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Senior Ecologist

SEP Ecology

Job ref: SEPE-260624-02

Job type: Permanent
Salary: £32,000 - £42,000
Location: Dartford
Closing date: 31/07/2024

Are you an experienced Senior Ecologist seeking a new challenge, or are you eager to join an organisation that truly values and invests in its team members?

Offering competitive salaries, an attractive benefits package, and an engaging work culture, SEP Ecology provides an ideal professional environment. This could be the opportunity you have been looking for to advance your career!

At SEP Ecology, we value skilled communicators who have a deep passion for wildlife and a comprehensive understanding of UK wildlife ecology. Ideal candidates will possess excellent time management and organisational skills, be capable of working independently, and make informed decisions that reflect their level of expertise.

Applicants should have a full driving licence and access to a vehicle for work-related travel, or reliable transportation to ensure they can reach remote sites, often outside regular working hours. A company vehicle may become available after a probationary period. We also provide paid overtime and flexibility, making us an ideal workplace for forward-thinking ecologists who are committed to advancing their careers in a rapidly growing industry.


  • At least two years of experience as a Senior Ecologist.
  • Must possess at least two species licenses.
  • Demonstrated experience in fieldwork, including habitat and bat surveys.
  • A solid track record in office-based consultancy tasks such as reporting and mapping.
  • Level 1 Class Licence for bat surveys, with other survey licences welcomed.
  • Strong botanical identification skills.
  • Experience in Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) Assessments and using the UKHab classification.
  • Capability to conduct regular fieldwork.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Membership of CIEEM.
  • Level 2 Class Licence for bat surveys.
  • Licences for other protected species surveys.
  • Experience in EPS Mitigation Licensing.
  • Proficiency in GIS mapping.
  • Understanding of relevant protected species planning policies, including the NPPF and local plans, in relation to development.


Email your up-to-date CV and a cover letter to info@seprail.co.uk or call 01904 403 322. Initial interviews will be conducted via an informal telephone call, followed by a video or face-to-face interview for successful candidates.

All applicants must be eligible to work in the UK.

Please note

It is the policy of SEP Rail Services, SEP Rail Design and SEP Rail Engineering to provide equal employment opportunities to all persons. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, creed, gender, sex, age, disability, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or information or any other characteristic protected by law.