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Senior Ornithologist

Senior Ornithologist
Excellent Salary & Benefits Package on offer

This is a fantastic time to join RPS. We are looking to recruit highly motivated and ambitious employees to work on a wide variety of high-profile projects. With an enviable client list, and the highest calibre multi-disciplinary back up team, we are able to offer unparalleled opportunities to showcase your talents and truly develop your career.

An experienced Senior Ornithologist is required to join our ornithology services, possibly from our Cambridge office although we can be flexible on location for the right candidate. The role will provide technical support to our in-house ornithologists. We need someone with a successful track record of managing a team of ornithologists and other ecologists in a busy and dynamic consultancy environment.

Their role will be to grow, manage and support an ecological team delivering masterplanning inputs, ecological appraisals, ornithological surveys and studies, other protected species surveys, mitigation design and construction and post-construction supervision and monitoring. They would be responsible for the oversight and management of their technical work and outputs, together with ongoing client relationships.

Essential Skills:
• The ideal candidate would be an established ecological consultant and project management experience with around five years’ experience working in ecological consultancy;
• An ability to plan and undertake the full range of ornithological surveys and also other habitat surveys to a high standard and to identify indicator plant species and habitat types
• knowledge of UK and EU Wildlife Legislation and best practice survey techniques
• Demonstrable experience working as an ecologist/ornithologist
• Experience in work-winning specialist projects
• Developed skills in large scale schemes including EIAs
• Full driving licence

Desirable Skills:
• Breadth of ECoW experience on major projects
• Experience of preparing and implementing EPS and other licence applications
• Green Infrastructure and strategic ecological inputs to the masterplanning process.

In return, we offer an excellent salary and benefits package, including 24 days holiday, Pension and Life Assurance. You will also be eligible to participate in the Company Share Purchase Scheme. This is an excellent opportunity to showcase your talents and develop your career with one of the UK’s leading multi-disciplinary consultancies.

RPS is an equal opportunity employer.

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