Senior Consultant - Ecologist 

Hybrid Scotland - £45,000

Are you looking for a flexible and supportive Senior Consultant Ecologist opportunity within a people-focused and innovative consultancy with a long-standing history of providing excellence to the Energy Development sector and beyond? 

If the answer to that is a yes, then this is the role and company for you!  

CleanTech Talent are acting as an employment agency for our client who are one of the most valued consultancies in Scotland spanning multiple offices, offering cross-team projects, project management development and established yet continuously developing business processes.  

You will receive guidance and technical support with specific training and mentoring in your chosen field combined with work ownership and a generous salary and benefits package. 


What will you be doing? 

You will be joining the highly respected team to support in the delivery of a variety of environmental and nature-based engineering projects.   

This will be an incredible development opportunity for an individual in their early career to work in a multi-disciplinary consultancy to continue their professional development.  


Key Responsibilities 

  • Undertaking/supporting ecology survey work  
  • Supporting or overseeing the delivery of EcIA and stand-alone ecological assessments, Preliminary Ecological Appraisals (PEAs), biodiversity strategies and other documents  
  • Authoring ecology assessment reports and technical chapters. 
  • Interest of particular plant or animal groups and appropriate field survey skills 
  • Preparing/managing protected species licence applications  
  • Preparing scopes of work and costs for input to proposals 
  • Assisting in delivery of other related environmental assessments, commensurate with experience and technical understanding. 
  • Contributing to business development in the form of client meetings, networking events, conferences and seminars. 


Key Competencies 

  • Conservation-minded ecologists with a passion for wildlife and the environment working in ecology between 2 - 6 years+  
  • A degree in ecology or a related subject and post-graduation experience in ecology  
  • Experience in a range of habitat and field surveys, analysing and interpreting data and writing professional reports 
  • A good understanding of the planning process and of appropriate mitigation strategies 
  • Demonstrable team and independent working skills 
  • Membership of CIEEM 
  • Hold a UK driving licence, be prepared to travel to different sites and to work ecology survey hours. 


What’s in it for you 

  • Salary up to £45,000 depending on experience 
  • Annual salary reviews  
  • Support from a consultancy with 25 years operating in the market  
  • Investment in your training and success  
  • Full project lifecycle work across a range of environmental disciplines  
  • Hybrid working – 3 days in the office or onsite and 2 remote  
  • Established benefits of working with a dynamic and growing organisation  
  • 20 days annual leave plus 11 bank holidays, of which a proportion can be used flexibly and not on set bank holiday days 
  • Training allowance annually – bespoke to you and your development needs – internal and external resources.  
  • One Professional subscription paid for each year  
  • Company Pension contribution – 8%  
  • Flexible weekly working hours promoting work-life balance – 35 hours p/w  
  • Full time / Part time considered 
  • Volunteer days for community projects  
  • Nominated charity events 
  • Group income protection  
  • Cycle to work – great rates on new bikes  
  • Year round Health & Wellbeing – Employee Assistance Program and Occupational Health, GP Service. 


What’s next? 

If you're interested in applying or would at least like to know a bit more then please apply or contact Jim Merryfield for a confidential call


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