Senior Ecologist

Wardell Armstrong LLP


Paid • Full Time • Permanent 01782276700 Janine Davies

Sectors: ecology

Closing date: Not specified, apply soon!

Wardell Armstrong LLP is a successful multi-disciplinary consultancy. Working with our Clients we deliver added value and solutions to challenging problems. We would like to make the following appointment at our Glasgow office


The Successful Candidate will: 

  • Be qualified to degree level or equivalent in ecology or a related discipline
  • Hold SNH or Natural England bat survey licence and have experience of bat European Protected Species (development) licence applications in Scotland.
  • Hold (or be working towards) a second SNH or Natural England survey licence.
  • Have a specialism in birds, terrestrial mammals, bats or herptiles.
  • Full membership of CIEEM.
  • Current CSCS and PTS accreditation is desirable.
  • Demonstrate a minimum of 5 years’ relevant experience within ecological consultancy
  • Have sound financial awareness and budget control.
  • Demonstrate an aptitude for Business Development.
  • Have an understanding of ecological field surveys and a broad knowledge of protected species issues
  • Experience of Ecological Impact Assessment and completing Environmental Statement chapters.
  • Have experience of managing ecology led projects to completion.
  • Have a proven track record of mentoring and managing junior staff.
  • Have knowledge of habitat management requirements for key species.
  • Be familiar with ECoW roles and CEMP requirements.
  • Be self-motivated with strong communication skills.
  • Have excellent report writing skills. 


  • Leading and ecological field surveys and the analysis and interpretation of survey results.
  • Assist in the development of new business, by attending networking functions, meeting prospective clients and attending workshops/seminars.
  • Preparing detailed fee quotations and tenders for ecology projects.
  • Preparing risk assessments and method statements as required.
  • Producing Preliminary Ecological Appraisals, Protected Species Survey Reports, EPS licence applications, Ecological Impact Assessments and other similar documents.
  • Designing and Implementing mitigation strategies.
  • Provide technical input and support to other internal offices and clients as required.
  • Mentoring and management of junior team members.
  • Taking responsibility for managing small - to medium-sized ecological projects including resource allocation, managing subcontractors, managing risk, quality assurance, client feedback and ensuring effective communication of any changes/modifications
  • Working closely with other members of the team including northern office ecology staff and aligned disciplines especially Planning, EIA and Landscape Design.

Applicants must be flexible over travel and working hours, particularly during the relevant survey periods and be prepared to work away from home as projects require. Due to the nature of the work a full driving licence and a car is required.

Career Progression

We offer excellent prospects particularly if you have the experience, ambition and capability to reach the highest levels in your profession. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

We offer:

  • Membership of the Firm’s Group Personal Pension Plan, with Employer’s contribution of up to 5%;
  • Payment of relevant professional subscriptions;
  • 24 days annual leave per year;
  • Membership to the Firm’s Private Health Care Scheme currently provided by AVIVA;
  • Inclusion in the Firm’s Permanent Health Insurance Policy;
  • Inclusion in the Firm’s Life Assurance Policy given as 3 times annual salary;
  • Mobile Phone with inclusive tariff including personal usage;
  • Flexi-Time Working Schedule;
  • Long service awards;
  • Childcare Vouchers;
  • Cycle to Work Scheme;
  • Travel Loans; and
  • Recruitment Bounty Scheme.

Wardell Armstrong is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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