Principal Ecologist


    Penguin Recruitment Ltd

    Job Title: Principal Ecologist

    Salary: £40,000 – £45,000

    Location: Glasgow

    We are looking for a Principal Ecologist to join a successful multi-disciplinary consultancy who have an excellent reputation in the Infrastructure & Utilities, Property & Development and Mining & Minerals industries. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone at Associate Director-level, or keen Principal Ecologist who is ready for their next step up to join one of the best Environmental Consultancies in the UK. This is a Hybrid role based in Glasgow.

    This Principal Ecologist position offers:

    • £40,000 – £45,000 per year
    • Membership of the Firm’s Group Personal Pension Plan, with Employer’s contribution of up to 5%.
    • Payment of a relevant professional subscription.
    • 24 days annual leave per year.
    • Membership to the Firm’s Private Health Care Scheme.
    • Inclusion in the Firm’s Critical Illness Cover Policy.
    • Inclusion in the Firm’s Life Assurance Policy, insuring you 3 times your annual salary.
    • Mobile Phone with inclusive tariff including personal usage.
    • Flexi-Time Working Schedule.
    • Long service awards.
    • Cycle to Work Scheme.
    • Travel Loans.

    As Principal Ecologist, your duties will include:

    • Managing ecological projects (commensurate with experience), assisting team leads with managing resource allocation and financial budgets, addressing any client feedback and ensuring effective communications on all projects.
    • Producing and overseeing the production of ecological appraisals, reports, licence applications, Ecological Impact Assessments, Habitats Regulations Assessments, EPS licences and other similar documents.
    • Experience with Biodiversity Net Gain would be advantageous.
    • Carrying out ecological surveys, where necessary, and checking that surveys are being carried out to the required standards by all staff.
    • Assist the team leads with the preparation of fee proposals.
    • We are seeking someone who has:
    • Managing ecological projects to completion and reporting to the standards required by planning authorities, Natural Resources Wales, and other similar bodies.
    • Performing the role of an Ecological Clerk of Works on construction projects.
    • Making licence applications.
    • Preparing a wide range of technical reports including Preliminary Ecological Appraisals, Ecological Impact Assessments, ES Chapters, Habitat Regulations Assessments, and other technical reports.

    You will need the following to be considered:

    • A degree in ecology or a related discipline.
    • Proven experience and knowledge of working in a professional consultancy practice with excellent commercial awareness.
    • Experience of managing ecological projects to completion and reporting to the standards required by planning authorities, Natural England and other similar bodies.
    • Hold one or more protected species licences.
    • Be a full member of CIEEM.

    If you are interested in this or other roles in ecological consultancy, please contact Lloyd Key via or call . We have many more vacancies available on our website.

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    This is a permanent role.

    Penguin Recruitment is operating as a Recruitment Agency in respect to this position.