Senior/Principal Ecologist

Fusion People Ltd
09 Feb 2017
09 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
The client, Europes largest architecture and engineering consultancy, plan and design the communities and cities of the future through sustainable buildings, efficient infrastructure and access to clean water. With over 15,000 employees throughout Europe, they offer customers the right expertise for every project. They carry out projects in 70 countries annually throughout the world.

The business is thriving and they have a strong forward order book of exciting projects.

They are looking for an experienced Senior/Principal ecologist to join their UK team.

Reporting to the Head of Ecology, you will be responsible for managing a team of ecologists and delivery of their services to existing internal and external clients, as well as playing a key role in developing new business. You will have a good understanding of the issues and constraints associated with working on multi-disciplinary infrastructure development projects, managing resources, as well as ensuring technical excellence delivery sound financial performance.

Candidate Specification:

You must demonstrate the following:
*A degree in Ecology (or directly related subject) as well as a masters level or higher qualification.
*Chartered Environmentalist or Chartered Ecologist (desirable).
*Protected species experience with a minimum of two associated licences (dormouse or white clawed crayfish desirable).
*Excellent communication skills including extensive experience of the production high quality ecological assessments including EIA and HRA.
*Proven ability of leading and directing teams of field surveyors on large projects.
*UK ecological consultancy experience, with a strong client-orientated approach.
*Excellent understanding of UK and European nature conservation legislation.
*Excellent project and financial management skills.
*Proven track record of developing new business.
*Ability to inspire and commitment to develop the ecology team.
*Experience of expert witness at a planning enquiry would be an advantage.
*Willingness to travel throughout the UK.
*Full UK driving licence.

Benefits package:

Salary negotiable depending on candidate and experience as well as the following benefits: a non-contributory pension scheme, life assurance cover and staff benefits scheme.

For further information on this role or to submit a CV please contact Jack Bartlett on or quoting the reference number ENV609.

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