Senior Ecological Tree Climber

Senior Ecological Tree Climber


Wardell Armstrong (WA) is a successful multi-disciplinary consultancy with 13 offices throughout the UK employing approximately 500 staff. At the heart of our business lies a group of outstanding people. Working together with clients, we deliver solutions to challenging problems in Property & Development, Infrastructure & Utilities and Mining & Minerals. 

The Opportunity:

We are looking to recruit a motivated and ambitious Senior Ecological Tree Climber to expand our ecological team at our main office in Stoke-on-Trent. The ecology team works alongside other environmental professionals within WA, including planners, archaeologists, arborists and landscape architects.  
In this role, you will assist with the following:  

• Extensive fieldwork experience including;
o Demonstrated experience in the field for not only bats but great crested newts and habitats  
o Competent Phase 1 Habitat surveyor - desirable but not essential FISC Level 3 
• Capable of managing medium to large projects 
• Confident analysis and reporting ability; able to record, interpret and present scientific data for a wide range of projects and uses
• Written and held Protected Species Licences
• Capable of Ecological Impact Assessment and Environmental Statement Chapter production
• Commercially Enthusiastic; willing and confident in liaising with clients, key contacts and suppliers and able to quote for new work.


The successful candidate will be enthusiastic about ecology and must be committed to seeking beneficial ecological solutions for development activities. We would expect candidates to have:

• Demonstrable knowledge of current relevant environmental/wildlife legislation
• Bat Class 2 Natural England Survey Licence
• Aerial rescue tickets
• Experience Tree climbing
• Practical experience in ecological field work.
• A minimum qualification of a BSc (Hons) in Ecology, or similar accredited course.
• A full driving licence.
• An adaptable and flexible approach to work, to meet demands at peak times.  As the role is likely to involve occasional longer and / or unsociable hours, a willingness to undertake moderate (significant at times) travel to sites within the UK is essential.
• Preferable: Have their own harness/climbing gear which has been LOLER inspected.

We offer: 

• Membership of the Firm's Group Personal Pension Plan, with Employer's contribution of up to 5%.
• Payment of relevant professional subscriptions.
• 24 days annual leave per year.
• Membership to the Firm's Private Health Care Scheme.
• Inclusion in the Firm's Permanent Health Insurance Policy.
• Inclusion in the Firm's Life Assurance Policy given as 3 times annual salary.
• Mobile Phone with inclusive tariff including personal usage.
• Flexi-Time Working Schedule.
• Long service awards.
• Cycle to Work Scheme.
• Travel Loans.
• Recruitment Bounty Scheme.

Please note we also have a number of Ecology vacancies (various levels) across the UK

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