An exciting opportunity has arisen for a passionate and driven Ecologist to join an consultancy based in Winchester. Reporting directly to the Lead Ecologist you'll be providing ecological support to an established ecology team ensuring that developments meet objectives for sustainable development and biodiversity targets. Main Responsibilities Assess and advise on proposed developments to ensure full consideration is given to ecological issues by all parties involved in the projects, in order to make sure biodiversity objectives are met. Including assessing planning applications; and assistance with Habitat Regulations Assessments (HRA) Undertake surveys and assessments and give advice on protected species Provide training and briefings to other officers Monitor developments to ensure compliance with environmental legislation Who you are A degree in a relevant subject Full membership of CIEEM is desirable Experience in consultancy Holding (or being eligible to hold) a bat, dormouse or GCN survey licence would be advantageous Experience in preparing impact assessments and mitigation strategies would be desirable Good understanding of ecology, survey methodology and mitigation strategies Strong habitat management and restoration knowledge would be advantageous Good knowledge of UK legislation Project management skills Experience with Microsoft Office and GIS Current drivers licence and the ability to meet travel requirments The successful candidate will join a close-knit team, working on interesting projects in one of the most scenic areas of the country. For more information on the role call Josh Blanchard on 01202 888986, or send an email to jblanchardallen-york.com.