Senior Ecologist

February 20, 2024
£32000 - £32000

Job Description

Job Title: Senior Ecologist

Salary: 32,000 – 39,000

Location: Edinburgh

Penguin Recruitment have a fantastic opportunity for someone at Senior level, or an experienced Consultant Ecologist who is ready for their next step up to join one of the best Environmental Consultancies in the UK. We are looking for a Senior Ecologist to join a successful multi-disciplinary consultancy who have an excellent reputation in the Infrastructure & Utilities, Property & Development and Mining & Minerals industries.

As a Senior Ecologist, your duties will include:

  • Managing ecological projects (commensurate with experience), assisting team leads with managing resource allocation and financial budgets, addressing any client feedback and ensuring effective communications on all projects.
  • Producing and overseeing the production of ecological appraisals, reports, licence applications, Ecological Impact Assessments, Habitats Regulations Assessments, EPS licences and other similar documents.
  • Experience with Biodiversity Net Gain would be advantageous.
  • Carrying out ecological surveys, where necessary, and checking that surveys are being carried out to the required standards by all staff.
  • Assist the team leads with the preparation of fee proposals.

You will need the following to be considered:

  • A degree in ecology or a related discipline.
  • Proven experience and knowledge of working in a professional consultancy practice with excellent commercial awareness.
  • Experience of managing ecological projects to completion and reporting to the standards required by planning authorities, Natural England and other similar bodies.
  • Hold one or more protected species licences.
  • Be a full member of CIEEM.

In turn, you will receive a comprehensive package and wealth of benefits:

  • 32,000 – 39,000 per year
  • Membership of the Firm’s Group Personal Pension Plan, with Employer’s contribution of up to 5%.
  • Payment of a relevant professional subscription.
  • 24 days annual leave per year.
  • Membership to the Firm’s Private Health Care Scheme.
  • Inclusion in the Firm’s Critical Illness Cover Policy.
  • Inclusion in the Firm’s Life Assurance Policy, insuring you 3 times your annual salary.
  • Mobile Phone with inclusive tariff including personal usage.
  • Flexi-Time Working Schedule.
  • Long service awards.
  • Cycle to Work Scheme.
  • Travel Loans.

Please note, this is a hybrid role based in Edinburgh.

If you are interested in this or other roles in ecological consultancy, please contact Lloyd Key via (url removed) or call (phone number removed). We have many more vacancies available on our website.

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This is a permanent role.

Penguin Recruitment is operating as a Recruitment Agency in respect to this position.