Senior Ecologist


Ilkeston, Derbyshire

Paid • Full Time • Permanent 01159302493

Sectors: ecology

Closing date: Monday, 22nd March 2021  

Our core belief is to help each team member realise their potential. Are you ready to grow? We offer an exciting, flexible, challenging, light-hearted, yet professional working environment with unparalleled opportunities to learn, competitive rates of pay, overtime and Time Off In Lieu.

Benefits including; internal training programme, external training budget, a fleet of serviced vans, childcare vouchers, cycle to work scheme, discounts on high street stores, reduced cinema tickets, social events and more!

We have bases in the East Midlands, West Midlands and Yorkshire but offer a flexible working environment which we’ve adapted following the Covid-19 pandemic. We have flexible working options considered due to the national scope of our projects

RammSanderson is recruiting a Senior Ecologist (Potentially looking to Principal Role) to work from our East Midlands office (although we can be flexible on location for the right candidate).

The successful applicant will have demonstrable skills and experience in Ecology and will meet the following requirements and desirable skills:

Job Requirements

  • Undergraduate Degree in ecology, environmental science or related biology (postgraduate qualification advantageous)
  • Full Member of CIEEM
  • Demonstrable knowledge of current relevant environmental/wildlife legislation
  • Bat Class 2 Natural England Survey Licence
  • Extensive fieldwork experience including;
  • Proven experience in the field; principally in regard to Bats, Great Crested Newts and Habitats
  • Competent Phase 1 Habitat surveyor with FISC Level 3 (or equivalent demonstrable experience)
  • Capable of managing large projects which requires multiple technical inputs
  • Confident analysis and reporting ability; able to record, interpret and present scientific data for a wide range of projects and uses.
  • Written and held Protected Species Licences
  • Capable of Ecological Impact Assessment and Environmental Statement Chapter production
  • Commercially Enthusiastic; willing and confident in liaising with clients, key contacts and suppliers and able to quote and tender for new work.
  • A current full UK Driving Licence

Desirable Experiences

  • CS38 Tree Climbing certification (or willingness to undertake this training)
  • Other Protected Species Licences and experience welcomed
  • Greater botanical knowledge and technical ability
  • Ability to manage teams of Ecologists and act as a team leader
  • Experience of Habitats Regulations Assessments advantageous


  • Competitive Salary
  • Great work/life balance
  • Ability to work from anywhere
  • To join a vibrant, growing & exciting team
  • Opportunity to grow a team around you

To apply please send a covering letter and CV to [email protected] or call 0115 930 2493.

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