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Senior or Associate grade Ecologist, Sheffield, UK

Office Location: Sheffield

Salary: Competitive salary, comprehensive benefits inc BUPA, car allowance, pension, life cover + more

Discipline team: Ecology


Job Description

Due to continued growth we are looking to recruit a Senior or Associate grade ecologist to join our expanding team in Yorkshire, to be based in Sheffield.

You will join a friendly team of ecologists in a multi-disciplinary office and will have the opportunity to work on a wide range of exciting projects, both in Yorkshire and across the rest of the UK. There may also be opportunities to work on a variety of overseas projects. SLR also offers an individually-tailored training package using in-house and external training to complement the development of your career as an ecological consultant.

SLR Consulting is a leading independent multi-national environmental consultancy with offices throughout the UK and overseas. Our long-established UK Ecology Team (comprising 30+ permanent staff) is highly regarded, with an outstanding track record across many industry sectors including the built environment, minerals and waste, energy (including renewables) and infrastructure.

Along with competitive salaries, SLR staff also enjoy a comprehensive benefits package including healthcare and travel insurance and pension contributions and a structured career path with real opportunities for progression. Our comprehensive annual review process ensures that the efforts of our staff remain adequately recognised and rewarded, and our family friendly policies help staff balance the needs of professional and family life


The main duties and responsibilities will include:
• Undertaking field surveys and report writing, including Preliminary Ecological Appraisals, Ecological Impact Assessments and other ecological studies;
• Managing/ overseeing a wide range of ecological projects;
• Preparation of fee proposals, building and maintaining client relationships and seeking opportunities to help develop our ecology business in the region; and
• Supervision/ mentoring of ecology staff and helping to drive the development and growth of the team.


Candidates should be able to demonstrate:
• Relevant degree level qualification plus appropriate level of membership of CIEEM or equivalent;
• Demonstrable technical expertise in ecology, preferably within a consultancy environment, including habitat surveying/ botanical assessments and/ or working with protected species or other specialist groups (e.g. birds, invertebrates, etc);
• Excellent report writing, analytical and problem-solving skills;
• Proven capabilities in project winning, delivery and management;
• Excellent communication and time management skills; and
• Full driving license.


SLR Consulting is an equal opportunities employer but our expectations go beyond just complying with legislation. It is SLR's intention that active steps are undertaken to ensure that opportunities are open to all and that as a business, we continue to strive to promote diversity and inclusion and reduce the gender pay gap.

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