Principal Ecologist

South Coast • £44K – £50K + Significant Bens • Ref: JSM 1150


Posted 8th February 2024

Join the Adventure: Lead Ecological Innovation and Impact  by joining this highly regarded specialist consulting firm! This is your chance to lead, grow and drive their Southampton office.

Are you ready to step into the forefront of ecological leadership and innovation? Are you passionate about driving positive change in diverse sectors like public services, water management, and sustainable development? Look no further!

My client is on the hunt for a dynamic Principal Ecologist to spearhead their ambitious team in the South of England. As a key player in this  close-knit ecology division, you'll not only lead exciting projects but also shape the future of this expanding team.



Your Mission

·         Lead with authority, providing innovative ecological advice and solutions across diverse projects.
·         Stay ahead of the curve on EU and UK environmental legislation, guiding our team to navigate complex regulations with finesse.
·         Expand and manage  the terrestrial ecology portfolio, representing the firm with pride and expertise.
·         Dive into the field when needed, leading surveys and mitigation projects like a seasoned pro.
·         Mentor and develop junior staff, fostering a culture of growth and excellence.

Why Join Us?

My client is not just about work — they’re about passion, growth, and adventure. Join a team where your projects align with your interests, and where continuous learning is not just encouraged, but celebrated. Plus, enjoy benefits like private medical insurance, mental health support, and flexible working options that prioritize your well-being.

Ready to Take the Leap?

If you're ready to embark on an exhilarating journey with this award-winning environmental consultancy, seize this opportunity! Apply now.

About Us

My client is more than just a consultancy — They're a force for environmental protection and change worldwide. Join their mission to safeguard the planet for future generations.

Rewards & Benefits

Our client offers a highly competitive salary along with a range of exciting benefits.  This is an exceptional opportunity to join an ambitious business with significant growth plans ahead.  My client offers a lot of training as well as great scope for progression and reward.  You will have significant input into the growth and development of the business. 

Even if you are cautiously looking, I would recommend a discreet conversation to find out more about the firm and the role.

Contact Us

If you are interested in finding out more about this position or similar roles and would like a discreet non-committal chat, please contact Jeremy Money (  However, if you have not received a response within with-in one working week, please assume your application has been unsuccessful this time round.  We will confidentially retain your details and inform you of any other suitable opportunities arising should you not be successful in this role.

This is one of a number of exciting positions currently available via JSM Associates.  JSM offers an extensive range of jobs in the areas of Environmental and Sustainability, including ESG, EIA and Ecology, Contaminated Land, Environmental Planning, Air Quality and Noise.

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