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Consultant/Senior/Principal Ecologist

Hays Construction and Property
England, West Midlands, Birmingham
Closing date
21 Dec 2022

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Your new company

My client is an exceptional environmental / engineering consultancy functioning globally. They have multiple disciplines and as such can bring together a variety of expertise to effectively create solutions for their clients.

Growing at a pace, this is a very exciting time to join my client.

Your new role

They are looking for ecologists at various levels to support, develop or grow the ecological team delivering master planning inputs, ecological appraisals, ornithological surveys and studies, other protected species surveys, mitigation design and construction and post-construction supervision and monitoring.

Roles available for consultant, senior or principal and above.

What you'll need to succeed

You will have some experience at a consultancy or regulatory body for a consultant position and six or more years' experience for a senior position and further for others. Experience or a proven track record of working on Environmental Impact Assessment is essential. Membership of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) or similar is desirable.

  • A postgraduate qualification (MSc) in a relevant biological/ environmental science subject with an ecological component which includes practical experience;
  • Degree in Ecology or a related
  • Field skills;
  • Demonstrated field survey experience in ecology e.g. habitat classification, badger, otter, bat, bird and invasive species surveys;
  • Familiar with relevant legislation e.g. Habitats Directive, Birds Directive, EIA Directive
  • Knowledge of Appropriate Assessment
  • Excellent report writing skills;
  • Excellent data processing skills;
  • Experienced in using GIS/ mapping systems;
  • A hard working and highly motivated individual - client focused with good interpersonal skills and team approach;
  • Full clean driving licence and access to your own vehicle
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to record data efficiently and methodically.

What you'll get in return

My client will provide you with a flexible, friendly and creative environment to develop your skills and challenge yourself. Via their robust career development framework, they are proud to be able to support their people to innovate, collaborate and build meaningful careers. Their network of people and knowledge will expand your horizons and give you access to a variety of interesting projects across the UK.

  • Competitive/Negotiable salary
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays with the option to purchase up to 5 extra days per year
  • Private Health Cover
  • Hybrid Working
  • Company pension scheme
  • Group Disability Scheme
  • Share Incentive Scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Health Screening
  • Employee Assistance Programme (including numerous wellbeing initiatives and mental health support)
  • Dental Cover
  • Gadget Insurance
  • Professional Memberships and access to benefits system offering discounts, cash back offers and rewards

What you need to do now
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