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About the role
BWB Consulting has an exciting opportunity for a Principal Ecologist to be based in our Nottingham, Manchester or Birmingham Office. We would also consider an ambitious Senior Ecologist looking for an exciting challenge.
We are ideally looking for an individual with at least six years of proven experience within an ecological consultancy, who can demonstrate a strong technical background.
A Natural England Class 2 Bat Licence and the ability to hold EPS licences for bats is essential. Experience in carrying out assessments for BREEAM Land Use and Ecology credits, as well as Biodiversity Net Gain, is also highly desirable.
The role will provide an opportunity for an individual to demonstrate a broad range of skills by undertaking specialist technical work, whilst working as part of a small, integrated, progressive environmental team. The majority of the role will be comprised of ecological survey work and reporting. However, it also represents an opportunity to work with the wider team to deliver growth opportunities and to build Client relationships and there will be opportunities for Business Development.
A key part of BWB’s approach is the ability to deliver a high-quality service to Clients, with cost-effective and innovative solutions to ecological issues.
Our work is varied and widespread supporting our Clients on projects both locally and throughout the UK as required and the position will involve input and management of projects across the BWB Offices.
About the team
The Ecology team sits within the Environmental Planning service line at BWB. The Ecology team is a rapidly expanding part of BWB’s environmental service offering, with involvement at all stages in the planning cycle from feasibility through to masterplanning and the discharge of conditions.
We aim to create a working environment that provides challenge, enjoyment and a real sense of satisfaction with a view to encouraging personal and professional development in all our staff.
It is a great opportunity to work within a small team at a multi-disciplinary consultancy, offering numerous opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration to provide a better service to our Clients.
The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate at least six years’ experience of working within ecological consultancy and will be expected to hold full membership of CIEEM. The successful applicant will be able to carry out a wide range of ecological surveys and will be proficient in offering practical and cost-effective solutions to Clients. A Natural England Class 2 Bat Licence and the ability to hold EPS licences for bats is essential.
Experience in undertaking assessments for BREEAM Land Use and Ecology credits and Biodiversity Net Gain is highly desirable. Experience of working on schemes dealing with Nitrogen deposition and impacts on designated sites would also be advantageous, as would experience of Public Inquiry.
As well as being able to independently undertake survey work and produce high quality written reports, the successful applicant would be expected to take responsibility for financial performance and commercial management on a wide range of projects.
We are seeking a candidate with the following qualities:
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