Ecological Project Manager (Major Projects)

Middlemarch Environmental

Midlands region
£38,800 - £49,900 dependent on experience, plus paid overtime

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: ecology, conservation & wildlife, environmental management

Closing date: Monday, 24th June 2024   5 days left

Embark on an exciting career and help the UK's largest Wildlife Trust Consultancy to protect our natural environment and support nature's recovery. 


We're looking for an Ecological Project Manager to join our industry leading Major Projects team.

Over the last 30 years, the company’s ecological practice has developed a strong reputation and proven track record as a trusted, leader in its field. The Major Projects team was established to provide specialist ecological support to high-value, infrastructure-led schemes across the country.

As an Ecological Project Manager, you will be working with some of our largest clients on major projects including road, rail, energy and renewable schemes. Leading a team and often working on complex schemes with multiple protected species, you’ll act as the trusted link between Middlemarch, the client and the fieldwork team, with direct reporting to the SMT on project delivery and budgets.

In addition to overseeing the implementation of mitigation works, you’ll undertake a wide variety of field surveys and provide high-quality expert advice and recommendations to clients through written reports and verbal communication. 

As a people-focused consultancy, you’ll receive all the support you need to develop as individuals and grow your careers. We offer 24 days of annual leave (increasing with service up to a maximum of 35 at senior management level), flexible and remote working, an annual performance-related bonus, employee assistance program, Time Off in Lieu offering the opportunity for extended periods of leave and professional development, and extensive training and development support.

Middlemarch celebrates diversity and inclusivity in the workplace and is committed to providing fair and equal access to opportunities for all candidates. 


A strong background in field-based ecology is essential, with a minimum of two years’ relevant experience at a senior level. You will be confident in leading and developing project delivery teams, managing projects from tender stage to completion and client liaison. The ideal candidate will also be confident leading surveys and providing expert ecological advice.

Good interpersonal skills are essential as the role will work closely with clients and colleagues. Report writing skills and experience of working on complex projects with multiple protected species is also required.

You’ll need to be able to use Microsoft Office applications and experience with GIS or mapping software would be advantageous.

A valid CSCS card is essential. Personal protected species licences and a current SSSTS certificate would be an advantage.

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