Rachel has worked in ecological consultancy since 2014 and joined BSG Ecology in March 2021. Prior to joining BSG she worked for a large multi-disciplinary consultancy where she worked on nationally significant infrastructure projects and energy transmission projects in the UK.
Rachel has a broad range of experience in ecological survey and holds Natural England Level 1 Survey Class licences for great crested newts and bats. Rachel also has experience of carrying out surveys for reptiles and a range of mammals including badger, water vole and dormouse. She is working towards securing protected species survey licences for dormouse and rare reptiles, gaining experience through her involvement with Surrey Dormouse Group and Surrey Amphibian and Reptile Group. Rachel also has experience in the design and implementation of mitigation for protected species, including preparation of Natural England European Protected Species Mitigation (EPSM) licences for great crested newts, and Ecological Clerk of Works (ECoW).
Rachel is an experienced project manager and has provided ecology support to a variety of sectors including residential developments, defence, renewables, power, transport and infrastructure projects. Working on these projects have required the design and implementation of robust survey programmes, leading survey teams, managing site clearance teams and financial management. Rachel also has experience in producing and inputting to proposals and a range of reports including Preliminary Ecological Appraisal (PEA), Ecological Impact Assessment (EcIA), Preliminary Environmental Information Reports (PEIR) and ecological method statements.