Vacancy: Ecological Consultant

As a Consultant Ecologist you will join a purposeful, enthusiastic and effective group of team players who have a wealth and diversity of industry experience. You will become engaged with our clients’ project objectives and be driven to enrich heritage landscapes and the built environment. You will support our high standard of project delivery, which is based on great working relationships and assist with enabling strong delivery teams, often involving trusted associates. You will become part of our growing team, centred in a collaborative and creative working environment, providing support as well as being supported to take ownership of your own key projects and delivery successes.

Key Responsibilities

Tasks and activities

  • Confidently and independently discussing scopes of work and delivery timescales with our clients and their teams
  • Organising resources, including equipment, and delegating to internal staff and external associates where appropriate
  • Production of Risk Assessments and Method Statements for site work
  • Independently organising site work schedules to deliver reliable results as per best practice guidance
  • Acting as a lead surveyor on standard field surveys including habitat and protected species surveys
  • Data analysis of survey results and desk study data – including bat call ID, and Biodiversity Net Gain
  • Independent interpretation of survey data, and with support providing appropriate mitigation and recommendations for works to proceed
  • Production of simple ecological appraisal and protected species reports, and providing input into more complex reporting
  • Supporting with the writing of species mitigation licences, by providing input and taking ownership of sections

Qualities, skills and qualifications

  • A BSc or MSc in a relevant degree subject, and member of CIEEM
  • Confident in applying up to date relevant legislation, policy, and standards when advising clients and completing reporting tasks
  • Capable of acoustic bat analysis and using the Biodiversity Net Gain metric
  • Good ID skills across commonly found species and species groups
  • Independently and confidently communicates with colleagues and clients, both in person and virtually
  • Self-motivated and proactive approach to work, with a constructive response to instructions
  • A team player, offering support to colleagues to meet client expectations
  • Excellent time management and ability to deliver within a deadline
  • Adaptability to tackle changing workloads and unforeseen challenges

Cross-role attributes

  • Exemplary Health, Safety and Wellbeing standards taking responsibility for yourself and others
  • Pro-active approach to furthering your personal development
  • Making positive contributions to the Engain team
  • Respect and awareness of colleague and client confidentiality

Working with Engain

You will be part of a listening and responsive culture at Engain where we will engage you in our team’s growth and our evolving service delivery.  Your continued professional development will be encouraged to support you in excelling in your role, and you will have the flexibility to enable you to work efficiently. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, training and professional development, collaborative team working, and the flexibility to WFH/office as per COVID-19 safe working conditions.

If you would like to be considered for this role at Engain, please send a cover letter and your CV to  We look forward to hearing from you.