Established in 1989, JFA Environmental Planning provides expertise in the fields of ecology and landscape. We provide innovative solutions to site development and advise on ecological enhancements to your site that have proven success in acquiring planning approval. We are a consultancy which collaborates with the client and the team at all stages of the development process, from pre-planning, through to construction and post-construction. We help create highly sustainable developments that add value.
At JFA, our mission is to guide our clients through all aspects of UK, European and International environmental legislation through effective collaboration. Through our unified ecological and landscape approach we aim to be the leaders in the creation of environments which are rich in biodiversity.
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JOB DESCRIPTION – SENIOR ECOLOGIST 21.01.2020 Due to increasing workload, JFA Ltd is seeking a senior ecologist with ecological consultancy experience to join our dynamic team in the south-east. We are looking for someone who has a good breadth of experience. The ideal candidate will have experience in writing EPSM licenses and experience in one or more European protected species. The candidate should have 2-3 years consultancy experience and qualified to Associate level with IEEM.
JFA Environmental Planning is a consultancy providing value added services to a range of clients, primarily across the South East of England. The position is based in Ashford, Kent. Please see our website for a range of our work: www.jfa.co.uk
Undertake generalist and specialist field surveys (at habitat and species levels)
Write and review reports, using structure relevant to task/survey
Draft and produce EIAs and supporting material
Prepare budgets and fee estimates
Prepare and manage protected species licences
Organise and manage junior staff and sub-contractors for field work
Oversee and manage specific jobs and associated budgets
Meet with and advise clients
Attend meetings on behalf of clients
Support Principal Ecologist and Managing Director
Key skills required are an ability to communicate face to face with a wide variety of people. The candidate should be able to demonstrate the ability to prepare oral presentations, to write effectively, and to respond to clients in a positive manner. Candidates must have a strong understanding of ecological and scientific principles and must be rigorous in their use of analytical information. The Senior Ecologist is expected to work independently in areas of competence, although he/she will be supported by his/her line manager.
This is an excellent opportunity to develop within a dynamic environmental planning consultancy. Salary will commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Unit 15 The Barn, Evegate Business Park, Station Road, Smeeth, Kent, TN25 6SX
0845 226 3618
In a nutshell
Established in 1989, JFA are experts in the field of Environmental Planning. We successfully collaborate with people who make a difference to the environment. We deliver projects which work in harmony with the natural world whilst providing added value solutions to site development.