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Current opportunities

The Opportunity

We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated Assistant Ecologists to join our EDP Ecology Team during the 2024 ecology survey season. Positions are anticipated to last for a minimum of 6 months, commencing mid-March, during which time you will be based out of one of our three offices in Cardiff, Cheltenham and Cirencester. This is an excellent opportunity for you to learn and further develop your ecology survey and consultancy skills, working alongside our talented ecology team.

The Role

Your primary role will be to assist the wider EDP Ecology Team in undertaking habitat and protected species surveys and providing Clerk of Works support, as well as assisting with data input and analysis, research and report writing. During this time, you will be supervised and supported by a strong team of expert ecologists, enabling you to gain valuable training and experience of survey methodologies, mitigation and best practice techniques required by the professional consultancy industry.

Your Skills

Your role will involve you travelling to various sites across the country; as such, a full, clean driving licence and access to your own car for business use is essential. You will have a relevant first degree and a good understanding of ecology and wildlife legislation and be proficient using MS Office. Applicants with previous experience of protected species surveys and/or NE/NRW licences are highly desirable.

In addition, you will be organised, personable, be able to work effectively on your own and as part of a team and have good written and verbal communication skills.

EDP Benefits

In return, EDP offers an attractive salary and benefits package, Time off in Lieu (TOIL), excellent on-the-job training and support for future career progression.

What do you need to do now?

To apply, please email your CV and a covering letter to Lauryn Blair
(projectresource@edp-uk.co.uk) stating ‘Assistant Ecologist’ in the subject field.

Please also state your office location preference should you have one and where you saw this advertisement.

Closing date: 31 January 2024. Interviews will be held at the earliest opportunity in 2024 for strong candidates.

We are an equal opportunities employer and can also offer family friendly and flexible working arrangements.

The Opportunity

Are you seeking a new challenge? We are looking for a personable, innovative and proactive Principal level ecologist to join our passionate, dynamic and friendly team in Cheltenham!

The Role

Benefiting from working in a multi-disciplinary consultancy team, you will be responsible for project management across a range of projects varying in size, types and complexities, providing sound ecological advice. Experienced ecologists with technical strengths in protected species, ornithology, licensing and/or botany are particularly sought after. You will be a pragmatic and solution-focussed ecologist, have proven experience in consultancy and be willing to contribute to a supportive work environment, assisting in the mentoring and management of colleagues.

Your Skills

You will have a relevant degree, a thorough understanding of environmental consultancy, the current planning system and environmental legislation, and have, or be eligible for membership with CIEEM. You will be effective at working on your own and as part of a 30+ strong ecology team located across our three offices. A full, valid UK driving licence is essential and access to a vehicle for business use preferred.

Learning and Development

We will always invest in our team and we have excellent learning and development opportunities for all our team members to help you grow and develop personally and professionally. This includes an extensive internal training programme to expand knowledge of our multi-disciplinary projects and roles within these.

EDP Benefits

The salary for this post is to be agreed based on qualifications and experience and will form part of an excellent benefits package, including 5% employer pension contributions; private health insurance; life assurance; 30 days annual leave (plus Bank Holidays and birthday holiday); TOIL system; hybrid and flexible working, a profit share bonus scheme; carbon offsetting for every employee; and many more!

What do you need to do now?

To apply, please email your CV and a covering letter to the HR Team - teamedp@edp-uk.co.uk.

We will be reviewing applications as they are received, with the intention to appoint as soon as possible.

We are an equal opportunities employer and can also offer family friendly and flexible working arrangements.

We love rewarding our team and offer competitive benefits that include:

Salary
Competitive salaries
Annual Leave
30 days annual leave + bank holidays + birthday holiday + option to sell 5 days
Bonus
Bi-annual profit share bonus
TOIL
Time off in lieu
Pensions
5% employer contribution pension
Flexi
Fully flexible, hybrid working
Work Anniversary
Work anniversary rewards
Socials
Great office environments + frequent socials
Private Health Care
Private healthcare, life assurance + support
Training Development
Learning + development programmes
Carbon Offsetting
Inclusion in our carbon offsetting scheme
Onsite Work Wear
On-site work wear allowance
Enhanced Policies
Enhanced sickness + life event support, eye care, flu vaccinations + Cycle2work scheme
Enhanced Mileage
Enhanced mileage, passenger payments + end of season valet for surveyors