Senior Ecologist






Job Details

Job role: Senior Ecologist

Location: Canterbury

Salary: £30,000 to £38,000 per annum

Hours: Full time/Flexible working hours

Company details: 

Our vision is to unlock the potential in all of us by creating products, services and experiences that help make the world of work more fun and fulfilling.

We’re committed to evolving with our clients, priding ourselves on being the trusted partner of some of the UK’s best-known brands.

Job Description:

Are you a passionate, experienced Senior Ecologist looking for a new challenge outside of the city?

Join Lloyd Bore, a fast-growing boutique consultancy in Canterbury. You’ll lead a variety of Ecological survey and assessment projects, giving you ownership over all stages of the project process, from tender to completion.

Desired Characteristics:

– A great project manager with strong communication skills

– Experienced in protected species survey, impact assessment and ‘mitigation’ design

– Friendly, enthusiastic and passionate about work

– Reliable, punctual and self-motivated


Preparing, managing and undertaking ecological surveys for all species and project types, including out-of-hours survey work

Completing Preliminary Ecological Appraisals and Ecological Impact Assessments for all project types, embedding the mitigation hierarchy into every appraisal and assessment and delivering ecological net gain wherever possible

Liaising confidently with clients, planners, local authorities and sub-contractors to achieve excellent outcomes for their projects and for the natural environment that we are striving to protect and enhance

Working in collaboration with the wider Ecology, Landscape, Arboriculture and Technical teams to deliver reports and plans that convey important ecological information in a clear and concise manner

Leading on, or make significant contributions to, protected species mitigation licensing, EIA projects and/or Habitat Regulations Assessments (HRA)

Producing fee proposals and undertaking initial report reviews

Skills and Experience:

A BSc in ecology or related subject (an MSc desired)

4-years minimum post-graduation experience in ecology, within a consultancy environment or a closely-related work area (e.g. local planning authority or SNCO)

Associate or Full CIEEM member, operating at the Capable level in at least seven relevant CIEEM Competencies (four Technical and three Transferable) and working towards Accomplished level in these seven Competencies and confidently advise clients

A sound understanding of the planning process, relevant legislation, the construction industry, and the consultant’s role within the planning and development sectors

Have secured (as named ecologist) and/or written protected species mitigation licences

Have written and lead on formal Ecology Chapters, complex EcIA reports, PEA reports and/or HRAs

Creating initial report reviews

Sign off low-level Health and Safety risk activities

Understanding the commercial aspects of work

Informal mentoring of staff

A UK driving licence and own vehicle.

Key soft skills:

A robust sense of humour

Experience working as part of a busy team and managing team logistics

Ability to work under pressure across multiple projects and to meet tight deadlines

Additional desirable skills:

Registered Consultant for BLICL or GCN LICL

A valid CSCS card and/or PTS Rail Card

GIS skills

Practical habitat creation skills and experience

Marketing and tendering experience

Company benefits:

Working-From-Home and Flexi-time options available

Like-for-like TOIL for any extra hours worked

25 days annual leave per year, increasing by 0.5 days per year spent at the company

Training and Career development

Maternity, Paternity and Back-to-Work Policies

Private healthcare and gym membership

Rullion celebrates and supports diversity and is committed to ensuring equal opportunities for both employees and applicants.

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