Senior / Principal / Director




Green Ecology are looking for an experienced ecologist to join our vibrant team on a one year contract. Whilst the position is being offered on a temporary basis to cover the absence of a senior member of our team, there is a real chance of the role being made permanent should the company continue to thrive, which it has done with double digit growth in every one of the last 7 years.

Green Ecology is a mid-sized, privately owned consultancy with an excellent reputation based near Exeter, working for a wide variety of clients across the south of England and into Wales. We are big enough to work on major projects (1000+ unit residential schemes, 1000-acre renewables sites, national utilities contract) yet small enough to feel like you’re part of a close knit team and not a small cog in a huge international organization. We are a company that puts its staff first, creating a fun non-corporate atmosphere where a love of wildlife is shared across a team of like-minded people.

Benefits include, a strong CPD focus/budget, paid CIEEM membership, additional holidays over Christmas and for your birthday, pension, flexible working hours and lunchtime pilates classes!

An ideal starting date would be midsummer 2020 but a starting date is flexible as long as the position has commenced by September 2020. The individual we are seeking will already be well versed in a range of field surveys, project management, design input, report writing and client advice having already demonstrated they can work at a Senior Ecologist level as a minimum. We will be open to applications from anyone working from a Senior Ecologist level through to Director level and we will be prepared to pay a premium to compensate for the fact that the contract on offer is not initially permanent.

This is a role where experience can be gained in line management, business development as well as other functions involved in running a business should the individual is interested.

Essential skills and experience

  • Already working at Senior Ecologist level as a minimum
  • Be a full member of CIEEM (MCIEEM) or capable of applying to that level on appointment
  • Reliable with strong time management
  • Strong report writing skills with experience of producing various types of reports
  • A full range of survey skills including Phase 1 and various protected species
  • Thorough knowledge of wildlife legislation and the planning system with confidence to provide technical advice to clients.
  • A client-focused approach where the commercial element of each project can be understood and appreciated
  • Full driving license & car

Desirable skills and experience

  • Experience of submitting ESPL applications
  • QGIS skills
  • Experience using the BNG Metric 2.0
  • Experience of writing ES chapters

Green Ecology are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. Full equality & diversity policy available on request.

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter to