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Principal Ecologist

Posted almost 2 years ago
Location Cardiff
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Salary Negotiable
Sector Agriculture / Forestry / Fisheries, Consultancy, EIA, Renewables
Posted almost 2 years ago
Apply by Saturday, 26 December 2015
Our client are an ecological consultancy who are well known for producing high quality work within the Ecology sector and having an extensive experience with a wide range of species. They are now seeking to recruit a Principal Ecologist to join their office in South Wales. Essentials: -An ecological degree or related subject -At least 1 Protected Species Licence (bats more desirable) -At least 6 years' relevant professional experience  -Be a full member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) -You will have a high level of technical ecological expertise -Experience of supervision, supporting and management of more junior ecologists including in their career development Responsibilities -Directing and managing projects -Managing the day-to-day workload of our ecology team -Managing small and large scale projects -Overseeing the preparation of fee quotations, tenders and expressions of interest -Supervising and mentoring junior team members -Undertaking ecology related fieldwork at sites throughout South Wales -Liaising with clients and other organisations to promote strong working relationships and effective communication Role Requirements -Extensive surveying experience including Phase 1/preliminary ecological appraisal and protected species surveys -Thorough understanding of UK/EU nature conservation legislation and planning policy -Experience of work in ecological consultancy -UK protected fauna species survey and mitigation licences (especially bats)  Other Requirements -Must be physically fit and be willing and able to able to work in all weather conditions necessary to carry out collection of data -Be prepared to work throughout South and West Wales as required -Flexible on working hours, as there will be a significant amount of evening and night work -Providing in-house continuing professional development (cpd) training This role requires you have a full UK driving licence with access to your own car, insured for business use In return our client offer a competitive salary depending on experience with an excellent benefits package