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Senior Ecologist

Contract typePermanent
Contract length
OrganisationE3 Ecology Ltd
LocationNorthumberland
SalaryGenerous salary and benefits package
HoursPart time around 25 hours/week. Full time 40 hours/week

Job details

E3 Ecology Ltd is a specialist rural based ecological consultancy providing survey and research for business, the public sector and NGOs in the north east of England. The team regularly works for developers providing nature conservation input into multi-disciplinary teams for the production of EIAs and planning applications.  Most of our work is within a 2 hour drive time, so nights away are infrequent and we have exceptional local knowledge.  

The company is based in a new, purpose built office in stunning countryside, in an area where property and an excellent standard of living is very affordable.  The friendly and welcoming team includes two directors, two associate directors, senior ecologists, ecologists, graduate ecologists and account/office manager.  The office is just a few miles from the attractive market town of Hexham, with a wide range of facilities and good public transport links.

Work includes desktop studies, field survey, reporting, ecological impact assessment, design of mitigation, management plan production, Habitat Regulations Assessment, and evidence at Public Inquiry.   We work on a variety of sites from house extensions to large scale housing and commercial developments, quarries, road schemes, windfarms etc.  We have a team of in-house specialist ecologists including botanists, ornithologists, fresh water ecologists, an invertebrate specialist and licensed surveyors for bats (including low impact, harp trapping, mist netting and use of acoustic lures), great crested newts, white-clawed crayfish, barn owl, bird ringing, fresh water pearl mussel, fresh water invertebrate and trained electro-fishing surveyor, arborist and licenced tree climbers for aerial bat surveys. 

Both Full and Part Time Senior Consultants required.

Full Time:

  • Project and team management;
  • Generalist field work plus specialist field skills particularly newts and/or bats;
  • Newt & at least Class 2 bat licences;
  • Other licences an advantage;
  • EcIA.

Part time:

  • 25hr - 4/5 day week, hours and days can be reasonably flexible;
  • Primarily office based;
  • The post would suit an experienced consultant looking for a responsible post but with a reduced core hour work load.  Our key requirements are office based but we undertake the full range of ecological surveys so there would be abundant opportunities for field work outside core hours if this was important for you.

Both Posts have the following requirements:

  • Over 5 years consultancy experience;
  • Familiar with the full range of ecological reporting and bat and newt licensing;
  • Experienced in the planning system  and client liaison;
  • Project management and quality control;
  • Good report writing skills;
  • HRA and EIA experience a benefit;
  • Experience with GIS a benefit.

Excellent potential for promotion, and for the part-time position for extension of hours and work type over the medium and long term if desired.  You would be working alongside experts in all the key disciplines as part of a team of 16.

Generous salary and benefits package including paid overtime, profit share, pension, training budget and use of pool cars.

To apply: 

Please contact mary.martin@e3ecology.co.uk for an application form or for more information.  

Closing date2018-01-29

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