Your role will entail:
- Carrying out habitat and protected species surveys.
- Writing ecological reports and preparing method statements, management plans and protected species licence applications.
- Project management.
- Data collection, management and analysis.
- Preparing fee proposals.
- Client liaison and advice.
- Managing assistant and seasonal ecologists.
We’d love to hear from you if you have:
- A relevant degree and at least 2 years’ post-graduate experience. We will consider candidates without a degree but with relevant consultancy experience.
- Strong project management abilities (having managed small-sized or less complex projects at least).
- Ability to work independently, with a high level of self-motivation and attention to detail.
- Botanical identification skills sufficient to complete Phase 1 surveys independently (experience of UK Habitat Classification surveys is desirable but not essential).
- Proficiency in undertaking protected species surveys with a particular emphasis on bat surveys, holding a current Level 1 (Natural England) bat survey licence or higher.
- A thorough understanding of wildlife legislation, planning policy and best practice guidance.
- Excellent communication skills. You must be a good team player, confident at client liaison and capable of leading on surveys.
- Strong report writing skills (including PEAs and EcIAs), devising mitigation strategies for a range of protected species and (ideally) preparing protected species mitigation licence applications.
- A full UK driving licence and access to a car insured for business.
- Associate membership of CIEEM (or eligibility for such).
- Other protected species survey licences.
- Experience of ecological watching brief/acting as an ECoW.
- Experience of using bat sound analysis software (such as Anabat Insight, SonoBat, Kaleidoscope).
- Experience of GIS (preferably QGIS).
The successful candidate will work on a range of projects alongside experienced ecologists. You will benefit from a structured training programme to further your career in ecological consultancy. We offer a competitive salary of £22,000–£28,000 dependent on experience and skills, 28 days of holiday a year, TOIL policy to ensure a good work/life balance, flexible working and a contributory pension scheme.
To apply, please send a CV and covering letter to Jenette Howard at firstname.lastname@example.org.