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Logo: WSP Management Services LtdAssociate/Associate Director - Ecology, Manchester


As a part of our specialist offering, we have a strong Ecology team who support a diverse range of projects across a number of sectors both within the UK and internationally for both private and public sector clients. The team pride themselves on the integrated support we offer within the team and by working alongside our in-house water, landscape, arboriculture and sustainability specialists to deliver commercially balanced, innovative and integrated solutions.


We are looking to appoint an Associate Director or Associate grade Ecologist to lead an expanding team in Manchester and act as team leader.


A typical week would include:


  • Generating opportunities, preparation of tenders and over-seeing the delivery and management of a range of ecological deliverables (technical, commercial and financial) in support of our client’s projects.
  • Leading the delivery of ecological inputs on projects at various scales including large-scale multi-disciplinary projects.
  • Leading the Manchester Ecology Team, they will also take an active role in assuring quality of output and mentoring junior staff.
  • The post holder will play a key role within a growing ecology team, helping to nurture an enthusiastic, supportive and productive working environment.
  • It is anticipated that the successful candidate will split their time between the office and field; however, there will also be the requirement to attend client, and business development meetings.


We’d love to hear from you if you have:


  • An enthusiastic, confident and positive approach with excellent communication and project and people management skills;
  • Experience across a range of UK habitats and protected species and will hold (or have held) survey and mitigation licences;
  • A proven record of supporting clients through devising and delivering survey programmes, developing pragmatic, cost-effective mitigation, gaining the agreement of regulators and supervising implementation on-site;
  • Experience of Ecological Impact Assessment and writing Environmental Statement chapters;
  • A proven record of winning work from commercial clients, particularly in the residential, mixed use and highways sectors;
  • Full Membership of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management.


About Us


A little about us


WSP is one of the world's leading engineering professional services firms providing technical consultancy to the built and natural environment. We believe that for societies to thrive, we must all hold ourselves accountable for tomorrow. For us, that means creating innovative solutions to the challenges the future will bring to the communities and environments where we live and work across the UK.


We are locally dedicated and propelled by international brainpower. We are technical experts and strategic advisors, including engineers, technicians, scientists, architects, planners, surveyors and environmental specialists, as well as other design, programme and construction management professionals. Our experts design lasting solutions in the property & buildings, transportation & infrastructure, environment, industry, resources (including mining, and oil & gas) and power & energy sectors as well as project delivery and strategic consulting services. And safety and sustainability are embedded in everything that we do.


Check out www.wsp.com for more info about the great work we do.


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