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Principal Ecologist - Waterman Group

Location:North East England
Closing Date:6 October

Professional Registration/ Membership Required?Candidates should have full Membership of CIEEM and/or Chartered Ecologist status


Waterman Group plc is a leading international multi-disciplinary engineering and environmental consultancy, providing sustainable solutions to meet the planning, engineering design and project delivery needs of the property, infrastructure, energy, and environmental markets. Waterman Infrastructure & Environment, a leading multi-disciplinary environmental consultancy is looking for a Principal Ecologist to lead and develop our northern team based in Leeds and Manchester, with opportunity to work on a wide variety of projects primarily in the regeneration, property, transport and public sectors.  Whilst predominantly based in your local region, the role will include regular co-operation and inter-office working with other regional teams in line with Waterman’s ‘One Team’ culture.

Candidates for the role will be degree qualified ecologists with a demonstrable track record in consultancy.  Candidates should have:

A thorough knowledge of ecological legislation and planning policy in the UK
Ideally have experience in both linear infrastructure and property development projects
Full Membership of CIEEM and/or Chartered Ecologist status
Have more than 8 years’* experience in ecological consultancy or related sector
Have experience of people management and ability to lead and develop a team
Be able to work autonomously with excellent communication (including technical report writing) skills and an ability to prepare fee proposals
Be able to undertake ecological surveys and desk-based studies to a high standard
Have a solid understanding of conservation legislation and protected species licensing, ideally holding at least one survey/handling licence for a protected species
Understand the EIA process and have experience in undertaking Ecological Impact Assessments
Be able to provide pragmatic, commercially aware ecological advice to our portfolio of major clients
Hold a full UK driving licence
The role offers excellent career progression opportunities within a friendly and professional team that has pride in the quality of the service it delivers to its clients.

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