Senior Ecologist – Leading Independent Consulting Firm

Bristol, South West • £28K - £38K + Excellent Bens • Ref: JSM 12105

Ecology, Senior Appointments

Posted 9th July 2021

Fantastic opportunity to join one of the region’s most highly regarded independent consultancies. With a reputation for a superb range of projects, a family feel culture, structured and supported career progression, flexible working arrangements and much more. This is an opportunity not to be missed.

Due to an expanding workload of innovative and interesting projects, my client is seeking an ecologist at or close to senior grade   to join their closely knit team.  This exciting position will see you joining one of the region’s premier independent, award winning Landscape and Ecology practices and be part of their exciting plans moving forward.

My client has a fantastic office close to Bristol City Centre, fitted with plenty of mod cons.  The office is a fun and relaxing environment, with ample provision for showers, secure bike storage, with car parking also available.  Staff are encouraged to work flexibly and are able to work remotely 2-3 days a week should they wish.

My client pride themselves on their diverse range of conservation and development-based projects, including education, public realm, housing, retail, as well as renewable energy schemes. They are known for high quality professional output with a strong emphasis on effective and innovative solutions in design and planning.  As part of this friendly team, you will be working alongside their in-house landscape team and environmental planners. 

In this role you can expect to rapidly develop your career through actively contributing to projects, from tendering through to completion.

You will be encouraged and supported to achieve chartership as well as provided with ongoing CPD activities.



Ideally You Will Have the Following

You will have at least six years’ experience working in the private or public sector.  You should also have a genuine interest in working in a multi-disciplinary environment, where ecologists and environmental planners work with the landscape team to deliver an integrated approach.

·        Upwards of 6 years relevant industry experience
·        Possess passion and drive
·        Strong interest in biodiversity net gain, habitat creation and habitat management
·        Member of Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management
·        Protected species licence(s) would be advantageous
·        Appropriate BSc or equivalent qualification
·        MSc in a relevant environmental discipline (desirable but not essential)
·        Full clean UK driving licence
·        Good communication skills and ability to prepare clear, concise output
·        Excellent time and task management skills
·        Experience of supporting junior staff

About this Opportunity

You will be key part of my client specialist ecology team currently seven strong.  Answering to the team leader will play a key role in managing your own projects and supervising junior staff. The role will be a blend of site and office work. You will undertake a wide range of responsibilities and have significant input into shaping the team. This opportunity will see you working on a variety of interesting and diverse projects where you will be able to develop your expertise around biodiversity net gain, habitat creation and habitat management plans.

Rewards & Benefits

My 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. 

My client offers an outstanding working environment and recognise the importance of maintaining work-life balance. Their aim is to support everyone in developing their career and have an active CPD policy. Company benefits include enrolment within the Company pension scheme, LI subscription and flexible working.  Both part-time and full-time working arrangements can be considered.

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 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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