Ecological Consultant

RSK Group plc

Tonbridge, Kent

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

01928 728156 Kate Pine

Sectors: ecology

Closing date: Sunday, 07 May 2017

RSK’s internationally recognised ecology team are currently recruiting a high-calibre Ecological Consultant to join our Tonbridge office. This is an excellent opportunity to work closely with our Principal Consultant as they grow the team and expand the range of projects in the south east. Whilst UK based, our team regularly support multi-national clients across the globe.

Our ecologists work as a close-knit team with a strong focus on sharing expertise through training and professional development. The successful candidate will join a supportive team that includes NE bat trainers, BSBI county-recorders, university lecturers and directors/trustees of nature conservation charities. Though we are well known for working on large infrastructure projects, we also work on a wide variety of smaller developments as well as more unusual projects for nature conservation charities and government bodies.

To find out more about the Ecology team and projects follow us on Twitter @RSKEcology.

Ecological Consultant – Tonbridge

The main responsibilities of this role will include:

  • Co-ordinating and undertaking Phase 1 habitat and protected species surveys
  • Designing and implementing mitigation strategies
  • Financial management of projects
  • Production of tenders and reports
  • Project management, report writing and delivery

Desired experience

  • Previous experience in ecological consultancy essential
  • Ecological survey experience
  • Experience in project management

Person specification

  • Relevant degree in ecology or related field
  • Great Crested Newt licence essential
  • Full driving licence
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Good team player, with the ability to work independently
  • Enthusiasm, energy and drive to develop skills and deliver projects to the highest standard
  • Report writing experience

The successful candidate will need to be prepared to travel and be happy to work away from home. Due to the nature of the work, successful candidates will need to be flexible on working hours. Additional to the usual benefits, we also offer a 4-day week in the winter to compensate for longer working hours in the summer.

Salary and benefits:

  • £Commensurate with experience
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • A flexible benefits programme including the option to buy additional holidays, childcare vouchers and private health care
  • Regular training and career development

We operate an open and relaxed management culture that nurtures continuous improvement and innovation. This also enables us to achieve a staff turnover rate that's consistently below the industry average. Adopting a proactive growth strategy helps us to run a sustainable and profitable business while providing new and exciting career opportunities for all.

As an entrepreneurial organisation, we encourage and foster the growth of our employees. When joining RSK, a mentor works with you to ensure you set and achieve your goals. We want to accelerate your professional development, including opportunities for a promotional fast track.

Further, retaining staff is the building block of a successful organisation. As a company, RSK wants to ensure you maintain a healthy work life balance, with many opportunities for flexible working hours, locality flexibility, social activities, and community involvement projects.

The company prides itself on providing its staff with a rewarding and challenging career, encouraging Continuous Professional Development, allowing employees to reach their full potential. Having been recently placed within the top10 UK environmental consultancies (Environmental Analyst, December 2015) and number 42 in the Sunday Times Fast Track 200 which rates the success of private companies in the UK, there has never been a more exciting time to join.

All candidates applying for positions with RSK Group must be eligible to work in the UK/European Economic Area. Candidates should confirm this when applying with their CV and covering letter.

For more information please call Kate Pine, HR Advisor on 01928 728156 or email

RSK is committed to our Corporate Responsibility strategy. We seek to minimise our impact on the environment; to engage positively with the community and education groups; to provide a safe and supportive atmosphere in which to work; and to promote Corporate Responsibility throughout our supply chain.

RSK Group plc is an equal opportunities employer.

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