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Principal Ecologist

***Please note this job has now expired***
Contract typePermanent
Contract length
OrganisationRPS Group
SalaryExcellent Salary & Benefits Package on offer

Job details

RPS Group Plc ( is a leading international consultancy focusing on the energy resources and the built & natural environment sectors. With over 5,000 professional staff based out of offices in the UK, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, USA, Canada, the Russian Federation, United Arab Emirates, Iraq, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Papua, New Zealand and Australia, RPS also has project experience in most countries of the world.

Are you an experienced Ecologist looking to take the next step in your career…? Do you want to work in an environment where your efforts are appreciated and your talent is valued and recognised…? Would you value the opportunity to work on a diverse range of projects...? Do you want to work within a friendly, vibrant team…? If so, we have the perfect role for you!

About the Role

Your role will be to grow, manage and support an ecological team delivering masterplanning inputs, ecological appraisals, specialist surveys and studies, other protected species surveys, mitigation design and construction and post-construction supervision and monitoring. They would be responsible for the oversight and management of their technical work and outputs, together with ongoing client relationships.

The role is a technical lead role within the UK-wide team of ecologists spanning our offices in Bristol, Southampton, Oxford, Derby and Cambridge, as well as in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. 

About You

You should command respect as an ecologist and bring a proactive approach to the role.  We have a preference for a Principal Ecologist with a recognised specialist role either in ornithology or in bat ecology as the role will provide technical leadership across our in-house ecologists in that specialism.   You should also have a track record of managing a team of ecologists in a busy and dynamic consultancy environment.

About Us

RPS Group Plc is a multinational energy resources and environmental consultancy company. In this constantly changing world, organisations everywhere face challenges and complex issues that need to be overcome. RPS are dedicated to providing clients with solutions, practical advice and value added support services tailored to their needs.

With an enviable client list and the scale and diversity of projects that only a multi-disciplinary consultancy can offer, we can provide unparalleled opportunities to showcase your talents and truly develop your career.

How to Apply

To apply for this role, simply forward your CV to

RPS is an Equal Opportunities employer.

Applications received through Recruitment Agencies will not be considered.

Closing date2018-02-26