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Senior ecologist / Principal ecologist

Job Profile

We recognise the need to incorporate an understanding of ecological systems in our services, and so we maintain a full range of ecology and biodiversity expertise in-house. Our ecology team provide vital services to external clients and other teams within Mott MacDonald, and they are growing in response to business wins. As parrt of this growth, we are keen to recruit a senior/principal-level ecologist in either Croydon or Cambridge.

For more information about our environment sector, click here. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate, and take positive steps to create an inclusive culture. This position can be offered on either a full-time or a part-time basis.

Job Description

You will lead our service delivery and development to existing internal and external clients, and help to win new business for the wider team. You will also have the opportunity and scope to develop your own specialism, offer new services across the sector, and potentially become a national player in influencing the ecology market in the UK.

Candidate Specification

  • Chartered Environmentalist or Chartered Ecologist
  • Excellent protected species knowledge and experience; ideally a holder of at least one protected species licence and of Natural England mitigation licences for at least one species within the last five years
  • Experience in leading and directing teams of field surveyors on large-scale projects
  • Excellent experience in the UK ecological consultancy market, with a strong external-facing, client-orientated approach
  • Excellent understanding of UK nature conservation legislation
  • Experience in undertaking ecological impact assessments for EIAs and Habitat Regulation Assessments
  • Excellent project and financial management experience, with a proven ability to manage teams and inputs to large infrastructure projects
  • Proven track record in winning work
  • Willingness and/or experience in managing and training junior staff
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