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Principal Ecologist

United Kingdom-North West, United Kingdom-South East

Req#: 36392BR

Date published: 5-Aug-2018

Opportunity: Experienced Hire

Business Line: Water

Business Plan: ENS

Level: 130

Primary Purpose:
As a Principal Ecologist in our Redhill or Chester Office to manage the delivery of stand-alone ecology projects or ecological input into multi-disciplinary Engineering projects.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
• Undertaking and managing ecological surveys.
• Ecological reporting and assessment.
• Providing Ecological Clerk of Works role.
• Accountable for preparing and costing ecological proposals.
• Maintaining client relationships.
• Managing and mentoring junior EIA/ecology team members.
• Instructing and managing ecological sub-consultants.
• Working and knowledge sharing with our national team of ecologists.

Should have an excellent grounding in ecological assessment and be competent to lead most of the following surveys:
• Extended Phase 1 survey
• Water vole
• Badger
• Otter
• Amphibians incl GCN
• Identifying bat roosts & activity surveys
• Hedgerows
• Invasive plants
• Reptiles

Full time and Part time will be considered for this role.

Minimum Qualifications:
Relevant Environmental degree
Obtained or close to obtaining full membership of CIEEM
Previous Consultancy experience
Holder of one or more protected species survey and/or development licences
Proven experience in undertaking Ecological Impact Assessment (including Preliminary Environmental Assessment and EcIA)

All applicants must be able to complete pre-employment onboarding requirements (if selected) which may include any/all of the following: criminal/civil background check, drug screen, and motor vehicle records search, in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations.

Preferred Job Qualifications:

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