Bat Ecologist

Principal Purpose

To manage the ecological deliverables across projects.

Key Duties

  • to lead and develop our in-house bat capability and provide mentoring to more junior ecologists.
  • providing general field and office ecological support on a wide range of projects including fluvial and coastal flood risk management, water utility, rail, renewable/ energy projects and other large scale infrastructure;
  • managing and writing all stages of Ecological Impact Assessments (EcIA) and HRA;
  • oversee licence applications and mitigation;
  • supporting business development and tenders.

Essential Person Profile Requirements

  • Environmental related degree.
  • Be a Full member of CIEEM.
  • Be a Chartered Ecologist or Environmentalist.
  • Be a Licensed bat ecologist.
  • Have an excellent grounding in all stages of ecological assessment including PEAs and EcIA, preferably in relation to flood/coastal management, rail, water utility or energy projects.
  • In addition to bats should be competent to lead most of the following surveys: Extended Phase 1 survey, Water vole, Badger, Otter, Amphibians including Great Crested Newts, Hedgerows, Invasive plants and Reptiles.
  • Have a knowledge base of Ecological Impact Assessment (including Preliminary Environmental Assessment and EcIA) and  Best practice methods of ecological surveys and mitigation
  • Skills.
  • Be a team player and have effective communication skills.
  • Have excellent written and oral communication.
  •  Be a self-starter and have a professional manner.
  • Hold a full driving licence.