapters for Environmental Impact Assessments, and managing a team of ecologists to find commercially efficient and cost-effective project solutions.
This position could provide you with a great opportunity to lead and deliver complex contracts, support more junior staff, draft high-quality reports and review technical work, as well as supporting clients and their design teams by identifying solutions to their problems. We are keen to continue to grow our business, so you will play an important part in the delivery of our business development strategy by costing and tendering for work and finding new ways for the business to diversify and thrive.
Although you’ll be based in our London office, the project-based nature of our work means that in order to successfully carry out contracts there will be a requirement for travel, working unsocial hours, overnight stays and periods of away from home.
To be considered for this role, you will:
- Hold an appropriate degree qualification;
- Have a minimum of 5 years’ relevant work experience;
- Have excellent knowledge of UK and relevant European environmental legislation;
- Have excellent fieldwork and report writing skills including protected species surveys, EPSM applications, ES chapters and ecological management plans;
- Be comfortable with and have experience in attending meetings and liaising with clients, contractors, sub-contractors and third-party stakeholders;
- Be able to critically review your own work and a minimum 2 years-experience of reviewing others’ work;
- Be competent in the survey of and mitigation for one or more of the following key protected species: bats, badgers, birds, dormice, great crested newts, reptiles, and water voles;
- Hold an EPS and/or conservation licence for one or more of the above species groups;
- Have up to date knowledge of, and familiarity with, survey guidance for a range of protected species;
- Have proven project and staff management experience;
- Have good organizational skills and an ability to resource work;
- Be able to manage own workload, be proactive in managing projects and be able to delegate to and provide support to junior staff as appropriate;
- Be proficient in customer service and able to deliver and lead training events and workshops, both internally to TEC and externally to clients and other stakeholders;
- Hold full membership of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM);
- Be proactive, a self-starter and able to use own initiative when appropriate;
- Have a full clean UK driving licence;
- Be eligible to work within the UK.
The Ecology Consultancy
Founded in 1999, The Ecology Consultancy has over 120 staff and is now one of the largest dedicated consultancies run by ecologists in the country. Along with Arbeco, our new sister company offering arboricultural consultancy and habitat management services, and the environmental consultancy Temple, we form part of the Temple Group of companies.
The company is defined by our unique culture – one that puts people at the core of everything we do. We strive to create a friendly and supportive working environment, encouraging staff to take advantage of every opportunity for professional development and assisting them in their career progression. Joining The Ecology Consultancy is a chance to be part of close-knit, fun, openminded and driven team that really cares about what they do and prides itself on the quality of their work.
What’s in it for you?
- Salary on a scale commensurate with experience from £30,000 – £37,000 (incl London Weighting);
- TOIL (time off in lieu) policy and flexible approach to working hours to ensure a healthy work-life balance.
- 25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays;
- Opportunities for career development and training;
- Auto enrolment pension scheme (after 3 months’ service);
- Cycle to work scheme;
- Socials, games nights and volunteering days through our staff engagement and development initiative;
- Fun, friendly, and openminded coworkers;
- The chance to be part of rapidly growing company;
- A dog-friendly office.
If this is the role for you: Please apply by emailing your CV and a covering letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for applications is 1st July 2019.