Career opportunity

Senior Ecological Consultant

Based near our Sheffield, Manchester or Cardiff office with hybrid working

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 experienced Ecologist to join our talented and growing team. We are looking for Senior Ecological Consultants to join us 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 Senior Ecologists, or Ecologists 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.

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  • Skills / Experience

    The skills and experience we hope to see

    You will use your extensive technical experience across survey design and delivery, your experience of protected species mitigation and licences to lead our large developments and run single 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 level of commercial understanding to provide the most appropriate and greatest value solutions to our clients.

    Our lesser experienced members of the team look to learn from, and develop skills alongside, Senior Consultants; so an ambition to mentor and guide other Ecologists will be helpful in enabling this positive knowledge share.

    In addition to this, we look for all of our Senior Ecological Consultants to be:

    • Accomplished in species mitigation and a mitigation license holder for at least one protected species
    • A Survey license holder for at least one species with an accomplished level of experience
    • Experienced in sharing knowledge with others, ideally in person whilst delivering great work
    • Excellent at writing reports and carrying out quality control on others’ reports; with the adept handling of sensitive and confidential information
    • Highly proficient with Microsoft Office packages
  • 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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