Senior Ecologist

Abrehart Ecology Ltd

Woodbridge, Suffolk
£30,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent [email protected]

Sectors: ecology

Closing date: Thursday, 1st July 2021  

Senior Ecologist

Location: Brandeston, Suffolk Full Time

Salary: £30,000

Closing Date: 01/07/2021

Senior Ecologist

A busy expanding ecological consultancy based in the Suffolk countryside. Established in 2002, Abrehart Ecology Ltd has developed a reputation for providing high quality ecological surveying and advisory services to statutory bodies, conservation NGOs, the utility sector, and private developers. We specialise in botanical, Phase 1 and National Vegetation Classification surveys, aquatic invertebrates and macrophyte surveys, including intertidal habitats, coastal lagoons, and mollusc ecology.

The Role

Our expanding workload means that we require a senior ecologist with a minimum of 3 years’ experience in the consultancy sector, or closely related field. Protected species knowledge is essential for this role. As a small company we envisage that the role will be fairly flexible across the range of work which we carry out, which includes standard protected species work, field work, Bat, GCN and Reptile surveys, site management and Ecological Clerk of Works. Abrehart Ecology do not do any work on the HS2 project.

In return we offer an enjoyable working environment, a chance to work on exciting and wide- ranging projects across East Anglia and the UK, in-house and external CPD opportunities and room for progression.

Key responsibilities:

  • Assisting in the planning and undertaking a variety of ecological surveys.
  • Carrying out protected species mitigation; and
  • Producing associated reports to a high standard with opportunities for writing and publishing scientific papers.

Requirements (Essential):

  • Experience of surveying for protected species and following best practice guidelines.
  • Holds a licence in GCN ( Level 1 ) and Bats (preferably Level 2)
  • Good working knowledge of mitigation principles and environmental/wildlife legislation in relation to protected and invasive species.
  • Excellent report writing and IT skills including GIS and access.
  • Minimum of BSc in Ecology or related subject.
  • A willingness to get involved in a range of other aspects of our work.
  • Ability to organise and prioritise workload to meet project deadlines; and
  • A full driving licence is essential for this role, as is a willingness to carry out surveys during unsociable hours and at times travel and stay away from home.
  • A specialism in one or more of our areas of expertise; and
  • To hold or be eligible for associate of full a CIEEM membership.

Please send a CV and cover letter, by the 1st July 2021, to Lindsey Jennings at [email protected] or post to Abrehart Ecology, The Barn, Bridge Farm, Brandeston, Suffolk, IP13 7BP confirming that you are eligible to work in the UK, identifying how you meet the capability criteria and an indication of potential start date.