Senior Ecology Directors

Location United Kingdom
Discipline: Environmental, Ecology, Horticulture, Consultant
Job type: Permanent
Salary: Competitive
Contact name: Katy Davies

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Job ref: AS297
Published: 6 months ago

​Our client is one of the UK’s leading independent infrastructure and property consultancies, specialising in environment, planning and sustainability. They believe in putting communities and the environment at the heart of decision-making.

With a dynamic team comprising of some of the most talented people in the industry, they work on exciting and complex projects where clients can leverage the full value of their insight and commitment.

Their current work portfolio includes: technical support to clients in the private and public sectors, at local and national levels and in the UK and overseas; Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) and other support for HS2, Crossrail 2, iconic property developments and large regeneration schemes; support to construction activities, including the London Underground Northern Line Extension, HS2 and Thames Tideway Tunnel; a wide range of bespoke planning and environmental assessments – everything from air quality monitoring and Environmental Statement reviews, through to expert witness support in relation to aviation noise.

Opportunities for Senior Directors in their Ecology Division – South East, Midlands and North

Our client is a purpose-driven organisation, and their people are at the heart of this. Every day, everyone contributes to delivering positive change for the environment, society and their clients – and together they are helping to realise more sustainable futures for all.

Focused on securing the right outcomes without compromising their shared ethos has led them to working for a diverse range of insightful and enlightened clients on some of the most exciting and transformation projects in the country. This in turn has helped them to attract, retain and develop a team of talented, passionate and inspiring individuals, who ensure their position at the cutting-edge of their industry.

This is an exciting time for them and the industry and they are committed to playing an active role in this and making a positive impact over the next 5 years. Unsurprisingly, they have ambitious plans to build on their successes to date and to achieve more, and for this to succeed they need to ensure they have the right individuals in the right roles.

The opportunity

Our client is now looking to further expand and strengthen their presence in the UK. You will have a high degree of autonomy over shaping and growing local teams, pursuing appropriate opportunities, improving processes, driving innovation and developing new initiatives. As a senior team member, you will play a wider role in mentoring and developing the ecology team across the division and provide direct support to the divisional directors. In addition, you will take ownership of some of their key client accounts/frameworks and contribute to and support the development of their other teams and service propositions in these region, including the growth of their Arboriculture team.

On a day-to-day basis you will act as project manager/director of major infrastructure and residential development projects (including HS2). Over time, as they invest in new services such as Environmental Net Gain and Natural Capital, there will be opportunities for you to develop /apply your skills in these areas and to work across different divisions and business units on a range of projects.

Our requirements

As part of their Senior Team, you will play a crucial role in realising their ambitions. You are a talented professional with a broad and deep wealth of expertise, but just as importantly you bring the right aptitude and approach, having the potential as both a disruptor and a collaborator and someone who will thrive in our clients community of innovators and problem-solvers, where they collectively leverage their ingenuity, experience, passion and technology to build trust with clients and deliver sustainable legacies.

You will have proven experience as a senior director of ecology. You are likely to have extensive experience working in consultancy and be looking to join a large and successful SME where you can directly influence change, and control the direction and performance of the business, and share in its success.