Career opportunity

Consultant Ecologist – Sheffield

Yorkshire East Midlands

This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic individual with strong consultancy experience who is looking to progress a career within an ambitious environmental consultancy.

As a Consultant Ecologist, you will play a pivotal role in the delivery of a diverse range of ecological projects across the region.  Your duties will include:

  • Provision of high-level technical expertise to the business
  • Preparation of fee quotes and tenders
  • Supporting junior staff
  • Managing ecology projects (including preliminary ecological appraisals and EcIA’s)
  • Maintaining and developing client relationships
  • Leading protected species surveys and mitigation projects
  • About Us

    Who we are and what we do

    Ecus is a leader in the environmental sector and provides services in ecology, habitat management, consenting, carbon and sustainability, arboriculture, water environment, heritage, landscape design, EIA and ISO business management services.

    With multiple regional business units and plans to extend our network even further, we have an overall aim of growing the company substantially over the coming years.

    The sectors within which Ecus operates include; transport, energy, development and construction, utilities and government. We have a number of framework agreements and long term contracts with clients across all of these sectors.

    The Ecus team has a wide range of technical expertise in environmental consulting. We seek to add to that team by recruiting professionals with relevant environmental skills who are committed to doing their best and with a track record of delivering for clients and for their colleagues.

  • Working at Ecus

    Investing in our people

    Whether you are an individual just starting your career or bringing years of experience with you, we support all employees in achieving their next career steps.  Investing heavily in our employees and the most up to date technology, we ensure 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 always looking for people who share our key values:

    1. Commitment and Excellence
    2. Accountability and partnership
    3. Challenge and Innovation 

    These are the values that support in making Ecus the business it is today.  One that is client focused and able to provide the benefits of innovation through close, productive partnerships.  This all adds up to a highly professional, forward thinking culture where people feel inspired to look for ways to improve and continuously raise standards, creating a constant drive to grow the organisation and a robust commercial mind-set.  Whilst the work at Ecus can be challenging and comes with high expectations, there is an abundance of training / mentor guidance to support you.

  • Essential / Desirable Skills and Experience

    We are looking for

    Essential Skills / Experience

    • Educated to degree level in a relevant subject
    • Associate member (or eligible) of CIEEM
    • At least 3 years’ experience of working within environmental consultancy or similar
    • Protected species licence holder (e.g. GCN, bats, dormouse)
    • Acting as Ecological Clerk of Works, including delivering contractor toolbox talks Experienced at undertaking a variety of ecological / protected species surveys
    • The ability to produce accurate, high quality ecological reports
    • Experience of EcIA
    • Flexibility to work away from home and during antisocial hours as / when required
    • Full driving licence

    Desirable Skills / Experience

    • Experience of large infrastructure projects, specifically rail work (including PTS trained)
    • Biodiversity Net Gain assessments
    • Specialism in ornithology, botany or bats
  • Company Benefits

    What we provide in return

    Ecus is an equal opportunities employer, we provide a supportive friendly working environment, offer competitive salaries, flexible working and we are proud to have gained Investors in People ‘Silver’ status.

    We offer a competitive benefits package, which includes contributory pension scheme, healthcare benefit package, professional annual membership fees paid, employee benefit scheme i.e. Cycle to Work and Perkbox and 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (pro rata for part time employees).  All applicants must demonstrate their right to work in the UK.

  • How to Apply

    Everything you need to know to get your application started

    There are two ways to apply for this role, through the application form below, or by sending your information to us via email.

    Applications can be made via email to and should include a CV and covering letter outlining the position applied for along with a portfolio (if applicable) to demonstrate your range of technical skills and experience.

    Supporting file requirements

    For CVs, covering letters and portfolios, keep the files to less than 10MB each or include a sharing download link if they exceed this size.

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If you are interested in applying for this role, please use the form below to submit an application. If you would like further information regarding this opportunity or have any questions feel free to contact us on: Strictly no agencies.

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