Ecologist / Senior Ecologist

NLG Ecology

Bollington, Cheshire
Negotiable dependent upon experience

Paid • Full Time • Permanent 01625 560789 Marcella Lee-Gallon

Sectors: ecology

Closing date: Monday, 11th February 2019  

About Us

NLG Ecology are seeking Consultant Ecologists and a Senior Ecologist to join our friendly and ambitious ecology team. Established in 2008 we are based in the small town of Bollington, on the edge of the Peak District to the south of Manchester.  We are a highly regarded and successful ecological consultancy with an established presence in the utilities and rail sector across the North West and Midlands of the UK. This success has been built on the provision of pragmatic and robust ecological advice to our stable client base.


We are looking for a Senior Ecologist and two experienced Consultant Ecologists capable of undertaking and managing a variety of field surveys and mitigation schemes, report writing and communicating effectively to clients. The successful candidates will enjoy a variety of site and office work which will include Preliminary Ecological Appraisals, Phase 1 Habitat and NVC Survey, Protected Species Surveys and Mitigation, Habitat Creation, Ecological Clerk of Works and a variety of other ecological consultancy work.



  • Qualified to degree level or higher in a relevant field of Ecology, Natural Sciences or a related subject.
  • Associate  membership of CIEEM (or be eligible for)
  • Minimum three years consultancy experience, 5+ years for senior role
  • Good understanding of wildlife legislation and the planning system
  • Strong botanical field skills;
  • Protected species survey licence holder (ideally bat and/ or GCN licence holder);
  • Competent report-writer and for senior role competent project manager;
  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Excellent client liaison skills;
  • Experience of managing and mentoring junior colleagues
  • Experience of undertaking or managing Ecological Clerk of Works (ECoW) roles.
  • Full UK driving licence
  • Ability to think strategically and work with minimal supervision

Desirable for Senior Role:

  • Experience of writing ecology chapters for Environmental Statements
  • Track record of obtaining and being named ecologist on EPS mitigation licences
  • Undertaking habitat regulations assessment
  • Track record of tendering and winning work


Working with a diverse, experienced, knowledgeable, and friendly team who will support and guide you.  HR package includes; CPD training, 28 days holiday with annual increments, Lieu time accruable, life insurance, generous pension scheme.

Applications by CV and covering letter to: must be received by 4 pm on 11th February 2019. Interviews will be held during the weeks beginning 11th and 25th February 2019.

No agencies please.

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