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Principal/Senior Ecologist

  • Job reference: BBBH4246
  • Location: West Yorkshire
  • Salary: Attractive Package
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Job type: Permanent
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Our client is one of UK's most experienced company in environmental consultancy, property and buildings, power and energy, highways, roads and rail infrastructure, urban and regional planning.

Based in Leeds, we are currently seeking a Principle/Senior Ecologist to join their environmental team. This is an exciting opportunity for the chosen candidate to work within a dynamic, multi-disciplinary team on a wide range of high profile projects.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Lead and develop our northern team based in Leeds, with opportunity to work on a wide variety of projects primarily in the regeneration, property, transport and public sectors
  • The role will include regular co-operation and inter-office working with other regional teams in line with the companies 'One Team' culture

Skills and Requirements:

  • Degree qualified ecologists with a demonstrable track record in consultancy
  • A thorough knowledge of ecological legislation and planning policy in the UK
  • Ideally have experience in both linear infrastructure and property development projects
  • Full Membership of CIEEM and/or Chartered Ecologist status
  • Have more than 6 years' experience in ecological consultancy or related sector
  • Have experience of people management and ability to lead and develop a team
  • Be able to work autonomously with excellent communication (including technical report writing) skills and an ability to prepare fee proposals
  • Be able to undertake ecological surveys and desk-based studies to a high standard
  • Have a solid understanding of conservation legislation and protected species licensing, ideally holding at least one survey/handling licence for a protected species
  • Understand the EIA process and have experience in undertaking Ecological Impact Assessments
  • Be able to provide pragmatic, commercially aware ecological advice to our portfolio of major clients
  • Hold a full UK driving licence


  • The benefits include a highly competitive salary according to skills and experience, together with the ability to salary sacrifice on a wide range of benefits that meet your personal lifestyle choices
  • The role offers excellent career progression opportunities within a friendly and professional team that is proud of the quality of the service it delivers to its clients, and a clear vision for innovation
  • Flexible benefits scheme

If interested, please get in touch via contact details provided or click "Apply" to forward an up to date copy of your CV and ideally with a cover letter.

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