Principal Ecologist (98773)

Reference:

ME.PE98773

Sector:

General & Other, Other

Salary:

£37,000 to £47,000 Per Annum

Town/City:

Glasgow

Contract Type:

Permanent

We specialise in the recruitment of high quality candidates in the construction and engineering sector. We have an excellent opportunity for a Principal Ecologist to join our client in Scotland.

You will join a busy and dynamic team based in Glasgow. You will be responsible for designing, managing and delivering a range of projects across the UK, although it is expected that the role will focus primarily on projects in Scotland.

Principal Ecologist’s Core Duties

  • Manage individual projects to deliver high quality ecological consultancy services to budget and to agreed deadlines
  • Be involved in costing work and preparing tenders
  • Liaising with clients and consultees, acquiring data from third parties and organising and supervising sub-consultants
  • Be responsible for consultation, field survey work, reporting, Ecological Impact Assessment (EcIA), writing Ecology chapters for EIA Reports
  • Habitat and species management
  • Conducting Habitats Regulations Appraisals (HRAs)
  • Support projects out with their core specialisms and offer advice and the benefit of their experience to the wider Ecology Team and the business generally
  • Line manage the Glasgow ecologists and review their work, attend Ecology Team and company-wide technical and business development meetings
  • Liaise with the Ecology Associate Director and the other Principal Ecologists to grow the ecology sector
  • Participate in the company’s mentoring programme to guide less experience staff in their professional development

Principal Ecologist’s Skills and Experience required

  • At least 10 years’ experience as a professional ecologist within a consultancy background
  • Be an excellent communicator with advanced skills in client and regulator liaison and have a track record of winning and delivering projects
  • Degree or equivalent in ecology or a related subject. An MSc or PhD is desirable
  • Be a Full Member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM)
  • Based on the CIEEM Competency Framework, the ideal candidate will be accomplished in most of the following themes:
  • Habitat/species survey design, planning and fieldwork;
  • Species identification, handling and evaluation;
  • Habitat identification and evaluation;
  • Design and preparation of habitat/species management enhancement plans or projects;
  • Outcome monitoring, data management and reporting;
  • Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA) etc.;
  • Ecological assessment including Preliminary Ecological Appraisal
  • (PEA), and Ecological Impact Assessment (EcIA);
  • Scientific method, design and implementation;
  • Analysis of data;
  • Interpretation and evidence-based reporting;
  • Managing quality;
  • Managing and evaluating projects; and
  • Recruiting and developing people.
  • The client is looking for candidates with a technical specialism in protected species (such as bats), marine ecology or botany
  • You must hold a valid UK driving licence and be flexible to work out of office hours and away from home when necessary

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