Principal Ecologist

Principal Ecologist


£30-45k DOE

Our client seek a Principal Ecologist to lead and support 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.

Your role

Working on diverse projects including exciting infrastructure and renewable energy projects, you will be building up long-lasting client relationships, generating and effectively managing new business and have responsibility for financial planning and management. You’ll project manage a wide and varied workload and supervise field staff and survey effort and have technical oversight and sign-off on project output . You’ll also undertake site surveys, carry out ecological impact assessments as well as ecological mitigation design and implementation.

Travel will be involved, a car allowance will be provided so you will need to have a full UK driving licence.

Your skills and experience

  • You will have full membership of CIEEM and have a degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject.
  • We need you to be an established ecological consultant, have extensive project management experience and have worked in consultancy.
  • You’ll be used to leading a team and be great at developing good client relationships to secure repeat business and gain new clients.
  • Bat experience is essential as is the ability to plan and undertake habitat surveys and to identify indicator plant species and habitat types.
  • You’ll have full knowledge of UK and EU Wildlife Legislation and best practice survey techniques


  • Competitive Salary
  • 24 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Buy/sell leave scheme
  • Car-allowance
  • Pension scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Share Incentive Scheme

And more……

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