Career opportunity

Associate Director – Ecology

Based at our Basingstoke office, with hybrid-working options available.

Whether you are looking to progress in professional standing or you bring years of experience, we support all employees in achieving their next career steps. By investing heavily in our people and the most up to date technology, we ensure that we remain at the forefront with our competitors. Become part of our team and you’ll be working alongside technical experts who take pride in the quality of service we offer at every stage of the project lifecycle.

We are looking to appoint an Associate Director to deliver a vast range of multi-disciplinary projects; working closely with and providing value to a number of our long-term, highly respected clients.

This integral position is perfect for someone currently working at Associate Director level, or an ambitious Principal  Consultant who is now ready to advance their career. Whether you are looking to develop your own knowledge or impart your years of experience to others, you will be doing so with an award-winning environmental consultancy known for doing great work.

Ecus is committed to ensuring our employees thrive.  We are proud of our values, diversity and inclusion, and the benefits we offer. Find out more about the benefits.

  • Skills / Experience

    The skills and experience we hope to see

    You will use profound technical experience across survey design and delivery, your experience of protected species mitigation and licences manage complex client sites, our large developments, and multi-species mitigation projects.

    All of our Consultants, from Graduates to Directors, represent the reputation and expertise of Ecus every day. This role involves leading key client meetings including design team meetings, providing best practice guidance and advice to customers, and handling complex communications. Therefore, we’re looking for someone who will bring an inherent customer focus along with a applied commerciality to provide the most appropriate and greatest value solutions to our clients.

    Our lesser experienced members of the organisation look to learn from and develop their skills by working with our Associate Directors, and your role will involve providing dedicated mentorship to team members with the intention of enabling their own technical mastery. As a subject matter expert, you will also enable colleagues across the wider business an understanding and appreciation of the work you and your colleagues do via positive and proactive knowledge share activity.

    In addition to this, we look for all of our Associate Directors to be:

    • Authoritative in species mitigation and a mitigation license holder for at least one protected species with accomplished experience in mitigation for several further protected species . A bBackground in EIA is also desirable.
    •  Ideally a Survey license holder for at least one species with an authoritative level of experience in site surveys
    • Experienced in developing the skills and knowledge of others by providing focused mentorship in relation to your specialist area or providing ongoing support dedicated to the progression of another team member
    • Exemplary with writing reports and highly efficient in the quality checking of sensitive, site-critical documentation
    • Highly proficient with Microsoft packages and a champion of technological advancement, using systems and processes to improve ways of working or client delivery
  • How to Apply

    Everything you need to know to get your application started

    If you are interested in applying but don’t meet all of the criteria, we still want to hear from you!

    Regardless of whether you currently tick all of the boxes, please get in touch with any questions or make an application. If you have specific or complex requirements please make contact to see how we could support to enable your success in this role. If you think you would be a good match and can demonstrate some transferable experience, we would love to hear from you.

    To apply please complete the application form below, if you require any reasonable adjustments or have any questions contact the Recruitment team at

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