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Principal Ecologist / Leeds

Reference     (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors   Nature Conservation, Ecology, GIS
Location   England (Yorkshire & Humberside)
Town/City   Leeds
Type   Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status   Full Time
Level   Senior Level
Deadline   07/04/2021
Company Name   SWECO
Contact Name  
Website   Further Details / Applications
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To assist the Ecology Team Manager in the management of the ecology team and delivery of projects.  To take a lead role in ecology projects, assist in client care with existing clients and assist in business development with new clients.

Duties to include ecological survey and reporting, provision of ecological advice and mitigation including protected species licensing, liaison with internal/external clients and sub-contractors.  Preparation of proposals for ecological work and input into large multi-disciplinary tenders.

Project management including financial management of projects.

Training and mentoring of junior ecology staff as part of senior ecology team.

Providing ecological support on projects managed throughout the UK (when required).

Outline of role & experience:

·         Provide consultancy services in relation to ecology by undertaking both office and site-based work.

·         Prepare and undertake ecological surveys, produce reports and advise on mitigation.

·         Botanical surveys or ornithological survey experience would be extremely advantageous

·         Experience of gaining/holding NE development/mitigation licences would be advantageous.

·         Ecological input into EIA, EcIA, HRA and other detailed assessments.

·         Project management including responsibility for delivery projects on time and within budget.

·         Develop and enhance existing skills in ecology.

·         An understanding of relevant legislation and experience of liaison with statutory organisations.

·         Involvement in the provision of consultancy services to utility companies, Highways England, internal clients, developers and other clients or their representatives.

·         Assist in/undertake proposal writing.

·         Assist in general marketing on behalf of the Company and develop customer relationships.

·         Support innovation and upskilling of staff on digital survey methods and GIS systems.

Qualifications required:

·        Qualified to degree level, preferably to MSc level in a relevant environmental science

·       Membership of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (or suitably qualified to apply)

Qualities required:

·         Ability to work on own initiative and seek assistance when required

·         Ability to organise and prioritise workload to ensure that timescales are met

·         Take responsibility for personal development and enable and support the learning of others

·         Effective negotiation and persuading skills, able to manage and diffuse challenging situations

·         Project a professional image to clients and colleagues

·         Able to work collaboratively with others to form strong positive working relationships with colleagues, clients and contractors.

·         Demonstrate pride in work, through accurate timely delivery

·         Have good communication skills

·         Be well presented

·         Be well organised and systematic

Closing date: 02/04/2021

Interviews: Interviews will be arranged in April 2021 

Salary range: Competitive salary, pension, life assurance, professional subscription and 25 days holiday 

Further information: Applications must be received through the Sweco Application Portal on our website (www.sweco.co.uk/career/)

Additional Details

Contact name: Keith Ross

Contact Email: keith.ross@sweco.co.uk


Company: Sweco UK Ltd

Job title: Principal Ecologist

Contract type: Permanent

Level: Senior Level

Location: Leeds

Salary: Competitive

Hours: Full time

Company website: www.sweco.co.uk

Specific job webpage: www.sweco.co.uk/career/

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