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Principal Ecologist

Mattinson Partnership

Posted on Oct 1, 2021 by Mattinson Partnership

Preston, Lancashire, United Kingdom
Immediate Start
£35k - £45k Annual

Job title: Principal Ecologist

Location: Manchester

Salary: 35,000 - 45,000

An opportunity for a Principal Ecologist with experience of large-scale infrastructure projects to join a supportive and dynamic environmental consultancy in the North West team for a well established SME, Environmental Consultancy. This role would suit an established Principal Consultant or a Senior with project and line management experience.

You will be a key member of the Ecology team, actively managing a wide range of work including field surveys, EIA and HRA projects for infrastructure including roads and pipelines alongside development projects on a range of scales. This role offers great work life balance within a relaxed and supportive working environment and offers great progression opportunities going forward.


As a Principal Ecologist you will:

* Manage EIA and HRA projects
* Deliver contracts on time and to budget
* Attend client and design team meetings and public consultation events
* Give well rounded advice to clients and communicate with statutory bodies, planning authorities and NGOs on wildlife issues in the planning process
* Provide input to tender and winning work


You will have:

* A Degree in ecology or relevant subject
* Full membership (or eligibility for full membership) of IEEM
* Extensive experience in covering botanical or faunal surveys, assessments, EPS licensing and mitigation design including experience within an ecological consultancy
* Extensive experience of ecological input to EIA; Experience of HRA desirable
* Excellent fieldwork, report writing, proof-reading and communication skills with 1+ EPS licence
* Excellent knowledge of UK Ecological legislation and the planning process and experience of advising clients through these processes
* A demonstrable track record of successful staff and project management
* Full driving licence

This is an exciting opportunity which offers successful candidates a chance to further your own career and expertise in a supportive and well established team. For further information on this or any other related positions do not hesitate to contact Ben Quilter on or

Reference: 1341052924

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