Senior Ecologist

Full Time Permanent

Senior Ecologist

North Wales


Our client is a successful independent environmental and planning consultancy with a team committed to growing and developing its people and a business that it is passionate about making a real difference to sustainable development, protecting the environment and enhancing the world we live in.

Due to ongoing growth and a strong pipeline of future work, they require a Senior Ecologist to join our highly respected team of ecologists in North Wales.

You will be working on a variety of critical projects supporting our clients in the low carbon economy to deliver renewable energy projects, nature-based solutions, biodiversity net gain advice, habitat and peatland restoration and nature conservation solutions.

As a Senior Ecologist, you will, in collaboration with ecology colleagues and other environmental disciplines, play a pivotal role in the delivery of Ecological/Ornithological services.

Your role will include:

Scoping and Project Management of a range of small to large scale projects.
Planning and managing ecological surveys using various survey methods.
Negotiating with statutory agencies, NGOs and other stakeholders.
Writing and authoring a wide range of technical reports, including Ecological Impact Assessment.
Building and maintaining relationships with existing and new clients.
Preparation of tenders, and support business development activities.
Mentoring of junior members of the Atmos Ecology Team.
What are we looking for?

A BSc or MSc in a relevant subject, with a minimum of 3 years’ experience.
A full member of CIEEM. Holding protected species survey licences together with experience of the protected species licensing process would be advantageous.
Strong field experience with ambitions to develop your technical skills.
Fully conversant with the framework of legislation and guidance within the UK with strong skills in habitat surveys and/or ECoW.
Robust project management skills with the ability to plan and deliver works in line with budgets and programme deadlines.
Excellent report writing skills and attention to detail.
Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to advise clients.
Health and Safety awareness, especially safe working practices and risk assessment related to ecology fieldwork.
Full current driving licence.

Competitive salary and other standard benefits including 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays) and pension schemes

In addition, they offer;

Annual discretionary company performance bonus scheme; Paid out in each of the last two years.
Flexible benefits scheme to suit you, including employee assistance programme, cycle to work & tax-free childcare scheme.
A modern and friendly and flexible work environment with real career progression opportunities, supported by our buddying and mentoring scheme.
A fully supportive environment where you will be actively encouraged to be innovative and collaborative.
An opportunity to work and lead on a wide variety of cutting-edge projects, addressing the big environmental challenges in the low-carbon economy and shaping the built environment for generations to come.
Here is what others have said;

“I have more of a voice here than I did whilst working at larger consultancies.”

“The hard work you put in is always recognised, whereas in the past at larger companies it’s easier to go by unnoticed and unappreciated.”

“I always have a feeling that my thoughts, abilities, etc are trusted and respected.”

“I am always encouraged to take my leave and my line manager always reminds me to put personal life and my family first!”

Interested? Apply now


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