Associate Ecologist

Posted about 2 years ago by JSM Associates
Location Hampshire
Contract Type Permanent
Salary up to £50k depending on experience with an excellent benefits package
Sector EIA
Posted about 2 years ago
Apply by Thursday, 1 October 2015
A fantastic opportunity for an experienced Ecologist to join an award winning multi-disciplinary consultancy with a highly successful national Ecology team. JSM are pleased to be working on an opportunity for an experienced Ecologist in the Southampton office of a highly regarded multi-disciplinary consultancy. The ideal candidate will have worked within a consultancy for upwards of six years where they will have gained extensive project, client and staff management experience. This is a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious ecologist to take the next step in their career, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on some of the most exciting projects in the region as well as having an input into the overall success of the firm's national ecology team.  Location Southampton Responsibilities It is essential that the successful candidate has good client management, written and verbal communication skills, good team working and project management skills and also good knowledge of relevant UK and European legislation, policy and guidance. You must have excellent field skills covering a range of taxa including Phase 1 habitat surveys, protected species habitat assessments, bat, great crested newt, reptile, dormice, badger water vole and otter surveys, plus experience of preparing mitigation method statements, including drafting licences applications, ideally for EPS, and experience of working in teams and independently with a proactive approach to progressing schemes. It is a necessary aspect that you have the ability to communicate on appropriate technical and commercial levels internally and to a diverse range of current and potential clients. You must have a keen eye for detail to assist in report reviews and verifications. It is a fundamental aspect that you have excellent communication skills both written and spoken plus being fully IT literate being able to use MS Word and Excel. You should have a membership of an appropriate professional body (e.g. IEEM) or ability to apply plus a relevant degree as a minimum. You must also hold a full clean UK driving licence. Although not essential but it would be beneficial if you have existing experience or keen to develop line management skills, Specialist skills in areas such as GIS, bats, invertebrate and protected species mitigation and Natural England development or EPS licence holder. Capabilities and Qualifications: Candidate must be: Proven experience of managing teams, projects and budgets. Demonstrable experience of business development Experience of providing pragmatic and strategic consultancy advice to clients. Degree (Ecology related) Protected Species licence Excellent communication and written skills and the ability to author and audit reports and other technical documents. Involvement in a range of surveys and ideally mitigation works for notable and protected habitats and species Proven project management experience Good client management, written and verbal communication skills Ability to work independently as well as working within a team. Ability communicate on appropriate technical and commercial levels internally and to a diverse range of current and potential clients Sound ecological knowledge and excellent working knowledge of relevant legislation and policy. Candidate must be Chartered with CIEEM Confident communicator with strong written and verbal skills, able to prioritise the delivery of a dynamic workload. 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 get in touch.   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

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