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Project Ecologist

Appletons are a long-established landscape architectural and environmental consultancy based in the north west of England. We are involved with challenging and complex projects at both pre planning and construction stages on behalf of our clients which includes provision of ecological services. We have a broad base of clients including private, public and environmental charities. Due to our continued growth we are looking for a talented Project Ecologist with a proven track record in ecology, nature, conservation, and biodiversity. This position provides an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to further their career and gain more experience in these areas.

Full details of the company's services are available on request.

The company is seeking to recruit a part or full-time project ecologist to deliver ecological services in relation to a range of large and small projects covering residential, commercial, industrial developments as well as work related to landscape and conservation management. The successful candidate will be required to work within a small team but to be able to deliver ecology output in isolation. The candidate should be technically strong in a variety of fields and commercially competent, with demonstrable experience in ecological consultancy and project management with a willingness to potentially expand this area of work within the practice.

Contract: Permanent
Location: North West/ North Manchester
Competitive salary: Negotiable on experience. Part time hours on a pre-rata basis.

As well as experience in a range of ecological survey work, candidates should have:

  • Environmental related degree;
  • Membership of CIEEM;
  • Experience in Phase 1 / UKHab Surveys with assessments in accordance with methodologies and production of maps and reports;
  • Experience of ECoW is desirable;
  • Experience of GIS is advantageous;
  • Good experience of Preliminary Ecological Appraisal & Ecological Impact Assessment reports for planning;
  • Experience in protected species surveying;
  • Holds at least one protected licence or is close to obtaining one;
  • Experience using DEFRA Metrics/BNG would be an advantage but not essential;
  • Previous experience in working in private consultancy (would be an advantage but not essential);
  • Experience in liaison with client representatives and project management to progress projects effectively;
  • Ability to find solutions to ecological challenges on projects;
  • Experience of engaging with stakeholders in projects;
  • Good track record of delivering necessary project outputs within set deadlines;
  • Excellent report writing and oral communication;
  • Current, full UK driving licence.

The role would suit full or part time applicants (2/3 days per week but negotiable across the month). The candidate should have access to transport for business use for which mileage expenses would be paid. The role will require travel, overnight and/or out of hours work at times and may require working away from home. The role offers flexible home working in combination with office hours available.

Appletons has a healthy breadth of clients and schemes, including architects, developers, healthcare, councils, nature conservation charities and private homeowners. Being conscious of both the environment and staff wellbeing, the majority of our sites are within 1hrs drive of the office, within South Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside and North Cheshire.

Financially, Appletons offers a contributory pension scheme, funding of CPD & payment of professional membership fees. Appletons also provides RAC road assistance and contributes towards business car insurance. The office is a listed town centre building and provides a positive, friendly, relaxed working environment. We are a tight knit, friendly and hardworking team with a strong emphasis on individual wellbeing.

To apply for the position, please send your CV along with covering letter detailing experience to:

Delete Date: 04/11/2021  Location: Bolton

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