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Principal Ecologist

Posted about 2 years ago
Location Hampshire
Contract Type Permanent
Salary £30-45K
Sector Agriculture / Forestry / Fisheries, Consultancy, EIA, Renewables
Posted about 2 years ago
Apply by Thursday, 8 October 2015
Our client are a leading Engineering and Construction company is now seeking to recruit a Principal Ecologist to join their team in Hampshire The successful candidate will have: -five years or more experience of working as an ecological consultant, with a proven track record of providing terrestrial ecological inputs to infrastructure projects, including assessment in accordance with the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) guidelines. - Full Member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM). - Degree educated or equivalent to BSc in a biological science or related discipline. -Terrestrial ecology consultancy experience; - Experience of contributing to EIAs for major infrastructure schemes - Detailed knowledge of UK wildlife legislation, planning policy and Environmental Impact Assessment - Excellent report writing skills - UK Driving licence - Acting as a specialist in one or more areas of terrestrial ecology which may include protected species - Comfortable working within a team, or alone - Flexible approach to working hours to meet the demands of the role, including occasional longer/and or     unsociable hours, and to work away from home on occasions - Experience of undertaking Phase 1 habitat surveys and protected species surveys - Experience of ecological assessment in accordance with the CIEEM guidelines for terrestrial impact assessment in the UK Desirable:  -Higher degree in a biological science or related discipline; -Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) or Chartered Ecologist (CEcol) status -Experience of managing projects and/or individuals -Advanced botanical identification skills; -Holder of protected species survey and mitigation licences In return our client offer a competitive benefits package and provides good opportunities for career progression  In return our client offer a competitive benefits package and good opportunities for career progression