senior ecologist in croydon

03 May 2019
toby willetts, randstad cpe
job type
£ 40,000 - £ 50,000 per year
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croydon, south east
construction & property
sub specialism
job type
working hours
£ 40,000 - £ 50,000 per year
reference number
toby willetts, randstad cpe
0203 680 0640
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job description

Fantastic opportunity for a Senior Ecologist to join an established, friendly, and highly skills ecology team based in either Basingstoke or Croydon!!!

A leading consultancy is seeking a Senior Ecologist to deliver ecological consultancy and advisory services to their clients. You will assist and lead in the delivery of challenging technical projects throughout the UK in terrestrial, freshwater and marine environments, and have the opportunity to play a part in the management of projects, staff and business development.

You will have the opportunity to work on a wide variety of major schemes, as well as the opportunity to get involved in overseas projects, which would be a fantastic addition to your CV.


* Competitive salary
* Fantastic benefits package
* Amazing social team and environment


* Working as part of the existing network of ecologists within the UK and Ireland
* Working independently, or with other ecologists and professionals, in the planning, delivery and management of protected species and habitat surveys
* Analyse and evaluate results, impacts assessments, and the design and implementation of successful mitigation strategies including European Protected Species licence applications within budgets and deadlines
* Assisting in the winning, delivery and management of ecological / EIA projects
* Responsibility for technical and financial performance of ecological projects
* Writing and reviewing Environmental Statement (ES) chapters and other ecological assessments
* Providing technical review of ecological reports and other deliverables as required
* Managing and mentoring staff
* Representing the company externally through projects, client management, publications and presentations
* Liaising with clients, project managers and other project stakeholders including statutory bodies
* Assisting in developing and promoting best practice and innovation across the ecology business
* Undertaking other tasks which add value to the development of the ecology team or support wider environmental business goals, as required


* You will hold a recognised degree in a biological, science or related discipline, and it would be advantageous to have a relevant post graduate qualification
* Proactive and careful approach to Health and Safety
* Technical and professional proficiency with a demonstrable history of winning and delivering ecology projects to a high standard, on time and within budgets
* Experienced in undertaking and/or coordinating field surveys with detailed experience in one of the following areas: Phase 1 Habitat/NVC surveys, protected species surveys and licensing
* Experience of ecological impact assessment, design and/or construction management
* Excellent knowledge of UK and EC wildlife legislation
* Familiarity with project management procedures and protocols, including the checking and approval of proposals and project outputs and budget management
* Willing to travel to offices and sites within the UK and potentially internationally when required by work demand
* Adaptable and flexible approach to work to meet peaks in demand
* A track record in, or aspirations for, continuing professional development and supporting the development / management of junior ecologists
* Ideally you will be a Full Member of CIEEM, or other relevant professional body
* Ideally, you will be Chartered with a relevant professional accreditation/ registration body
* Ideally, be a holder of relevant protected species survey (and mitigation licences), or ability and willingness to work towards holding such licences
* Ideally, have experience in line management as well as technical leadership of teams of ecologists on major projects
* Ideally, have strong project management skills and experience (including technical, financial and quality aspects)
* Ideally, have First aid training
* Licensed to drive a vehicle in the UK
* Ideally, have formal project management qualifications

For more information on this position please call Toby Willetts on 0203 6800640 today!!! Alternatively, if you know anyone who may be suited and interested in the role, please direct them to this advert!!!

Randstad CPE values diversity and promotes equality. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate against any of the protected characteristics that fall under the Equality Act 2010. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are more than happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements as required to support your application.

Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

For the purposes of the Conduct Regulations 2003, when advertising permanent vacancies we are acting as an Employment Agency, and when advertising temporary/contract vacancies we are acting as an Employment Business.


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