Consultant Ecologist

Lucion Group
Full time Full day
£24,000 - £30,000 / year

About Delta-Simons

Delta-Simons is a multi-disciplinary environmental and health and safety consultancy providing trusted advice and solutions to 'Protect People and Planet' through facilitating sustainable development, both throughout the UK and internationally. If you are looking to start or grow your career in environmental consultancy, Delta-Simons is a place where ongoing learning, training, innovation and collaborative thinking is encouraged and helps to form our identity.

Now part of the Lucion Group, there has never been a more exciting time to join our growing and diverse team. Explore our careers page and divisions here.

The Role

We are looking for an experienced and highly motivated Consultant Ecologist to join the highly successful Delta-Simons Ecology Team within our Environmental Planning Division at our London Office, to assist with the planning, delivery and management of an ever-increasing number of exciting projects in England. You can find out more about what it's like to work within our Environmental Planning team here.

Key Responsibilities

  • Designing and managing ecological surveys.

  • Undertaking extended phase 1 habitat surveys/UK Habitat Classification surveys to accurately describe and map habitats and assess their potential to support notable/protected species.

  • Undertaking surveys for legally protected species.

  • Producing a range of ecological reports to a high standard.

  • Liaising with clients, professional advisors, contractors and the general public.

  • Embodying the Delta-Simons values of integrity, commitment, empowerment, sustainability, wellbeing and innovation.

  • Building and maintaining effective working relationships at all levels within the business, with clients, subcontractors and other third parties (regulators, statutory consultees, etc.).

More about you!

  • Ideally three years’ experience as a professional ecological consultant.

  • Good ecological field skills covering a range of protected species and habitats.

  • A sound understanding of the legislative and planning policy framework as it relates to ecology and nature conservation.

  • The ability to write concise, high quality, technical reports (including Preliminary Ecological Appraisals and Ecological Impact Assessments) in line with CIEEM guidelines.

  • Excellent teamwork and communication skills.

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant subject

  • Qualifying membership of CIEEM (or higher)

  • Full driving licence

  • Knowledge of BREEAM 2018 assessments.

  • Knowledge of the Defra Biodiversity Metric and UK Habitat Classification.

  • Any Natural England survey licence (Level 1 or above)

  • Commitment to work towards BSBI FISC (Level 3 or above)

  • CSCS Card

Benefits of working with Delta-Simons:

At Delta-Simons, recruiting and retaining the best individuals is key to our success and continued growth. We celebrate our staff by offering:

  • Basic Salary of £24,000 - £30,000, depending on skills and experience.

  • Company matched pension scheme.

  • 24 days annual leave in addition to bank holidays.

  • Extensive training opportunities and supported CPD.

  • Employee Assistance Programme, which includes counselling services and legal assistance.

  • Cashback and discounts on purchases and events, from a range of brands and services including gym membership and restaurant deals.

  • Supported opportunities for volunteering and community action.

  • Opportunity for hybrid working

Delta-Simons is an equal opportunities employer.

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