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Senior Ecologist

Posted almost 2 years ago
Location Devon
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Salary Negotiable
Sector Agriculture / Forestry / Fisheries, Consultancy, EIA, Renewables
Posted almost 2 years ago
Apply by Saturday, 12 December 2015
Our client are a leading Environmental Consultancy who are now seeking to recruit a Senior Ecologist to be based in Devon. Essential criteria: - Degree in Ecology or related biological science subject. - Full member of CIEEM. - Natural England bat licence (e.g. class licence CL18 level 2 or above). - Experience in acting as the named ecologist on EPSL (development) licences for a range of bat species. - Excellent field skills and experienced in undertaking Phase 1 habitat surveys as well as a range of protected species surveys in addition to bats. - Experienced report writer who applies attention to detail. - Excellent understanding of ecological issues in the planning system. - Experience of managing projects including tendering, client liaison and communication with Local Planning Authorities (LPAs) and Statutory Nature Conservation Organisations (e.g. Natural England). - Driving licence. Highly desirable skills:     - Protected species licences held for great crested newts and dormice. - Experience of development/ mitigation licences for great crested newts, dormice and/or badgers. - Experience of undertaking Habitats Regulations Assessments (HRAs). - Experience of managing other staff members. - Proven experience of business development. - CSCS card. - PTS rail safety qualification. In return our client offer a compettive salary and a generous benefits package.