Principal Ecologist

Job Title: Principal Ecologist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Berkshire
Salary: £27,000 - £34,000 + Various Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: ECO-402
Contact Name: Liam Tack
Contact Email:
Job Published: November 02, 2018 09:26

Job Description

Our client is a leading private environmental consultancy, covering multiple projects across the UK and supported where appropriate by sub-contractors.


Due to recent gains, they are now seeking Principal Ecologists to join their Berkshire based team.


The successful candidate must posses;


  • Have at least 5 years’ relevant practical experience
  • Be a full member of a relevant professional institution (e.g. MCIEEM)
  • Extended Phase 1 Habitat and Protected Species Surveys experience
  • PEAR and EcIA production experience
  • Hold a protected species survey licence
  • Protected species mitigation scheme and development licence application experience
  • Commercial awareness and good client-consultant relationship management
  • Applied knowledge of practical and legal aspects of ecology
  • Excellent report-writing and proofing skills


Your primary duties will include;


The role will suit someone who has at least some practical experience in producing EcIA’s and EPS licence applications, such that full support and training can be provided, where required. The role will be part site-based, and part office-based, will involve the undertaking of habitat and species survey work, management and training of other in-house ecologists, and coordination of sub-contractors. Good communication and organisation skills are essential, as are a practical approach to solving problems and proficiency in using MS Word and Excel.


In return our client will offer the successful applicant an attractive remuneration package to include competitive salary and various benefits.


Note: Zone Recruitment endeavour to respond to all applicants, however, due to application volume sometimes this is not possible. If you have not received 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.



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