Ecologist - London



Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Reference: 13113

Sectors: ecology

Closing date: Friday, 14th June 2019  

Ecologist - London

Passionate about ecology? Looking for an opportunity to enhance your consultancy experience in a friendly and thriving multi-disciplinary team? Are you an ambitious and capable team member…?

Ecologist in London £Excellent package 

As a consultancy of approximately 1,600 staff, we are large enough to work on high-profile schemes in the South East region including Ashford and St Peter’s Hospital, The Pirbright Institute, Brookfield residential scheme and the team has a strong track record locally - including award winning schemes such as Cliffe Pools. We also deliver smaller schemes to give you a wide variety of work across all sectors.

Our national ecology team has doubled in size over the last five years as we continue to go from strength to strength, and in 2018 we have been recognised by CIEEM with a Commendation in the Large-Scale Consultancy of the Year Award Category.

We are looking for an Ecologist to grow our South East team who has experience of projects across a diversity of sectors. You would have the confidence to liaise with clients and stakeholders and the desire to help the Team Leader manage and mentor other members of our thriving and friendly team. We are motivated to achieve continued growth so enthusiasm to support our business development strategy would be a great advantage.

Strong general technical skills are a must and the applicant should be skilled in authoring technical ecological reports and have consultancy experience of one or more of the following: Ecological Appraisal/Phase 1 and Ecological Clerk of Works. A bat licence would be highly desirable. A relevant degree, full driving licence, membership of (or eligibility to join) CIEEM and a legal entitlement to work in the UK are essential for this role.

 As experienced ecologists, we understand how ecologists think and work and have introduced ecology-specific methods to allow the team to fulfil their potential:

  • With over 60 permanent ecologists across 12 offices, we work hard to operate as one cohesive team to minimise time away from home, maximise bespoke training and support from our in-house experts regardless of location, and to allow the best people to work on the projects that interest them and deliver them to the highest standards.
  • We encourage the development of well-rounded ecologists who can talk about all stages of a project rather than a niche area. We don’t automatically pigeon-hole ecologists and instead encourage diversification of skills and the passing on of knowledge to fellow ecologists. We recently held our annual all-ecology get-together over two days where our in-house experts provided training, licensing and technology updates to help us all operate to the same standards
  • Given that all grades of ecologist complete site visits and meetings, we provide cars or car allowances to every member of the team, including for personal use.
  • Our bat handling licence incentivisation scheme thanks those ecologists who spend time and effort in achieving their licence – we know it’s not easy! And to show our support of personal development, we award a significant financial bonus to anyone achieving Chartered Environmentalist status through CIEEM.
  • We work closely with many other WYG teams, including Planners, Archaeologists, Landscape Architects, Masterplanners and Engineers. With a culture of openness, there is always someone within the business who can provide advice and support for almost any query.
  • We also have an established TOIL system which allows ecologists to manage their time to suit their specific personal needs, alongside the seasonal demands of the role.

If the timing’s not quite right for you, please do still to get in touch as we will always consider bespoke working arrangements or a deferred start date to attract good people.

WYG is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, transgender status, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

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