consultant/senior/principal ecologist

Cirencester or Cheltenham

We are seeking a talented and self-motivated ecologist at consultant, senior or principal grade to join our Cirencester or Cheltenham office. You will benefit from working with a multidisciplinary consultancy team whilst providing technical project management across a range of project sizes, types and complexities.


The ideal candidate will be positive, solution-focussed, and pragmatic, with proven consultancy experience and strong management and reporting skills necessary to deliver technical and professional project management. You will be comfortable working on small or major projects, contributing positively to their successful delivery through collaborative working, strong decision making and team work.


The successful candidate will be a confident field ecologist, with demonstrable experience of habitat and species surveys, habitat management/clerk of works role and mitigation design. Candidates who hold relevant protected species survey licenses, have experience in mitigation licensing, or have a particular expertise in bats or ornithology are encouraged to apply. Candidates with strong project management experience are also highly sought after.


You should hold a relevant degree, have a sound understanding of the current planning system and environmental legislation, have, or be eligible for membership with CIEEM, and be willing to contribute to a supportive work environment.


In addition to the right qualifications and experience you will also have excellent written and verbal communication skills and be personable, innovative and proactive. You will be able to work effectively on your own and as part of a team, and hold a full, valid UK driving licence.


We offer a very competitive benefits package.


To apply, please email your CV and a covering letter to Team EDP (, and please state your office location preference should you have one.


Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the EDP team are predominantly home working with limited access to our offices. All interviews will take place over Microsoft Teams or Zoom, and the role will be home based at present. We have adapted to this new way of working, ensuring that our team members are supported and engaged with each other over digital platforms. Site work continues as normal and we have robust Health and Safety policies and procedures in place to maintain a duty of care to all our team members.


We will be reviewing applications as they are received, with the intention to appoint as soon as possible.


EDP is an equal opportunities employer.


Tithe Barn, Barnsley Park Estate, Barnsley, Cirencester, Gloucestershire GL7 5EG

01285 740427

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