Our client is a leading ecological and environmental consultancy, covering the South East UK.
They are currently seeking an experienced Principal Ecologist to join their growing East Sussex based team.
You will need to be degree qualified in Ecology, Environmental Science or similar. The ideal candidate will have a sound knowledge of bat species identification and of surveying roost sites along with solid plant identification skills. You will also need to demonstrate substantial experience of designing, managing and undertaking ecological assessments and of applying ecological principles to a range of projects.
You will also need to have good commercial acumen including the ability to liaise with Clients, and to tender for new work. You will need to demonstrate a sound knowledge of environmental law and possess the ability to manage your own workload and that of others.
Your primary duties will include;
Planning, undertaking and managing protected species surveys as part of site assessments (often within the framework of an EIA) including the management of ecologists and other environmental specialists
The preparation and review of reports on the results of site surveys; the evaluation of the ecological status of a site; the assessment of impacts on ecology from proposed developments; and recommendations for surveys, mitigation actions and site management.
Attending client meetings to negotiate programmes of work and to advise on the implications of the findings of studies.
In return our client will offer the successful applicant;
Attractive salary (commensurate with experience)
Various additional benefits to be discussed