Principal Ecologist

Posted almost 2 years ago
Location South East England
Contract Type Permanent
Salary £35-50K
Sector Agriculture / Forestry / Fisheries, Consultancy, EIA, Renewables
Posted almost 2 years ago
Apply by Saturday, 21 November 2015
Our client are a large environmental consultancy who are now looking to recruit a Principal Ecologist who will be joining their team in Bristol. Job role: To manage and support on ecological appraisals, protected species surveys and mitigation design. This person should command respect as an ecologist and bring a proactive approach to the role Main duties: -Planning, undertaking and managing protected species surveys as part of site assessments (often within the framework of an EIA) including the management of ecologists and other environmental specialists -The preparation and review of reports on the results of site surveys; the evaluation of the ecological status of a site; the assessment of impacts on ecology from proposed developments; and recommendations for surveys, mitigation actions and site management. -Attending client meetings to negotiate programmes of work and to advise on the implications of the findings of studies. -Advising other staff on protected species issues. -Assistance with the development of site, species and habitat management plans. -Preparation and submission of tenders, quotes and project proposals. -Supporting development of the ecology business. Qualifications & Skills required: -Degree qualified in Ecology, Environmental Science or similar -Sound knowledge of bat species identification and of surveying roost sites along with solid plant identification skills -Will also need to demonstrate substantial experience of designing, managing and undertaking ecological assessments and of applying ecological principles to a range of projects.  -Will need to demonstrate a sound knowledge of environmental law and possess the ability to manage your own workload and that of others. In return our client offer a competitive salary with a generous benefits package