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Principal / Associate Ecological Consultant

Principal / Associate Ecological Consultant

Location: Oxfordshire / Northamptonshire

Salary: £45k - £60k + Excellent Benefits

Full-Time, Monday - Friday, 40 Hours per week

The Client:

Our client is a prominent consultancy firm, offering comprehensive environmental and ecological consultancy services with a primary focus on preserving ecological integrity.

The Role:

As an Ecological Consultant, you will provide technical leadership and professional guidance to the ecology team.

Responsibilities:

? Manage projects, including delegating tasks, supervising, and mentoring team members.
? Prepare reports, including technical aspects of planning work such as Ecological Impact Assessments, Biodiversity Net Gain Assessments, and protected species licensing.
? Generate sales and expand the customer base.
? Prepare and contribute to fee proposals, including complex scopes of work for larger, multidisciplinary projects.
? Provide technical expertise and assistance on complex projects to support the ecology team.
? Engage with stakeholders and attend meetings as part of project liaison.
? Offer sound technical advice to clients, particularly for complex projects
? Develop and deliver training for the team and CPD for industry professionals.


Requirements:

? Previously worked as an Ecological Consultant or in a similar role.
? Have experience as a named ecologist or accredited agent within a species mitigation licence.
? Experience in site appraisal with demonstrable botanical ID skills (FISC Level 3 or above).
? Background working with the DEFRA Biodiversity Metric.
? Hold a degree in ecology, environmental science, or a related field.
? Hold a CIEEM membership or working towards it.
? Skilled in managing survey teams and / or subcontractors and the use of technical survey equipment.
? Possess at least one protected species licence, ideally bats or dormice.
? Full UK driving licence.


Benefits:

? Competitive salary
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