Senior Ecologist - Staffordshire

Recruiter
W5 Resourcing Associates Ltd
Location
Staffordshire
Salary
25000 - 30000
Posted
03 Aug 2017
Closes
17 Aug 2017
Sector
General
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client, a leading Environmental Consultancy is now seeking to recruit a Senior Ecologist to be based in Staffordshire.

Essential criteria:
- Degree in Ecology or related biological science subject.
- Experience in acting as the named ecologist on EPSL (development) licences for a range of bat species.
- Excellent field skills and experienced in undertaking Phase 1 habitat surveys as well as a range of protected species surveys in addition to bats.
- Experienced report writer who applies attention to detail.
- Excellent understanding of ecological issues in the planning system.
- Experience of managing projects including tendering, client liaison and communication with Local Planning Authorities (LPAs) and Statutory Nature Conservation Organisations (e.g. Natural England).
- Driving licence.

Highly desirable skills:
- Protected species licences held for great crested newts and dormice.
- Experience of development/ mitigation licences for great crested newts, dormice and/or badgers.
- Experience of undertaking Habitats Regulations Assessments (HRAs).
- Experience of managing other staff members.
- Proven experience of business development.
- CSCS card.
- PTS rail safety qualification.

In return our client will offer a competitive salary and a generous benefits package.