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Applied Ecological Services Ltd (www.aes-ltd.com) are seeking to employ an Ecologist on a full time permanent basis, to work within a small but well established team. Our office is based in County Durham, but we work throughout the UK. Applied Ecological Services Ltd has been operating since 1996. 


We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed confident team player who is experienced in undertaking extended Phase 1 habitat surveys / preliminary ecological appraisal, for which a good all round knowledge and good botanical skills are required. The candidate should have experience in undertaking species surveys including reptiles, bats, great crested newts, otter, water vole and badger. It is important that the candidate will be equally as confidant in writing an ecological report as they are undertaking ecological survey.  Some previous experience of mitigation projects would be preferred. The project based nature of our work means that there will be a requirement to undertake such travel as is necessary to successfully carry out contracts.


We will offer a competitive salary dependant on experience


The Ecologist will need the following:



  • Have a genuine interest in ecology in the UK
  • The desire to promote high standards in ecology
  • To be bright, organised, flexible and motivated
  • Good data management & report writing skills including a working knowledge of mitigation   principles and environmental / wildlife legislation
  • Be willing to work flexibly and to work unsocial hours
  • Have a full clean UK driving licence



  • An appropriate degree qualification
  • Ideally have 2 years’ experience at an assistant ecologist level
  • A protected species survey licence
  • Experience of Ecological Clerk of Works
  • Bat sound analysis skills
  • CIEEM membership


Please send your CV and covering letter outlining your suitability for the role to charlotte.mercer@aes-ltd.com




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