Job Title: Senior Ecologist

Salary: £38,000 – £45,000

Location: Exeter

We are looking for a Senior Ecologist to join a leading, international engineering consultancy in their Exeter office. You’ll join an award-winning team that works across the UK on a massive variety of projects.

As a Senior Ecologist you’ll receive:

  • Flexible working
  • State-of-the art CPD and training schemes
  • Excellent progression opportunities
  • Competitive Pension Scheme
  • 25 days annual leave
  • Critical illness insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Digital GP
  • Discounts
  • EAP Employee Assistance Programme
  • Gym Membership
  • Income Protection
  • Life Assurance
  • Season Ticket Loan
  • Travel Insurance

As a Senior Ecologist your duties will be:

  • Providing ecological support to a varied range of projects across different sectors and collaborating with multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Planning and coordinating field surveys, analysing and interpreting survey results.
  • Undertaking field surveys and managing survey data.
  • Authoring ecological reports, including Preliminary Ecological Appraisals.
  • Undertaking mapping using QGIS; and assisting with bid preparation and building client relationships.

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

  • A degree in ecology, biology, zoology or closely related field.
  • At least qualifying membership of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) or an application in process (cover available for membership costs).
  • Experience with UKHabitat surveys.
  • Survey skills for one or more protected species.
  • An understanding of Scottish and UK wildlife legislation, planning policies, licensing requirements and best practice survey techniques.
  • Understanding of biodiversity net gain (BNG) / application of biodiversity enhancements.
  • Experience of producing ecological reports, including Preliminary Ecological Appraisal Reports.
  • Strong collaborative behaviours to interface with multi-disciplinary teams and other stakeholders.
  • Willingness to complete field surveys and travel to different sites.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • A full valid UK/EEC 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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