Career opportunity

Consultant Ecologist

Commutable to our Sheffield or Manchester office

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 for  Consultant Ecologists to join in delivering 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 as an Ecologist or an Assistant Ecologist who is now ready to advance their career and take on a role with a greater level of responsibility. 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 your technical experience across survey design and delivery, your experience of protected species mitigation and licences to manage developments and the survey phases of our projects; assisting Project Managers and working with the guidance and support of our Senior and Principal Ecologists on complex sites.

    All of our Consultants, from Graduates to Directors, represent the reputation and expertise of Ecus every day. This includes being part of key client meetings and day-to-day interactions, so we’re looking for someone who keeps the customer at the forefront of the work they do.

    In addition to this, we look for all of our Consultant Ecologists to have:

    • A competent level of mitigation knowledge for at least one protected species
    • Confidence in conducting site surveys for a range of species and habitats
    • Survey license/s for at least one protected species (e.g. GCN, Bats, Dormice, Barn owl)
    • Experience of sharing knowledge with others; either in person, by developing learning material, community education or otherwise
  • 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 for the role please send your CV to our friendly Recruitment team at

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