Our client is a leading Multi-disciplinary Consultancy currently recruiting for a Principal/Associate Ecologist located in London.
The successful candidate will act as part of a Multi-Disciplinary team providing ecological inputs in support the delivery of a major infrastructure scheme. The company will be involved in the co-ordinating of Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA), working in a range of pre-construction contracts associated with preparations for delivery.
The successful candidate will have around six years or more experience of working as an ecological consultant, with a proven track record of providing terrestrial ecological inputs to infrastructure projects, including assessment in accordance with the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) guidelines.
-Terrestrial ecology consultancy experience;
-Experience of contributing to EIAs for major infrastructure schemes
-Detailed knowledge of UK wildlife legislation, planning policy and Environmental Impact Assessment;
-Excellent report writing skills;
-Acting as a specialist in one or more areas of terrestrial ecology which may include protected species;
-Comfortable working within a team, or alone
-Good communication skills
-Flexible approach to working hours to meet the demands of the role, including occasional longer/and or unsociable hours, and to work away from home on occasions
-Ability to manage own time, and to mentor and motivate others
- Experience of undertaking Phase 1 habitat surveys and protected species surveys;
-Full Member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM).
-Experience of ecological assessment in accordance with the CIEEM guidelines for terrestrial impact assessment in the UK
-Higher degree in a biological science or related discipline;
-Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) or Chartered Ecologist (CEcol) status
-Experience of managing projects and/or individuals
-Advanced botanical identification skills;
-Holder of protected species survey and mitigation licences
In return, the company are offering an excellent remuneration package commensurate with experience. Included in this is the potential for flexible working hours and even part-time/working from home if absolutely necessary. They also offer a generous pension scheme and numerous other additional benefits.