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Ecologist / Senior Ecologist

Want to work for a company passionate about driving positive change for the environment and local communities?


We are looking for an experienced ecologist to join our growing team.  The post represents an exciting opportunity to play a key role in ecological delivery on projects from renewable, carbon offsetting, biodiversity, and habitat creation.


Brooks Ecological has been helping deliver sustainable development and green infrastructure since 2005.  We are at the forefront of delivering Biodiversity Net Gain and are serious about influencing and driving change.


We look after our staff. We don't make you work excessive antisocial hours or make you stay away from home for consecutive days.

At Brooks Ecological we want you to develop your potential.  You will be encouraged to develop and expand your skills and experience, under the supportive supervision of senior technical experts.


You will work within a highly motivated team and provide important contributions to deliverables such as protected species risk assessments, Habitat Management Plans, Ecological Management Plans and Habitats Regulations Appraisals (HRA).


We can offer suitable candidates:

  • Competitive salary (dependent on experience)

  • Hybrid working

  • Workplace Pension scheme;

  • Health Benefits policy;

  • Group Life Assurance Cover;

  • Generous training budget;

  • In-house training and formal internal CPD programme;

  • Clear and structured framework for professional development and career progression;

  • Company funded CIEEM Membership & NE licence fees;

  • Complimentary staff functions and team building events;

  • Complimentary onsite parking;

  • Generous TOIL (time off in lieu) policy to ensure a healthy work-life balance.


Key Responsibilities

  • Designing and performing ecological surveys including Phase 1/ UK Habs surveys, bats, otters, great crested newt, water voles, and badgers

  • Carrying out Preliminary Ecological Appraisals and preparing baseline ecological reports

  • Working on Net Gan Plans

  • Collating and reviewing ecological information for desk studies

  • Conducting Ecological Clerk of Works


Desired Skills / Qualifications

  • Experience of working in an ecology-related job, ideally within the environmental consultancy sector

  • An undergraduate ecology or related degree

  • Have experience of using the DEFRA metric to achieve BNG and proposing enhancements/creation of habitats while understanding limitations

  • Good working knowledge of environmental legislation and planning policy

  • Membership of or working towards membership of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM)

  • Experience in designing, undertaking and leading ecological surveys for protected species

  • Experience in conducting extended Phase 1 and UK Habs surveys

  • Experience in writing and delivering high quality technical reports such as baseline reports Preliminary Ecological Appraisals and ecological mitigation strategies

  • GIS and digital data manipulation and analysis experience

  • Willingness to work flexibly, involving travel within the UK and overnight stays where necessary

  • Clean full UK driver’s licence



  • One or more protected species licences

  • Experienced in botanical identification


We positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of protected characteristics.

Applications: CVs and cover letter to


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