Associate/Principal Ecologist (Biodiverse Consulting)

We’re seeking a passionate and focussed individual who shares our values and purpose – to balance business with biodiversity.

As our Technical Expert, you’ll work with our MD to support company growth and bring new services to market. You will lead and nurture our expanding ecology/arboricultural team and deliver complex and interesting projects alongside nationally significant companies across a range of sectors. You will bring your extensive experience and knowledge of ecology and consultancy to achieve the best possible outcomes for nature and clients, in a company that values its people.

About us

Here, you’ll be part of a boutique consultancy built on passion, dedication, and integrity.

We’re a progressive and supportive team that is small enough to care yet large enough to work on nationally significant projects, supporting lasting, environmentally positive change.

Each team member can experience every aspect of consultancy work, learning from each other and our peers.

We encourage innovation and creativity and are committed to advancing your development. If you have a particular area of expertise you’d like to nurture, we’ll support you, through training, volunteering time and CPD.

For the right candidate, this is an opportunity to drive change at an exciting time in the evolution of the ecology consultancy sector.

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Provide the technical lead for projects, team and biodiversity services of the company

  • To bid, win and deliver a range of ecological survey, assessment and net gain projects that exceed client expectations without compromising your passion for wildlife and habitats
  • Alongside the MD lead safe, timely delivery of complex projects
  • Line management, training and mentoring

The successful candidate will have –

  • Extensive ecology consultancy experience
  • Demonstrable track record (min 3 years) of protected species licencing applications, including design and implementation of mitigation/compensation
  • Strong Biodiversity Net Assessment experience
  • Ability to critically analyse results and apply ecological knowledge
  • Environmental Net Gain & Natural Capital Assessment understanding
  • Line management
  • Associate CIEEM Member (min.)
  • Relevant degree(s)
  • 2 Protected Species Licence (Class 2 level preferable)
  • Detailed knowledge of Planning Regime and application of BS 42020

What we offer

Visit Join Us for details of our benefits package and application details alongside other vacancies.

Our values

Adaptiveness, Collaboration, Creativity, Integrity and Passion. More here