Principal Ecologist

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North West
£40,000 to £46,000 per annum
Carrington West
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Principal Ecologist vacancy in Manchester

Our client, a large multi-disciplinary consultancy, are looking for a Principal Ecologist to join their busy ecology team in Manchester.

For this role you would have a degree in ecology or equivalent and either be a full member of CIEEM or be eligible to be a full member. You would demonstrate your ability to undertake ecological surveys, including Phase 1 habitat surveys, site assessments for protected species, initial inspections for bats and follow-up surveys of activity, great crested newts using standard techniques as a minimum. You would have an understanding of and experience in the following: Phase 1 Habitat, NVC and other botanical surveys, designing mitigation schemes, awareness of planning process and policy. You would also have previous project/team management skills as you will be required to manage a number of projects and mentor/support more junior staff.

Within this role you would play a key part in the efficient running of the ecology team. Your day to day responsibilities would include:

�Ensure resourcing for ecological surveys are consistently achieved with clear appointed lead surveyors identified (as appropriate according to personal ecological specialisms)
�Carry out survey relevant to personal specialisms and degree of experience and seniority where required
�Interpret survey data and advise colleagues and clients clearly about implications
�Manage and co-ordinate projects to produce thorough, accurate outputs and meet deadlines efficiently
�Schedule and chair team meetings, arranging an appropriate agenda and minuting important matters
�Respond efficiently to queries for work and complete accurate and realistic fee proposals - responding to queries within 24 hours
�Set up new jobs and obtain project codes quickly and efficiently
�Provide the Ecology Team Manager with details of new projects, progress on existing jobs and deadlines and resourcing issues at brief weekly update meetings
�Deliver presentations
�Identify and capitalise on business development opportunities
�Ability to drive for meetings and surveys
�Take responsibility for personal development and maintenance of up-to-date ecological skills and development of new skills

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Please ask for Becky Simmonds when you call Carrington West for more information.

Contact Details:
Carrington West
Tel: 02393 876 017
Contact: Becky Simmonds

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