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Senior / Principal Ecologist

ADAS is seeking a Senior Ecologist/Principal Ecologist to join our Wolverhampton office. The role is permanent, flexible and a hybrid office and home working position with flexibility in the split. The role will be mainly focused on large infrastructure but with opportunities to work with our ecologists on a range of other projects. Our Ecology business comprises a highly skilled team focused on providing services to a wide range of clients, particularly developers, utility companies and the renewable energy and rural industries.

As an entrepreneurial organisation, we encourage and foster the growth of our employees. When joining ADAS, a mentor works with you to ensure you set and achieve your goals. We want to accelerate your professional development, including opportunities for a promotional fast track. We also want to ensure you maintain a healthy work life balance, with many opportunities for flexible working hours, locality flexibility, social activities, and community involvement projects.

Now is an excellent time to join ADAS if you want to work as part of a friendly, flexible and committed team and you can bring us your individual talent and a pro-active, can-do attitude!

Key Responsibilities:

  • Working as a team with our existing ecologists to ensure quality projects are delivered on time to our clients
  • Managing our large infrastructure projects from inception to finalisation
  • Write and apply for mitigation licences and support wider project team with licensing
  • Species lead for Great Crested Newts (other species also an option)
  • Lead on construction site supervision duties in relation to licences and general ecology
  • Project team coordination and management
  • Client management and providing solid technical advice
  • Sub-contractor management and liaison
  • Opportunities to work on other projects with the wider team


Person Specification:

  • Graduate level education in a relevant subject
  • Great Crested Newt licence holder (other species licences desirable)
  • Associate Level CIEEM membership or above
  • An in-depth knowledge of ecology, legislation, and survey techniques
  • Named ecologist on mitigation licences – preferably Great Crested Newts
  • A full driving licence, access to your own vehicle and be commutable to our office
  • CSCS card


Salary and Benefits

  • Up to £45,000 depending on experience
  • Life assurance
  • A flexible benefits programme including the option to buy additional holidays, health cash plan and discounted gym membership


RSK Group is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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Delete Date: 18/10/2022  Location: Wolverhampton, UK

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