Principal Ecologist

Apr 21, 2018
May 18, 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Type
Senior Scientist
Principal Ecologist
Reading or Bristol
£Competitive + Benefits
Due to growth in the volume and diversity of ecological projects, our client is currently seeking an experienced ecologist work from its Reading or Bristol office. This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing business area within a multidisciplinary practice and forge close ties with internal and external clients.
Your key responsibilities/duties will include:
- The coordination and management of ecology consultancy services
- Taking a lead role in the management of projects
- Working with the existing team to manage and coordinate workloads, plan future growth and resourcing requirements
- Developing the ecology business in the external market
- Briefing and managing ecology sub-contractors technical and financial performance
- Writing bids, costing projects and undertaking technical work
- Managing the commercial elements of ecology work as well as the associated risks and opportunities
- Managing project accounts
- Taking responsibility for the direction, mentoring, training and performance management of team members
You will have:
- A degree or equivalent in ecology, conservation, earth sciences or a related topic
- Proven experience of team, project and sub-contractor management
- Demonstrable experience of managing multidisciplinary project teams
- Excellent project and financial management skills
- Good knowledge of environmental planning issues outside your own discipline
- Experience of compiling fee proposals and project budgets
- Recognition as an expert in your field
- Excellent communication and written skills with the ability to both compile and check reports
- Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Word and Excel
- Chartership or incorporated membership of your relevant professional institution
When applying for this vacancy please ensure that you attach your CV in WORD FORMAT including your full contact details and postal address. Failure to provide this information will significantly hinder our ability to assist you. For further information please contact Adam Whitney on 01256 314620 or email:
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