Principal Ecologist in South Wales

Principal Ecologist in South Wales

Lead Ecologist for specialist practice in Wales, part of a fully independent ecological consultancy.

Salary:upto £45K + Benefits
Job type:Permanent, Full-time
Contact:Mark Vidler01747445079


Reporting to the Managing Director, the Principal Ecologist will manage and develop the Ecological Consultancy Team in Wales, including the provision of expert advice and business development.


  • Managing and developing a team of ecological consultants including trainees and experienced ecologists
  • Developing and delivering a training programme for each ecological consultant as required
  • Coordinating and delivering consultancy services (written and verbal advice), including the attendance at meetings as required
  • Providing a high level of technical expertise and support across the practice including the preparation and submission of mitigation licence applications and ecological impact assessments including EcIA and HRA
  • Responsibility for the processes and procedures of the Ecological Consultancy Team, ensuring process documents are kept up to date as required by the Quality Management System
  • Preparing, reviewing and issuing quotations, tenders and bids
  • Actively seeking to win new business and retain existing clients
  • Assisting the Director(s) and Office Manager in the management, development and growth of the practice including contributing to the strategic direction of the company and other business plans.

Requirements – Essential

  • Excellent client engagement and communication skills
  • Proven experience of managing and mentoring teams
  • Pragmatic and technically minded
  • Possession of at least two EPS survey licences
  • Excellent written communication skills with the ability to produce meticulous and accurate technical reports including EPSL applications, EcIA chapters and Habitat Regulation Assessments
  • Proven experience of obtaining EPS mitigation licences in both England and Wales
  • Proven track record of developing new business
  • Knowledge and experience of health and safety issues and risk assessments
  • Demonstrable ability to liaise and work with people at all levels including clients, government bodies and team members
  • In depth knowledge and experience of health, safety, environment and quality management issues
  • Relevant degree
  • Full membership of CIEEM and/or CIEMA
  • Eligibility to work permanently within the UK
  • Full UK driving license with access to own car for business use
  • Ability to work flexibly as required to cover surveys etc outside of normal working hours

Requirements – Desirable

  • Experience of preparing proof of evidence and/or involvement in public hearings in relation to ecology
  • Additional EPS survey licences
  • Relevant postgraduate degree
  • Chartered Ecologist or Environmentalist status via an approved professional body
  • Financial awareness with the ability to manage budgets

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