Senior Ecologist

Posted 09 January 2024
Salary £34k - 40k per year
Job type Permanent - Full Time
Discipline Water & Environmental
Contact NameLibby Horner

Job description

Role: Senior Ecologist
Location: Wokingham
Salary: Up to £40,000 p/a depending on experience + company car or car allowance
Job Type: Full-time, Permanent
Are you an Ecologist experienced in responding to environmental incidents and delivering protected species/habitat surveys?
My client is looking for a Senior Ecologist to join their leading Water & Ecology team. The ideal candidate will be based within 3 hours of Wokingham as their projects are based across the Midlands and the South of England.
Weekly contractual hours are 35 per week, with daily hours being 9am - 5pm, 5 days per week, with a 1 hour paid lunch break each day.
Your role will involve:
·Delivering protected species surveys, habitat surveys and preliminary ecological appraisals (PEAs) with associated reports, including mapping;
·Co-ordinating and undertaking ecological clerk of works (ECoW);
·Responding to environmental incidents and completing the fieldwork necessary to enable a professional ecological impact assessment to be completed;
·Providing advice to the wider Group and clients on potential ecological impacts on emergency/planned works;
·Inputting to the delivery of Water & Ecology reports;
·Assisting business development, marketing, quotations and tender writing;
·Helping maintain and develop client relationships through effective project management and provision of excellent customer service;
·Experience in ecological consultancy, ideally with a particular emphasis on the protected species and the terrestrial environment;
·A thorough understanding and experience of the industry standard survey techniques (including protected species and Phase 1 habitat);
·Hold at least one protected species licence;
·Membership of an environmental professional body;
·Qualified to degree level in an environmental subject and have substantive experience in an ecology role;
·Higher degree in ecology or related discipline would be an advantage;
·Previous commercial and/or regulatory experience would be desirable;
·Comfortable with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and GIS, and wider experience of scheduling/programming using specialist computer programs where appropriate would be an advantage;
·A full UK Driver's License is required.
What they offer:
·25 days' annual leave + Bank Holidays;
·Company Pension Scheme (5% employee contribution, 4% employer contribution);
·Company vehicle or car allowance (employees' car must be comply with policy to qualify);
·Flexible working;
·Life assurance scheme;
·Refer a friend scheme;
·Employee assistance programme (with access to GP appointments, physio appointments and mental health support).
Apply today and if successful, I will be in touch. You can contact me at / 02394 314919.
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