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Location: England, Surrey, Guildford

Senior Ecologist/ Principle Ecologist - protected species

England, Surrey, Guildford

Job Description

We are looking to appoint a Senior /Principal Grade Ecologist into our South East Ecology team with flexible working in the offices based in Guildford, Basingstoke or Southampton

Senior/Principal Ecologist

Guildford, Basingstoke, or Southampton based

Competitive Salary

Permanent Vacancy

A typical week would include:

  • Planning and undertaking protected species surveys for local infrastructure and housing development projects, including internal client liaison either as a lead or supporting and learning from national-level specialists.
  • Drafting technical reports (PEA/species reports/mitigation strategies/Environmental Statement chapters) for a road bypass.
  • Preparing a tender for a suite of protected species surveys on a habitat creation project.
  • Contributing ecological input to a multi-disciplinary design workshop to shape the layout of a new solar farm.
  • You could be line managing and mentoring junior team members, with support and training provided by more senior team members and the organisation.
  • Attending Lunchtime Learning sessions from the ecology team run frequently throughout the year to share specialist team knowledge or joining an internal or external training course to achieve your individual goals for the year.

We'd love to hear from you if you have:

  • Some experience of project management and leading on small to medium sized projects relevant to ecological consultancy.
  • Some experience of preparing fee proposals and tenders.
  • Protected species licence(s) or other specialist skill sets with relevance to ecological consultancy.
  • Demonstrable experience in extended Phase 1 habitat survey (and/or UKHAB) along with expertise in surveying for protected species.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of relevant wildlife legislation and ecological survey methodologies.
  • Demonstrable experience in drafting technical ecological reports for planning submissions or similar regulatory purposes.

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

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