Ecologist - North East

Ecologist - Northumberland

Ref: 3905Monday 24 June 2024

£28,000 - £30,000 DOE

Role – Ecologist
Location – North East
Salary - £25 - £30K DOE
Lead Careers are working with a dynamic multidisciplinary consultancy with multiple offices UK Wide. They are looking for an enthusiastic Ecologist to join their team at their office in the North East. The successful candidate will be involved in all areas of work, supporting their clients in a wide range of different sectors. Responsibilities will include carrying out habitat and protected species surveys, advising clients of constraints and survey requirements, and establishing opportunities for biodiversity enhancements.
This position could provide a great opportunity to learn how to lead and deliver individual projects from start to finish, manage sub-contractors and junior staff and write effective technical reports. You would also be encouraged to further your CPD and would be given a chance to learn from more experienced colleagues who are experts in their field and can provide valuable mentoring.
  • A degree in Ecology or a closely related subject
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience
  • Excellent fieldwork skills
  • At least one Natural England protected species licence (or be working towards)
  • Excellent knowledge of relevant UK and European environmental legislation
  • Associate Member of CIEEM
  • CSCS Card
  • Experience of managing projects to deadlines and budget
  • The ability to plan, coordinate and lead surveys
  • Willing to work outside normal office hours as required
  • A full clean UK driving licence
  • Eligibility to work in the UK
  • Experience in using a range of bat detectors
  • Experience in planning and advising on mitigation for at least one protected species
  • Experience in writing European Protected Species Mitigation licence applications
  • Experience in preliminary ecological appraisals and Phase 1 surveys
  • Experience in using a range of bat detectors and sonogram analysis
  • Experience in Ecological Clerk of Works
  • Experience in preparing BREEAM Assessments
  • Competitive salary DOE
  • TOIL (time off in lieu) policy and flexible approach to working hours to ensure a healthy work-life balance.
  • 26 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Enhanced maternity pay
  • Ongoing CPD
  • Auto-enrolment pension scheme (after 3 months’ service)
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Socials, games nights and volunteering days through our staff engagement and development initiative
  • Fun, friendly team
  • Excellent training opportunities
  • An Equal Opportunities Employer
If you are interested in hearing more about this Ecologist role or any other similar opportunities, please click apply, upload your CV and we will contact you. Alternatively, you can contact Amanda Costello on 07501387866.
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