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Ground Control are looking for a someone at Senior level or above who wants to expand their current skill set and project management skills in this role. Be part of our forward thinking, environmentally focused business who have recently won the Pro Landscaper business award for the most Sustainable Company of the year.

Senior / Principal Ecologist

| Ground Control

Location: Pan London

Salary: Competitive

Full Time: Hybrid remote

Closing Date: On Going


Job Description

Key Responsibilities:

  • Project Management of UK Habitat Classification Surveys, (licenced) protected species surveys;
  • Building tenders and creating complex fee quotations at speed;
  • Producing complex technical reports (PEA reports, BNG reports, protected species reports, Habitat Management Plans, BREEAM reports, HRAs and EcIAs);
  • Managing medium to large sized projects with ability to track financial progress;
  • Line management of junior ecologists
  • Logistical and legislative problem solving

Fully flexible working

This role is a fully remote position, working from home and in the field in your local area. You have the flexibility of managing your own time without having to visit a office location.

Are You Right For This Role?

We welcome applications from Senior Ecologists or existing Principals who are looking for a change. You must have full membership the Chartered Institute of Ecology & Environmental Management – MCIEEM, a relevant bachelor’s degree (or higher) and at least one protected species licence. A Personal Track Safety accreditation would be a bonus.

In addition all of the points below will be a massive bonus!

  • Have a desire for line management
  • Prioritise workloads and complete tasks in a timely manner;
  • Have high attention to detail, especially in technical reporting;
  • A strength UK wildlife legislation and understand how to apply it correctly;
  • Have clear and consistent communication skills;
  • Be personable and a team player, even on tough days; and
  • Hold a full UK driving license

If you’re ready for your next challenge, we’d love to hear from you!

What we offer:

At Ground Control we believe in creating an inspirational environment and rewarding our employees for their hard work. We offer a wide-ranging benefits program , supporting you to realise your full potential, and are proud to be recognised as a great place to work:

Awards, Accolades and Culture

  • We have been awarded ‘world-class’ status for employee engagement in the 2023 best companies results, ranking at #16 in the ‘Top 100 Large Companies to Work For’ league table.
  • Certified B-Corp Accredited, Ground Control has been certified by B Lab, the not-for-profit behind the B Corp movement, as having met rigorous social and environmental standards which represent its commitment to sustainable goals ahead of profit.
  • We invest 5% of our profits into the Evergreen Fund, an investment fund dedicated to sustainability and environmental initiatives.
  • By 2025 we have committed to planting 1,000,000 trees, having a fully electric fleet, and achieving carbon net zero after becoming carbon neutral in 2020.
  • 2 personal choice volunteering days with your fundraising efforts matched up to £500!

Perks and Benefits

  • Free gym access if you are Head Office based or subsidised national gym memberships if you are based elsewhere.
  • Nursery Vouchers, Cycle to work scheme and Travel loans
  • Medigold employee support, Free Flu Jabs, online private GP service and a premium subscription to Calm, the wellbeing app
  • A supportive, entrepreneurial working environment that fosters collaboration.
  • Training, development, coaching and mentoring plans including our GC Leadership Academy, job specific accreditations and higher education opportunities
  • Hybrid working opportunities with time in the office including breakfast Mondays and dog friendly Fridays.
  • Financial benefits include yearly bonus scheme, access to Wagestream and employee share options

How we work:

We put people at the centre of everything we do.
Everyone is welcome. We’re embracing a culture where difference is valued. Your uniqueness will be celebrated. We believe diversity grows innovation, and innovation creates initiative. Together we’ll succeed in caring for each other, caring for our communities and caring for our Environment. Together, we’re stronger.

How To Apply

To apply, please follow the link below. Goodluck!

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