Principal Ecologist

Posted almost 2 years ago
Contract Type Permanent
Salary £30-42K
Sector Agriculture / Forestry / Fisheries, Consultancy, EIA, Renewables
Posted almost 2 years ago
Apply by Friday, 13 November 2015
Our client are an independent ecological specialist who are offering an opportunity to be involved in a wide range of interesting and technically challenging projects. They are now seeking to recruit a Principal Ecologist to join their team in Gloucestershire Job role responsibilities -Leading complex and challenging projects including client liaison, tender preparation and financial control to ensure effective delivery of projects to our high standards with the support of our Head of Ecology; -Resource and workload planning including supervision of in-house and external staff; -Fieldwork and technical report writing; -Business development including expansion of client base; and -Supporting and contributing to the Ecology Team's vision and objections. The successful candidate will have these requirements:  -Excellent technical report, fee proposal and tender writing capabilities; -Ability to identify risks and opportunities, avoiding/minimising the former and capitalising on the latter; -Experience of leading, mentoring and organising internal employees and sub-contractors; -A proven aptitude for understanding clients' requirements and delivering these on time and on/under budget without compromising industry standards; -An excellent working knowledge of UK and European legislation and the planning system particularly in negotiating effectively with regulators; -A proven track record in the design and implementation of practical, innovative and achievable mitigation strategies for protected species; -Capable of independently writing the ecology chapter of an ES; -Ability to balance and manage priorities, and maintain good working relationships with clients and colleagues whilst working under pressure; and -An area of specialism, botany, bats and ornithology being the most desirable, and holder of 1 or more survey and/or development licences. In return our client offer a competitive salary with regular pay reviews as well as a generous benefits package including annual performance related bonus, private health care, pension scheme and professional development