A unique opportunity has arisen for a Principal Ecologist to join a leading global multi-disciplinary consultancy who specialise in all areas of the built and natural environment, shaping the future of our environmental, social and economic landscapes.
As Principal Ecologist you will lead an ecological team, delivering master plans, ecological appraisals, ornithological surveys and studies, other protected species surveys, mitigation design and construction and post-construction supervision and monitoring.
You will build on long-lasting client relationships, generating and effectively managing old and new business and have responsibility for financial planning and management. You will project manage a wide and varied workload and supervise field staff and survey effort and have technical oversight and sign-off on project output. You will also carry out ecological impact assessments as well as ecological mitigation design and implementation. You will have the opportunity to benefit from an exciting and diverse workload, delivering high quality support for private and public-sector clients across the UK including exciting infrastructure and renewable energy projects
There will be travel involved for which a car allowance will be provided so you will need to have a full UK driving licence.
Your skills and experience.
We would like you to have full membership of CIEEM and have a degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject. You will need to be an established ecological consultant, have extensive project management experience. You will be used to leading a team and be great at developing good client relationships to secure repeat business and gain new clients.
Bat experience is essential as is the ability to plan and undertake habitat surveys and to identify indicator plant species and habitat types. You will have full knowledge of UK and EU Wildlife Legislation and best practice survey techniques
What is on offer.
You will be provided with a flexible, friendly and creative environment to develop your skills and challenge yourself. You will be supported to innovate, collaborate and build meaningful careers in a network of people and knowledge that will expand your horizons and give you access to a variety of interesting projects across the UK.
Employees are rewarded with competitive salaries, opportunities to invest and many other benefits including: 24 days holiday + bank holidays, Option to purchase up to 5 extra days per year, Car-allowance, Company pension scheme, Group Disability Scheme, Share Incentive Scheme, Life Assurance, Cycle to Work Scheme, Health Screening, Employee Assistance Programme, Dental Cover, Gadget Insurance, Profession Memberships and access to BenefitHub offering discounts, cash back offers and rewards
If you feel this Principal Ecologist role is something you may be interested in and you would like to find out additional information please contact Wellington Professional Recruitment.
If you would like to be considered, please apply via the button shown and we will contact you upon receipt of your application to discuss your suitability and the role specifics in more detail.
Please also be aware that any correspondence or discussions related to this opportunity will be conducted with the utmost of confidentiality.
This vacancy is being advertised by Wellington Professional Recruitment Ltd. The services advertised by Wellington Professional Recruitment Ltd are those of an Employment Agency on behalf of our client