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Logo: ADASRole:           Senior Ecological Consultant 

Location:     Oxfordshire and Wolverhampton

Salary:        Competitive 

Contract:     Permanent


Our Ecology business comprises a highly skilled team focused on providing ecological services to a wide range of clients, particularly developers, utility companies and the renewable energy and rural industries and as a result of our continued success, we require a Senior Ecological Consultant with the energy and drive to manage ecological consultancy and mitigation works in a fast moving, client focused commercial environment.  The successful candidate will join a team of Ecology professionals who work closely with colleagues in other disciplines, such as Planning, Landscape and Archaeology.  


As an entrepreneurial organisation, we encourage and foster the growth of our employees. When joining ADAS, a mentor works with you to ensure you set and achieve your goals. We want to accelerate your professional development, including opportunities for a promotional fast track. Further, retaining staff is the building block of a successful organisation. As a company, ADAS wants to ensure you maintain a healthy work life balance, with many opportunities for flexible working hours, locality flexibility, social activities, and community involvement projects. The company prides itself on providing its staff with a rewarding and challenging career, encouraging Continuous Professional Development, allowing employees to reach their full potential. To manage the delivery of key ecology contracts and provide consultancy and mitigation works in a fast moving, client focussed commercial environment.  To meet the Ecology team targets including taking part in sales initiatives to grow our ecology business.  


This will involve: 


  • Managing the delivery of project work for key contracts, this will involve managing the deployment of resource and equipment.
  • Carrying out sales activities, including attending sales meetings, to meet team sales targets.  This will include working with the Ecology Director on sales initiatives to develop business with existing clients and to grow the ecology business with new clients.
  • Instructing and co-ordinating subcontractors and technical experts, both internal and external. 
  • Preparing specifications, reviewing and managing delivery of work completed by ADAS staff and subcontractors.
  • Undertaking a wide range of ecological surveys including extended Phase 1 habitat and EcoCheck surveys as well as protected species surveys and mitigation and more demanding ecological work.
  • Leading and writing ecological sections of Environmental Impact Assessments.
  • Carrying out desk studies, consultations, research, data management and analysis and report writing.




  • A full driving licence will be required as will the need for flexible working with regard to type of work, timing and location.  
  • Derogation licence holder for at least one European Protected Species.
  • Relevant degree in ecology.
  • Desirable - Chartered membership to CIEEM or the Society for the Environment.


To apply please email Lisa.Hallington@adas.co.uk


The closing dates for applications is 9 am on Thursday 28th February 2019.


All candidates applying for positions with RSK Group must be eligible to work in the UK/European Economic Area. 

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