Ecologist / Senior Ecologist

PJC Consultancy

Ashford, Kent

Paid • Full or Part Time • Permanent 01233225365 Thomas Knight

Sectors: ecology

Closing date: Thursday, 20th August 2020   7 days left

A small independent consultancy based in East Sussex and Kent. PJC Consultancy are a multidisciplinary practice that deliver a wide range of high-quality ecological and environmental services across a variety of development sectors during the planning and development process. The ecology team based in Ashford, Kent are a young and rapidly expanding team of professional ecologists, and are now looking for a senior ecologist or ecologist to join us on this exciting new chapter of company growth.

Essential skills, experience and personality we are looking for in a candidate are:

  • An honours degree in ecology or closely related field;
  • Member of CIEEM;
  • Holder of protected species survey licences (level 1 and 2 bat licence and level 1 dormouse licence would be advantageous);
  • Holder of European protected species mitigation licenses (would be advantageous);
  • Experience of undertaking a range of habitat and protected species surveys including extended phase 1 habitat surveys and phase 2 protected species surveys in accordance with recognised best practice guidelines;
  • Experience in the production and review of technical reports and management plans;
  • Experience in working with mapping software tools such as QGIS or AutoCAD;
  • Confident in liaising directly with clients, local planning authorities, Natural England and subcontractors whilst demonstrating excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of European and national nature conservation legislation and UK planning policy;
  • Full current UK driving licence; and
  • Willingness to work unsociable hours particularly during the survey season.

In return, the successful candidate can expect to receive a number of benefits including:

  • Competitive salary;
  • Option to work either part-time or full-time;
  • Flexibility to work part-time from home;
  • Flexible TOIL Scheme;
  • Contributory Pension Scheme;
  • Professional development through internal and external training opportunities;
  • Payment of professional membership fees;
  • Use of company vehicle;
  • Mobile phone allowance and sustenance expenses during bat surveys;
  • A dog-friendly office (on a rota basis); and
  • The opportunity to work in a positive, friendly, relaxed working environment with a small team of passionate, good humoured and like-minded individuals.

Please apply with a covering letter and CV.

For an informal chat about the position please contact Thomas Knight.

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