Consultant Ecologist – Cardiff
Ecus Ltd
4d ago

Location : Cardiff

Salary : c£24,000 £29,000 (Dependent on Experience)

About Us

Ecus is a leading multi-disciplinary consultancy with 5 offices and further development plans over the coming months. We offer an unrivaled range of technical expertise, and that’s why we need people committed to bringing their best, who deliver on their promises.

People who value different perspectives, build sustainable relationships and dare to shape the future. People who seize the experiences available to transform their world and the world around them.

Joining us, you’ll be part of a quickly expanding 85-strong team that helps businesses with a range of services covering virtually all environmental disciplines.

Working at Ecus

Whether you are an individual just starting your career or bringing years of experience with you, we support all employees in achieving their next career steps.

Investing heavily in our employees and the most up to date technology, we ensure we remain at the forefront with our competitors.

Become part of our team and you’ll be working alongside technical experts who take pride in the quality of service we offer at every stage of the project life-cycle.

We are always looking for people who share our key values :

  • Commitment and Excellence
  • Accountability and partnership
  • Challenge and Innovation
  • These are the values that support in making Ecus the business it is today. One that is client focused and able to provide the benefits of innovation through close, productive partnerships.

    This all adds up to a highly professional, forward thinking culture where people feel inspired to look for ways to improve and continuously raise standards, creating a constant drive to grow the organisation and a robust commercial mind-set.

    Whilst the work at Ecus can be challenging and comes with high expectations, there is an abundance of training / mentor guidance to support you.

    About the role

    This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Consultant Ecologist to join an enthusiastic team delivering projects to a wide range of clients across the UK.

    Located at our new Central Cardiff Office, you will support on a range of types and sizes of projects, including major infrastructure, urban regeneration and environmental enhancement schemes.

    Reporting to the Technical Director of Ecology and Regional Director for the South West and South Wales, you will be working in a team in the delivery of a complete range of ecological projects to our wide ranging client base throughout the UK.

    We will consider applicants with a wide range of experience but a proven track record in UK based ecology with a minimum of 4 years’ experience is highly desirable.

    General Responsibilities

  • Carrying out extended Phase 1 habitat surveys
  • Carrying out and leading protected species surveys
  • Acting as Ecological Clerk of Works, including delivering contractor toolbox talks
  • Mitigation design and implementation
  • Producing high quality ecological reports
  • Undertaking ecological assessments and EIA
  • Preparing fee quotes and tenders
  • Managing small projects from inception to completion
  • Maintaining client relationships
  • Essential Skills / Experience

  • Educated to degree level in a relevant subject
  • At least Associate level membership of CIEEM
  • At least 4 years’ experience of working within an ecological consultancy or similar background
  • Experienced at undertaking a variety of ecological / protected species surveys
  • The ability to produce accurate, high quality ecological appraisal reports
  • Desirable Skills / Experience

  • Protected species licence holder
  • Experience of / named ecologist on mitigation licences
  • Experience of EIA
  • Flexibility to work away from home and during antisocial hours as / when required
  • Full driving licence
  • Experience of large infrastructure projects, specifically rail work (including PTS trained)
  • Benefits

    In return, we offer a competitive salary, and all the benefits of working for a dynamic and growing organisation including generous holidays, company pension and employee perks scheme.

    With over 30 years of history, Ecus sectors include EIA, ecology, landscape, heritage, geo-environmental and water consultancy, along with environmental management and training, offering an unrivaled range of technical expertise and accredited services.

    Proud of our innovative nature, customer focus and drive to continually improve, we put people at the heart of what we do, employing more than 80 people throughout a network of 5 regional offices.

    Applications should be made via email including CV and covering letter.

    If you would like further information regarding this opportunity or have any question feel free to contact us on : recruitment

  • We do not accept CVs from third parties / agencies, and any applications received will be treated as the property of Ecus Ltd.

    We will not be liable for any fees related to unsolicited CVs received.

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