Ecology and Sustainability Consultant

Eight Associates

Competitive salary

Paid • Full or Part Time • Permanent 02070430418 Stacey Cougill

Sectors: ecology, sustainability

Closing date: Friday, 24th July 2020  

Eight Associates has a unique opportunity for a confident Ecologist to be part of our amazing multi-disciplinary team, shaping the future of our ecology service.

  • Office located in London SE1 (team currently working from home)
  • Start Date: July / August 2020
  • Competitive salary offered for a full time role (flexible options will be considered)

A bit about Eight Associates:

  • Friendly, award-winning, passionate, energetic team
  • Multi-disciplinary sustainability consultancy in the built environment
  • Broad range of clients and many exciting new development projects
  • Working towards a sustainable future

A bit about the role:

  • Undertaking all aspects of ecology consultancy
  • Manage a portfolio of projects across a range of developments
  • Pragmatic approach to habitat and protected species surveys, and a mature technical report writer
  • Develop innovative nature based solutions projects with creativity and flair (more information provided at interview)

What we’re looking for:

Essential requirements:

  • Genuine enthusiasm for the natural world
  • Degree in ecological or environmental discipline
  • A minimum of 2 -3 years ecological consultancy experience
  • Full clean UK driving licence and use of own vehicle to travel to site
  • Membership of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management
  • A protected species licence, preference a bat licence (Class 2)

Knowledge or experience of the following:

  • Designing and carrying out habitat and protected species surveys for planning applications
  • Overseeing licence applications and mitigation
  • Analysing bat sonograms
  • Thorough understanding of UK and EU legislation, planning policy and best practice, including preparing Habitat Regulation Assessments
  • Understanding and application of Biodiversity Net Gain and BREEAM 2018 ecology criteria
  • Excellent organisation and project management skills, including financial aspects such as writing fee proposals and submitting invoices
  • Deliver the best possible advice for clients, with an innovative, solutions driven approach
  • Designing biodiversity offsetting solutions for bespoke projects

Person specification:

  • Knowledge of and willingness to undertake wider sustainability consultancy, which may be required at certain times of the year
  • Willingness to build networks, relationships with clients, stakeholders and design teams, presenting information to groups of professionals
  • Working within the Eight Team to provide a ‘can do’ approach to consultancy

Eight Associates is a friendly, award winning, sustainability consultancy providing expertise and solutions for building owners and design and construction professionals that add intrinsic and commercial value to the built environment - we want you to be a part of that.

If you are an experienced ecologist with the drive and ambition to use your expertise and networking skills in a growing ecology service and would like to know more about joining our team, please get in touch.

Please send your CV and covering letter in PDF format to with subject line ‘Ecology Consultant Role – June 2020’ quoting your start date availability and salary expectations. Please also check out our website for more information:

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