Principal Ecologist

Zoek Pin Greater Manchester - This Area Only

£35000 - £45000/annum

Permanent (Full time)

Posted 5 days ago

Job title: Principal Ecologist

Location: Manchester

Salary: £35,000 - £45,000

An opportunity for a Principal Ecologist with experience of large-scale infrastructure projects to join a supportive and dynamic environmental consultancy in the North West team for a well established SME, Environmental Consultancy. This role would suit an established Principal Consultant or a Senior with project and line management experience.

You will be a key member of the Ecology team, actively managing a wide range of work including field surveys, EIA and HRA projects for infrastructure including roads and pipelines alongside development projects on a range of scales. This role offers great work life balance within a relaxed and supportive working environment and offers great progression opportunities going forward.


As a Principal Ecologist you will:

Manage EIA and HRA projects
Deliver contracts on time and to budget
Attend client and design team meetings and public consultation events
Give well rounded advice to clients and communicate with statutory bodies, planning authorities and NGOs on wildlife issues in the planning process
Provide input to tender and winning work


You will have:

A Degree in ecology or relevant subject
Full membership (or eligibility for full membership) of IEEM
Extensive experience in covering botanical or faunal surveys, assessments, EPS licensing and mitigation design including experience within an ecological consultancy
Extensive experience of ecological input to EIA; Experience of HRA desirable
Excellent fieldwork, report writing, proof-reading and communication skills with 1+ EPS licence
Excellent knowledge of UK Ecological legislation and the planning process and experience of advising clients through these processes
A demonstrable track record of successful staff and project management
Full driving licenceThis is an exciting opportunity which offers successful candidates a chance to further your own career and expertise in a supportive and well established team. For further information on this or any other related positions do not hesitate to contact Ben Quilter on (phone number removed) or

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