Senior Ecologist

Senior Ecologist

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Environment and Sustainability

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £28k - 35k per year

  • Contact:

    Greg Walker

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  • Contact phone:

    01252 759 162

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  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

  • Expiry date:


Senior Ecologist - £28k-£35k plus an extensive package based in Risley

Are you an experienced Ecologist looking to add real value to a team of dedicated professionals within an established environmental consultancy?

Following consistent growth, even through 2020, Principal People are partnering with a leading environmental consultancy who are searching for a Senior Ecologist to continue the development of their team. Working across a diverse range of construction, rail and engineering contracts, this is a role that will be both home and site based; the role will offer the chance to engage regularly with clients and the organisation believes in continuous professional development with training internally and externally encouraged.

You will work within a team of Ecologists and for a business that is going through a sustained period of growth. With more growth planned, joining the organisation as a Senior Ecologist provides the potential to grow into a Principal Ecologist and future leader for the business as they continue to expand.

The successful Senior Ecologist will have responsibilities including the following:                  

  • Leading your own projects from initial client engagement through to completion
  • Conducting regular ecological surveys for a range of clients and contracts, from housing developers to infrastructure projects including rail
  • Carrying out consultations, research, analysis, and write reports
  • Working at both a technical (e.g. ecological reports) and commercial level (e.g. understand financial performance)
  • Undertaking bat surveys and conduct follow up reports, providing expert advice to clients including construction, rail and more.

The successful Senior Ecologist will have:

  • Degree level in an environmental discipline (or equivalent)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience of conducting bat surveys (essential)
  • Class 2 Bat Licence (highly desirable)

In return the successful Senior Ecologist will receive:   

  • A basic salary of £28,000 - £35,000 per annum
  • Bonus scheme
  • Regular training and career development

This is a truly rare and challenging opportunity which is an incredible career opportunity. If you are interested in discussing this further, please apply today by sending your most up to date CV.