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Senior/Principal Ecologist

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We are seeking a Senior/Principal Ecologist 

This is an excellent opportunity to join a leading multidisciplinary consultancy, who provide a comprehensive and diverse set of professional services to a broad client base.

The Opportunity:

This is a new position within a small office in Glasgow that the company plans to invest further in and develop.  As a result the successful candidate will play a significant role in developing a Glasgow based Ecology team with the support of the wider business.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Leading and ecological field surveys and the analysis and interpretation of survey results.
  • Assist in the development of new business, by attending networking functions, meeting prospective clients and attending workshops/seminars.
  • Preparing detailed fee quotations and tenders for ecology projects.
  • Preparing risk assessments and method statements as required.
  • Producing Preliminary Ecological Appraisals, Protected Species Survey Reports, EPS licence applications, Ecological Impact Assessments and other similar documents.
  • Designing and Implementing mitigation strategies.
  • Provide technical input and support to other internal offices and clients as required.
  • Mentoring and management of junior team members.
  • Taking responsibility for managing small – to medium-sized ecological projects including resource allocation, managing subcontractors, managing risk, quality assurance, client feedback and ensuring effective communication of any changes/modifications
  • Working closely with other members of the team including northern office ecology staff and aligned disciplines especially Planning, EIA and Landscape Design.


  • Be qualified to degree level or equivalent in ecology or a related discipline
  • Hold SNH or Natural England bat survey licence and have experience of bat European Protected Species (development) licence applications in Scotland.
  • Hold (or be working towards) a second SNH or Natural England survey licence.
  • Have a specialism in birds, terrestrial mammals, bats or herptiles.
  • Full membership of CIEEM.
  • Current CSCS and PTS accreditation is desirable.
  • Demonstrate relevant experience within ecological consultancy
  • Have sound financial awareness and budget control.
  • Demonstrate an aptitude for Business Development.
  • Have an understanding of ecological field surveys and a broad knowledge of protected species issues
  • Experience of Ecological Impact Assessment and completing Environmental Statement chapters.
  • Have experience of managing ecology led projects to completion.
  • Have a proven track record of mentoring and managing junior staff.
  • Have knowledge of habitat management requirements for key species.
  • Be familiar with ECoW roles and CEMP requirements.
  • Be self-motivated with strong communication skills.
  • Have excellent report writing skills.

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