Principal Ecologist

Date Posted:
£35,000 to £40,000 Per Annum
Excellent Benefits
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Principal Ecologist

London | Circa £40,000 + Excellent Benefits

Irwin & Colton have been engaged by one of the UK's most well-respected consulting firms to recruit a Principal Ecologist. The organisation are part of a global group with a broad base of clients ranging from the public sector to renewable energy and major construction projects. It is an excellent opportunity for an established Ecologist who is keen to take the next step in their career and be supported in leading the delivery of exciting, innovative and rewarding projects.

The role is London based with site visits and the opportunity for home working.

Responsibilities for the Principal Ecologist will include:

  • Leading on the successful delivery of projects, including elements of site work and creating innovative and pragmatic solutions for clients
  • Engaging with a range of clients to understand upcoming project needs, developing proposals and ensuring these are suitably resourced
  • Engaging internally to share best practice and ideas, constantly assessing opportunities for improvement and innovation
  • Mentoring and leading members of the Ecology Team, reviewing technical work and providing coaching, guidance and support where required

The successful Principal Ecologist will have:

  • Proven experience in a similar ecology role with a desire to take a leadership position within a close knit and expanding team
  • A degree (or equivalent) in a related environmental discipline and ideally hold Chartered Ecologist or Chartered Environmentalist status through CIEEM
  • Experience of projects across several sectors would be ideal as would the ability to liaise with clients and stakeholders
  • Previous management experience would be ideal

Experience with Biodiversity Net Gain, bat surveys / protected species, and Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA) would be an advantage.

Contact James Irwin on or 01923 432 632. Ref

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