environmental consultancy

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Ecologist/Senior Ecologist

We are currently recruiting for a high-calibre ecologist to join the existing ecology team at a consultant ecologist or senior ecologist level. An exciting position has become available due to the continued growth and success of the business, and the successful candidate will be joining a well-established company near Bristol specialising in environmental consultancy. You will be providing support in all aspects of the ecology teams work. This is a busy role, which involves dealing with a wide range of matters, sometimes of a confidential nature and will include interaction with clients.  The post holder must be able to prioritise effectively and work to tight deadlines on his/her own initiative.

The project-based nature of our work means the candidate must be willing to undertake some survey work (majority of our projects are local/within 1 hour drive), and we work hard to ensure our team members achieve a work-life balance (Abricon Limited operates a 4-Day-Work-Week – reduced hours/same pay) and meet their personal and career objectives.

Roles & responsibilities (exact responsibilities will depend on the experience of the successful candidate)

  • Manage ecology projects;
  • Be able to work independently and undertake ecological fieldwork at sites throughout the UK
  • Prepare fee proposals for new projects;
  • Report writing;
  • Biodiversity Net Gain tasks;
  • Resource management, timekeeping and budgeting;
  • Liaise with clients, other organisations and lead ecology team members to promote strong working relationships and effective communication;
  • Desk based tasks which may include carrying out data searches, data analysis and evaluation of results, impact assessments;
  • Design and implementation of mitigation strategies, including the production and submission of EPS licence applications;

Essential skills and qualifications

  • Experience in environmental/ecological consultancy (minimum of 2 years);
  • Experience of undertaking ecological surveys in the UK, with a detailed knowledge of UK ecology and survey techniques;
  • Experience in Biodiversity Net Gain assessments and calculations;
  • Experience in the design and implementation of mitigation works;
  • The ability to prepare reports to the highest standard;
  • Thorough understanding of UK nature conservation legislation and planning policy;
  • Experience of client liason and preparation of quotes;
  • Ability and willingness to travel for survey work and to work away from home;
  • Current UK driving licence and access to own vehicle;
  • An ecological degree or related subject (or equivalent experience).


  • Licenses to survey for protected species;
  • Experience of writing and submitting successful European Protected Species Licence applications;
  • Have held licenses issued by Natural England/ Natural Resources Wales to permit works affecting protected species (such as bats, great crested newts, dormice and badgers)
  • Experience of preparing ecological chapters of Environmental Impact Assessments

Please apply with CV and covering letter to: jprapotnikova@abricon.com

Interviews will be held in March/April 2024.

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