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Ecology Lead

Mattinson Partnership

Posted on Jun 1, 2022 by Mattinson Partnership

Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom
Consultancy
Immediate Start
£43k - £64k Annual
Full-Time
Join an established multi-disciplinary company providing diverse services and delivering lifelong benefit for communities around the world. This innovative company works determinedly with their clients to tackle a multitude of challenges in a society striving to achieve net-zero. They are experiencing a period of exponential growth and are seeking a Lead Consultant in Ecology to join their environmental team.

You will have a variety of responsibilities across the entire lifecycle of a project. As a small team anticipating rapid growth, you will have the opportunity to develop and lead your own team of specialists. The company will offer their full support to enable you to develop you and your team's capability and experience across multiple sectors. You will have the autonomy to delve into your passions and interests across a wide-ranging project and client base.

The role:

There are several locations to choose from for your office base including Manchester, Leeds, London, or Newcastle offices, but will work closely with our team in Nottingham. The role offers a combination of onshore and offshore projects and will see you leading the delivery of biodiversity and ecosystems services within the context of impact assessment, planning and consenting, and permitting and regulatory compliance. You will be involved in projects that are varied, ranging in complexity, subject areas, and sectors of industry, whether in supporting a client with transforming a manufacturing site to an entirely different use or the decommissioning of a large industrial site.

Responsibilities:

* Leading business development: identifying, pursuing and securing further opportunities for work that will deliver substantial client and community benefits
* Portfolio management of projects requiring the preparation of environmental reports for biodiversity assessments, EIA, and planning studies
* Leading technical project delivery of biodiversity values and constraints assessments, impact and offset assessments and monitoring and management services related to project approvals and natural area management
* Developing and maintaining client relationships through collaboration, advising on environmental and regulatory challenges
* Pursuing opportunities to improve your technical and non-technical skills, as well as those of the future team you could build and develop

About you

Demonstratable senior consulting experience in the following:

* 5+ years experience in ecology consulting, ecology appraisals, EIAs, and HRAs
* Ability to apply EIA Regulations, with experience in preparing approval documents to support planning and consenting
* Project experience in a range of sectors and leading project team members in the delivery of project and client outcomes
* Thorough understanding of UK and EU regulatory frameworks and policy with respect to ecology and the associated environmental approvals
* An established leader with strong interpersonal skills who can mentor other team members
* Delivery of high quality and technically robust project outcomes within set timescales and budget

If you are looking to develop your career further, please get in touch with Carmen Hatton, on or email

Reference: 1613707899

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