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ECOSA are seeking an Ecologist and a Senior Ecologist to join our consultancy team at our head office in Hampshire.

 

You will use your expertise to deliver survey and mitigation solutions that ensure our clientsí development and conservation goals are successful in respect of ecology. You will be customer focussed and comfortable managing a range of projects and budgets.

 

You will have a minimum of two years (Ecologist) or five years (Senior Ecologist) relevant experience gained in ecological consultancy, local authority or a planning environment.

 

As well as undertaking field surveys, you will work on Preliminary Ecological Appraisals, Ecological Impact Assessments, designing and implementing ecological mitigation, compensation and enhancement schemes, habitat management and monitoring plans, and preparing and submitting applications for Natural England EPS licences.

   

Essential Skills and Qualifications

  • CIEEM membership, or be eligible;
  • Degree in a relevant subject;
  • Hold a minimum of one Natural England protected species licence (minimum of a Level 2 bat licence for Senior Ecologist);
  • Proven experience of undertaking a range of ecological surveys and assessments and producing high quality reports;
  • Strong knowledge of relevant legislation, policy and guidance;
  • Project management experience;
  • Be a team player with exceptional communications skills;
  • Sound MS Outlook, Word and Excel skills;
  • A full driving licence; and
  • Legal entitlement to work in the UK.

 

Desirable Skills

  • Hold additional protected species licences;
  • Botanical survey skills;
  • Have recently obtained a Natural England Development Licence;
  • Habitats Regulations Assessment experience; and/or
  • Tree climbing qualification.

 

We offer:

  • A mentoring system and professional support network;
  • Generous training budget;
  • Contributory pension; and
  • A rural office environment and free car parking.

 

Please visit our website for more details and how to apply. Positions open until filled.

 

 

 

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