Senior/Principal Ecologist

Posted over 2 years ago by JSM Associates
Location Devon
Contract Type Permanent
Salary £27k-£37k dependant on experience with an attractive benefits package.
Sector EIA, Environment Management
Posted over 2 years ago
Apply by Saturday, 4 July 2015
Are you a an experienced ecologist with 3+ years consultancy experience local to Devon/Somerset Have you been looking for an opportunity to work in a vibrant independent consultancy with a great scope for career progression? If so this could be the role for you..... JSM are pleased to be working with a privately owned ecology consultancy with an excellent reputation based near Exeter. Big enough to offer job security, a team of like-minded individuals and interesting projects, yet small enough to retain flexibility, a non-corporate atmosphere. The company is under-going a period of growth as ambition and new clients help bring in a steady increase in work. Location Exeter Responsibilities Whilst this position carries similar expectations to most Principal Ecologist roles, there is more of an emphasis on the technical offering rather than focusing on winning new business. The position will still involve the basic elements of ecological consultancy in under taking and supervising surveys, report writing and advising clients, as well as more senior tasks such as supervision of other team members, maintaining an overview of the companies wider workload, monitoring the quality of work, and representing the company at a senior level in client liaison, including the provision of technical advice. At principal grade the candidate will have overall responsibility for all quality and technical aspects of the companies output. Capabilities and Qualifications: Essential skills and experience BSc in ecology or a related subject At least four years’ experience working as a Senior Ecologist or a higher level Proven skills in project management, staff supervision and verification of other consultants work Excellent verbal and communication skills including report writing and client liaison Sound consultancy experience - thorough knowledge of wildlife legislation and the planning system and confidence in providing technical advice to clients and staff. Full range of survey skills including Phase 1 habitat survey and protected species assessments An ecological specialism (Bats preferably) Ecological Impact Assessment experience including writing ecology chapters of Environmental Statements Full member of CIEEM Attention to detail and the ability to deliver contracts on time and to budget A client-focused approach where the commercial element of each project can be understood and appreciated Flexible approach to working hours to accommodate seasonality and survey time constraints (unlikely you will be asked to work away from home). The ability to work in a team or for periods of time alone Full driving license Desirable skills and experience Post graduate qualification in ecology or a related subject Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) NE bat license and experience of submitting ESPL applications for bats Additional NE survey licenses and/or specialist survey skills e.g. dormouse, GCN, Invertebrates etc. Contact Us; If you are interested in finding out more about this position or similar roles currently and would like a discreet non-committal chat please contact Greg Snook ( , however if you have not received a response within with-in one working week, please assume your application has been unsuccessful this time round. We will confidentially retain your details and inform you of any other suitable opportunities arising should you not be successful in this role. This is one of a number of exciting positions currently available via JSM Associates, JSM offers an extensive range of jobs in the areas of Planning, CSR & Sustainability, Environmental Management, Remediation & Contaminated Land, EIA and Ecology, Geotechnics, Environmental Planning, Air Quality, Noise and Vibration Landscape. Phone - 01934 312 155 Email -  Website -   Twitter - @JSMAssociates

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