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Senior Ecologist - North Yorkshire

£26,000 - £35,000
Our client is an established and successful environmental consultancy based in North Yorkshire. They are now an expanding broad-based practice specialising in ecological assessment, landscape planning, landscape design, and arboriculture with experience in most areas of environmental consultancy. They are now seeking an experienced Senior Ecologist to join their team.

The successful candidate will assist the Managing Director with the running and managing of the Ecology team.

The candidate shall manage the delivery of new and existing projects in the local area; resourcing surveys; analysing data; reporting and implementing ecological mitigation measures to meet the specific project requirements. Liaising with project teams and advising clients at all stages of their projects from pre-planning to project delivery, in-line with their specific requirements. The candidate shall assist the managing director to develop new business from our existing client base whilst exploring potential new business opportunities.

Skills & Qualifications:

-A degree in an ecology / biology based subject, and understanding of all relevant UK & EU legislation and planning policies is essential
-Desirable professional attributes would also include experience in applying for, and securing, EPS licenses, liaising with third parties; CIEEM Membership (MCIEEM) and experience of EIA/AA process and BREEAM assessments with a good knowledge of UK and EU wildlife legislation and local planning policies / process
-The candidate should have project management and proven business development experience with enthusiasm for growing the company. Working as part of the overall ecology team the candidate shall provide ecological advice including carrying out a range of protected species surveys, preparing reports and assessments
-The role shall include coordinating and implementing a range of ecological and habitat surveys and protected species surveys whilst liaising with and providing high quality technical support and advice to their clients
-The senior ecologist shall organise and manage junior staff and sub-contractors for field work where necessary
-You should be experienced in producing technical reports including EPS licence applications, EcIA and BREEAM assessments and be experienced in liaising with clients and government / stakeholders, with a proven ability to identify and facilitate solutions
-The candidate should have good report writing and computer literacy skills.
-The candidate must have at least 5 years' experience within ecological consultancy and be able to undertake baseline preliminary ecological appraisals and protected species assessments, producing sound ecological reports
The candidate should be licenced to work with legally protected species; particularly with bats; GCN; and Dormouse
-Must hold a current full UK driving licence

In return our client are offering a competitive salary and a generous benefits package including annual performance related profit share.

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Our client is a Multi-Disciplinary Consultancy which provides a broad range of integrated planning, management and environmental services while providing clients with sustainable and affordable solutions. They are now seeking a talented Consultant Ecologist to join their team in North Yorkshire. As a Consultant Ecologist the role will involve all aspects of ecological consultancy with a focus on undertaking surveys, preparing reporting deliverables and implementing mitigation on the ground. You will be involved in Planning and undertaking Extended Phase 1 habitat surveys, Undertaking Phase 2 species surveys, Technical report production including, survey reports, management plans, mitigation strategies and input into protected species licence applications. Consultant Ecologist essential Requirements; -An appropriate academic qualification in a related discipline -Have some demonstrable experience in ecological consultancy and experience in extended Phase 1 habitat survey along with protected species surveys -Be a holder (or working towards) of a European protected species survey license. -Have a good understanding of relevant wildlife legislation and ecological survey methodologies -Experience in undertaking protected species surveys. -Have excellent report writing skills with a focus on quality and attention to detail. -Hold a valid driving license -Terrestrial ecology consultancy experience; -Experience of contributing to EIAs for major infrastructure schemes -Detailed knowledge of UK wildlife legislation, planning policy and Environmental Impact Assessment; -Comfortable working within a team, or alone -Ability to manage own time, and to mentor and motivate others - Experience of undertaking Phase 1 habitat surveys and protected species surveys; The company are offering a Generous Salary and Company pension Scheme, a flexible working week, and ongoing training and Support.


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