Ecology Project Manager

RSK Biocensus part of RSK Group


Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: ecology, conservation & wildlife, environmental management

Closing date: Friday, 22nd January 2021   5 days left

Ecology Project Manager

We are recruiting an Ecology Project Manager. This is an exciting opportunity to join our dynamic and friendly team. This position can be based out of several offices around England. Currently we are home-working and this is likely to continue, and we are happy to consider home and remote working options to suit the successful applicant. The position is permanent and full time.

The role:

The role primarily involves managing ecology projects. You will often work on fast-moving and dynamic infrastructure schemes, as well as a wide range of projects from our portfolio. You will be working closely with many of our staff and will be supported by a senior project director.

The job will be office rather than field-based and may suit ecologists who wish to develop in a project management and coordination direction. There may be opportunities to get involved in survey work when required.

Key responsibilities will be:

  • Management of projects to ensure their delivery on time and in budget. 
  • Managing ecological survey work, involving our staff and extensive network of ecologist subcontractors, with input from our dedicated support team.
  • Being the main point of contact for project clients.
  • Providing input to reports, bids and tenders. 

The successful candidate will:

  • Have experience in ecological consultancy
  • Be highly organised, IT literate and experienced in using common MS office software packages.
  • Be a strong communicator
  • Be dynamic and motivated
  • Be able to work under pressure and quickly adapt to changing work requirements
  • Be conscientious and have attention to detail 


  • Experience of working on large infrastructure projects
  • Experience of managing and coordinating large teams of people working remotely

About RSK Biocensus:

  • We are a close-knit team with a strong focus on sharing expertise through internal training and professional development events. 
  • We support and develop careers ranging from technical ecology roles through to dedicated project management.
  • Our team undertakes a vast range of interesting projects for a wide range of clients covering the full range of ecological disciplines.
  • We regularly undertake international ecology work including recent surveys in Africa and across Europe.
  • Our highly supportive ecology team includes NE Bat trainers, multiple bat class licence level 3 & 4 specialists, BSBI county-recorders, FISC level 6 botanists, university lecturers and directors / trustees of nature conservation charities.
  • We regularly organise in-house specialist training including botanical field trips, bat hibernation surveys and bat mist netting.
  • Our Ecology team undertake a yearly Bioblitz and training day in addition to staff team building and training sessions.

To find out more about the Ecology team and projects follow us on Twitter @RSKEcology or take a look at our terrestrial and aquatic ecology web pages -

Salary and benefits:

  • Competitive salary based on skills and experience
  • Family friendly, flexible working opportunities
  • Choice of home-working linked to multiple office / team locations (Gloucestershire, Kent, Hertfordshire, Bristol, Coventry)
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • A flexible benefits programme including the option to buy additional holidays and private health care
  • Regular structured training and career development

For more information please email Harriet Baker, HR Business Partner at [email protected] 

We operate an open and relaxed management culture that nurtures continuous improvement and innovation. This also enables us to achieve a staff turnover rate that's consistently below the industry average. Adopting a proactive growth strategy helps us to run a sustainable and profitable business while providing new and exciting career opportunities for all.

As an entrepreneurial organisation, we encourage and foster the growth of our employees. When joining RSK, a mentor works with you to ensure you set and achieve your goals. We want to accelerate your professional development, including opportunities for a promotional fast track.

Further, retaining staff is the building block of a successful organisation. As a company, RSK wants to ensure you maintain a healthy work life balance, with many opportunities for flexible working hours, locality flexibility, social activities, and community involvement projects.

The company prides itself on providing its staff with a rewarding and challenging career, encouraging Continuous Professional Development, allowing employees to reach their full potential. Having been recently placed within the top10 UK environmental consultancies (Environmental Analyst, December 2017) and number 42 in the Sunday Times Fastrack 200 which rates the success of private companies in the UK, there has never been a more exciting time to join. 

All candidates applying for positions with RSK Group must be eligible to work in the UK/European Economic Area. 

RSK is committed to our Corporate Responsibility strategy. We seek to minimise our impact on the environment; to engage positively with the community and education groups; to provide a safe and supportive atmosphere in which to work; and to promote Corporate Responsibility throughout our supply chain.

RSK Group is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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