Principal Ecologist - Gloucester

Posted almost 2 years ago
Contract Type Permanent
Salary £40,000 per annum + excellent bonus and benefits
Sector Consultancy, EIA, Environment Management
Posted almost 2 years ago
Apply by Thursday, 14 January 2016
Our client is seeking a driven, energetic, technically excellent and business aware Principal Ecologist to join their Team. Our client is involved in a wide range of interesting and technically challenging projects and would love to hear from self-sufficient, enthusiastic individuals to join their ever growing team. The successful applicant would also have the unique opportunity to work alongside our in-house habitats team, who work directly with our ecology teams to develop and deliver bespoke mitigation and enhancement schemes that provide genuine and lasting benefit for wildlife. Our client prides themselves on their quality and ethical conscience and welcome applications from like-minded individuals. The position offers excellent opportunities for continued career progression. 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 the 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 clients' vision and objections.     Core 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.   Additional Benefits   Our client offers regular pay reviews in line with performance, an annual performance related bonus, private health care, a pension scheme and professional development.