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Senior Ecologist (Manchester)

Reference     (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors   Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location   England (North West) - UK
Salary   Salary Range : From £30,000
Type   Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status   Full Time
Level   Senior Level
Company Name   Temple Group
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Description  

Looking for an opportunity to advance your career in consultancy within a supportive environment?

As a dynamic and growing business, we are looking for self-motivated and positive-minded Senior Ecologists to join our friendly teams in one of our eight offices across the UK. The successful applicants will be involved in all areas of our work, supporting clients in vast range of different sectors. Responsibilities include co-ordinating and undertaking protected species surveys and mitigation projects, preparation of clear and comprehensive reports and guidance, advising clients of constraints and survey requirements and managing projects in a commercially efficient and cost-effective manner.

This position could provide a great opportunity to lead and deliver complex contracts and support more junior staff, draft high-quality reports and review technical work, as well as support clients and their design teams by identifying solutions to their problems. We are keen to continue to grow our business, so you will play an important part in the delivery of our business development strategy by costing and tendering for work and finding new ways for the business to diversify and thrive.

We have fixed term and permanent roles available in several of our well-appointed offices across the UK and the successful candidates will be based from one of these, however, the project-based nature of our work means that in order to successfully carry out contracts there will be a requirement for travel, overnight stays and periods of working away from home.

About Temple

Temple www.templegroup.co.uk is one of the UK’s leading independent infrastructure and property consultancies, specialising in environment, planning and sustainability.

We are a purpose and people led organisation and as a B Corp we are part of a movement committed to transforming the global economy to benefit all people, communities, and the planet https://www.bcorporation.net/

With a team comprising many recognised industry leaders, we work with inspirational clients on their organisations, on their challenges and on exciting, innovative, complex and globally relevant projects, programmes and schemes.

We provide a bespoke professional service to clients so that they can make the right decisions and achieve the best outcomes. We do this by leveraging our experience and breadth of skills alongside our insights, commitment, and ethical approach to everything we do.

To be considered for the role, you will:

  • Hold an appropriate degree qualification;
  • Have a minimum of 5 years’ relevant work experience;
  • Have excellent knowledge of UK and relevant European environmental legislation;
  • Have excellent fieldwork and report writing skills including protected species surveys, EPSM applications, ES chapters and ecological management plans;
  • Be comfortable with and have experience in attending meetings and liaising with clients, contractors, sub-contractors and third-party stakeholders;
  • Be able to critically review your own work and experience of reviewing others’ work;
  • Be competent in the survey of and mitigation for one or more of the following key protected species: bats, badgers, birds, dormice, great crested newts, reptiles, and water voles;
  • Hold an EPS and/or conservation licence for one or more of the above species groups;
  • Have up to date knowledge of, and familiarity with, survey guidance for a range of protected species;
  • Demonstrate proven project and staff management experience;
  • Have excellent organisational skills and an ability to resource work;
  • Be able to manage own workload, be proactive in managing projects and be able to delegate to and provide support to junior staff as appropriate;
  • Be proficient in customer service and able to deliver and lead training events and workshops, both internally to Temple and externally to clients and other stakeholders;
  • Hold membership of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM);
  • Be proactive, a self-starter and able to use own initiative when appropriate;
  • Have a full clean UK driving licence;
  • Be eligible to work within the UK.

Applications are particularly welcome from ecologists who have botany as a specialism and are, or could be certified at FISC level 4 or above.

Consultancy requires knowledge of project management techniques and methodologies. We expect all candidates to have a passion for project delivery, ensuring client satisfaction is achieved on time and within budget.

What’s in it for you?

  • Flexible/Hybrid working
  • Competitive salary on a scale commensurate with experience.
  • TOIL (time off in lieu) policy and flexible approach to working hours to ensure a healthy work-life balance.
  • 26 days annual leave (& bank holidays) plus an additional day for each year of service up to 29 days
  • Enhanced maternity pay;
  • Opportunities for career development;
  • Auto-enrolment pension scheme (after 3 months’ service);
  • Cycle to work scheme;
  • Socials, games nights and volunteering days through our staff engagement and development initiative;
  • Fun, friendly, and forward-thinking co-workers;
  • Fantastic training 

Equal Employment Opportunities

As an equal opportunities employer, Temple is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees. We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join Temple.

Temple is an accredited Investors in People organisation.

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