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Senior Ecologist

VAC-59919
£28,000 - £36,000
Our Client a leading Multi-Disciplinary Consultancy who provide a range of environmental and sustainability services across different sectors and clients.

They are now looking to recruit a Senior Ecologist with consultancy experience to join their team in Cumbria. The position provides the opportunity to work on a wide range of interesting and typically high profile projects throughout the UK.

Senior Ecologist duties will involve the following:

Leading and delivering ecological project work such as: protected species and habitat surveys
Appraisals and impact assessments for development proposals; biodiversity planning strategies; ecological management plans; and green infrastructure design advice
Candidates must have the ability to communicate ecological principles and concepts to a range of technical and non-technical audiences, including clients, design teams and other consultants.

The successful Senior Ecologist will be able to demonstrate:
Appropriate degree level qualifications
Minimum 3 years' relevant experience that has included mentoring ecologists in more junior roles
A comprehensive understanding of nationally recognised best practice survey and evaluation methodologies for a full range of UK species and habitats
Specialist scientific knowledge/identification skills in relation to at least one UK species/group (preferably botany and/or one of the invertebrate groups)
Knowledge and experience of preparing and writing Ecological Impact Assessments
Excellent analytical, report writing and IT skills
Good organisational abilities of own as well as other's workloads
Full driving licence and car ownership

In return the company are offering the successful Senior Ecologist an excellent salary and benefits package and the chance to work with a leading practice.

Commutable locations include Carlisle, Kendal, Penrith, Keswick, Roadhead, Hayden Bridge.

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