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Principal Ecologist

  • Job reference: 924434
  • Location: Birmingham, West Midlands
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Health Economics, Life Sciences
  • Date posted: 10/04/2019

Job Duties:

Working as part of the existing network of Client ecologists within the UK and Ireland;

Assisting in the winning, delivery and management (technical and financial) of ecological projects;

Writing and providing technical review of ecological reports and other deliverables;

Liaising with clients, project managers and other project stakeholders including statutory bodies;

Managing and mentoring staff as part of our mentoring / line management network;

Represent Client externally through projects, client management, publications and presentations;

Undertaking other tasks which add value to the technical expertise and development of the ecology team, or support wider environmental business goals.

Minimum Requirements

Excellent knowledge of UK and EC wildlife legislation and policy, as well as Ecological Impact Assessment (EcIA);

Holder of relevant protected species survey licences, and preferably also mitigation licences;

Experience of Phase 1 Habitat and protected species surveys and licensing;

Technical and professional proficiency with a demonstrable history of delivering ecology projects to a high standard, on time and within budgets;

Experience of ecological impact assessment, design and/or construction management, ideally on major infrastructure projects in the UK;

Strong project management skills and experience (including technical, financial and quality aspects);

Full Member of CIEEM (or eligible to meet relevant criteria), or other relevant professional body;

Preferred Qualifications:

You will have a BSc in a relevant subject;

A higher degree (MSc / PhD) would be an advantage;

You will show evidence of ongoing vocational training;

You will be eligible for or have full membership of CIEEM or another relevant professional body - chartership (CEnv or CEcol) would be an advantage;

Licensed to drive a vehicle in the UK;

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