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Experienced Ecologist

Posted over 1 year ago
Location Somerset
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Salary varies depending on experience
Sector Ecology
Posted over 1 year ago
Apply by Thursday, 10 March 2016
Our client who are a well-established ecological consultancy are now recruiting for an Experienced Ecologist to join their team in Somerset. You will manage and deliver projects of your own; this will include tendering for work, undertaking the full range of ecological baseline and protected surveys that we offer, and presenting results and recommendations for appropriate mitigation within well written reports. The successful candidate: -Applicants must hold at least one degree in an appropriate discipline, ideally ecology or biology. -Applicants will be a Full or Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (MCIEEM or ACIEEM) -Successful candidates should have at least 2 years operating as a project manager within a consultancy setting and be confident liaising with clients, contractors and statutory authorities. -Candidates must have a sound knowledge of wildlife law, particularly in relation to the planning system and the Natural England development licence process. -Candidates should be fully conversant with current best practice survey methodologies for protected species and be experienced in the field carrying out such surveys. Candidates should also have experience of designing and implementing appropriate mitigation for protected species, and will be expected to demonstrate this at interview. -Successful candidates will have excellent technical report writing skills, and should also have experience of collating information for, and writing EPS development licences for bats and/or other protected species. -The successful candidate is likely to have at least one Level 1 EPS Survey Licence. - Must hold a full UK driving licence.