Senior Ecologist / Ecologist

Smeeden Foreman Limited

Scotton, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire
Dependent on experience

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

www.smeedenforeman.co.uk [email protected] 01423 863369 Catherine White

Sectors: ecology, conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Friday, 29th January 2021  


Smeeden Foreman is a multidisciplinary practice of ecologists, arborists and landscape architects based in Scotton, near Harrogate on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales. Established for over 25 years, we operate throughout the UK with work concentrated in the North and the Midlands.

We are seeking to recruit ecologists with a range of experience, to join our team.

Senior Ecologist: relevant licences for bats (level 1 and 2), along with sound knowledge of mitigation and previous successful submission of development licences for this species are preferable, though candidates working towards this level of experience will be considered. Other protected species survey licences and/or some relevant survey/mitigation experience would also be beneficial, but not essential.

Ecologist: experience in extended phase 1 habitat survey and report writing would be an advantage, together with any protected species survey/mitigation experience.

Other desired attributes or working towards:

  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Knowledge of wildlife legislation and the planning process
  • Experience of project management and preparing fee quotes
  • Bachelors or Masters degree in a related discipline
  • Good computer skills

Full UK driving licence and car ownership/access is essential for both positions.

The range of work undertaken includes extended phase 1 habitat and protected species survey, formulation of mitigation proposals and habitat creation schemes. We are currently supervising projects under EPS licences for bats and great crested newts. Generally our outputs are in the form of technical reports for planning submission, but we also provide input to BREEAM Assessments, Biodiversity Net Gain Assessments and EIAs. We work on a wide range of project types from industrial, business/retail parks, and residential developments to community projects and private dwellings.

We offer flexible working hours, a TOIL scheme, 25 days holiday per year (based on full time working), paid membership of CIEEM and a friendly office environment.

Please apply with a covering letter and CV, including your current salary and salary expectations.

www.smeedenforeman.co.uk;ย [email protected]; 01423863369; Catherine White or Katie Lawrence

Closing date: 29th January 2021

For an informal chat about the position please contact Catherine or Katie.


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