Ecologists (All Levels)

Wardell Armstrong LLP

Ecologist/Senior Ecologist/Principal Ecologist

Wardell Armstrong LLP is a successful multi-disciplinary consultancy with 13 offices across the
UK, employing approximately 500 staff.

Our Bury St Edmunds office has several positions available in Ecology, we are interested to hear from Senior/Principal Ecologists with
approx 4-8 yrs experience, along with junior Ecologists ideally with some experience of field surveys or
Graduate Ecologist with a proven interest in Ecology through volunteering or wildlife group
memberships, courses etc.

The position will involve:

  • Undertaking ecological desk studies
  • Assisting with protected species surveys
  • Compiling, analysing, evaluating and interpretating survey data
  • Producing and contributing to technical reports including Preliminary Ecological
    Appraisals, Ecological Impact Assessments, Biodiversity Net Gain Assessments and others
  • Mapping Habitats in a GIS system and contribute towards Biodiversity Net Gain Assessments

Working together with our clients and alongside works alongside a variety of other
environmental disciplines within the Firm, environmental planning, archaeology, arboriculture,
landscape architecture and engineering, the ecology team deliver solutions to challenging
problems in a wide range of projects of varying sizes including residential, large scale mixed
use developments, utilities & infrastructure, green energy (wind turbines, solar) and
quarries plus a range of other bespoke projects and clients. You will be exposed to the full
breadth of ecology works in a short space of time and be taught the necessary skills for you to
advance your career in ecology.

What we would like from you.

  • A degree or equivalent in ecology or a related discipline.
  • Be working towards, ‘qualifying member’ status, or higher, of CIEEM
  • A good understanding of relevant UK Nature conservation legislation and planning process.
  • Have an adaptable and flexible approach to work to meet demands at peak times. As the role
    is likely to involve occasional longer and / or unsociable hours, a willingness to undertake
    moderate (significant at times) travel to sites within the UK, sometimes staying locally for
    several days is essential.
  • Holder of at least one protected species licence preferable but not essential;
  • Holder of a valid CSCS card is preferable but not essential;
  • A full UK driving licence

We offer:

  • 1.5x pay/TOIL for work carried out during unsocial hours (10pm – 6am);
  • Hybrid home/office working arrangement.
  • Laptop provided for permanent staff.
  • Membership of the Firm’s Group Personal Pension Plan, with Employer’s contribution of up to
  • Payment of a relevant professional subscription (i.e. CIEEM)
  • 24 days annual leave per year – plus option to buy additional leave
  • Membership to the Firm’s Private Health Care Scheme
  • Inclusion in the Firm’s Critical Illness Cover Policy
  • Inclusion in the Firm’s Life Assurance Policy, insuring you 3 times your annual salary
  • Mobile Phone with inclusive tariff including personal usage
  • Flexi-Time Working Schedule and part time hours considered.
  • Long service awards
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Travel Loans
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Recruitment Bounty Scheme
  • A structured training and mentoring process

**Please note we also have positions available for Senior/Principal Ecologists in Cardiff, Bristol, Leeds, Stoke, Birmingham, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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