Principal Ecologist

Posted over 1 year ago by JSM Associates
Location England
Contract Type Permanent
Salary £35000 - £50000 per annum + Additional Benefits
Sector Ecology
Posted over 1 year ago
Apply by Sunday, 17 April 2016
Summary A great opportunity for an ecologist with project and staff management experience to develop an ecology team within an ever growing multi-disciplinary consultancy. Their project work spans across a variety of sectors ranging from large infrastructure too small to medium projects. The successful candidate will be involved in generating new opportunities and maintaining existing client relationships as well as the preparation of tenders and over-seeing the delivery and management of a range of ecological services. Working with the Directors, they will also take an active role in assuring quality of output and the mentoring of junior staff.Responsibilities*Providing technical expertise in line with best practice to the ecology team;*Managing a range of projects;*Preparing tenders and quotes for clients;*Fostering good relationships with colleagues, clients and sub-contractors alike;*Producing and reviewing a range of ecology reports, EPS licence applications and mitigation strategies to a high standard; and*Undertaking ecological surveys.LocationSouth EastCapabilities and Qualifications:*BSc / MSc in Ecology or related subject*Member of CIEEM.*Strong protected species and botanical skills, with experience of undertaking Extended Phase 1 Habitat surveys in a range of habitats.*Natural England and (preferably) Natural Resources Wales protected species survey licence holder for one or more species, especially bats and/or great crested newts.*Experience of writing and reviewing ecological reports including chapters of EIA, BREEAM assessments and mitigation proposals for ecological impacts.*Project management skills and experience of devising and managing ecological survey programmes and mitigation strategies.*Applied knowledge of wildlife legislation and planning policy.*Confidence in liaison with clients and consultees, with experience of attending project meetings. Expert witness experience preferable but not essential.*Ability to work with other professionals and disciplines to provide integrated solutions.*GIS mapping and analysis skills would be an advantage*Full UK car driving licence is essential.*Computer literate; proficient in Windows 2000 and Microsoft Office.Personal Qualities:*Ability to work effectively and collaboratively as a team member providing technical support, training and a mentoring role to other colleagues.*Demonstrate close attention to detail and strong analytical skills.*Strong organisational skills and self-motivation.*Effective time management, the ability to work to deadlines and see tasks through to completion.*Strong focus on client care and the delivery of excellent service.*Motivated to extend your own skills through continuing education and equivalent personal endeavour (including reading technical journals and publications).Contact us: If you are interested in finding out more about this position or similar roles currently and would like a discreet non-committal chat please contact Greg Snook ( , however if you have not received a response within with-in one working week, please assume your application has been unsuccessful this time round. We will confidentially retain your details and inform you of any other suitable opportunities arising should you not be successful in this role.This is one of a number of exciting positions currently available via JSM Associates, JSM offers an extensive range of jobs in the areas of Planning, CSR & Sustainability, Environmental Management, Remediation & Contaminated Land, EIA and Ecology, Geotechnics, Environmental Planning, Air Quality, Noise and Vibration Landscape. Phone - 01934 312 155Email - Website - Twitter - @JSMAssociatesLinkedIn

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