Senior Ecologist

Brighton, East Sussex
£25000 - £35000/annum
18 Oct 2016
17 Nov 2016
Contract Type
This is an excellent opportunity to join a progressive and growing ecology consultancy practice. The successful candidate will work within a team of ecologists, and alongside landscape planners and arboriculturalists, on projects throughout the UK. You would be involved with undertaking and managing ecological impact assessment work in a range of sectors, undertaking surveys, liaising with clients, as well as managing and mentoring other team members, including consultants and graduates.

Our client offer:
Competitive salaries and benefits
A great working environment with an enthusiastic, friendly and growing team
A wide range of clients and projects
Excellent career prospects and training

What we are looking for:

Candidates should have five years experience of ecology consultancy (less would be accepted if required skills can be demonstrated from other employment). This will include experience of ecological impact assessments in relation to residential, mixed-use and renewable energy schemes.

Your skills and qualifications should include:
Excellent academic qualifications in ecology or biological sciences
Excellent report writing skills
Excellent survey skills (extended Phase I, plus a specialism in either botany or a protected species)
Excellent understanding of legislative and planning policy framework as it relates to ecology and nature conservation
Experience liaising with clients, statutory bodies and LPAs.

A proven track record in business development would be a distinct advantage, as would the ability to mentor, develop and encourage more junior team members