Senior Ecologist


My client is an independent, Environmental Consultancy that works in both the public and private sectors, providing advice on all ecosystems. They have been established since the early 2000s and currently operate from 5 offices that work throughout the UK. With over 150 current specialists working from their offices they are able to provide a wide range of Ecological services. My client is currently recruiting for a Senior Ecologist to join their ever-growing team in Bradford.

To be successful in this role you will need:

* A minimum of four years’ experience in a consultancy; advising clients on ecological constraints and solutions for their projects, mitigation design and liaising with stakeholders.
* Strong experience of project management, with the ability to lead a project from commencement to completion,
* Demonstrable ability to provide clear technical reports, including Ecological Impact Assessments and Technical Appendices.
* Strong understanding of relevant UK environmental/ecological policy and legislation.
* Competent in a range of field survey techniques and able to lead on habitat and/or species surveys.
* Currently hold a protected species licences (GCN, bats or dormice) would be advantageous but not essential.
* Experience in wind farm projects, in particular Scottish sites and ornithology, would be advantageous but not essential.

Candidates will have a full clean drivers’ licence, a relevant degree or demonstrable background experience and preferably be a CIEEM member.

During your time as a Senior Ecologist, you will lead on projects and also work as part of a larger project team providing ecological advice across a range of sectors including renewables, infrastructure, minerals and large scale commercial developments. You will work closely with our clients, providing clear advice and documentation including ecological impact assessments, biodiversity nett gain, management plans, mitigation, monitoring and protected species licences. Liaison with planning authorities, regulators and stakeholders is a key part of the role, which provides excellent opportunities to further develop your project management skills. You will also supervise junior ecologists and sub-consultants and manage project budgets.

My client will be offering a competitive salary depending on your experience, as well as other bonuses. If this role is of interest to you or you are looking for roles related to Ecology, please do not hesitate to contact Steffan Child on 01792 362 010 for a confidential conversation, or by email We also have a vast variety of opportunities on our website

published: 20 August 2020     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.