Location: Sand Hutton, York
Closing Date: Fri 31 May 2019

Job Title: Ecologist

Position: Full time (fixed contract)

Location: Sand Hutton, York

Closing Date: 31st May 2019

About the Job

Are you an ecology professional looking to join an established consultancy practice near York, who pride themselves in offering a great place to work? If so, we are interested in hearing from you. FPCR Environment and Design Ltd is one of the UK’s leading integrated design practices working extensively throughout the UK. Over the last 60 years the practice has developed a valuable mix of multi-disciplinary expertise in masterplanning, environmental assessment, urban design, landscape, ecology, architecture, arboriculture and green infrastructure. We have implemented many award-winning schemes in environmentally sensitive locations.

Due to our ever-increasing client portfolio and the continuing development of our ecology department in our York office, we are looking to appoint an experienced, talented and energetic professional for the role of Ecologist. The position provides the right candidate with an ideal opportunity to be a part of a motivated team of 9 consultants who provide a whole range of ecological services to a diverse client base: from desk-based development scoping and constraints surveys to the full suite of surveys required to support planning applications.

The team also supports clients through the licensing process and in the implementation of complex species and habitat mitigation schemes. A particularly valuable skill of the practice is our ability to balance commercial realities with ecological responsibilities, using a diverse range of staff who are highly motivated and experienced in a broad range of specialisms.

Skills and Experience

Ideally the right candidate will have:

  • at least 3 years’ relevant consultancy experience;
  • project management experience;
  • good Extended Phase 1 habitat and / or protected species survey skills;
  • one or more protected species survey licences;
  • good report writing skills;
  • competency in common software packages such as MS Office, QGIS or similar;
  • a Full / Associate Membership of CIEEM or be eligible to apply.
  • a professional attitude, being punctual, self-disciplined and having an ability to proactively manage their time to required working deadlines;
  • a current UK driving licence and access to own vehicle.

What you can expect in return:

We are offering a competitive salary (dependent on experience and skills) with the opportunity for annual bonuses, and 31 days holiday, (including bank holidays). You would also receive enrolment on our pension scheme and an opportunity for continued professional development. Everyone receives Healthshield health insurance.

FPCR offers many workplace benefits, including activity and social events.  FPCR is an equal opportunities employer.

If you feel you are the right candidate for this role,  or feel you can offer FPCR’s York ecology team other relevant experience and skills, please submit your CV along with a covering letter, together with any supporting documentation which you feel may be of interest, to applications@fpcr.co.uk including YorkJobs in the subject.

For an informal discussion regarding this opportunity please contact:

James Eales –Associate Director of the York Ecology Department on 01904 406112.