Associate Ecologist

South West, Country
Gloucestershire, England
Industry Sector:
Ecology Jobs, Ecological Jobs
Job Category:
Ecologist, Ecological Consultant
Job Type:
Full Time
Education Level:
Please see job description
£50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Start Date:
Mattinson Partnership
Job Ref:

I am working with a utilities and infrastructure consultancy, with offices across the UK, who are seeking an Associate Ecologist to join a rapidly growing Environmental Planning team. Following consistent growth through 2023 and an increase in projects across renewable energy, utilities, and major infrastructure, the team requries an experienced Ecologist, with experience managing staff and expert understanding of UK ecology to lead the team across the UK. Primarily based out of one of the West England or South West offices.

Role & Responsibilities

* Provide expertise on design and development proposals, including appropriate site location and construction methodologies.
* Provide advice on HRAs and ensure completion in line with time budgets.
* Act as technical lead for Ecological surveys and reports.
* Mentorship of junior and consultant ecologists
* Management of extensive contractor network across the UK
* Client liaison with internal and external bodies, such as Natural England, County Ecologists and local authorities.
* Assist on project developments within SSSI, SPA, RAMSAR, SAC and permission applications.
* Provision of innovative mitigation solutions enhancement for sites with varying levels of ecological and environmental sensitivity

Qualifications & Requirements:

* CIEEM Chartered – essential.
* Degree in Environmental or Ecological discipline
* Experience on EIA, EcIA, planning regulations and nature conservation legislations
* Understanding of SSSI and SPA processes and regulations
* Confident managing team of Ecologists and external contractor network
* 8 years' experience within Ecological Consultancy (UK-specific)
* Familiarity with GIS is advantageous
* Full driving license

Benefits & Rewards

* Annual performance bonus scheme
* 25 days annual leave plus 1 day to celebrate your birthday
* Private healthcare (through vitality health)
* Life insurance (4x salary)
* 26 weeks paid maternity leave & 2 weeks paid paternity leave
* Electric vehicle purchase (provided by octopus electric vehicles)
* Professional development – paid study leave
* Military service paid leave (7.5 days per year)
* Free on-site parking
* Subsidised gym membership and other Vitality Member discounts
* Charity support – volunteering your time encouraged
* Cycle to work scheme

To apply, please follow the link on this page with an up-to-date CV or contact Damon Gormley on 0207 960 2586 to discuss the role in more detail!

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