principal ecologist


We have an exciting opportunity for a self-motivated and inspirational Principal Ecologist to join our Ecology Team. Based out of our vibrant Cardiff office, mid-way between the city centre and the Bay, you will benefit from working with a multidisciplinary consultancy team, providing experienced and technical project management across both ecology-specific and multi-disciplinary projects across the country.


We are looking for a positive and solution-focussed ecologist with a relevant degree and appropriate post-graduate qualification. Proven consultancy experience and strong project management is a requirement, with a broad range of technical skills and experience in designing and leading detailed habitat and species surveys, mitigation design and Statutory Consultee negotiation. You will hold protected species survey licenses and ideally have acted as a named ecologist on mitigation licenses. Candidates with specialisms in bat ecology, botany and/or ornithology are highly desirable.


The successful candidate will also have a thorough understanding of the planning system and environmental legislation, and be a Full member of CIEEM with an intention of working towards Chartership. You should also be willing to contribute to a supportive work environment, playing a key role in the mentoring, training and line management of team members in addition to maintaining quality of output across the team.


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


The salary for this post is to be agreed based on qualifications and experience and will form part of an excellent benefits package.


All candidates should provide a full CV and portfolio to Hannah Parkin at:


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

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