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Senior/Principal Consultant (ornithology) | Home-based

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Sectors Terrestrial / Aquatic Ecology & Conservation
Location Wales (North) - UK, Wales (East) - UK, Wales (West) - UK, Wales (South) - UK, Wales (Central) - UK, Scotland (North) - UK, Scotland (East) - UK, Scotland (West) - UK, Scotland (Central) - UK, England (Yorkshire & Humberside) - UK, England (North East) - UK, England (North West) - UK, England (West Midlands) - UK, England (East Midlands) - UK, England (East Anglia) - UK, England (South West) - UK, England (South East) - UK, England (South Central) - UK, England (London & Greater) - UK, Northern Ireland - UK, Scotland (South) - UK, UK - Flexible - UK
Salary Additional Information £30,000 – £45,000 pa depending on experience
Salary (Minimum)
Salary (Maximum)
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Senior Level
Company Name ADAS
Contact Name HR
Website Further Details / Applications
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Directory Entry : ADAS is the UK's largest independent provider of environmental consultancy, rural development services and policy advice.
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ADAS, part of the RSK Group is seeking a Senior/Principal Ecologist with strong Ornithological skills to join our team.  The role is permanent, flexible and home-based and will be associated with one of our regional offices.

ADAS is currently expanding our specialist ornithological team and we are keen to find an ecologist with experience in designing surveys and mitigation for small and large-scale developments, contributions to Environmental Impact Assessments and with the drive to lead the ornithology team. Our Ecology business comprises a highly skilled team focused on providing services to a wide range of clients, particularly developers, utility companies and the renewable energy and rural industries.


  • Leading on the ornithological input to key infrastructure projects of local and national significance
  • Undertaking a range of ornithological surveys including breeding bird, wintering bird and vantage point surveys
  • Data management and GIS (or equivalent) mapping
  • Undertaking other ecological surveys, such as ecological constraints surveys, Preliminary Ecological Appraisals and protected species surveys
  • Writing of technical reports such as Environmental Impact Assessments, Environmental Statements and Habitats Regulations Assessments

Person Specification:

  • Graduate level education in a relevant subject
  • Strong bird identification skills (aural and visual)
  • CIEEM Associate membership or above
  • Knowledge of ecology, legislation, and survey techniques
  • Experience of managing projects and liaising effectively with clients
  • Excellent written communication skills and be able to produce accurate technical reports
  • Knowledge and experience of Collision Risk Modelling (desirable)
  • A pro-active attitude to managing your own time, finding solutions and ensuring that work is delivered on time and to the required standards
  • A full driving licence, access to your own vehicle and be commutable to one of our offices

Salary / Benefits:

  • Paying £30,000 – £45,000 pa depending on experience
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Life assurance
  • A flexible benefits programme including the option to buy additional holidays, health cash plan and discounted gym membership
  • Regular training and career development

RSK Group are an equal opportunity employer

#rskfamily #Ecology #environmentaljobs 

About Us

Working alongside landowners, farmers, and growers since 1946, we have been providing ideas, specialist knowledge, and solutions to secure our food and enhance the environment for over 75 years.

Our aim is to help address the challenges and opportunities faced by organisations working in food production and the natural environment, and we continue to thrive by attracting innovative thinkers into our workforce.

We currently have over 400 employees delivering solutions in 60 specialist subjects, making us the UK’s largest independent provider of agricultural and environmental consultancy, rural development services, research and development, and policy advice. Whether you want to work on national or international projects, we can provide a varied career in a wide array of industries and public sector services.

ADAS is part of the RSK Group, a leading integrated environmental, engineering, and technical services business providing dynamic, multidisciplinary services to a wide range of sectors. RSK was founded in 1989 and has grown considerably since then. In fact, Environment Analyst recently highlighted RSK’s growth commenting, “Few companies in the environmental services sector can claim to be expanding at the same pace as RSK.”

RSK operates as a group of synergistic businesses with a growth strategy centred on diversification to build a resilient business that can withstand external pressures while also bringing more value to clients and opportunities to employees.

An RSK Company


  • Life Assurance
  • Annual Leave Purchase
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Discounted Gym Membership
  • Mental Health Support
  • Electric Vehicle Salary Sacrifice Scheme


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