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Senior Ecologist (Inverness)

Reference     (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors   Nature Conservation (Terrestrial Ecology)
Location   Scotland (North)
Type   Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status   Full Time
Level   Senior Level
Company Name   Mabbett and Associates Ltd
Contact Name  
Email   careers@mabbett.eu
Website   Further Details / Applications
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Mabbett and Associates Ltd (Mabbett), is an independent, integrated environmental, health and safety, energy consulting and engineering firm, and was established in 1996 in Glasgow, Scotland. Since then, the firm has grown to employ 37 motivated engineers, scientists and supporting professionals across the U.K., and over 35% of our staff are now shareholders in the firm. We have regional offices in: Belfast, Cardiff, Dublin, Edinburgh, Inverness and Liverpool.   Mabbett clients include industrial and commercial companies, developers and planners through to manufacturing, utilities and utilities infrastructure companies. 

Mabbett is seeking to recruit a Senior Ecologist to join our growing team. The position will be based in Inverness, Scotland and may require travel, occasional overnight stays throughout the U.K., and further afield depending on project requirements.  

A positive place to work, Mabbett aims to implement the motto ‘See a Difference’ in everything that we do. 

Qualifications and Experience Required


The ideal candidate will possess:

  • A BSc or MSc in Ecology/EIA/Environmental Planning or related discipline.
  • Membership of a relevant professional body such as CIEEM and/or be Chartered. 


  • A successful track record of winning and working on ecology and habitat survey project work in Scotland (e.g. bird surveys, bat surveys, water vole, otter, badger and other protected species identification/habitat management plan development, watching brief etc).
  • Commercial expertise and ability to develop scopes of work and budgets for proposals.
  • A thorough and practical understanding of EIA and ecology related legislation such as Habitat Regulations Appraisal (HRA), including best practice guidelines, survey methods, planning processes and environmental assessment methods.
  • An ability to deliver practical solutions taking into account commercial considerations.
  • Experience of working with CEMP/ECoW requirements.
  • Experience of management of CAR licensing.
  • Excellent report writing and client liaison skills.
  • Experience of successfully leading communications with regulators and stakeholders such as landowners, construction companies, SEPA, SNH etc. 

Personal Attributes 

The successful candidate will:

  • be self motivated with a desire and enthusiasm to be successful.
  • have excellent personal interface and communications abilities and be a team player.
  • have excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • hold ecology-related survey licences (e.g. bat, great crested newts etc).
  • have strong problem-solving skills.
  • be a ‘self-starter’.
  • be able to support project work with non-standard working hours through seasonal/ dusk and dawn work where required.
  • be proficient in GIS and Microsoft Office Professional software packages.
  • have a full U.K. driving licence and able to drive currently. 

The role offers excellent career progression opportunities within a successful and expanding team.

The selected candidate will work within a supportive and driven team, contributing to meeting Group targets for sales, successful project delivery and client satisfaction. 

Some travel is involved, for which a company pool car is available and for which a valid driving licence will be required.  Occasionally travel by air will be required, for which a valid passport and photo ID is required. 

About Mabbett

Mabbett is an Equal Opportunities Employer with a successful 22-year track record in the environmental sector and offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits programmes with growth opportunities. Mabbett supports career development to include active participation in membership of professional organisations.  

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications, experience, and position requirements. Potential candidates are requested to provide an indication of their salary expectations.

To Apply

For further information on this vacancy and/or to apply for this position in complete confidence, please send a CV and Covering Letter, identifying how your qualifications, experience and attributes match the job description above, by email to careers@mabbett.eu


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