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Protected species ecologist

Job Profile

Due to a seasonal upshift in ecological work, we are keen to engage an ecologist with protected species experience to join our team in Cambridge on a 6-month fixed-term contract basis.

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.

Job Description

You will be responsible for providing day-to-day ecological support to a range of projects within a multidisciplinary environmental team, working closely with other disciplines to ensure ecological objectives for projects are delivered successfully, within budget and to programme. You will have the opportunity to develop your own specialism and gain project management experience.

Candidate Specification

- Highly competent ecologist with good UK experience across a wide variety of survey types
- Able to undertake (with minimal supervision) most or all of the following:
  • Phase 1 (NVC level botanical skills will be an advantage)
  • Badger
  • Bat emergence
  • Great crested newts (experience of eDNA survey would be an advantage)
  • Otter
  • Water vole
- Good protected species knowledge and experience; holder of at least one protected species survey licence
- Good understanding of the development of mitigation strategies for protected species
- Experience of leading survey teams in the field
- Good experience in the UK ecological consultancy market, with an external-facing, client-orientated approach
- Thorough understanding of UK nature conservation legislation
- Associate or full member of CIEEM
- Full driving licence; willing to travel throughout the UK
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