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Ecological Project Manager

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Contract typePermanent
Contract length
OrganisationMiddlemarch Environmental Ltd
Salary£35,000-45,000 plus overtime and bonus
Hours40 hours per week

Job details

Middlemarch Environmental Ltd is an integrated ecological consultancy working throughout the UK from our offices close to the centre of England at Millison’s Wood, near Allesley, Coventry.  Our strapline - creative ecological solutions - summarises our focus on biodiversity and on delivering client needs.  We aim to be the UK’s leading biodiversity consultancy, and are well on our way there with continuing growth over the last five years and turnover of £4 Million.

The company was first set up in 1989 and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Warwickshire Wildlife Trust, which is itself part of The Wildlife Trusts, the largest voluntary organisation in the UK concerned with all aspects of nature conservation and the environment. Profits from the company pass by Gift Aid to the Trust, ensuring that the commercial success of the company benefits conservation work on the ground.  The company has successfully built up its trading areas in a number of work-streams:

Development-led Ecological Survey & Assessment, including protected species work and other areas (BREEAM) where legislative protection is usually the driver for the work.

Biodiversity-led Ecological Survey & Assessment, focussed on developing or delivering Biodiversity Action Plans (BAPs) for companies, often large plcs with their own BAPs.

Biodiversity Action Plans, for clients at a corporate level, supporting The Wildlife Trusts’ Biodiversity Benchmark and Government and international policy on biodiversity.

Wetland Creation, linking ecology with hydrology to “design and build” major wetland features, and involving everything from survey through to engineering drawings, plant hire and supervision.

Major Projects, bringing together ecological survey and assessment, landscape design, Autocad, BIM2 and where appropriate site works and landscaping.

Research, developing from our links with local Universities and the many Ph.D. students that we support, to deliver contracts for Agencies as well as direct grants.

Landscaping, to provide habitat creation, restoration and management works, often flowing from survey work and landscape design previously undertaken

Where appropriate, these work-streams are integrated to offer clients a one-stop facility, from project concept though survey and design to realisation on the ground.

Are you keen to use your ecological knowledge to the full in a hands-on and varied working environment? Then this role may be just what you are looking for!

As one of the leading ecological consultancy companies in the UK, Middlemarch Environmental specialises in providing Creative Ecological Solutions.  We offer client focused, cost effective advice and expertise on all ecological issues that occur during the planning and development process.

Currently we have over 40 professional ecologists and support staff. As might be expected in a young company, there is considerable potential for personal development within the organisation, and continuing growth is planned over the next five years, particularly within our regional offices.

The Ecological Project Manager role will be based at our office in Millisons Wood, near Coventry in West Midlands, covering projects thoughout the UK.

As a key member of the Ecology Team you will undertake a wide variety of field surveys and ensure that advice and recommendations resulting from these surveys are communicated effectively to clients through written reports and verbal communication. You will be expected to act as lead Ecologist on our larger projects such as road, rail and overhead power schemes and as such have good man management and organisational skills to move projects forward from instruction to completion.

As well as a competitive salary, Middlemarch Environmental offers an exceptional bonus scheme whereby it is possible to boost your remuneration.

Holding personal protected species licences such as great crested newt and bat licences together with experience in preparing European Protected Species licence applications would be particularly advantageous.

To apply:

For a copy of the application form, skills/experience and accountabilities required for this role, please visit our website Interviews will be held week commencing 22nd January 2018 at our head office in Coventry.

Closing date2018-01-18