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Principal Ecologist

 Manchester, North West England

Manchester, North West England 109 The Print Rooms London SE1 0LH Mattinson Partnership Principal Ecologist
Reference #: 20652_1630389604
Location: Manchester, North West England
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Type: Permanent
Posted On: 31/08/2021

Job title: Principal Ecologist

Location: Manchester

Salary: £35,000 - £45,000

An opportunity for a Principal Ecologist with experience of large-scale infrastructure projects to join a supportive and dynamic environmental consultancy in the North West team for a well established SME, Environmental Consultancy. This role would suit an established Principal Consultant or a Senior with project and line management experience.

You will be a key member of the Ecology team, actively managing a wide range of work including field surveys, EIA and HRA projects for infrastructure including roads and pipelines alongside development projects on a range of scales. This role offers great work life balance within a relaxed and supportive working environment and offers great progression opportunities going forward.


As a Principal Ecologist you will:

  • Manage EIA and HRA projects
  • Deliver contracts on time and to budget
  • Attend client and design team meetings and public consultation events
  • Give well rounded advice to clients and communicate with statutory bodies, planning authorities and NGOs on wildlife issues in the planning process
  • Provide input to tender and winning work


You will have:

  • A Degree in ecology or relevant subject
  • Full membership (or eligibility for full membership) of IEEM
  • Extensive experience in covering botanical or faunal surveys, assessments, EPS licensing and mitigation design including experience within an ecological consultancy
  • Extensive experience of ecological input to EIA; Experience of HRA desirable
  • Excellent fieldwork, report writing, proof-reading and communication skills with 1+ EPS licence
  • Excellent knowledge of UK Ecological legislation and the planning process and experience of advising clients through these processes
  • A demonstrable track record of successful staff and project management
  • Full driving licence

This is an exciting opportunity which offers successful candidates a chance to further your own career and expertise in a supportive and well established team. For further information on this or any other related positions do not hesitate to contact Ben Quilter on 07872 500 661 or

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