Principal/Associate Ecologist

The Environmental Dimension Partnership Ltd

Cheltenham or Cirencester, Gloucestershire

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: ecology

Closing date: Not specified, apply soon!

The Opportunity?

Are you seeking a new challenge? We are looking for a personable, innovative, and proactive Principal/Associate level ecologist to join our passionate, dynamic, and friendly team in Cheltenham or Cirencester!

Who are EDP?

The Environmental Dimension Partnership Ltd (EDP) is a highly regarded environmental planning and design consultancy with a reputation for delivering a high-quality service for our clients. We seek to create positive change; delivering optimum value for our clients; for the environment and for people. As well as seeking to make a difference at the project level, EDP offsets the personal carbon footprint of everyone within the team.

At EDP we are a diverse and inclusive workplace where every member of the team contributes and where we all individually have a role to play. Our culture (The EDP Way) is a result of our behaviours, our collaboration, how we share our perspectives and by working to this we ensure that our team can be anyone’s team. We will encourage you to share your perspective and we celebrate individuality to ensure the team is a place for all of us to belong and grow.

The Role

Benefiting from working in a multidisciplinary consultancy team, you will be responsible for project management across a range of projects varying in size, types, and complexities, providing effective technical support to your colleagues and clients alike, whilst delivering excellent client care. You will be a self-motivated, pragmatic, and solution-focused individual with proven experience in consultancy and be willing to contribute to a supportive work environment, such as through the line management and mentoring of colleagues. Technical strengths in botany, Biodiversity Net Gain, ornithology, and/or Habitats Regulations Assessment are particularly sought after.

Your Skills

You will have a relevant degree and a thorough understanding of the current planning system and environmental legislation. You will have developed a high level of technical expertise and project management experience in ecological consultancy and be a member of CIEEM. Whilst establishing a solid professional reputation in your current role, you will be aspiring to develop further your expertise within a multidisciplinary consultancy whilst strengthening your client base and commercial understanding of the business. You will be effective at working on your own and as part of a 30+ strong ecology team located across our three offices, assisting in the delivery of training, mentoring and line management of the team. A full, valid UK driving licence is essential and access to a vehicle for business use preferred.

Learning and Development:

We will always invest in our team, and we have excellent learning and development opportunities for all our team members to help you grow and develop personally and professionally. This includes an extensive internal training programme to expand knowledge of our multi-disciplinary projects and roles within these.

EDP Benefits

The salary for this post is to be agreed based on qualifications and experience and will form part of an excellent benefits package, including 5% employer pension contributions; private health insurance; life assurance; 30 days annual leave (plus Bank Holidays and birthday holiday); TOIL system; hybrid and flexible working, a profit share bonus scheme, carbon offsetting for every employee. And many more!

What do you need to do now?

To apply, please email your CV and a covering letter to Team EDP ([email protected]).

We will be reviewing applications as they are received, with the intention to appoint as soon as possible.

We are an equal opportunities employer and can also offer family friendly and flexible working arrangements.