CGC - Senior Ecologist

Homebased / East Midlands

Job Title - Senior Ecologist

Job Type Permanent: Location Remote Midlands

Salary: Highly competitive salary depending on skills and experience, with company van or allowance and general benefits. General hours of work are 40 hours per week, between Monday and Friday.

Location: Home Based. Travel will be required, hence a full clean driving licence is essential.

As a Senior Ecologist, you can expect the benefits from Chevron Green Consultancy that come with being an employer of choice:


  • Highly competitive salary
  • Car Allowance 
  • Company Laptop and Phone
  • 26 days holiday plus Bank Holidays
  • Job Security
  • Company Pension
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Fill Your Boots Rewards – saving an average of £400 per year
  • Access to our Internal Academy and Career Development
  • Paternity Leave - paid at full salary for 2 weeks *after qualifying 2 years period 
  • Maternity Leave – paid at full salary for 3 months and ½ salary for a further 3 months *after qualifying 2 years period 
  • Life Assurance 

About Chevron Green Services

Chevron Green Services provides environmental consultancy, arboriculture services and commercial vegetation management across the UK. 

Keeping the natural world and sustainability at the heart of everything we do. We work with our clients to help them plan for the long-term life cycle of their projects. Forefront of our approach is achieving inclusion and integration into the wider environment, providing biodiverse habitats for generations to come. With over 20 years of experience, we’re industry experts, constantly innovating to ensure we provide the most efficient and safest service available.  

Our clients come from both the public and private sectors and include highways, rail, utilities, local authorities, and construction.  

About the role of Senior Ecologist Role

You will be joining the professional and friendly CGC team working remotely from home covering all work locations and clients.  Works will be for varied clients including Highways, Local Authorities, housing associations, infrastructure and private sector. Chevron Green Services is a growing business and we look to recruit excellent staff at all levels. In return we offer a highly rewarding career in a friendly and professional team. Our work is varied and covers large parts of the UK. As a CGS Senior Ecologist you will be working within the Environmental Team supporting a growing business in the Midlands Region. 

The ideal candidate must be comfortable working in a fast-paced Consultancy and be able to work on numerous projects to assist the existing bespoke team.  The role will require project management of Ecological / Environmental schemes for various clients working alongside other team members, as well as some field based work including ecological surveys, asset surveys and ecological clerk of works.  The role would suit a candidate with a few years industry experience looking for a rewarding role.

Responsibilities of a Senior Ecologist

Senior Ecologists or Environmental Professional, with a minimum for 4 years experience in an ecological or environmental field, to join the CGC Environmental team and bolster our ability to deliver projects across Midlands.

  • Technical environmental and ecological lead on projects
  • Ensuring compliance with relevant legislation, planning conditions and associated documents and to help reduce risks and delays.
  • Supervising contractors and ensuring compliance with protected species licence requirements and environmental protection measures.
  • Mentoring and training of junior team members
  • Extended phase 1 habitat/ UKHabs surveys,
  • Protected species surveys
  • Formulation of mitigation proposals and habitat creation schemes.
  • Ecological Clerk of Work
  • Technical reports for planning submission
  • Biodiversity Net Gain Assessments
  • Ecological input into EIAs.

What good looks like as a Senior Ecologist 

  • Qualified with a degree in a relevant scientific or environmental discipline
  • Knowledge of ecology, legislation, and survey techniques and the planning process
  • Experience of ecological survey / environmental sector
  • Ecological site survey experience (protected species surveys, Preliminary Ecological Appraisal (PEA) / Phase 1 habitat surveys/UKHabs)
  • Level 2 Bat licenced holder– or near to achieving
  • Experienced in using and interpreting bat recording analysis software
  • Ecological Clerk of Works Experience
  • Experience of delivering projects within a commercially competitive environment
  • Stakeholder Engagement (such as Wildlife Trusts, Environmental Health Officers, Natural England, Heritage England, Environment Agency, Lead Local Flood Authorities etc
  • Data collation and interpretation experience
  • Good report preparation / writing skills (including technical report writing) skills
  • Experience of writing fee proposals, project management and client liaison.
  • Self-motivated and able to work autonomously as well as part of a small team
  • Prioritise tasks and manage their own workload and those of other team members
  • Experience in checking reports produced by peers and team members. An attention to detail and ability to produce accurate and concise reports,
  • Approachable, proactive, ambitious, and well organised
  • Excellent attention to detail and willingness to learn
  • Membership of CIEEM or equivalent
  • Full clean UK driving licence

What else looks good

  • Producing Protected Species Survey Licences (particularly bat)
  • Have experience of people management and a willingness to mentor  junior staff.
  • Full member of Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management or equivalent (or working towards it)
  • Ideally have experience in both linear infrastructure and property development projects
  • GIS experience

We seek a committed person with the aptitude, attitude to learn about the natural environment and put their current skills practical use in a challenging environment.

If you would like to join our award winning team as a Senior Ecologist all you need to do is apply!


Chevron GC believe the skills, capabilities and talents of our people are the key to our success. We benefit enormously from the diversity and variety of our workforce and are fully committed to maintaining and encouraging this diversity.

The richer the mix of people, skills and cultures; the greater the range of inputs, viewpoints and experiences. Because of this, Chevron GC is fully committed to being an equal opportunities employer, defined by its diversity and opposition to all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination.




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