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Senior Ecologist

Senior Ecologist

Posted 27 March by Red Chilli Recruitment Ltd
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Job Title - Senior Ecologist

Job Type Permanent - Home based / Remote

Location Oxford / North Hampshire : Oxford, Swindon, Reading, Basingstoke etc. Home Based. Travel will be required, hence a full clean driving licence is essential.

Hours: General hours of work are 40 hours per week, between Monday and Friday.

Salary: Highly competitive salary depending on skills and experience, with company van or allowance and general benefits.


  • Highly competitive salary
  • Car Allowance
  • Company Laptop and Phone
  • 26 days holiday plus Bank Holidays
  • Job Security
  • Company Pension
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Refer A Friend Scheme of £750
  • Fill Your Boots Rewards - saving an average of £400 per year
  • Access to our Internal Academy and Career Development
  • Career Development and Progression
  • Life Assurance with a range of other amazing benefits available through an app
  • Paternity Leave - paid at full salary for 2 weeks
  • Maternity Leave - paid at full salary for 3 months and ½ salary for a further 3 months


Our Client is a leading provider of commercial soft estate and arboriculture services across the UK working with clients in both the public and private sectors.

About the role of Senior Ecologist Role

You will be joining a small professional and friendly team working remotely from home covering all work locations and clients. Works will be for varied clients including Highways, Local Authorities, housing associations, infrastructure and private sector. As a Senior Ecologist you will be working within the Environmental Team supporting a growing business in the Surrey / Oxfordshire / Hampshire Region.

The ideal candidate must be comfortable working in a fast-paced Consultancy and be able to work on numerous projects to assist the existing bespoke team. The role will require project management of Ecological / Environmental schemes for various clients working alongside other team members, as well as some field based work including ecological surveys, asset surveys and ecological clerk of works. The role would suit a candidate with a few years industry experience looking for a rewarding role.

Responsibilities of a Senior Ecologist

Technical environmental and ecological lead on projects

Ensuring compliance with relevant legislation, planning conditions and associated documents and to help reduce risks and delays.

Supervising contractors and ensuring compliance with protected species licence requirements and environmental protection measures.

Mentoring and training of junior team members

Extended phase 1 habitat/ UKHabs surveys,

Protected species surveys

Formulation of mitigation proposals and habitat creation schemes.

Ecological Clerk of Work

Technical reports for planning submission

Biodiversity Net Gain Assessments

Ecological input into EIAs.

Experience and skills required:

Qualified with a degree in a relevant scientific or environmental discipline

Knowledge of ecology, legislation, and survey techniques and the planning process

Experience of ecological survey / environmental sector

Ecological site survey experience (protected species surveys, Preliminary Ecological Appraisal (PEA) / Phase 1 habitat surveys/UKHabs)

Level 2 Bat licenced holder- or near to achieving

Experienced in using and interpreting bat recording analysis software

Ecological Clerk of Works Experience

4 years experience of delivering projects within a commercially competitive environment

Stakeholder Engagement (such as Wildlife Trusts, Environmental Health Officers, Natural England, Heritage England, Environment Agency, Lead Local Flood Authorities etc

Data collation and interpretation experience

Good report preparation / writing skills (including technical report writing) skills

Experience of writing fee proposals, project management and client liaison.

Membership of CIEEM or equivalent

Producing Protected Species Survey Licences (particularly bat)

Have experience of people management and a willingness to mentor junior staff.

Full member of Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management or equivalent (or working towards it)

Ideally have experience in both linear infrastructure and property development projects

GIS experience

Full clean UK driving licence

Reference: 51554901

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