Senior Ornithologist

We currently have an excellent opportunity for a Senior Ornithologist, to join an expanding Ecology Team. A very competitive salary is offered to the ideal candidate and provide the opportunity to work on nationally recognised projects and studies.

The successful candidate must have the ability to work in and lead teams in: 

  • the collection of field data 
  • the preparation of the Biodiversity/Ornithological sections of Environmental Impact Assessment Reports (EIARs), 
  • Ecological Impact Assessment reports 
  • Habitats Directive Appropriate Assessment reporting. 

The successful candidate will also be required to demonstrate project experience in the design and implementation of ecological surveys including bird and protected species surveys, habitat, analysis of data and completion of impact assessments. Further demonstrated project experience across ecological disciplines will also be required.

Your Responsibilities

The job will involve working with the existing Ecology team on ecological and environmental aspects of diverse projects including national infrastructure projects, renewable energy and other private and commercial projects. As a Senior Ornithologist, the role will require the provision of ecological input into desktop studies, advantage point surveys, scoping studies, site selection, Ecological impact Assessments and Appropriate Assessment Reports. The role will also require project management tasks including programme and financial management and input to tender submissions.

Qualifications/Experience Required

  • Relevant primary degree (Hons.) relating to Ecology / Environmental biology, additional qualifications preferred.
  • A proven ecological/ornithological track record.
  • Proven ecological/ornithological field skills.
  • Experience in GIS systems (e.g. ArcView, desirable but not essential)
  • CIEEM membership preferred (or an ambition to become a member of CIEEM)
  • Experience of coordinating ecological impact assessments as well as project management and liaising with clients and stakeholders.
  • Experience as an expert witness at Oral Hearings is preferable but not essential.
  • Excellent report writing and communication skills.
  • Must be physically fit and be willing and able to undertake fieldwork, as required.
  • Full driving licence.
Does this sound like the right opportunity for you? Send in your CV today and expect a call back from us the same day!
Closing Date:

You may return to your current search results by clicking here.

Latest Job Listings