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Senior Ecologist

Job Title: Senior Ecologist
Location: Oxfordshire, England

Job Description

Our client provides ecology consultancy services to a wide range of clients and  pride themselves in technical excellence and providing an innovative, pragmatic, client friendly service.


Due to further work gains, they are now seeking an experienced Senior Ecologist to join their growing Oxfordshire based team;


The successful applicant must posses;


  • Genuine and demonstrable enthusiasm for ecology and the environment;
  • Experience of phase 1 habitat surveys and protected species surveys;
  • Survey licence for at least one protected species e.g. bats;
  • Ability to lead field teams and manage projects;
  • Willingness to be flexible as required by a new business;
  • Excellent report writing skills;
  • Motivated to work both independently and as part of a team, often in remote locations and sometimes during unsociable hours;
  • Good communication skills both with colleagues, clients and third parties;
  • Experience of writing or securing European Protected Species Mitigation licences (EPSM) for at least one protected species;
  • Comfortable designing surveys and quoting for work;
  • Full driving licence and use of a car


Further Desirable skills include;


  • Advanced skills in one or more specialist ecological area e.g. bats;
  • Member of CIEEM (or eligible if not currently held);
  • Degree or equivalent in an ecology related discipline;
  • Experience of using QGIS or ArcGIS;
  • Experience of line managing and mentoring junior members of staff;
  • Comfortable generating new work and networking; and
  • Secured European Protected Species Mitigation (EPSM) licences for protected species e.g. great crested newt or bats.


In return our client will offer the successful applicant an attractive remuneration package to include competitive salary, additional holidays, flexible working, on-going training and development and further benefits to be discussed.


Note: Zone Recruitment endeavour to respond to all applicants, however, due to application volume sometimes this is not possible. If you have not received a response within 14 days then on this occasion, unfortunately your application will not have been successful. We do not retain your details on file unless you are contacted first. Your personal data will not be used for any other purpose other than to be presented for the position applied and/or for other roles which will be discussed by our Consultants with you directly.