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Advertiser: Vertical Recruitment

Job Title: Consultant Ecologist
Location:Carlisle, Cumbria, England
Rate:£25K.0000 to £30K. Per Year    Benefits: benefits
Description: Vertical Recruitment have an opportunity for a Consultant level Ecologist within our clients' Ecology team, based in their Carlisle office.
Ideally, you will be an Ecologist who is a Full member of IEEM, IEMA or other recognised professional body, or who has made significant progress toward this achievement.
You will have experience of carrying out Phase 1 and extended habitat surveys; negotiating and applying for environmental consents and licensing in relation to gaining planning permission for development sites and ideally have site supervision experience as an ECoW.
You will be part of the growing Ecology team in Cumbria which sits within our clients' UK-wide Environment sector.

o You will be responsible for the advice, information and assistance on a range of ecological issues directly to clients or through the commissioning of appropriate consultants as sub-contractors;
o You will provide advice to colleagues on developments, key contacts and technical aspects of work in the development sector.
o There will be a need for business development, including identifying and approaching existing and key potential clients in order to promote ecology services and alerting colleagues to opportunities as appropriate;
o Identification of required services, skills and the appropriate personnel to provide them, whether within or from external agencies and businesses;
o Bid support, including the development and maintenance of databases of appropriate skills and other contacts, bid templates, text, photos and case studies;
o The maintenance of databases of relevant ecological information and sources of information.
o Awareness of Project Management, including assistance with assembling project teams and subsequent management of resources, finances and procedures (eg. Business management System, CDM and/or quality control) and client management.
o Project management to ensure that ecological services generally are being delivered to the client's satisfaction - on time, within budget and to the required quality standards.
o Client liaison on individual projects as appropriate.

Essential Experience/Skills

o An appropriate degree qualification
o Full membership (or eligibility) of CIEEM
o A minimum of five years employment in ecological consultancy or other relevant work
o Experience of extended Phase 1/PEA skills to protected species-specific survey techniques, mitigation schemes and ideally EWPS licence applications.
o Excellent fieldwork and report writing skills
o Experience in the production of post-planning documents such as CEMP and EMP
o In-depth knowledge of the application of UK and relevant European environmental legislation
o Have a full clean UK driving licence.
o Enthusiasm to deliver professional services and expand this area of work

Desirable Experience/Skills

o Experience within a consultancy or similar area
o Hold EPS survey licences for species groups in particular bats, great crested newts, white-clawed crayfish
o A post-graduate degree in ecology or related field
o Team management skills
o Project management skills

o Capable of mentoring junior members of staff
o Assists Team Leader on team building

37.5 hours a week
Annual leave negotiable, but typically 25 days
The successful candidate will be encouraged to develop their career including support for obtaining further relevant professional qualifications.

Skills Required: Consultant Ecologist
Job Type: Permanent
Start Date: 27/11/2017     Duration: Permanent
Contact: Steve Slade Contact E-mail: Click
Contact Tel: 0161 669 4717 Contact Fax:
Reference: VAC-13982 Added: 25-10-2017
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