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Ecologists / Senior Ecologists


Salary, competitive and commensurate to experience

Positions are permanent


NLG Ecology are seeking two Consultant Ecologists and a Senior Ecologist capable of undertaking and managing a variety of field surveys and mitigation schemes, report writing and communicating effectively to clients to join our friendly and ambitious ecology team. We are a highly regarded and successful ecological consultancy built on the provision of pragmatic and robust ecological advice to our stable client base.




The successful candidates will enjoy a variety of site and office work which will include Preliminary Ecological Appraisals, Phase 1 Habitat and NVC Survey, Protected Species Surveys and Mitigation, Habitat Creation, Ecological Clerk of Works and a variety of other ecological consultancy work.




  • Qualified to degree level or higher in a relevant field of Ecology, Natural Sciences or a related subject.
  • Associate  membership of CIEEM (or be eligible for).
  • Minimum three years consultancy experience, 5+ years for senior role.
  • Good understanding of wildlife legislation and the planning system.
  • Strong botanical field skills.
  • Protected species survey licence holder (ideally bat and/ or GCN licence holder).
  • Competent report-writer and for senior role competent project manager.
  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Excellent client liaison skills.
  • Experience of managing and mentoring junior colleagues.
  • Experience of undertaking or managing Ecological Clerk of Works (ECoW) roles.
  • Full UK driving licence.
  • Ability to think strategically and work with minimal supervision


Desirable for Senior Role:


  • Experience of writing ecology chapters for Environmental Statements.
  • Track record of obtaining and being named ecologist on EPS mitigation licences.
  • Undertaking habitat regulations assessment.
  • Track record of tendering and winning work




Working with a diverse, experienced, knowledgeable, and friendly team who will support and guide you.  HR package includes; CPD training, 28 days holiday with annual increments, lieu time accruable, life insurance, generous pension scheme.


Applications by CV and covering letter to: marcella@nlgecology.com must be received by 4 pm on 11th February 2019.  



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