Join Our Team: Biodiversity Net Gain Consultant

The Role

You will be responsible for delivering our Biodiversity Net Gain service. This will require fieldwork, as well as office-based duties. A technical focus is required, with excellent delivery experience and strong project management and communication skills.

Key Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be responsible for (but not limited to):

  • Lead the Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) service offer for Urban Green
  • Lead, project management and produce BNG assessments from initial client liaison through to completion for a range of development projects.
  • Oversee the liaison with ecologists, GIS, landscape architects and the client to ensure the mitigation hierarchy can be delivered via development designs
  • Review BNG analysis and technical reports, ensuring they meet BNG good practice standards
  • Ensure efficient, cost-effective, and timely delivery of BNG projects
  • Maintain quality standards of assessments / reports through quality assurance
  • Maintain strong communication and relationships with clients, other consultants and internal teams.
  • Organise and deliver CPD events to clients, consultants and internal teams
  • Manage relationships with consultees such as Ecology units, Wildlife Trusts and land brokers.
  • Prepare fee proposals for BNG, where required
  • Carry out additional duties as may reasonably be required in this role.
  • Contribute to team resource planning and support the ecology team, if required

Essential Requirements

The successful candidate must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • A degree-level qualification in ecology or a relevant environmental discipline
  • Professional membership of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) or working towards this qualification
  • Highly experienced in BNG using Natural England’s Biodiversity Metric 3.0
  • Experience of working in an ecology-related role; delivering field surveys including Phase 1 habitat survey, UK Habitat assessment, BNG condition assessment and protected species surveys
  • Experience in writing enhancement/management plans for a range of habitat types and able to align habitat management strategies to BNG target habitat types and condition scores
  • Attention to detail and the ability to deliver contracts on time and to budget
  • Experience of managing projects from inception through to completion
  • An excellent working knowledge of UK wildlife related law
  • Ability to design, lead and conduct field surveys
  • Appropriate licenses to conduct/oversee core ecological services
  • Ability to process data, to create and manage large datasets in GIS software
  • Ability to build rapport with clients, other consultants and colleagues
  • Self-motivated and reliable and an ability to work independently or as part of a team
  • Ability to follow scientific methodologies
  • Ability to manage your own time on projects
  • Business awareness and an ability to communicate effectively with clients
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Readiness to travel and stay away from home as required
  • A valid UK driving licence


Urban Green offers a competitive rewards and benefits package, access to a range of individual and professional development opportunities and the guarantee of an engaging and supportive working environment. Benefits include:

  • 1 paid professional membership annually
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Technology scheme
  • Free eye tests
  • Discount on local leisure centre
  • Access to company vehicles
  • Workplace Pension Scheme
  • 23 days holiday, rising to 24 following 3 years’ continuous service
  • Flexibility

How to Apply

If this is you, then please send a cover letter and CV by email to by 25 March 2022.

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