Ecologist - Senior Ecologist

Posted almost 2 years ago
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Salary Negotiable
Sector Agriculture / Forestry / Fisheries, Consultancy, EIA, Renewables
Posted almost 2 years ago
Apply by Sunday, 29 November 2015
Our client are an environmental consultancy who are now looking to fill the position for an Ecologist and  Senior Ecologist in Oxfordshire Ecologist: Essential: - Degree in a relevant discipline; - Strong academic ability and record; - A sound background in natural history; - A proven enthusiasm for conservation; - Previous experience in ecological consultancy or a closely related field (min 6 months); - Commitment to a career in ecological consultancy; - Botanical identification skills of British flora; - Knowledge and experience of Phase 1 habitat surveys; - Knowledge and experience of undertaking protected species surveys; - Knowledge of EIA, planning and wildlife legislation; - Ability to work under pressure in a fast paced environment; - Exceptional teamwork and communication skills; - The ability to produce concise, high quality, written reports; - A full driving licence and own car. Desirable: - Knowledge and experience of Phase 2 / NVC habitat survey methodologies; - An understanding of Natural England licensing; - Protected species licences / class licences; - Membership of CIEEM.   Senior Ecologist:   The successful candidate will be encouraged to develop their own portfolio of projects/clients, with the potential to manage a team of talented ecologists, in alignment with their own aspirations. Essential: - A minimum of 3 years relevant professional experience in ecological consultancy or a closely related field including public sector or conservation bodies; - Excellent report writing skills; - An ability to lead projects and liaise directly with clients and consultees; - A good knowledge of natural history, EIA, planning and legislation; - Excellent botanical identification skills (British flora) and habitat surveying skills; - Survey skills for protected species; - A full driving licence and own car. In return our client offer a competitive salary with an excellent benefits package