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Ecologist Position November 2023

Are you an enthusiastic ecologist ready for a new chapter?

Have you got to grips with QGIS?

Bettered your botany skills?

Spread your bat survey wings?

Perhaps now is the time for a new adventure in your ecological career?

Our friendly team at ERAP (Consultant Ecologists) Ltd is looking to appoint two Ecologists with 1 to 2 years experience to join us from early 2024.

As a small, but mighty, consultancy you’ll get the chance with the support of our experienced team to really make your mark. You’ll benefit from the opportunity to see projects through from preliminary ecological appraisal to mitigation, habitat creation and enhancement and over-seeing of long-term management, as needed.

We encourage great communication with our clients and we feel this provides a real sense of project ownership.

ERAP (Consultant Ecologists) Ltd is a small, established consultancy based in Lancashire. We pride ourselves on our honest, practical and ‘can do’ approach to achieving the best for biodiversity whilst assisting our clients.

As a busy, dynamic consultancy, and to accommodate increasing demand for our services, we need assistance to ensure we continue to deliver high quality services to our clients.

Our clients range from private individuals, developers and housebuilders to local authorities and conservation bodies such as Wildlife Trusts.

We guide and inform our clients by conducting Preliminary Ecological Appraisals (PEA), Ecological Impact Assessments (EcIA), protected species surveys, Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA) and Assessments of Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG).

Our project list and role is varied – no two days are the same and a successful applicant will need to be flexible and be able to adjust priorities, as required.

We are well respected by our loyal client base, and this provides us with an ability to have significant input into ecological outcome of projects which can be very rewarding.

We pride ourselves on the promotion of learning and continued professional development within or team. We encourage and facilitate the training and growth of our team members and have a sound history of helping ecologists progress their careers through a programme of in-house training, mentoring, external training courses, conferences, and invaluable hands-on experience.

We are looking for team members who understand the role of a consultant ecologist and meet the following criteria:

  • A degree or equivalent in an ecology-related subject.
  • Good working knowledge of ecology, legislation, and survey techniques, including protected species surveys and mitigation.
  • Good botanical skills.
  • Knowledge and experience of the scope and completion of PEA and EcIA.
  • Excellent written communication skills and an ability to produce accurate technical reports to a professional standard.
  • Ability to handle data (i.e. wintering and breeding bird survey data), interpret and analyse results.
  • Enthusiasm for the role and strengths in leading / coordinating work with graduates and sub-contractors including ECoW role.
  • Strong project management skills and willingness to work under the pressure of project deadlines.
  • Willingness to work unsocial hours to meet survey timing requirements.
  • Familiarity of QGIS and Biodiversity Metric Calculation Tools.
  • Driving licence and vehicle used for work purposes.

A successful candidate will need to demonstrate their passion for ecological survey, skills in analytical thinking and a commitment to learning new skills, considering new approaches and working within a team.

We also look forward to learning what you can bring to our consultancy to expand our knowledge-base and expertise.

We offer paid overtime, an unlimited training budget, a workplace pension, a discretionary annual bonus and other team-wide and performance related benefits throughout year.

We look forward to hearing from you.