Senior Ecologist - Cardiff

Thomson Environmental Consultants Cardiff United Kingdom Terrestrial Ecology
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Company Description

Thomson environmental consultants: The independent, employee-owned consultancy, chosen by successful clients, admired by competitors, and the place to work preferred by top specialists.

With offices across the UK, our experts are committed to delivering our clients exceptional outcomes across a range of environmental services and ecological contracting.

We aim to be the most innovative, pragmatic and fast-growing environmental consultancy in the UK.

Our services include but are not limited to: terrestrial ecology, freshwater ecology, marine ecology, habitat management, arboricultural services, geospatial and data management, environmental impact assessments.

Our people make us who we are; we are commercial but not corporate, guided by our values of Respect, Integrity, Support and Excellence. Career growth and development is highly valued at Thomson, and we nurture talent, leading to rapid career-progression opportunities. Our people benefit from access to a diverse range of industry-accredited external trainings, as well as in-house training opportunities led by our specialists. The variety of projects we deliver across the breadth of environmental services encourages cross-team working and collaboration.


We are looking for a new Senior Ecologist position to be based in Cardiff. As a Senior Ecological Consultant, you will contribute to your team’s financial performance by completing tenders, managing projects in an efficient manner and building relationships with clients or potential clients. You will also contribute to the company’s vision and values by completing tasks set by your team lead and others to a high standard and within designated timeframes. Some of the duties include:

· Assist the line manager in various tasks, including the supervision, support and leadership of Ecological Consultants and Assistant Ecologists.

· Project manage large and complex projects.

· Undertake technically complex project work, including EPSL applications, EcIA chapters and habitat regulation assessments.

· Produce high quality deliverables for clients, within allocated time and budget constraints.

· Develop and maintain good client relationships.

· Documenting relevant experience and using it to work towards protected species licenses.

· Taking responsibility of the standard of survey work by leading the field team.

· Follow correct channels of communication by including project managers and team leads in

all relevant communication


To be considered you will an experienced Ecologist with an ecological or related subject degree. You will be technically competent, with an in-depth knowledge of ecology, legislation and survey techniques with advanced field skills in one or more specialist areas as well as holding protected species licences. You will also hold a driving licence.

Other information

As an Employee Owned Trust (EOT) our collective efforts generate results that translate into greater rewards for everyone. You’ll enjoy all the benefits we have to offer, including EOT approved bonuses (after a qualifying period), the opportunity to contribute to and lead on high-profile, once in a life-time projects, 25 days annual leave, progression opportunities and regular social events.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

As an equal opportunities employer, Thomson is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership.

We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join Thomson.