ECOSA are pleased to be seeking a Principal Ecologist to join us at our head office in rural Hampshire.
As a key member of the team you will take responsibility for project managing large scale, complex and non-standard projects. This will include day to day project management, preparing deliverables (e.g. Preliminary Ecological Appraisals. Ecological Impact Assessment, ES Chapters, BNG Assessments and Habitats Regulations Assessments) and taking a lead on Quality Assurance of deliverables prepared by others. You will use your expertise to provide high quality advice to key clients and design and support the delivery of mitigation, compensation and enhancement measures. You will also have responsibility for managing client relationships and playing a key role in the growth of the business.
You would also form part of the company’s management team. This would involve taking responsibility for line managing a team of ecologists, assisting in the development of members of staff in your team and contributing to wider company development. This role represents a rare opportunity to genuinely influence the operational and technical direction of the company.
This role is offered as full-time and permanent. Part-time or flexible working options would be considered for the right candidate.
You will have a minimum of eight years relevant experience gained in ecological consultancy, local authority or other similar environment.
The ideal candidate will have extensive ecological experience, be customer focussed, detail orientated and a skilled communicator with excellent verbal and written skills. You will be able to manage client expectations and meet deadlines, and be experienced in and comfortable project managing large scale, complex and non-standard projects. You would also be able to demonstrate excellent problem solving skills to meet the challenges posed by our clients and the business as a whole.
You will carry out a range of field surveys, including UK Habitat Classification and protected species surveys, alongside day-to-day office-based work such as client and regulatory authority liaison, managing surveyor teams, report writing and budget management.
You will work on a range of ecological deliverables and be involved in the quality assurance of documents prepared by others.
You will have experience in managing a team and providing input into the development and operational activities of a team.
ECOSA strive for excellence and you will use your expertise to contribute directly to the growth and reputation of the company.
To be successful in this role, you will have the following:
Essential Skills and Qualifications
What ECOSA can offer you
ECOSA has a dedicated team of ecologists who are committed to the success of the business. We are therefore committed to the development of our staff and as part of the team you will have access to:
ECOSA are committed to providing a safe and supportive working environment where all of our staff can thrive and actively encourage input from staff and contributions from the team on the direction of the company. We provide all of our staff with a contributory pension.
How to Apply
Please email your Curriculum Vitae, ensuring to highlight all relevant knowledge, experience and skills, and a covering letter providing evidence of how you meet the above requirements, for the attention of Alice Pemberton, Office Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please let us know how you found out about this vacancy and title your email in the subject line clearly as ‘Principal Ecologist Vacancy’.
If you would like to informally discuss this role, please contact Simon Colenutt, Managing Principal Ecologist (email@example.com) in the first instance.
Closing date for applications is 28th February 2023. Provisional interview dates w/c 6th March 2023.
Please note ecologist roles are only open to direct applicants; applications from recruitment agencies will not be considered.
Closing Date: 28/02/2023 Location: Hampshire