Associate Ecology Director

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Working for a multidisciplinary consultancy providing sustainable solutions to meet the planning, engineering design and project delivery needs of the property, infrastructure, environment and energy markets. This exciting role sits within their thriving civil/structural engineering team in London Birmingham or Bristol. 

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The Associate Ecology Director/Associate Director Ecology job itself which is an exciting opportunity for you to work within a dynamic, multi-disciplinary team on a wide range of high-profile UK projects that include strategic residential and mixed-use development sites and infrastructure projects.

This consultancy involves early engagement at the due diligence or feasibility stage, with a focus on pre-planning protected species surveys, assessments and mitigation design through to post-planning works.

You will have

To be successful as Associate Ecology Director you will need be a degree qualified ecologist with a demonstrable track record in consultancy and a healthy mix of the following:

  • Have at least 10 years’ commercial consultancy experience and have Full Membership of CIEEM and/or Chartered Ecologist status.
  • Have experience of people and project management & an ability to lead and develop a local team and interface with the national team.
  • Understand the Southwest market and opportunities for growth.
  • Have a working knowledge of ecological legislation and the planning process in the UK.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of a wide range of ecological taxa, survey methods/ assessment types (including a working knowledge of Biodiversity Net Gain and Ecological Impact Assessment) and protected species licencing.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of the EIA and HRA process.
  • Experience in directing large scale survey programmes, digital data collection, and validation.
  • Experienced in financial management, business develop and marketing.
  • Ideally have experience in both linear infrastructure and property development projects.
  • Experience in a variety of planning mechanisms, including the Transport Works Order Act, Development Consent Orders, and the Town & Country Planning Acts.
  • Be able to work autonomously with excellent communication (including technical report writing) skills and an ability to prepare fee proposals/tenders.
  • Be able to provide pragmatic, commercially aware ecological advice to our portfolio of major clients.

You will get

As Associate Ecology Director you will enjoy a competitive salary of £60K-£65K according to skills and experience, together with a flexible benefits package.

As part of the package you will receive a car allowance, life assurance, employee assistance program, pension & perks, (additional voluntary benefits can be added at discounted rates).  Plus you can expect annual salary reviews, a generous holiday allowance of 26 days (rising to 31) in addition to bank holidays, & a strong training and development culture.

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19 June 2022
England, Bristol
£60K-£65K + Package

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