Senior Ecological Consultant

As part of our continued growth we are looking for a friendly and enthusiastic Senior Ecological Consultant to join our expanding Chipping Norton office.  This is an exciting opportunity to develop your ecological skills and provide tailored advice to clients on large-scale projects supporting the Chipping Norton ecological team with specific species advice.

We offer a competitive basic salary, plus an excellent benefits package of pension, training and outdoor equipment allowance plus flexible working opportunities.

This senior role provides the opportunity to develop your experience of providing specialist ecological input on large-scale projects and supporting the Chipping Norton team with specialist advice on ecological surveys, strategies, the planning system and relevant up to date ecological policy and guidelines. You will also have the opportunity to line manage other team members.

The role will encompass:

  • Undertaking ecological surveys including protected species surveys;
  • Direct management of large-scale or flagship projects;
  • Line management of ecology team members;
  • Representing Lockhart Garratt at industry and marketing events;
  • Tendering and budgeting for new work and securing an appropriate level of new instructions and contract extensions;
  • Engaging with statutory agencies, NGOs and other stakeholders on behalf of Clients;
  • Assistance in wider company projects, including cross business unit working opportunities; and
  • Providing senior support and specialist knowledge to ongoing ecological projects.

The right candidate should have:

  • At least five years’ experience in the ecological industry;
  • Have a detailed knowledge of ecology, legislation, and survey techniques and keeps up to date with new technologies and best practice;
  • Strong experience of client liaison, support and business acumen;
  • Experience of managing multiple projects simultaneously;
  • A degree and post-graduate degree in environmental science or ecology (or equivalent experience);
  • Associate or full membership of CIEEM (or meeting the criteria and willingness to apply);
  • Hold a protected species licence (preferably for bats);
  • Strong experience of EPS mitigation licences preferable; and
  • Ability and willingness to travel for survey work and to work away from home.

To apply for this role please send your CV complete with Covering Letter to