Blackdown Environmental

Honiton, East Devon
Dependent on experience

Paid • Full Time • Permanent 01404891188 Adam Bratt

Sectors: ecology, conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Not specified, apply soon!

Blackdown Environmental has opportunities for enthusiastic and committed Ecologists to help deliver ecological consultancy services from our offices based in Dunkeswell (Devon) and Lichfield (Midlands). The roles include working alongside our existing small team of Ecologists to deliver and expand our services both within the Southwest and the Midlands. The successful candidate will be a good team player with excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Blackdown Environmental provides Ecological Consultancy and Environmental Contracting services to a wide variety of clients within the transport (road and rail), housing, charitable and utilities sectors. We are a wholly owned subsidiary of NBC Environment, and provide services throughout the UK.

Essential Requirements:

  • Degree in Ecology or related subject
  • At least 3 years’ experience of working within the field of ecological consultancy
  • Experience of undertaking Phase 1 habitat survey/ Preliminary Ecological Appraisal (and able to demonstrate good botanical identification), and a range of protected species surveys.
  • Holder of protected species licences.
  • Experience of performing Ecological Clerk of Works (ECoW) duties.
  • Excellent written communication skills and experience of producing high quality reports
  • Full driving licence
  • Attention to detail and methodical approach to tasks
  • Self-motivated and ability to work independently
  • Professional appearance and manner with clients
  • Ability to be involved in business development and generation of new work opportunities
  • Ability to work away from the office including overnight stays when required
  • Willingness to work evenings and early mornings when required, often at short notice
  • Willingness and ability to undertake training related to rail, highways and construction site work
  • Willingness to undertake drug and alcohol testing when required
  • Membership of CIEEM


  • Experience of applying for European Protected Species Licences (EPSLs)
  • Experience of GIS systems and mapping of ecological data
  • Experience of undertaking Ecological Impact Assessment (EcIA)
  • CSCS Card

Start date: Summer 2018

Salary: Dependent on experience
Hours of Work: Typically 9am - 5pm but regular evening and early morning working as required.
Expenses: In line with company policies
TOIL: System to be agreed

To apply: CV and covering letter to Adam Bratt

If you do not feel that you meet this criteria, please contact us to enquire about other positions available.

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