Principal Ecologist, Newcastle

BSG Ecology

Newcastle upon Tyne
£40,000 - £55,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: ecology

Closing date: Friday, 28th June 2024  

The Opportunity

We are looking for a motivated Principal Ecologist to join our well-established Newcastle team.

The role will involve mentoring staff, managing and technically directing a range of projects for the Newcastle office as well as working with the Directors and other Principal Ecologists company wide, as part of the Senior Management Group.

In addition to a competitive salary and 25 days annual leave, we offer benefits that include flexible working, private healthcare, company-funded social events and health and well-being benefits.

We are a 100% employee-owned company. We have taken the positive step to employee-ownership to help us to ensure that the company remains independent for the long-term and that the interests and values of the business are maintained for the benefit of current and future employees.

Why Work For BSG Ecology?

  • We are a multi-award winning, highly respected, industry leading consultancy with a strong reputation for technical ability amongst our clients and fellow professionals. We are proud to be Ecologist owned and Ecologist led.
  • All our ecologists have the opportunity to work on projects across a wide range of sectors including heritage, renewable energy, residential, leisure and minerals and with a diverse range of clients.
  • We are committed to investing in training and career development. We have a structured programme of internal training for new starters that is complemented by additional external training and mentoring.
  • Health and safety and staff wellbeing are at the forefront of everything we do. We recognise the importance of maintaining a good work life balance. We do this through careful resourcing of work, the implementation of robust TOIL policies and flexible working arrangements.
  • We have sophisticated cloud-based project management and tailored GIS systems, allowing us to work across offices and remotely.

What We Are Looking For

You will have:

  • Five - seven years applied professional experience
  • A wide range of ecological survey experience including European Protected Species licensing.
  • The ability to mentor and manage other staff, organise the team and represent the office in company wide discussions.
  • Experience of various aspects of project management, including financial management.
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of the planning system and current wildlife legislation.
  • The ability to analyse and interpret data, to provide clear and concise written advice, to technically review a variety of written outputs, and to resolve complex ecological issues.
  • The desire to promote high standards in ecology and an interest in and aptitude for business development.
  • Full membership of CIEEM (CEcol would be advantageous) and a good BSc and/or MSc in a relevant subject.

How To Apply

Please send a CV, along with a covering letter telling us about yourself and what you feel you will bring to our team, to Rowena Scott-Campbell ([email protected]) by Friday 28th June 2024.