Principal/Senior Ecologist

Waterman Group

Leeds or Manchester

Paid • Full Time • Permanent [email protected] 02079287888 Chloe Pearse

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Sectors: ecology, conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Friday, 22nd January 2021   1 day left

Waterman Group plc is a leading international multi-disciplinary engineering and environmental consultancy, providing sustainable solutions to meet the planning, engineering design and project delivery needs of the property, infrastructure, energy, and environmental markets. Waterman Infrastructure & Environment, a leading multi-disciplinary environmental consultancy is looking for a number of roles for it's Northern Ecology team based in Leeds/Manchester. 

We are looking for a Principal/Senior Ecologist to lead and develop our northern team based in Leeds/Manchester, with opportunity to work on a wide variety of projects primarily in the regeneration, property, transport and public sectors. Whilst predominantly based in your local region, the role will include regular co-operation and inter-office working with other regional teams in line with Waterman’s ‘One Team’ culture.

Candidates for the role will be degree qualified ecologists with a demonstrable track record in consultancy. Candidates should have:

  • A thorough knowledge of ecological legislation and planning policy in the UK
  • Ideally have experience in both linear infrastructure and property development projects
  • Full Membership of CIEEM and/or Chartered Ecologist status
  • Have more than 8 years’* experience in ecological consultancy or related sector
  • Have experience of people management and ability to lead and develop a team
  • Be able to work autonomously with excellent communication (including technical report writing) skills and an ability to prepare fee proposals
  • Be able to undertake ecological surveys and desk-based studies to a high standard
  • Have a solid understanding of conservation legislation and protected species licensing, ideally holding at least one survey/handling licence for a protected species
  • Understand the EIA process and have experience in undertaking Ecological Impact Assessments
  • Be able to provide pragmatic, commercially aware ecological advice to our portfolio of major clients
  • Hold a full UK driving licence

The role offers excellent career progression opportunities within a friendly and professional team that has pride in the quality of the service it delivers to its clients.

Benefits include:

  • An opportunity to join a multi-disciplinary team in a leading consultancy
  • A comprehensive range of both ‘voluntary’ and ‘anytime’ benefits to match your lifestyle choice via our salary sacrifice scheme
  • Excellent future career opportunities

*where a level of experience is indicated, this is a guideline only and represents the amount of time we would usually expect a candidate to accumulate the requisite level of experience. This does not preclude applications from candidates with more or less experience.

To apply, please email your covering letter and CV to [email protected]

All applications will be treated in confidence.

Closing date: 22 January 2021

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