Senior Ecological Consultant

East of England
Industry Sector:
Conservation Jobs, Sustainability Jobs, Environmental Jobs, Biodiversity Jobs, Nature Jobs, Wildlife Jobs, Forestry Jobs, Environment Jobs, Countryside Jobs, Land Jobs, Woodland Jobs
Job Category:
Consultancy, Customer Support/Client Care, Legal/Regulatory, Project Management, Advisor, Ecologist, Impact Assessment (EIA), Planning, Reporting, Surveying
Job Type:
Education Level:
Please see job description
£28,500 to £36,000 per annum
Salary Description:
Dependent On Experience + Excellent Benefits Package
Start Date:
Place Services
Job Ref:
GreenJobs - 15740

Senior Ecological Consultant
Location: Chelmsford, Essex 
Salary: £28,500 - £36,000 per annum, dependent on experience
Contract: Permanent Contract, Full-Time
Closing date: 2nd March 2018

Place Services is at the forefront of environmental consultancy in the public sector, bridging the gap between Local Authorities and the private sector. The growth of our commercial practice means we are now looking for a resourceful, confident and professional senior ecologist to join our growing multidisciplinary team. Our people are integral to our success and we are proud to invest in staff training and development.  

We are seeking a skilled and knowledgeable Senior Ecological Consultant with significant experience of the planning system and protected species legislation (preferably holding one or more Natural England survey licences). You will have a minimum of three years’ consultancy experience with some account management and networking skills. With a desire to develop and deliver a wide range of professional, high quality, profitable and timely, ecology and biodiversity services and products to a range of clients, you will accept project management responsibility. 

For the right individuals, we offer a competitive salary, a generous benefit and training package, and a truly varied workload.  You will have the opportunity to work as part of a team on a wide range of exciting projects focused on ecological survey and assessment (both client side and on behalf of Local Planning Authorities), planning policy support, and delivering sustainable development.  
Knowledge, skills and experience
All applicants should have Full membership of CIEEM (or be eligible for this grade) and the ability to respond pragmatically and creatively to challenging deadlines and a varied workload.

Based in our offices in Chelmsford, you will work as part of a committed team of professionals, delivering an exciting array of projects across the south-east. We will be looking to interview for these roles on 21st March 2018.
For an informal discussion about this opportunity please contact Neil Harvey, Natural Environment Manager at - 

Please see our website for further information about the team and the work we undertake.

Essex County Council is proud to offer an excellent benefits package to all its employees, including:

• A local government pension scheme (LGPS), a career average scheme with employee and employer contributions
• Annual leave entitlement of up to 29 days per year (depending upon grade and length of service)
• Purchase of additional annual leave (up to agreed limits)
• Flexible working arrangements (for most roles but depending upon service requirements)
• Discounted shopping through a dedicated Reward Portal (including discounts at major supermarkets)
• Training and development and payment of professional fees (approved professions only)
• Relocation package (up to £8,000) where agreed
• Employee assistance programme provided in-house (wellbeing and counselling provision)
• Childcare vouchers, through salary sacrifice

Please note ECC regularly reviews its reward and benefits

Essex County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

We seek the best talent from the widest pool of people as diversity is key to our success.


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