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SLR Consulting

Job title Senior/Associate Consultant - Ecology
Location Manchester – Freeman House; Manchester – Quay West; Nottingham; Sheffield
Date posted 04-Mar-21
Apply by 19-Apr-21

Due to continued growth and expansion in the region we are looking for an experienced Ecological professional to join our team as a Senior or Associate Ecologist based in either Sheffield, Manchester or Nottingham.

With a team of professional ecologists working nationally, you can be assured that the SLR ecology team would support you to develop your full career potential, giving you an outstanding opportunity to develop your ecological skills.

The successful candidate would be joining a highly successful, international multidisciplinary consultancy with an established and well-respected ecological presence in the UK.  

SLR are global leaders in environmental and advisory solutions helping our clients achieve their sustainability goals. We are a consultancy with over 1650 staff across 5 regions – including over 430 staff across Europe. SLR’s ‘one team’ culture is at the heart of our business; providing a collaborative and supportive environment for professional development. Along with competitive salaries, our staff enjoy a comprehensive benefits package including a company pension and healthcare offering, travel and life insurance, critical illness cover and a structured career framework with regular reviews offering outstanding opportunities for progression. Alongside 25 day’s annual leave, SLR offer agile working which allows staff to tailor hours worked around core hours, and our family friendly policies help balance the needs of professional and family life. 

To apply for this position please submit your application at: SLR Consulting is an equal opportunities employer but our expectations go beyond just complying with legislation. It is SLR's intention that active steps are undertaken to ensure that opportunities are open to all and that as a business, we continue to strive to promote diversity and inclusion and reduce the gender pay gap.
Job Description


  • BSc Ecology, Biological Science or equivalent (MSc desirable)
  • Eligible for or already obtained Full CIEEM membership.
  • Demonstrable Ecological Consultancy experience including surveying/working with protected species and all associated report preparation.
  • Proven capabilities in project winning, delivery and management – and of team management, supervision and growth.
  • Demonstrable experience and capability in preparation of Ecological Impact Assessments including experience in developing relevant / appropriate mitigation strategies, as required
  • Experience within a range of sectors, in particular including power, residential/mixed use, and minerals.
  • Any licences for working with protected species would be an advantage.
  • Full driving licence valid in the UK.

Key Responsibilities    

Working alongside SLR’s existing European Ecology team the person joining will support our Project Managers in the delivery of Ecology projects primarily within the Power,

Built Environment and Minerals sectors. Duties will be varied but will include undertaking ecological baseline studies and assessments, developing and implementing mitigation strategies, report writing and preparing Ecological Impact Assessment Reports, Appropriate Assessment Screening reports and protected species Mitigation reports.

You will also be responsible for the management of projects, contributing to fee proposal preparation and development of client relationships and assisting with business development.

You will be expected to liaise and work with other SLR technical teams on a variety of subjects including planning, landscape, hydrology, noise and air quality.

Country: United Kingdom

Office: Manchester – Freeman House; Manchester – Quay West; Nottingham; Sheffield