Principal Ecologist

North West
Industry Sector:
Ecology Jobs, Eco Jobs, Ecological Jobs
Job Category:
Ecologist, Ecological Consultant
Job Type:
Full Time
Education Level:
Please see job description
£47,500 to £60,000 per annum
Start Date:
Mattinson Partnership
Job Ref:

An opportunity has recently opened within the Glasgow office of one of the world’s leading multidisciplinary consultancies within the Ecology team. You would be joining a team of over 100 ecologists worldwide, engaging on exciting, dynamic projects that have exceptional benefits to the environment and local biodiversity.

You will be at the forefront of a business that has spearheaded biodiversity net gain implementation, making a genuine difference to biodiversity across Scotland and developing a team of passionate consultants, moulding the future leaders of the business.

The Role:

* Technical lead for NSIP projects, managing project programmes, budgets and junior team members (for those interested in managerial responsibilities)
* Collaborating with our multi-disciplinary teams and undertaking stakeholder engagement.
* Planning and undertaking field surveys; analysing and interpreting survey results.
* Designing and co-ordinating ecological mitigation.
* Authoring and checking/reviewing a range of ecological reports and licence applications.
* Providing support and mentorship to other team members, particularly early careers staff.
* Managing work enquiries, preparing bids and building client relationships.
* Building and maintain strong working relationships with team, colleagues, clients and external bodies.
* Supporting the development of a portfolio of ecological work in the Northern region, by building a network with both internal and external clients within the Northern England region and UK-wide.

Qualifications / Requirements:

* Bachelor’s degree in Ecology or related discipline is desirable.
* Protected species survey licence (minimum 1)
* Professional Membership (CIEEM) and Chartership of CEnv or Cecol (full costs covered)
* Experience on UK Ecological surveying projects and leading team of consultants,
* Confident designing, implementing and reviewing PEAs, UK Habs Surveys, BNG Assessments.
* Strong skills in report writing, including preparing Preliminary Ecological Assessments, Ecological Impact Assessments, Biodiversity Chapters for Ecological Impact Assessments and Habitats Regulations Assessment (including Appropriate Assessment).
* Strong botanical skills, including Field Identification Skills Certificate (FISC) level 4+, or demonstrable botanical ability matching this level.


* 25 Days Annual Leave (+ public holidays)
* Dental Insurance
* Cycle to Work Scheme
* Gym Discounts (Joint or Single Membership)
* Healthcare Cash Plan
* Employer Matched Pension Contribution
* Annual Travel Discounts
* Critical Illness Insurance
* Life Assurance

If you would like to apply, please follow the link on this page and submit an up-to-date CV. Alternatively, for a confidential discussion regarding the opportunity, contact Damon Gormley on 0207 960 2586.

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