Senior Ecologist, Derby


£28,000 - £35,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent 01483746500 Lindsay Dirago

Reference: LD

Sectors: ecology

Closing date: Thursday, 9th May 2019  

About the Role:

We are looking for a Senior Ecologist to win and coordinate a wide range of project tasks. You will undertake more general ecological appraisals, protected species surveys, mitigation design and construction and post-construction supervision and monitoring. You’ll be responsible for the management of your project work including your own technical assessments and reporting outputs, together with establishing and maintaining ongoing client relationships and coordinating larger project survey requirements.

Key responsibilities:

  • Assisting the Principal Ecologist by providing taking on and independently undertaking a wide range of project tasks as and when required
  • Undertaking general ecological appraisals, protected species surveys, mitigation design and construction and post-construction supervision and monitoring
  • Managing project work within the office, particularly technical assessments and reporting outputs; Establishing and the maintaining ongoing client relationships

Skills/expertise required:

  • Educated to degree level in a relevant subject
  • CIEEM membership (Associate / Full)
  • Well established ecological consultant with bat experience with at least a solid background working in ecological consultancy
  • Ability to plan and undertake habitat surveys to a high standard and to identify indicator plant species and habitat types
  • Full knowledge of UK and EU Wildlife Legislation and best practice survey techniques;
  • Full driving licence.

What we offer you:

We will provide you with a flexible, friendly and creative environment to develop your skills and challenge yourself. We support our people to innovate, collaborate and build meaningful careers. Our network of people and knowledge will expand your horizons and give you access to a variety of interesting projects.

Our employees are rewarded with competitive salaries, opportunities to invest and many other benefits including: 24 days holiday + bank holidays, Option to purchase up to 5 extra days per year, Company pension scheme, Group Disability Scheme, Share Incentive Scheme, Life Assurance, Cycle to Work Scheme, Health Screening, Employee Assistance Programme, Professional Memberships.

To apply, please send your CV to

RPS Ecology:

At RPS, our Ecology Team work on a variety of projects including resolving bat issues in individual homes to delivering all ecological surveys for large-scale complex commercial developments including Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIP). We undertake all aspects of ecological consultancy and ensure compliance with environmental regulations and statutory requirements.

RPS is a leading global professional services firm of 5,600 people. We define, design and manage projects that create shared value in a complex, urbanising and resource-scarce world.

Connecting with our global expertise we make it easy for our clients to create winning solutions for their communities and their clients. By being confidently pragmatic we solve problems that matter. We make complex easy.

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