Job Title: Principal Ecologist

Location: Oxfordshire

Salary: £45,000 – £55,000

We are looking for a Principal Ecologist to join a multi-disciplinary environmental consultancy in Oxfordshire going through a period of growth. This is an ideal opportunity for a Principal or high-level Senior Ecologist with an interest in land regeneration, construction or development sectors. Due to the nature of their projects, they provide national services to both public and private clients.

As a Principal Ecologist, you will be responsible for:

  • 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.

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This is a permanent role.

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

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