An exciting opportunity has come up for an Ecologist to work for a main Joint Venture on HS2 based in Birmingham. This is a 12-month contract and a great opportunity to be involved in one of the most prestigious projects in Europe.

Description of Activities to be undertaken

  • To provide ecological support to the JV's team and have responsibilities under the following work packages: Area Wide Environmental.
  • Creation of mitigation methodologies for various protected species including Badger, Bat, GCN and Barn Owl.
  • Coordinate ecological mitigation and completion of licence applications.
  • Oversee and co-ordinate the implementation of mitigation programs.
  • Manage and co-ordinate survey data and liaise with Area Wide Survey team.
  • Ecological support to general/other Work Packages
  • To fulfil the role of Ecological support and provide assurance and ensure compliance with relevant Technical Standards.

Minimum Qualifications Needed for Role

  • Essential:
  • Ecologist with experience of working on design and construction phases of large-scale linear infrastructure projects.
  • Experience of implementing ecological mitigation and preparation of licence applications.
  • Chartered or member of relevant ecological/environmental institute.
  • Co-ordination of subcontractors and teams of ecologists
  • Experience in the planning process and dealing with local authorities
  • Experience of working on complicated ecological survey and mitigation schemes


  • Protected species licences – GCN, Badger, Bat or Schedule 1 species

If this position is for you then please don't hesitate to contact me on 01844212058 for an informal chat or drop me an email with any questions you might have to
Alternatively if this position isn't for you but you think you know someone who might be suitable, then we offer a £500 referral fee (T's and C's apply).