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Principal Ecologist
Cambridge, Cardiff, Derby, Southampton

Position: Principal Ecologist
Based: Cardiff, Derby or Cambridge
Type: Full Time, Permanent

The Position:

RPS is looking for a Principal Ecologist to grow, manage and support the ecological team in Cardiff delivering master planning inputs, ecological appraisals, ornithological surveys and studies, other protected species surveys, mitigation design and construction and post-construction supervision and monitoring.
Key Responsibilities:
Team Recruitment and Leadership
Generating and effectively managing new business
Project managing a wide and varied workload and supervising field staff and survey effort
Undertaking site surveys
Liaising with clients to develop lasting relationships
Ecological Impact Assessment
Habitats Regulations Assessment
Ecological Mitigation Design and Implementation
Staff Mentoring and Management
Financial planning and Management
Technical Oversight and sign-off of Project Outputs

Skills/Experience Required:

Educated to degree level in a relevant subject
CIEEM membership (Full)
Established ecological consultant with bat experience working in ecological consultancy
An ability to plan and undertake habitat surveys to a high standard and to identify indicator plant species and habitat types
Full knowledge of UK and EU Wildlife Legislation and best practice survey techniques
Demonstrable experience working as an ecological consultant and project management experience
Line management and client relationship management skills
Knowledge of the industry and professional consultancy
Full driving licence

What we offer you:

We will provide you with a flexible, friendly and creative environment to develop your skills and challenge yourself. We support our people to innovate, collaborate and build meaningful careers. Our network of people and knowledge will expand your horizons and give you access to a variety of interesting projects across the UK.

Our employees are rewarded with competitive salaries, opportunities to invest and many other benefits including: 24 days holiday + bank holidays, Option to purchase up to 5 extra days per year, Company pension scheme, Group Disability Scheme, Share Incentive Scheme, Life Assurance, Cycle to Work Scheme, Health Screening, Employee Assistance Programme, Professional Memberships and our brand new BenefitHub offering discounts, cash back offers and rewards

About RPS:

RPS is a leading global professional services firm of 5,600 people. We define, design and manage projects that create shared value in a complex, urbanising and resource-scarce world. Connecting with our global expertise we make it easy for our clients to create winning solutions for their communities and their clients. By being confidently pragmatic we solve problems that matter. We make complex easy.

RPS is an equal opportunity employer.