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Avian Ecology Limited

Senior Ecologist

Avian Ecology is looking for an experienced Senior Ecologist to join our team of skilled professionals in response to our continuing growth.

As a Senior Ecologist you will work as part of a larger project team as well as manage small to medium scale projects. Your work will be varied, with a strong focus on renewable energy schemes and habitat creation, as well as more conventional development projects. You will work closely with clients, to support their projects across the UK. Avian Ecology choses to work with clients who promote and support biodiversity as a critical component of any project.

Liaison with clients, planning authorities, statutory agencies and stakeholders is a key part of the role which provides excellent opportunities to further develop your consultancy skills. You will also supervise junior ecologists and subcontractors.

Avian Ecology provides a progressive, professional environment combined with the benefits and flexibility of a medium sized consultancy. We recognise the importance of work-life balance and provides the opportunity to control your lifestyle through flexible working hours and hybrid working.

We are committed to attracting and retaining the highest calibre of personnel and provide them with an opportunity to flourish in an environment where your excellence and progression is encouraged, supported, and rewarded.

Avian Ecology offers a strong remuneration package in a friendly, dynamic, and flexible working environment. We support and encourage our employee’s professional development by offering training and tools to develop personal careers and goals.

Key requirements are:

  • Strong experience of field ecology, survey techniques and of carrying out surveys as part of infrastructure design or construction.
  • A clear understanding of relevant UK wide environmental /ecological policy and legislation.
  • The ability to provide clear, succinct, and robust technical reports, including Ecological Impact Assessments (EcIA / EIA) and Technical Appendices. Experience in Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA) would be beneficial but is not essential.
  • Experience of using the Defra Biodiversity Net Gain Metric (however training can be given).
  • Experienced in managing ecological input on small or medium-scale projects is beneficial but not essential.

We are looking for people with a strong desire to excel in ecological consultancy and who share our commitment to the natural environment.

This is a full-time permanent role. Salary is highly competitive and dependent on experience, and you will be entitled to participate in the annual company profit share. We offer 25 Annual Leave days (plus bank holidays) and two volunteer days per annum for use on conservation initiatives.

At least two years’ consultancy experience is required for this role. Candidates will have a relevant degree and preferably be a CIEEM member or have / are working towards at least one relevant licence as well as a full clean drivers’ license.

Please send CV’s to

Closing Date: 13/12/2023  Location: WA4 4PG

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