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Logo: Eight AssociatesEight Associates has a unique opportunity for a confident Ecologist to be part of our amazing multi-disciplinary team, shaping and leading on the future of our ecology service.


A bit about Eight Associates:


  • Friendly, award-winning, passionate, energetic team
  • Multi-disciplinary sustainability consultancy in the built environment
  • Broad range of clients and many exciting new development projects
  • Working towards a sustainable future 


A bit about the role:


  • Shape the future of the ecology service, undertaking all aspects of ecology consultancy
  • Manage a portfolio of projects across a range of developments
  • Pragmatic approach to habitat and protected species surveys, and a mature technical report writer


What we’re looking for:


  • Genuine enthusiasm for the natural world
  • Degree in ecological or environmental discipline
  • A minimum of 2 -3 years ecological consultancy experience
  • Membership of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management
  • Thorough understanding of UK and EU legislation, planning policy and best practice
  • Experience designing and carrying out habitat surveys and completing Preliminary Ecological Appraisals for planning applications
  • Experience designing and carrying out protected species surveys
  • Bat sonogram analysis experience
  • Understanding and application of Biodiversity Net Gain and BREEAM 2014 and 2018 ecology reports
  • Excellent organisation and project management skills, including financial aspects such as writing fee proposals and submitting invoices
  • Able to provide the best possible advice for clients, with an innovative, solutions driven approach
  • Knowledge of and willingness to undertake wider sustainability consultancy, which may be required at certain times of the year
  • Willingness to build networks, relationships with clients and design teams and present information to groups of professionals
  • Working within the Eight Team to provide a ‘can do’ approach to consultancy
  • Full clean UK driving licence


Eight Associates is a friendly, award winning, sustainability consultancy providing expertise and solutions for building owners and design and construction professionals that add intrinsic and commercial value to the built environment - we want you to be a part of that.


The role is offered on a full-time basis however a 4-day-working-week or other flexible options will be considered.


If you are an experienced ecologist with the drive and ambition to use your expertise and networking skills to grow an ecology service and would like to know more about joining our team, please get in touch.


Please send your CV and covering letter in PDF format to info@eightassoicates.co.uk with subject line ‘Ecology Consultant Role - June 2019’ quoting your start date availability and salary expectations. Also check out our website for more information: www.eightassociates.co.uk.


We politely request that recruitment consultants do not get in touch regarding this role. 



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