Senior / Principal Ecologist

GE have an exciting opportunity for an experienced ecologist to join our fast-growing team based on the outskirts of Exeter.

GE Consulting is a mid-sized, privately owned environmental consultancy with an excellent reputation based near Exeter, working for a wide variety of clients across the south of England and into Wales. GE are big enough to work on major projects (1000+ unit residential schemes, 1000 acre renewables sites, major minerals applications and 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 it’s staff first, creating a fun non-corporate atmosphere where a team ethos thrives off the back of flexibility, trust and a great working environment.

Essential skills and experience

  • Minimum 5 years in ecological consultancy
  • A degree in an ecology related subject
  • A member of CIEEM
  • Reliable with strong time management
  • Strong report writing skills with experience of producing various types of reports
  • Project management experience
  • Strong knowledge of the planning system
  • A client-focused approach where the commercial element of each project can be understood and appreciated
  • Full driving license & car

Desirable skills and experience

  • Experienced using the BNG Metric
  • Line management experience
  • Experience of habitat creation / management
  • QGIS skills
  • EPS survey licences
  • Named holder of EPS mitigation licences
  • HRA knowledge

What we can offer you

  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible working hours
  • Fun and friendly non-corporate working environment
  • Profit share bonus scheme
  • Strong commitment to CPD
  • Pension scheme
  • Birthday holiday
  • Day a year to volunteer for your chosen charity
  • Professional membership costs
  • On office in Dartmoor National Park!

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

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