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Senior Ecologist, Manchester

Posted over 1 year ago by JSM Associates
Location
Contract Type Permanent
Salary £28000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Sector Ecology
Posted over 1 year ago
Apply by Thursday, 12 May 2016
SummaryA fantastic opportunity for an experienced Ecologist to join a successful environmental consultancy as a Senior Ecologist. Our client is a global environmental and sustainability consultancy with reputation for producing innovative solutions across a range of environmental disciplines. The successful applicant will have a proven track record delivering high quality consultancy services with excellent project management and communication skills. Excellent client care and communication with contractors and external site based teams is expected through strong project delivery and providing robust pragmatic, commercial advice. In return our client can offer a highly competitive salary and the chance to work with a wide range of clients within the public and private sectors including the European Commission, government, water companies and developers.LocationManchesterResponsibilitiesThe role will involve project management and implementation of ecological surveys, consultation, assessment and mitigation in support of our clients' proposals and operations. The production of high quality reports, including Preliminary Ecological Appraisals, Species Reports, Ecological Impact Assessments and ecological input to Environmental Statements will be a key feature of the role. The individual will be expected to apply for and oversee protected species licences for their areas of expertise, liaise with clients and prepare fee proposals. The position will also involve managing the technical work of more junior staff and sub-consultants, guided and supported by our Ecology Lead. Capabilities and Qualifications:Candidate must have:*A degree in a relevant subject, such as ecology or other biological sciences with a wildlife focus, and ideally a relevant postgraduate qualification.*Full membership of CIEEM, and ideally chartered (e.g. CEnv or CEcol)*Relevant experience in ecological impact assessment in support of EIA*Experience of planning and conducting ecological surveys, including Phase 1 habitat survey and protected species surveys and providing mitigation recommendations. *At least one protected species survey licence. *Experience of applying for and holding licences for protected species mitigation/conservation would be an advantage.*Excellent report writing skills, including survey reports and Environmental Statement chapters*A good understanding of wildlife legislation, the planning process, EIA and Habitats Regulations Assessment.*A track-record of successful project management.*Experience in the preparation of ecology proposals and tenders.*Experience of ecological assessment for the water sector would be an advantage.*A full UK driver's license would also be an advantage.Contact us: If you are interested in finding out more about this position or similar roles and would like a discreet non-committal chat please contact Greg Snook (greg@jsm-associates.co.uk).If you have applied for a role and have not received a response within one working week, please assume that your application has not been successful this time around. We may confidentially retain your details in order to inform you of any other suitable opportunities arising. We will always contact you prior to sending out your CV to ensure you are content that the opportunity would be a good move for you.This is one of a number of exciting positions currently available via JSM Associates.Phone - 01934 312155Email - greg@jsm-associates.co.ukWebsite - http://www.jsm-associates.co.uk/Twitter - @JSMAssociates

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