principal ecologist in basingstoke

job type
£ 50,000 per year
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job details

basingstoke, south east
job category
construction & property
job type
working hours
£ 50,000 per year
reference number
0203 680 0640
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job description

Sensational new opportunity for a Principal Ecologist to join an established, friendly, and highly skilled ecology team based in either Basingstoke or Croydon!!!

A leading consultancy is seeking a Principal Ecologist to support current workloads and the future growth of the business. You assist and lead in the delivery of challenging technical projects throughout the UK and increasingly overseas in terrestrial, freshwater and marine environments, as well as manage some projects, staff and business development. You will be able to contribute to area winning and undertaking work overseas, implementation of ecosystem services and function assessment, remote sensing of vegetation, and air quality and noise/vibration in relation to ecology.

You will have the opportunity to work on a wide variety of major schemes, as well as the opportunity to get involved in overseas projects, which would be a fantastic addition to your CV.


* Competitive salary
* Fantastic benefits package
* Amazing social team and environment


* Working as part of the existing network of ecologists within the UK and Ireland
* Major projects (ecology) delivery and leadership
* A strong presence in representing the company externally through projects, client management, publications and presentations
* Contributing to and implementing a strategy for growth (quality and size) of the ecology business across the UK and Ireland
* Assisting in the winning, delivery and management of ecological/EIA projects
* Responsibility for technical and financial performance of ecological projects
* Writing and reviewing Environmental Statement (ES) chapters and other ecological assessments
* Providing technical review of ecological reports and other deliverables as required
* Managing and mentoring staff
* Liaising with clients, project managers and other project stakeholders including statutory bodies
* Undertaking other tasks which add value to the development of the ecology team or support wider environmental business goals, as required


* You will have a recognised degree in a biological, science or related discipline, and it would be advantageous to have a relevant post graduate qualification
* Have a proactive and careful approach to Health and Safety, including first aid training certificate
* Technical and professional proficiency with a demonstrable history of winning and delivering ecology projects to a high standard, on time and within budgets
* Experience of ecological impact assessment, design and/or construction management on major infrastructure projects in the UK
* Excellent knowledge of UK and EC wildlife legislation and policy, as well as Ecological Impact Assessment (EcIA)
* Experience in line management as well as technical leadership of teams of ecologists on major projects
* Strong project management skills and experience (including technical, financial and quality aspects)
* Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, in particular, the ability to write concise technical reports
* Familiarity with project management procedures and protocols, including the checking and approval of proposals and project outputs and budget management
* Have experience in one or more of the following areas: Phase 1 Habitat / NVC surveys, protected species surveys and licensing
* Willing to travel to offices and sites within the UK and potentially internationally when required by work demand
* Adaptable and flexible approach to work to meet peaks in demands
* A track record in, or aspirations for, continuing professional development and supporting the development / management of junior ecologists
* Ideally, you will be a Full Member of CIEEM (or eligible to meet relevant criteria), or a similar relevant professional body
* Ideally, you will be Chartered with a relevant professional accreditation/ registration body
* Ideally, you will be a holder of relevant protected species survey (and mitigation licences), or ability and willingness to work towards holding such licences
* Licensed to drive a vehicle in the UK
* Ideally, have formal project management qualifications

For more information on this position please call Toby Willetts on 0203 6800640 today!!! Alternatively, if you know anyone who may be suited and interested in the role, please direct them to this advert!!!

Randstad CPE values diversity and promotes equality. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate against any of the protected characteristics that fall under the Equality Act 2010. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are more than happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements as required to support your application.

Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

For the purposes of the Conduct Regulations 2003, when advertising permanent vacancies we are acting as an Employment Agency, and when advertising temporary/contract vacancies we are acting as an Employment Business.


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