Ecologist / Senior Ecologist

Smart Ecology

We are a small independent ecological consultancy based in Gloucestershire and Somerset. We
work across the UK, although most of our projects are within a couple of hours of
Gloucestershire or Somerset.

The Role

We are seeking an ecologist or senior ecologist to help us manage our increased workload. The
role will mainly involve working from home and visiting sites, with some requirement to travel
to Gloucestershire and Somerset to meet with the rest of the team. The successful applicant
will assist with all aspects of the business, including: 

  • Field work including preliminary roost assessments, bat surveys, and preliminary ecological
  • Biodiversity Net Gain assessments, including condition assessments.
  • Designing and implementing mitigation.
  • Project management of a range of ecology projects.
  • Producing ecological reports.
  • Quality checking ecology reports.
  • Producing maps using QGIS.

About You


  • Appropriate degree level qualification.
  • Happy to work independently, often outdoors.
  • Full driving licence and use of a car.
  • Willing to travel and occasionally stay overnight, as required.
  • Located within (or willing to relocate to) Gloucestershire, Somerset or the Bristol area.
  • Consultancy experience.


  • CIEEM membership or working towards membership.
  • Experience of completing BNG assessments and condition assessments.
  • Experience of carrying out UKHab classification surveys and protected species surveys.
  • Knowledge of wildlife legislation and planning policy.
  • Excellent report writing skills.
  • Competent botanical identification skills
  • One or more protected species licences, particularly for bats.
  • Experience of GIS, particularly QGIS.
  • Experience of completing EPS Mitigation licenses for bats.
  • Experience of producing Ecological Impact Assessments (EcIA), Construction Environmental
    Management Plans (CEMP) and Landscape Ecological Management Plans (LEMP).


  • Full-time hours are 37.5 hours per week, part-time will be considered.
  • Flexible approach to working hours, mainly working from home.
  • TOIL (time off in lieu) policy.
  • Payment of professional membership fees.
  • 32 days annual leave (including bank holidays).
  • Generous training budget.


If you would like an informal discussion about the role please give Rachel or Robert a call on
01453 807188 or email [email protected].

Applications should include a CV and covering letter which details your experience and how you
meet the person specification. Please email applications to [email protected].

We may request further information before inviting prospective candidates for interview.

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