Associate Ecologist, Manchester

Posted 11 months ago by JSM Associates
Contract Type Permanent
Salary £50000 - £55000 per annum
Sector Ecology
Posted 11 months ago
Apply by Tuesday, 22 November 2016
An opportunity for an Associate Level Ecologist at a global specialist environmental consultancy. Options to be based in either Bristol, London, Manchester or Oxford.


Our client offers a comprehensive range of specialist services within the environmental consultancy sector. Nationally and internationally recognised for their expertise in planning and overseeing complex and sensitive projects in the terrestrial and Aquatic sectors. Their skills have been utilised by a wide range of clients within the public and private sectors including the European Commission, government, water companies and developers. The role will support the director in the delivery projects.


Manchester, London, Bristol, Oxford


The role will involve project management and implementation of ecological surveys, consultation, assessment and mitigation in support of proposals and operations. The production of high quality reports, including Preliminary Ecological Appraisals, Species Reports, Ecological Impact Assessments, Habitats Regulations Assessments and ecological input to Environmental Statements will be a key feature of the role. You will be expected to apply for and oversee protected species licences for their areas of expertise, liaise with clients and prepare fee proposals. The post will also involve managing the technical work of junior staff and sub-consultants, reporting to, and supported by, the Ecology Head of Function.

About You:

*A first 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 chartered or eligible for chartership (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.
*Excellent report writing skills, including survey reports and Environmental Statement chapters
*An excellent understanding of wildlife legislation, the planning process, EIA and Habitats Regulations Assessment.
*A track-record of successful ecology project management.
*Significant experience in the preparation of ecology proposals and tenders.
*Experience of ecological assessment for the water sector would be an advantage.
*Public Inquiry experience would be an advantage.
*Experience of line-management and/or staff mentoring would be an advantage.
*A full UK driver's license would also be an advantage.

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