Senior Ecologist

Oxford, UK

My client is one of the UK’s largest independent ecological consultancies providing environmental and agricultural advice to customers from both public and private sectors. Recognised for their highly ethical and professional service, this client has become the leader in environmental and rural sectors and are now looking to expand their team with an experienced licensed Ecologist.


* 4 years’ post graduate experience within an environmental or ecological consultancy
* Full CIEEM or the ability to apply for membership
* BSc or equivalent in Ecology, Biology or a related Environmental discipline
* At least one protected species license (e.g. bat, GCN, dormouse, Barn owl)
* The ability to produce a range of ecological reports and documents
* The ability to use a range of field equipment (e.g. GIS, MS word and Excel)
* A full UK driving license
* Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
* Extensive survey experience
* An in depth understanding of UK legislation and planning policy
* Managerial experience

Ecologists with a Class 2 Bat License would be of particular interest


* Supporting a wide range of surveys (e.g. GCN, bat, water voles and badgers)
* Carrying out office-work (e.g. day-to-day data analysis and project management)
* Liaising with a range of clients
* Motivating the team to meet targets and business goals
* Preparing fee proposals
* Attending company meetings
* Report reviewing

For more information on this vacancy or any job within the ecological sector, please contact Beth Cook of Penguin Recruitment on: 01792 365 000. Alternatively, you can email on:

Key words: Senior, ecology, ecologist, biology zoology, conservation, commercial, environmental, protected species, survey, CIEEM, GCN, bat, dormouse.

published: 14 March 2018     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.