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Senior/Principal Ecologist / Glasgow

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Sectors Terrestrial / Aquatic Ecology & Conservation
Location Scotland (Central) - UK
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Senior Level
Deadline 31/01/2019
Company Name Wardell Armstrong LLP
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Wardell Armstrong (WA) is a successful multi-disciplinary consultancy with 12 offices throughout the UK employing approximately 500 staff. At the heart of our business lies a group of outstanding people. Working together with clients, we deliver solutions to challenging problems in Property & Development, Infrastructure & Utilities and Mining & Minerals.

The Opportunity:

This is a new position within a small office in Glasgow that the company plans to invest further in and develop.  As a result the successful candidate will play a significant role in developing a Glasgow based Ecology team with the support of the wider business.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Leading and ecological field surveys and the analysis and interpretation of survey results.
  • Assist in the development of new business, by attending networking functions, meeting prospective clients and attending workshops/seminars.
  • Preparing detailed fee quotations and tenders for ecology projects.
  • Preparing risk assessments and method statements as required.
  • Producing Preliminary Ecological Appraisals, Protected Species Survey Reports, EPS licence applications, Ecological Impact Assessments and other similar documents.
  • Designing and Implementing mitigation strategies.
  • Provide technical input and support to other internal offices and clients as required.
  • Mentoring and management of junior team members.
  • Taking responsibility for managing small – to medium-sized ecological projects including resource allocation, managing subcontractors, managing risk, quality assurance, client feedback and ensuring effective communication of any changes/modifications
  • Working closely with other members of the team including northern office ecology staff and aligned disciplines especially Planning, EIA and Landscape Design.


  • Be qualified to degree level or equivalent in ecology or a related discipline
  • Hold SNH or Natural England bat survey licence and have experience of bat European Protected Species (development) licence applications in Scotland.
  • Hold (or be working towards) a second SNH or Natural England survey licence.
  • Have a specialism in birds, terrestrial mammals, bats or herptiles.
  • Full membership of CIEEM.
  • Current CSCS and PTS accreditation is desirable.
  • Demonstrate relevant experience within ecological consultancy
  • Have sound financial awareness and budget control.
  • Demonstrate an aptitude for Business Development.
  • Have an understanding of ecological field surveys and a broad knowledge of protected species issues
  • Experience of Ecological Impact Assessment and completing Environmental Statement chapters.
  • Have experience of managing ecology led projects to completion.
  • Have a proven track record of mentoring and managing junior staff.
  • Have knowledge of habitat management requirements for key species.
  • Be familiar with ECoW roles and CEMP requirements.
  • Be self-motivated with strong communication skills.
  • Have excellent report writing skills.

Applicants must be flexible over travel and working hours, particularly during the relevant survey periods and be prepared to work away from home as projects require.

We offer: 

  • Membership of the Firm’s Group Personal Pension Plan, with Employer’s contribution of up to 5%.
  • Payment of relevant professional subscriptions.
  • 24 days annual leave per year.
  • Membership to the Firm’s Private Health Care Scheme.
  • Inclusion in the Firm’s Permanent Health Insurance Policy.
  • Inclusion in the Firm’s Life Assurance Policy given as 3 times annual salary.
  • Mobile Phone with inclusive tariff including personal usage.
  • Flexi-Time Working Schedule.
  • Long service awards.
  • Cycle to Work Scheme.
  • Travel Loans.
  • Recruitment Bounty Scheme.
  • Ongoing training, development and mentoring.

Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Closing date 31st Jan

To apply visit https://www.wardell-armstrong.com/careers/

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