Ecology Manager

Brindley Associates Ltd

Competitive and dependent upon relevant experience

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: ecology, environmental management

Closing date: Not specified, apply soon!

Brindley Associates has a great opportunity for an Ecologist who wants to be key to the impact of Ecology on Landscape Design and be part of the commercial team driving the business. 

Brindley is a well established boutique consultancy that covers all aspects Design, Ecology and Visualisation. We are a friendly team based in Edinburgh Old Town and we can offer the ideal person a competitive salary and an attractive range of benefits.

Recent changes in legislation and planning requirements have placed Ecology in an increasingly influential position within planning design teams. 

We are seeking an Ecology Manager to work within our multi-disciplinary team to further integrate recent developments in biodiversity legislation.

Key aspects of the role:

  • Manage the Ecology service including project management and client relationships
  • Embed ecological requirements to ensure a seamless consultancy service particularly with reference to NPF4 and Biodiversity Net Gain
  • Provide Ecology advice within the office to landscape architects
  • Lead the development of the ecology service and team
  • Play a key role in implementing business strategy
  • Pro-actively develop new, and maintain existing, client relationships and sub-contractor resource pool

About You

You'll have good field survey and reporting skills, be able to manage a small team and work in a multidisciplinary environment across several projects simultaneously. You'll be passionate about sustainable development and delivering BNG in a meaningful way. You'll ideally have the following:

  • CIEEM registered ecologist with PISC level 4
  • Knowledge of UK and EU legislation relating to the protection and enhancement of ecology
  • Good knowledge of the Scottish planning system, environmental legislation and BNG, particularly with respect NPF4
  • High standard of report writing skills including EIA
  • Excellent and professional client and supplier communication skills
  • Full UK driving license


  • Company pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Health & wellbeing programme
  • Private medical insurance
  • Profit sharing

If you would like to explore this exciting opportunity further please send your CV to [email protected] or, if you have any questions, give us a call on 0131 357 3657 and Laura Moore will be happy to have a chat with you.