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MacArthur Green is dedicated to helping projects that have important benefits to people and nature succeed and creating a positive environmental legacy through our work.


Our team of environmental consultants combine a strong mix of scientific, commercial and regulatory knowledge and experience. This ensures high quality and pragmatic service and advice is consistently delivered. We create a positive environmental legacy by investing in our own native woodland planting projects, which not only deliver biodiversity benefits, but will help to make MacArthur Green, and the services we deliver, carbon negative.


MacArthur Green specialises in the provision of ornithological, ecological, hydrological, peat and fisheries consultancy services. The sectors we serve include transport, transmission and renewable energy. Our work covers the terrestrial and marine environment.


To help important projects succeed and deliver a positive environmental legacy, the values at the core of MacArthur Green are a belief in consistently delivering high quality service and advice, supporting each other in our day to day lives, ensuring that the health and safety of our team is critical to what we do and having a positive impact on the environment.


MacArthur Greenís friendly and highly specialist team deliver high value work to clients including some of the largest renewable developers in the United Kingdom, and indeed internationally, such as Vattenfall, ScottishPower Renewables, Scottish and Southern Energy Renewables, RES UK & Ireland and Brookfield, with numerous onshore as well as offshore renewables projects. We also work for the Crown Estate, the Scottish Government, Scottish Natural Heritage, Natural England and the UK Government. Our non-renewables projects include the A9 dualling project and Grangemouth Flood Alleviation Scheme and water utility frameworks.


We require a motivated Senior or Principal Ecologist who shares our values to join MacArthur Greenís dedicated team.


Job Description


This post will report to our Technical Director and will include the following:


  • Responsibility for leading on project management, coordination, quality assurance and delivery of ecology projects.
  • Contributing to the growth and operation of the ecology team to ensure we maintain our reputation for delivery of high quality, robust and impartial advice.
  • Line management.
  • Preparation and review of Environmental Statements, Habitats Regulations Assessments and technical reports.
  • Development of the business through the introduction of new clients and maximising opportunities.


Essential Criteria


  • Extensive experience and understanding of the environmental planning system in relation to the production of ecological impact assessments.
  • Demonstrable experience and understanding of the European Birds and Habitats Directives and methods for assessments with regards to European Designated sites.
  • Strong people management & mentoring skills.
  • A flexible and proactive approach to work.
  • Comprehensive experience of project management.
  • The ability to produce and review high quality reports and deliver them to clients on time and to budget.
  • Educated to higher degree level in ecology or related subject, or able to demonstrate an equivalent level of experience
  • Strong IT skill including MS word and excel.
  • Skills in data analysis and modelling using R, ideally for one or more of statistical analysis, spatial modelling, population modelling or other useful analytical tools.
  • Track record in problem solving and the development and refinement of novel methods for assessing the impacts of renewable developments on wildlife.
  • Experience of working with regulators and statutory advisors.


MacArthur Green is based in Glasgow, however flexible working arrangements/home working will be considered.


An attractive employment package is available. Salary will be dependent on experience. Other benefits include: Profit Share Scheme, Personal Pension Scheme & Childcare Voucher Scheme.


Submission is by CV and covering letter to: David MacArthur, Director, MacArthur Green, 93 South Woodside Road, Glasgow G20 6NT or david@macarthurgreen.com 


Deadline: 5pm, 28th August 2018.


No recruitment consultants please.


MacArthur Green is an equal opportunities employer. 



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