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Principal/ Associate Ecologist

  • Location: Cheltenham
  • Salary: Market related
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 20 days ago

  • Sector: Construction, Consulting Engineering
  • Contact: Lou Maskell
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 0117 317 7805
  • Expiry Date: 02 July 2024
  • Job Ref: 407517LML

Principal/Associate Ecologist 

The Opportunity
Are you seeking a new challenge? We have a client who are looking for a personable, innovative, and proactive Principal/Associate level ecologist to join their passionate, dynamic, and friendly team in Cheltenham.

This client is a highly regarded environmental planning and design consultancy with a reputation for delivering a high-quality service for clients. They are seeking to create positive change delivering optimum value for clients for the environment and for people. As well as seeking to make a difference at the project level, they offsets the personal carbon footprint of everyone within the team.

They are a diverse and inclusive workplace where every member of the team contributes and where they all individually have a role to play. Their culture is a result of behaviours, collaboration, how they share perspectives and by working to this they ensure that their team can be anyone’s team. They will encourage you to share your perspective and they celebrate individuality to ensure the team is a place for all of us to belong and grow.

The Role
Benefiting from working in a multidisciplinary consultancy team, you will be responsible for project management across a range of projects varying in size, types, and complexities, providing effective technical support to your colleagues and clients alike, whilst delivering excellent client care. You will be a self-motivated, pragmatic, and solution-focussed individual with proven experience in consultancy and be willing to contribute to a supportive work environment, such as through the line management and mentoring of colleagues. Technical strengths in botany, Biodiversity Net Gain, ornithology, and/or Habitats Regulations Assessment are particularly sought after.

Your Skills
You will have a relevant degree and a thorough understanding of the current planning system and environmental legislation. You will have developed a high level of technical expertise and project management experience in ecological consultancy and be a member of CIEEM. Whilst establishing a solid professional reputation in your current role, you will be aspiring to develop further your expertise within a multidisciplinary consultancy whilst strengthening your client base and commercial understanding of the business. You will be effective at working on your own and as part of a 30+ strong ecology team located across their offices, assisting in the delivery of training, mentoring and line management of the team. A full, valid UK driving licence is essential and access to a vehicle for business use preferred.

Learning and Development:
They will always invest in their team, and they have excellent learning and development opportunities for all their team members to help you grow and develop personally and professionally. This includes an extensive internal training programme to expand knowledge of their multi-disciplinary projects and roles within these.

The salary for this post is to be agreed based on qualifications and experience and will form part of an excellent benefits package, including 5% employer pension contributions private health insurance life assurance 30 days annual leave (plus Bank Holidays and birthday holiday) TOIL system hybrid and flexible working, a profit share bonus scheme, carbon offsetting for every employee. And many more!

We are an equal opportunities employer and can also offer family friendly and flexible working arrangements.