Lead Ecologist

Our engineering and environmental consultancy are currently looking for a Lead Ecologist to join our growing team. Their continued growth and expanding project portfolio means this is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to further their career and gain valuable experience within infrastructure, industrial and commercial sectors. Proud of their close relationship with clients and its portfolio of high-profile projects.

Due to continued growth, we are looking for a talented Lead 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 specialist markets.

The successful candidate’s responsibilities will include, but not limitied to:

• Understanding and production of Risk Assessments and Ecological Survey Method Statements.
• Plan, implement and manage ecological surveys and assessments.
• Site team management.
• Support in the preparation of fee proposals.
• Production of high-quality ecological reports and working method statements
• Protected species licence applications and Species Protection Plans.
• Ecological Clerk of Works / Site Supervision.
• Mentoring junior staff.
• Managing projects and budgets.


Pragmatic Thinker
Technical Expertise
Team Player
Strong Leader

The idea candidate will come with the following experience and qualifications:
• A minimum of 5 or more years previous experience preferably in an environmental consultancy.
• Degree in Ecology or related subject.
• Considerable experience in protected species surveying, Phase 1 habitat surveying and ecological assessment.
• Experience in protected species licence applications.
• In-depth knowledge of ecology, legislation, survey techniques, mitigation and an enthusiasm for keeping up to date with best practice and new technologies.
• A full UK driving licence is essential
• Be a member of a relevant professional institution e.g. CIEEM


  • Protected Species licence holder (Bat licence preferred).
  • Experience with HRA, Biodiversity Net Gain.
  • Rail network experience.
  • GIS knowledge and experience.
  • Own car

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