Job Title: Principal Ecologist

Salary: £40,000 – £45,000

Location: South Wales

We have a new opportunity for a Principal Ecologist join a leading environmental consultancy in South Wales. As a Principal Ecologist, you’ll play a key role in the running of the Ecology Team. The company can offer a huge variety of projects across the Infrastructure & Utilities, Property & Development, and Mining & Minerals sectors. This Principal Ecologist position offers a comprehensive benefits package:

  • £40,000 – £45,000 per year
  • Hybrid working.
  • TOIL + Additional pay.
  • Membership of the Firm’s Group Personal Pension Plan, with Employer’s contribution of up to 5%.
  • Payment of a relevant professional subscription.
  • 24 days annual leave per year.
  • Membership to the Firm’s Private Health Care Scheme.
  • Inclusion in the Firm’s Critical Illness Cover Policy.
  • Inclusion in the Firm’s Life Assurance Policy, insuring you 3 times your annual salary.
  • Mobile Phone with inclusive tariff including personal usage.
  • Flexi-Time Working Schedule.
  • Long service awards.
  • Cycle to Work Scheme.
  • Travel Loans.

As Principal Ecologist, your duties will include:

  • Managing ecological projects (commensurate with experience), assisting team leads with managing resource allocation and financial budgets, addressing any client feedback and ensuring effective communications on all projects.
  • Producing and overseeing the production of ecological appraisals, reports, licence applications, Ecological Impact Assessments, Habitats Regulations Assessments, EPS licences and other similar documents.
  • Experience with Biodiversity Net Gain would be advantageous.
  • Carrying out ecological surveys, where necessary, and checking that surveys are being carried out to the required standards by all staff.
  • Assist the team leads with the preparation of fee proposals.
  • We are seeking someone who has:
  • Managing ecological projects to completion and reporting to the standards required by planning authorities, Natural Resources Wales, and other similar bodies.
  • Performing the role of an Ecological Clerk of Works on construction projects.
  • Making licence applications.
  • Preparing a wide range of technical reports including Preliminary Ecological Appraisals, Ecological Impact Assessments, ES Chapters, Habitat Regulations Assessments, and other technical reports.

You will need the following to be considered:

  • A degree in ecology or a related discipline.
  • Proven experience and knowledge of working in a professional consultancy practice with excellent commercial awareness.
  • Experience of managing ecological projects to completion and reporting to the standards required by planning authorities, Natural England and other similar bodies.
  • Hold one or more protected species licences.
  • Be a full member of CIEEM.

If you are interested in this or other roles in ecological consultancy, please contact Lloyd Key via Lloyd.key@penguinrecruitment.co.uk or call 01792957382. We have many more vacancies available on our website.

Please refer to www.penguinrecruitment.co.uk.

This is a permanent role.

Penguin Recruitment is operating as a Recruitment Agency in respect to this position.

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