Principal Ecologist

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South East, South West
Bristol city centre
£38,000 to £40,000 per annum
Carrington West
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Ecological advice is an important part of my clients service offering. The Ecology team works closely with other environmental specialists, collaborating on multi-disciplinary projects to deliver relevant, pragmatic consultancy support that adds value for clients and communities.
The team provides advice that shapes land development and regeneration projects, supporting large mixed-use schemes primarily in the residential, infrastructure and energy markets. The companies established reputation in supporting nationally significant infrastructure projects is such that thier team is now also increasingly involved in shaping and preparing Development Consent Orders.
Due to growth in the volume and diversity of projects, we are currently seeking to recruit an experienced Ecological Consultant. This is an exciting opportunity to develop your career and join a thriving team within our multidisciplinary practice.
This position can be based at either our Bristol or Reading office.
Key responsibilities:
�Co-ordination and management of ecology consultancy services.
�Take a lead role in the management of projects including; managing commercial risk, project accounts and resource management.
�Technical review and approval of sub-contractor reports.
�Work with the team to manage and coordinate workloads, plan future growth and resourcing requirements, and develop a strategy for the growth of the ecology business across the company.
�Developing the ecology business in the external market to provide our existing and new clients with an enhanced range of services.
�Effectively brief and manage ecology sub-contractors technical and financial performance.
�Client liaison and development ecology capability within the Practice.
�Write bids, cost projects and undertake technical work to support projects as appropriate.
�Take responsibility for the direction, mentoring, training and performance management of team members.

About You
To succeed in this role, you’ll need:
�Proven experience of team, project and sub-contractor management from within a consultancy environment
�Demonstrable experience of successfully managing ecology project teams.
�Excellent project, resource and financial management skills.
�Good knowledge of environmental planning issues outside of the ecology discipline, to provide rounded consultancy advice to our clients.
�Experience of compiling fee proposals and project budgets
�Have excellent communication skills both written and verbal skills with the ability to compile and check reports.
�Degree qualified and have either Chartered or Incorporated membership of your relevant professional institution.
�Expert witness and public inquiry experience is desirable.
Ideally you’ll have experience of working on multi-disciplinary projects, but this role will also appeal to an experienced ecological consultant that would like to broaden their project experience.


Contact Details:
Carrington West
Tel: 02393 876 030
Contact: Tony Hutt

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