Principal Ecological Consultant / Regional Office Managers, Leeds and Cardiff

Principal Ecological Consultant / Regional Office Managers, Leeds and Cardiff

Full time, permanent


We are the UK’s leading experts in gaining consents and meeting planning conditions. Our expertise is in all ecosystems and we provide the full range of services within ecology, water management, habitat creation and landscape architecture; from survey, through data management to consultancy and public inquiry. We help our clients from all sectors to gain planning consent and to manage the impacts of developments on species and their habitats.

We promote a happy, friendly workplace and are guided by the company’s core values of Respect, Integrity, Support and Excellence. We provide fantastic on-the-job training, opportunities for progression and a range of company benefits including 25 days annual leave, a stakeholder pension scheme, discounted gym membership, childcare vouchers, free parking and regular social events!

These permanent positions are based at either of our modern offices in the centre of Leeds or Cardiff.

The role

We are looking to appoint two Principal Ecological Consultants / Regional Office Managers who will lead our team of motivated technical specialists based at either our Leeds or Cardiff offices. You will have overall responsibility for delivering high quality work on time and to budget, providing a first class service to our clients and for business development within the regional office. You will lead all site and office based operations, therefore you will need an approachable and adaptable leadership style with the ability to communicate effectively.

Successful candidates must

  • have experience within a commercial ecological consultancy
  • have a degree or postgraduate degree (or equivalent) in an ecological or related subject
  • be technically competent, with an in-depth knowledge of ecology, legislation, and survey techniques
  • be organised with considerable experience of managing large, complex projects
  • have experience of leading and motivating a team of both site and office based staff
  • have a proven track record of preparing bids and tenders, winning work and generating new business opportunities
  • be financially adept with the ability to manage budgets and meet gross profit targets
  • have excellent written communication skills and be able to produce meticulous and accurate technical reports including EPSL applications, EcIA chapters and habitat regulation assessments
  • have a full UK driving licence and use of a car
  • have a positive outlook and a strong desire to succeed.

Ideally successful candidates will also have

  • full membership of CIEEM (or to have eligibility if not currently held)
  • advanced field skills in one or more specialist areas as well as holding protected species licences.

For an informal chat about the role, please contact Katie Hamilton-Boxall on 01483 466000

Please apply as soon as possible with your CV and covering letter outlining your suitability to

confirming your preferred location.