Senior/Principal Ecologist

TEP is an award-winning multi-disciplinary environmental practice with offices in Warrington, London, Market Harborough, Gateshead and Cornwall.  We have 130 members of staff, all of whom are environmentalists. We set ourselves the highest standards in sustainability and are Gold Standard Investors In People and are the only environmental consultancy to be fully carbon-neutral.  We offer a range of benefits including flexible working hours, income protection, a generous pension scheme, social events and we promote employee involvement with community projects.

We are looking for an experienced ecologist to manage a variety of ecological survey and assessment projects.  You will be based in our head office in Warrington working in our award-winning ecology team.   This job will be based in Warrington and your work will be primarily be in North West England and North Wales, but there will be opportunities to work on projects around the UK. Requests to be based at one of our other offices will be considered.

This opportunity would appeal to someone with at least four years’ relevant consultancy experience with a range of survey skills and knowledge of ecology in the planning system.

Our ecologists are a close-knit team, promoting knowledge sharing and support. We have a strong focus on continual development providing informal and structured training and encouraging staff to progress through the CIEEM membership levels and obtain Chartered status.

You will work alongside colleagues from other environmental professions including landscape designers, arborists, planners, archaeologists and landscape managers.  This is a permanent full-time position, offering you the opportunity to grow quickly in your ecological career.

Salary is dependant on experience.

Person Specification

Essential: * Degree or equivalent in relevant ecology discipline * Associate or higher Membership of CIEEM * Skilled in phase 1 habitat survey and/or protected species surveys * Demonstrable experience in writing Ecological Impact Assessments * Knowledge of the planning process * Experience of writing EIA documents * Demonstrable ability of organising and leading surveys * Strong written communication skills * Attention to detail * Good team player, with the ability to work independently * Ability to work to deadlines and prioritise competing requirements * Valid UK Driving Licence

Desirable: * Experience of writing HRA documents * Ornithology knowledge * Botanical skills to FISC Level 3 * Holding a survey or development licence for protected species * Competency in GIS (preferably ARC)

To apply, please download an application form from our website and send your completed application form and CV to

Closing Date for receipt of applications is 5pm Thursday 28th February 2019.

We hope to hold interviews on Friday 8th and/or Monday 11th March 2019.  Please let us know if these dates are going to be difficult for you.