Senior Ecological Consultant

Our client is one of the UK's leading, award-winning, ecological and arboricultural consultancies. They have established an excellent reputation for providing client-focused, cost-effective advice and expertise on all ecological and arboricultural issues that occur during the planning and development process.


We are currently helping our client with their search for an experienced ecologist, at either Consultant or Senior Consultant level to lead on their ecology projects within the south. As a key member of their Ecology Team, you will undertake a wide variety of ecological field surveys and works supervision in line with your skills and experience.

In particular, you will be proficient in Extended Phase 1 Habitat Surveys / Preliminary Ecological Assessments and protected species surveys.

With support from the surrounding team, you will make sound and pragmatic assessments and ensure that advice and recommendations are communicated effectively through the writing of high-quality survey and mitigation reports and through excellent verbal communication.

As part of our client's South team, you will be home-based, ideally within the south of Hampshire / West Sussex region.

Due to the nature of the work, you will need to be prepared to work flexible and unsociable hours, for which overtime and / or time off in lieu will be available. The package will include a competitive salary (dependent on experience and skills) with the potential for performance related rewards depending upon company performance and a company pension. In addition, our client will provide you with training and learning opportunities and support you in your continuing professional development.


  • You will be managing a range of projects and undertaking field work for our client's diverse client base and, as such, a background in field-based ecology is essential.
  • You will ideally be a self-starter, with a pragmatic approach, who uses your initiative to solve problems.
  • You will be confident working in the field with a positive work ethic and have a minimum of two years' experience in a similar role.
  • You will have good interpersonal skills and be able to clearly communicate both with clients and colleagues.
  • The role requires elements of reporting and as such a keen eye for detail and competence with IT packages is important.

Holding personal protected species licences such as great crested newt and bat licences together with experience in preparing European Protected Species licence applications would be particularly advantageous.

A current CSCS card would also be a significant advantage, along with Associate member of CIEEM as a minimum.

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