Senior / Principal Ecologist

Posted over 2 years ago
Location Scotland
Contract Type Permanent
Salary £30-40K
Sector Agriculture / Forestry / Fisheries, Consultancy, EIA, Renewables
Posted over 2 years ago
Apply by Friday, 8 May 2015
Our client is leading multi-disciplinary environmental consultancy with expertise in EIA, ecology, heritage, landscape and environmental management.  The company are currently expanding and are looking for a Principal / Senior Ecologist to join their Scottish team to help develop the Scottish Ecology team. You will have a track record in winning and delivering  projects, developing survey and mitigation proposals, and preparing tenders and fee proposals. You will support the Technical Director for Ecology and Regional Manager in technical and general project management duties and business development. You will have experience of delivering statutory EcIAs and will have the opportunity to work on a wide range of projects across a range of sectors.  Responsibilities Project management of EIA and non-EIA ecological assessments Production of fee proposals and tenders Maintaining and developing client relationships Support in business planning  Mentoring/ line management  of junior staff Leading protected species surveys Technical Skills & Experience Technically competent ecologist with experience in managing and delivering statutory EcIAs Approximately ten years professional experience  Bat licence holder preferred - other protected species licenses desirable Excellent communication and report writing skills Experience of obtaining EPS licences Excellent understanding and experience of the EIA process  and wildlife and planning legislation and policy  You will be educated to graduate level, ideally to MSc level, have full membership of CIEEM and have around ten years previous commercial consultancy experience.