Career opportunity

Senior Ecologist – Milton Keynes / Basingstoke

South East

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced, Senior Ecologist to join a passionate team delivering projects to a wide range of clients across the UK.  We are keen to recruit a self-motivated individual who is looking to grow themselves and be given the opportunity to help build our Milton Keynes or Basingstoke offices.

You will support the regional ecology teams on the leadership of a range of project types and sizes, including major rail and infrastructure, urban regeneration and environmental enhancement schemes.

Reporting to the Principal Ecologist in Milton Keynes or Technical Director for Ecology (Basingstoke), you will be supporting a team in the delivery of a complete range of ecological projects to our wide-ranging client base across the region.

We will consider applicants with a wide range of experience, but a proven track record in UK based ecology with a minimum of 6 years’ experience is highly desirable. Experience in either aquatic ecology / HRA / invertebrate/ bird survey or botany would be highly desirable. General responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provision of high-level technical expertise to the business
  • Providing support to the Regional Manager with the bidding for and winning of works
  • Preparation of fee quotes and tenders
  • Supporting, leading and managing staff / teams
  • Leading / managing ecology projects (including appraisals and EcIA’s)
  • Maintaining and developing client relationships
  • Leading protected species surveys and mitigation projects
  • Introducing innovation and practices into the business
  • 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

    • Hold Protected Species Licence(s)
    • Experience of delivering EcIA’s, HRA, and Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG)
    • Experienced with Natural England, Woodland Trust, Wildlife Trust and other Statutory bodies
    • Obtaining EPS mitigation licences
    • Excellent communication, interpersonal and report writing skills
    • Relevant degree / postgraduate degree
    • Full membership of CIEEM
    • Chartered Ecologist or Environmentalist status
    • Experience with or good understanding of habitat creation and species-specific needs and requirements
    • Experience with or good understanding of biodiversity and ecological impact on design and mitigation issues on major infrastructure schemes
    • Training and mentoring of junior staff
  • 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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