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Experienced Ecologist

VAC-59939
£24,000 - £32,000
Our client who are a well-established ecological consultancy are now recruiting for an Experienced Ecologist to join their team in Bedfordshire.

The Ecologist will manage and deliver projects, this will include tendering for work, undertaking the full range of ecological baseline and protected surveys that we offer, and presenting results and recommendations for appropriate mitigation within well written reports.

Ecologist requirements;
Applicants must hold at least one degree in an appropriate discipline, ideally ecology or biology
Applicants will be a Full or Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (MCIEEM or ACIEEM)
Successful candidates should have at least 2 years operating as a project manager within a consultancy setting and be confident liaising with clients, contractors and statutory authorities.
Candidates must have a sound knowledge of wildlife law, particularly in relation to the planning system and the Natural England development licence process.
Candidates should be fully conversant with current best practice survey methodologies for protected species and be experienced in the field carrying out such surveys
Candidates should also have experience of designing and implementing appropriate mitigation for protected species, and will be expected to demonstrate this at interview
Successful candidates will have excellent technical report writing skills, and should also have experience of collating information for, and writing EPS development licences for bats and/or other protected species.
The successful candidate is likely to have at least one Level 1 EPS Survey Licence.
Must hold a full UK driving licence.

In return, the company are offering an excellent remuneration package commensurate with experience. Included in this is the potential for flexible working hours.They also offer a generous pension scheme and numerous other additional benefits.

Commutable locations include Bedford, Milton Keynes, Stevenage, Northampton, Kettering, Luton, Aylesbury.

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