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Ecologist/Senior Ecologist

Contract typePermanent
Contract lengthn/a
OrganisationHighland Ecology and Development Ltd
LocationScotland (Highlands and Islands)
Salary£24000 to £30000
Hours40 hours per week

Job details

Highland Ecology & Development wish to appoint an experienced Ecologist/Senior Ecologist to join our team of professional ecologists in our northern office, based near Inverness. The post will provide support for a range of projects, field surveys and reporting throughout the Highlands and Islands.

The successful candidate will need to be able to demonstrate a sound working knowledge of species and habitat as well as a good understanding of licensing and management in the Scottish context. Previous experience as a site ECoW would be an advantage as would licences held for EPS species.

The individual will be self motivated and be able to plan and successfully deliver fieldwork on time and budget to exacting standards for a range of clients. Experience of writing technical reports in a concise and readable style is important.

Candidates will be graduates in an appropriate discipline and have a minimum of  2 years’ experience working in a consultancy environment. You should be personable and be able to communicate well. Most importantly you should have a sense of humour and be able to build successful relationships with a range of clients. Membership of a professional body is advantageous. 

A UK driving licence is needed, as there will be travel throughout the north of Scotland and islands. There will be an element of working away from home with some antisocial hours.

We provide a supportive working environment for the right candidate and will ensure ongoing training and professional development.

This is a full time post and a salary commensurate with your experience and skills will be offered.

Reply with CV and brief covering letter to by January 13th 2019

Phone 07720741101 for an informal chat

 HED ltd is a small company with over 30 years of experience living and working in the Scottish Highlands based in the Black Isle, 20  minutes North of Inverness. We undertake a wide range of small and large scale projects from school renovations and steading conversions to wind farms and sub-station construction.

We provide environmental and ecological advice and practical support to help deliver development projects successfully.  If required we undertake protected species survey to ensure compliance with current legislation and advise clients on mitigation and the need for species licensing.

We work closely with the licensing agencies and negotiate with them to find practical cost effective solutions. In addition, we can ensure compliance by contractors and sub-contractors on the ground with any licensing or planning conditions that may be applied by for example SNH, SEPA or the Planning Authority.

Within our team we have a Chartered Forester, Chartered Environmentalist and members of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management. We provide a professional service working to industry best practice. See our website for further information. 

Closing date2019-02-03