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Principal/Senior Ecologist

***Please note this job has now expired***
Contract typePermanent
Contract length
OrganisationWaterman Group Plc
LocationLeeds, West Yorkshire
Salary
Hours

Job details

Waterman Group plc is a leading international multi-disciplinary engineering and environmental consultancy, providing sustainable solutions to meet the planning, engineering design and project delivery needs of the property, infrastructure, energy, and environmental markets. Waterman Infrastructure & Environment, a leading multi-disciplinary environmental consultancy is looking for a Principal/Senior ecologist to lead and develop our northern team based in Leeds, with opportunity to work on a wide variety of projects primarily in the regeneration, property, transport and public sectors.  Whilst predominantly based in your local region, the role will include regular co-operation and inter-office working with other regional teams in line with Waterman’s ‘One Team’ culture.

Candidates for the role will be degree qualified ecologists with a demonstrable track record in consultancy.  Candidates should:

 A thorough knowledge of ecological legislation and planning policy in the UK

  • Ideally have experience in both linear infrastructure and property development projects
  • Full Membership of CIEEM and/or Chartered Ecologist status
  • Have more than 6 years’* experience in ecological consultancy or related sector
  • Have experience of people management and ability to lead and develop a team
  • Be able to work autonomously with excellent communication (including technical report writing) skills and an ability to prepare fee proposals
  • Be able to undertake ecological surveys and desk-based studies to a high standard
  • Have a solid understanding of conservation legislation and protected species licensing, ideally holding at least one survey/handling licence for a protected species
  • Understand the EIA process and have experience in undertaking Ecological Impact Assessments
  • Be able to provide pragmatic, commercially aware ecological advice to our portfolio of major clients
  • Hold a full UK driving licence.

The role offers excellent career progression opportunities within a friendly and professional team that has pride in the quality of the service it delivers to its clients. 

Benefits include:

  • An opportunity to join a multi-disciplinary team in a leading consultancy
  • Flexible benefits scheme
  • Excellent future career opportunities

*where a level of experience is indicated, this is a guideline only and represents the amount of time we would usually expect a candidate to accumulate the requisite level of experience. This does not preclude applications from candidates with more or less experience.

 Please email covering letter and CV to careers@watermangroup.com

All applications will be treated in confidence.

Closing date: 31st July 2018.

 

Closing date2018-07-31

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