Training and Development
Competitive Salary
Relaxed Environment

Consultant/Senior Ecologists

Salary: Competitive
Location: Bradford-On-Avon or Redhill
Contract Type: Full Time Permanent
Expiry Date: 31/05/2022

This is a {Advertised Permanent / Temporary}, {Advertised Full Time / Part Time} vacancy that will close in {x} days at {xx:xx} BST.

Binnies are recruiting for experienced Ecologists to join our growing multi-disciplinary Environmental Services team in Bradford-On-Avon or Redhill. You will get the opportunity to work on an interesting and varied portfolio of work including flood, coastal and maritime projects for our clients such as the Environment Agency, Natural Resources Wales and local authorities and a range of other sectors such as ports, water utilities, transport and renewable power. There is also opportunity to support our growing portfolio of water and catchment work including natural capital projects and Solutions By Nature; our joint venture providing nature-based solutions via blue-green infrastructure to the water industry. One of our current Redhill projects is the River Thames Scheme EIA, a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project requiring 8km of new flood relief channels and design of a large number of habitat creation areas in order to provide Biodiversity Net Gain.

We are a close team and have an active Ecology Community of Practice and pride ourselves on being at the forefront of ecological best practice and innovation. Our ecologists are empowered to work closely with our multi-disciplinary teams and shape projects to deliver more sustainable solutions and maximise Biodiversity Net Gain. Binnies is a registered Ecological (CIEEM) and Landscape Practice (Landscape Institute) and hold the IEMA EIA Quality Mark, which is a benchmark of our high standards in EIA delivery. 

We will also ensure you will be mentored as required to develop your field and ecological assessment skills, and work towards full membership and chartership with CIEEM if not already obtained. Binnies pay for two professional memberships as part of our benefits package.

About the Role

  • Providing field and office ecological support on a wide range of projects including fluvial and coastal flood risk management, water utility, rail, renewable/ energy projects and other large-scale infrastructure
  • Supervising and mentoring more junior ecologists
  • Providing input into all stages of Ecological Impact Assessments and HRA
  • Providing ecological input into other consents such as Water Framework Directive assessments
  • Protected species licence applications and mitigation
  • Design of habitat restoration/creation schemes and delivering Biodiversity Net Gain
  • Providing input to bids and proposals
  • Ecological Clerk of Works roles
  • Liaising with project teams, clients, stakeholders and the public as required.


The role is suitable for an Ecology professional with several years of relevant ecological experience. You should possess and be able to demonstrate the following qualifications, skills and knowledge:

  • have an ecological/environmental related degree
  • be a member of CIEEM
  • be or working towards Chartered Ecologist or Environmentalist
  • hold a protected species licence and/or have another ecological specialism e.g. botany
  • have an understanding of UKHabs and Biodiversity Net Gain
  • have excellent written and oral communication
  • have experience of using Arc suite (Collector, Survey 123) or similar
  • have previous consultancy experience
  • are willing to work unsociable hours as required by the business in order to deliver specific contracts
  • hold a full UK driving licence
  • have the ability to organise, manage and prioritise work, with or without supervision, in order to meet tight deadlines and deliver well-planned work schedules

Why Join Us

Would you like to work in a business where you feel empowered to grow?  Where there is no place for criticism or discrimination?  A place where people are mindful and respectful? If so, then Binnies is the place for you.

We have a strong ‘ENGAGED’ culture that runs through everything we do. Evolved over 100 years, we have a culture of caring, where our employee’s wellbeing and work-life balance are priorities, in fact we have industry leading flexible and hybrid working arrangements. We pride ourselves on providing an inclusive working environment, where a diverse workforce is supported to grow and develop.


  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible working
  • Flexible benefits e.g. buy annual leave, varying pension contributions, options for private healthcare

We develop intelligent solutions using our award-winning integrated planning and design approach to deliver functional infrastructure and lasting environmental and social legacies. This is backed by a culture that has stayed true since our foundation over 100 years ago. We create new possibilities for humanity through our innovative approach to delivery.

Together with our clients, we are always striving to find a smarter way to deliver projects. From providing low carbon, sustainable and resilient water solutions, flood alleviation and environment services, to connecting people with insights and data. Our business exists to improve the quality of life for our local communities today and for generations to come.

Binnies is part of the RSK Group, a leading integrated environmental, engineering, and technical services business providing dynamic, multidisciplinary services to a wide range of sectors. RSK was founded in 1989 and has grown considerably since then. In fact, Environment Analyst recently highlighted RSK’s growth commenting, “Few companies in the environmental services sector can claim to be expanding at the same pace as RSK.” Today, RSK Group consists of over 120 businesses and employs over 7,000 specialists. The group is headquartered in the United Kingdom and has an established presence in more than 40 countries around the world.

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We create sustainable critical infrastructure across the whole asset life cycle to meet the net zero challenge. We integrate sustainability into everything we do, utilising digital innovation to create value. We de-risk projects through collaborative engagement and holistic thinking which builds inclusive wealth for our clients, stakeholders and communities.


We are engaged in every aspect of the water industry, helping clients efficiently and effectively collect, store, move and treat water and wastewater; plan and manage watersheds; harness the energy embedded in the treatment and movement of water and enhance sustainability. We incorporate leading-edge digital transformation to create more resilient and reliable solutions using data analytics to provide powerful insights.

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