Job title: Principal Ecologist

Salary: £40,000 – £50,000

Location: Gloucester

We are seeking a Principal Ecologist to join an award-winning environmental consultancy in Gloucester.

The Principal Ecologist position offers a salary of £40,000 – £50,000 based on your experience, bonus scheme, flexible working, pension scheme, health insurance, advanced training and excellent opportunities for progression.

As a Principal Ecologist, your duties will include:

  • Reviewing ecological reports for technical projects
  • Liaise with statutory and non-statutory bodies, such as Natural England, local authorities and wildlife trusts
  • Lead and coordinate technical projects
  • Line manage a small team of Ecologists
  • Offer support and mentoring for junior staff
  • Working alongside other senior staff, contribute to business development and prepare bids and tenders

To be considered for the Principal Ecologist position, you will need:

  • A degree in ecology, biology, zoology or a related field
  • Proven experience in ecological consultancy at Senior or Principal level
  • Full membership of CIEEM
  • A thorough knowledge of UK and EU wildlife legislation, planning policies, licensing requirements and best practice survey techniques
  • Experience of undertaking protected species surveys and holding relevant licences
  • Experience of using GIS software, such as QGIS or ArcGIS
  • Excellent communication, report writing and project management skills
  • A full valid UK/EEC driving licence and access to a vehicle

Interested in this or other Ecology roles? Please contact Lloyd Key via or call 01792957382. We have many more vacancies available on our website.

Please refer to

This is a permanent role.

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

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