Job title: Senior Ecologist

Salary: £32,000 – £40,000

Location: London

Penguin Recruitment are working with one of the UK’s leading independent infrastructure and property consultancies, specialising in environment, planning and sustainability. The company are award winning and recent projects include HS2 Euston Station and River Thames DCO. They are looking for a Senior Ecologist to join their London office. As a growing medium-sized business, they are searching for self-motivated and positive-minded Ecologists. This position could provide a great opportunity to lead and deliver complex contracts and support more junior staff, draft high-quality reports and review technical work, as well as support clients and their design teams by identifying solutions to their problems.

The Senior Ecologist position offers:

  • £32,000 – £40,000 per annum dependent on experience
  • TOIL (time off in lieu) policy and flexible approach to working hours
  • 26 days holiday per year increasing to 29 within 3 years
  • Ability to purchase additional leave
  • Pension scheme including employer pension contribution of 4%
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity, and adoption pay
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • 1 paid volunteering day per year
  • Flexible and agile working culture

As a Senior Ecologist, your main duties will be:

  • Leading complex projects including surveying technical sites
  • Reviewing reports
  • Project management
  • Mentoring junior staff
  • Providing direct consultancy to clients, giving best advice and practice

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

  • A relevant degree qualification.
  • Proven experience in ecological consultancy or related work.
  • Excellent fieldwork skills with experience of a range of fauna and flora survey methods.
  • Excellent knowledge of relevant UK and European environmental legislation.
  • Hold membership of CIEEM
  • Hold a species licence in one or more of the following species groups: bats, badgers, birds, dormice, great crested newts, reptiles, and water voles.
  • Full clean UK driving licence

If you are 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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