Career opportunity

Senior Ecologist – Manchester

North West

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

  • Carrying out extended Phase 1 habitat surveys
  • Carrying out and leading protected species surveys
  • Acting as Ecological Clerk of Works, including delivering contractor toolbox talks
  • Mitigation design and implementation
  • Producing high quality ecological reports and reviewing reports as part of Ecus’ internal QA process
  • Undertaking ecological assessments and EIA
  • Preparing fee quotes and tenders
  • Managing projects from inception to completion
  • Maintaining client relationships
  • 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; road and rail infrastructure, residential and commercial land development, the utilities, regulators 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 join us bringing years of experience with you, we support all employees in achieving their next career steps. By investing heavily in our employees 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 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 us in making Ecus a successful and rapidly growing business and 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 valued and inspired to look for ways to continuously raise standards, to innovate and to work collaboratively with stakeholders across a range of exciting projects.

  • Essential / Desirable Skills and Experience

    We are looking for

    • Educated to degree level in a relevant subject
    • Full member (or eligible) of CIEEM
    • At least 6 years’ experience of working within an ecological consultancy or similar background
    • Protected species licence holder
    • Experienced at undertaking a variety of ecological / protected species surveys
    • The ability to produce accurate, high quality ecological appraisal reports
    • Experience of / named ecologist on mitigation licences
    • Experience of EIA
    • Flexibility to work away from home and during antisocial hours as / when required
    • Full driving licence
    • Experience of large infrastructure projects, specifically rail work (including PTS trained)
  • Company Benefits

    What we provide in return

    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. We invest in training and developing our employees and in the most up to date technology, ensuring we remain at the forefront of our fields.

    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.

    In return, we offer a competitive salary, and all the benefits of working for a dynamic and growing organisation including generous holidays, a training allowance, company pension contributions and employee perks scheme.

  • 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 recruitment@ecusltd.co.uk 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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Application form

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: recruitment@ecusltd.co.uk. Strictly no agencies.

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