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Senior/Principal Ecologist

VAC-56950
£30,000 - £45,000
Our client is a professional consultancy, combining landscape architecture, masterplanning and ecology to resolve complex and large scale design and planning issues. They are now recruiting for a Senior Ecologist to join their Worcestershire office.

The successful candidate will have the following skills;
Good working knowledge of a broad range of British fauna and flora, with ability to carry out and co-ordinate surveys for a wide range of habitats and species
Proven experience in the preparation and co-ordination of Ecological Impact Assessments for a variety of schemes
Excellent report writing and communication skills
Expertise in the design and implementation of cost and time efficient mitigation schemes
Experience in management of diverse range of projects
Thorough knowledge of nature conservation legislation, best practice guidance and the UK
planning system
Strong interpersonal skills, with ability to work well alongside colleagues, clients and consultees
Ability to confidently advise clients and consultees on a wide range of ecological matters;
Full membership of IEEM
Educated to at least degree level in a relevant discipline.

Ideally, the successful candidate will also hold at least one licence to survey for European Protected Species (preferably bats and/ or dormice). Ideally candidates will specialise in a particular field of ecology (e.g. tree climbing bat surveys, invertebrate surveys) or related discipline (e.g. arboriculture, EIA co-ordination)

A proven ability to win new clients and develop existing relationships would also be regarded a distinct advantage.

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