Thomson Environmental Consultants
Ecological Estimator – Guildford (flexible)
Are you a commercially focused Ecologist looking for an office-based position in a highly successful UK environmental consultancy? Do you have experience responding to tenders and quotes, and enjoy winning new work? If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you!
Thomson’s growth and success has resulted in the requirement to fill a niche position in our Terrestrial Ecology team. Specifically, we are interested in an ecologist who can apply their ecological knowledge to inform methodology and costings for quote and bid submissions. The ideal candidate will have a broad understanding of ecological surveys and best practice and will be able to communicate with technical leads for information on specialist surveys and services. They will have good attention to detail and strong written and communication skills. They will be efficient with their time management and capable of working independently on small to mid-sized quotes or part of a bid team for larger tenders.
This role will allow for hybrid working, with a split between office and homeworking based on business needs.
Main duties and responsibilities:
• Review and interpretation of tender documents relating to ecological consultancy services. • Produce accurate costings and concise methodologies for ecological services such as preliminary ecological appraisals, protected species surveys and mitigation, habitat regulation assessments, biodiversity net gain and ecological impact assessments, with support from technical specialists in the ecology team. • Identify potential commercial risks and discuss with the bid team to ensure they are appropriately mitigated within the submission. • Manage and coordinate responses to requests for quotations, including liaison with clients for clarifications on their brief, where required. • Effectively manage their time to ensure quote and tender deadlines are met. • Compile feedback from project managers to improve accuracy of costings. • Communicating with clients and obtaining feedback to maintain a good understanding of market rates and pricing points for different sectors • Liaise with technical staff to stay updated with changes in legislation, planning policy and best practice.
Successful candidates will:
• Have a broad knowledge of ecological survey, mitigation and best practice, gained through experience working as an Ecologist. • Have experience responding to tenders and quotes with detailed methods and costings. • Be commercially-minded, enthusiastic and motivated for success. • Have knowledge of procurement processes • Be a well-organised self-starter with good attention to detail.
We promote a happy, friendly workplace and are guided by the company’s core values of Respect, Integrity, Support and Excellence. We excel at providing our people with amazing career progression and offer an extensive range of company benefits which include: 25 days annual leave, healthcare cash plan, enhanced stakeholder pension scheme, life insurance, discounted gym membership, paid professional memberships, clothing allowance, outstanding performance rewards, free parking and regular local and company social events! One of the major advantages to working at Thomson is that our people are at the heart of everything we do. As an Employee-Owned Trust (EOT), all Thomson employees have a stake in the business and reap the reward of its success including performance-related annual bonuses. We also pride ourselves in providing market leading internal and external training opportunities which contributes to individual tailored career pathways.