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Here at ECOSA we pride ourselves on the quality of our work and the professionalism of our staff. We are committed to supporting and developing our team members’ expertise so that they can deliver excellence in ecological services to our clients across the UK. We are always interested to receive Curricula Vitae from bright and friendly people with relevant ecological experience and qualifications at

Applications for 2017 work experience placements and seasonal bat surveyor positions have now closed.

Current opportunities:

Ecologist / Senior Ecologist

ECOSA are pleased to be seeking an Ecologist/Senior Ecologist to join us at our head office in rural Hampshire. Your enthusiasm for ecology and flexible approach will equip you well as a key member of our consultancy team in supporting our expanding business to deliver ecological survey, reporting and mitigation solutions to our clients across the UK.

You will have a minimum of two to three years relevant experience gained in ecological consultancy, local authority or a planning environment. With the support of our consultants, you will use your expertise to provide sound advice and deliver pragmatic and cost-effective survey and mitigation solutions, ensuring our clients’ development and conservation goals are successful in respect of ecology.

The ideal candidate will be customer focussed, detail orientated and a skilled communicator with strong verbal and written skills. You will be able to manage client expectations and meet deadlines, and be comfortable project managing small-scale projects such as private home redevelopment, through to large-scale residential/commercial development and infrastructure projects.

You will carry out a range of field surveys, including extended Phase 1 habitat surveys and a range of protected species surveys, alongside day-to-day office based work, client and regulatory authority liaison, managing budgets, managing surveyor teams and report writing.

You will work on Preliminary Ecological Appraisals, Ecological Impact Assessments, designing and implementing ecological mitigation, compensation and enhancement schemes, habitat management and monitoring plans, and preparing and submitting applications for Natural England EPS licenses.

As a key part of our technical team, you will also support our junior ecologists and will invest time in their development.

ECOSA strive for excellence and you will use your continuously expanding knowledge base to contribute directly to the growth and reputation of the company.

To be successful in this role, you will have the following:

Essential Skills and Qualifications

  • CIEEM membership;
  • Degree in a relevant subject;
  • Minimum of two to three years post-qualification experience in an ecologically focussed role, preferably in ecological consultancy;
  • Hold a minimum of one Natural England and/or Natural Resources Wales protected species licenses;
  • Strong knowledge of relevant UK and European legislation, policy and guidance;
  • Experience of project co-ordination, budget management and Health and Safety risk management;
  • An accomplished and broad background in ecological survey and assessment techniques;
  • Be a team player with exceptional verbal and written communications skills, and experience in writing a range of technical reports;
  • Sound MS Outlook, Word and Excel skills;
  • A full driving licence; and
  • Legal entitlement to work in the UK.

Desirable Skills

  • Hold a Natural England Level 2 bat licence;
  • Botanical survey skills; and
  • Experience in reviewing the work of junior colleagues.

What ECOSA can offer you

ECOSA has a dedicated team of ecologists who are committed to the success of the business. We are therefore committed to the development of our staff and as part of the team you will have access to:

  • A mentoring system to promote your development and encourage your progression with reference to the CIEEM Competency Framework;
  • A generous structured training budget and regular in-house training;
  • An extensive support network within the company to provide guidance and specialist advice;
  • A relaxed office environment; and
  • A rural office location with a large garden, wildlife ponds and lunch area.

ECOSA are committed to providing a safe and supportive working environment where all of our staff can thrive. We provide all of our staff with a contributory pension and access to a childcare voucher scheme.

How to Apply

Please email your Curriculum Vitae, ensuring to highlight all relevant knowledge, experience and skills, and a covering letter providing evidence of how you meet the above requirements of either role, for the attention of Lydia Styles, Company and HR Administrator at Please let us know how you found out about this vacancy and title your email in the subject line 'Ecologist / Senior Ecologist Vacancy'.

If you would like to informally discuss either role please call Samantha Munslow, Company Manager/Principal Ecologist, on 02380 261065.


This opportunity is only open to direct applicants and not recruitment agencies.

Job posted: Friday 25th August 2017

Job updated: Thursday 31st August 2017