Job Title: Senior Ecologist

Location: Cheltenham

Salary: £30,000 – £40,000

We are looking for a Senior Ecologist or an experienced Consultant Ecologist to join a specialist environmental consultancy in Cheltenham. You’ll recieve a salary of £30,000 – £40,000 based on your experience plus a range of benefits, such as flexible working, health insurance and more. This is the ideal opportunity for a Senior Ecologist to hone their skills and open opportunites for their professional development.

As a Senior Ecologist, you will:

  • Conduct UK habitat and protected species surveys
  • Produce and quality check ecological reports, including Preliminary Ecological Appraisal Reports, Ecological Impact Assessment Reports and Biodiversity Net Gain Reports
  • Liaise with statutory and non-statutory bodies, such as Natural England, local authorities and wildlife trusts
  • Manage your own projects
  • Provide mentoring and support to junior Ecologists

To be eligible for this position, you will need:

  • A degree in ecology, biology, zoology or a related field
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience in ecological consultancy
  • Full membership of CIEEM or working towards it
  • 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 roles in ecology consultancy? 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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