Senior/Principal Ecologist

South West, West Midlands • £35K to £46K + Exceptional Bens • Ref: JSM 11941


Posted 10th December 2019

Opportunity to join one of the most highly regarded and sought-after independent planning and landscape consultancies.  My client requires a Senior/Principal level Ecologist to join their award-winning team to work on a range of key projects as well as help support and mentor junior staff.

My client is a well-established and highly successful environmental planning consultancy with offices across England and Wales .  They have an exceptionally loyal client base and offer consultancy services across various disciplines, particularly landscape and ecology.

They have a small-team culture and deliver bespoke, creative solutions to their clients in the residential, commercial, energy and renewables sectors.

This is an exciting opportunity for a self-motivated and enthusiastic ecologist to join their Ecology Team.  Based out of their offices in Gloucestershire/Cheltenham, you will benefit from working with a multidisciplinary consultancy team and be expected to provide technical project management across a range of project sizes, types and complexities.

My client is looking for a positive and solution-focussed Ecologist at Senior or Principal level, with a relevant degree and appropriate post-graduate qualification.  Candidates should have proven consultancy and project management experience.  You should be an experienced Ecologist with a broad range of technical skills, being well versed in the scoping of detailed habitat and species surveys, ecological mitigation and design, European Protected Species Mitigation Licensing and consultation with Statutory Consultees.



Ideally You Will Have The Following

The successful candidate will also have a sound understanding of the current planning system and environmental legislation, have, or be eligible for, full membership with CIEEM and be willing to contribute to a supportive work environment, playing a key role in the mentoring, training and line management of junior team members, in addition to maintaining the quality of output across the team.

In addition to the right qualifications and experience, my client requires the person to have excellent written and verbal communication skills, be personable, innovative and proactive. Additionally, you should be able to work effectively on your own and as part of a team, and have a full, valid UK driving licence. The salary for this post is to be agreed based on qualifications and experience and will form part of an excellent benefits package, including pension; private health insurance; 30 days annual leave allowance (+ bank holidays); free lunch; and a profit share bonus scheme.

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

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If you are interested in finding out more about this position or similar roles currently 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 Planning, CSR & Sustainability, Environmental Management, Remediation & Contaminated Land, EIA and Ecology, Geotechnics, Environmental Planning, Air Quality, Noise and Vibration Landscape.

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