Principal Ecologist

Ref No. EMP404231
Location Birmingham, England
Job type Permanent
Job Status Applicants Required


Opportunities have arisen for experienced Principal Ecologists to join my clients team based in Birmingham working on a range of infrastructure and commercial projects.


Liaising with clients, partner organisations and sub-consultants concerning all areas relevant

The Job

Key work areas shall include:

Managing ecological surveys involving staff and sub consultants

Authoring and reviewing reports including EIA and HRA

Undertaking ecological mitigation design and delivery services for a range of infrastructure and commercial projects

Liaising with Regulators and planning authorities in obtaining approvals for ecology works

Liaising with clients, partner organisations and sub-consultants concerning all areas relevant to their projects

Delivering complex projects on time and managing them to budget

Preparing costed service proposals for ecology work

Effective management and mentoring of an ecology team in a multi-disciplinary consultancy environment

Business development and client relationship management

The successful candidate shall be self-motivated, confident and affable with the desire to develop as an individual and build successful working relationships with colleagues and clients.


Member of Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management

Protected species licence(s) would be advantageous, in particular experience of named ecologist on European Protected Species Mitigation Licence(s)

Appropriate BSc or equivalent qualification

MSc in a relevant environmental discipline (desirable but not essential)

Full clean UK driving licence

Required Skills and Attributes

Proficient user of MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook (and ideally ArcGIS)

Experience of field work and survey techniques

Ability to communicate effectively in written and spoken English

Capable of producing clear and concise written documents

Highly organised and able to prioritise own and others workload

Capable of working independently and effectively with in team

  • Ability to use initiative and think innovatively
  • Demonstrate attention to detail and a high level of accuracy
  • Self-motivated, reliable and dedicated individual.
  • Interest in the sustainability agenda and environmental developments in the industry.

Matchtech acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers and is part of Gattaca Plc.

Gattaca Plc provides support services to Matchtech and may assist with processing your application.

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