Environmental Sciences Association Of Ireland

Formed in January 1995, the ESAI (Environmental Sciences Association of Ireland) is an association of individuals working in or with an interest in the environmental area in Ireland. The membership is drawn from all sectors and disciplines, ranging from biology and ecology to engineering, hydrology and management and from professors to amateur naturalists. The association provides a network for people in the environmental area, promotes good environmental practice and better understanding of the environment and provides an expert and up-to-date lobby platform for the environmental concerns in Ireland and abroad.

The aims and objectives of the association are to:

  • Provide a forum to facilitate exchange of specialist information and advice amongst environment researchers, policy makers, environmental management practitioners and other stakeholders, within Ireland and elsewhere.
  • Promote a fuller awareness of the role that higher-level education institutions may make in finding solutions for the urgent environmental problems confronting contemporary society.
  • Provide a forum for networking amongst environment researchers both at national and international scales.
  • Facilitate an annual conference aimed at providing postgraduate and other researchers with an opportunity to learn about each other's work, and for postgraduates to present and publish papers within a supportive community.
  • Promote high professional standards amongst environmental researchers and professionals.
  • Provide a Code of Ethics for Environmental Professionals in Ireland through its membership

The ESAI aims to promote disciplines and professions in the field of environmental sciences. In this regard the association has collated information on third level (college) courses of study which are available to undergraduates (school leavers), postgraduates and those already working in the field of environmental science.

Courses in environmental science are wide-ranging, from those dedicated purely to environmental science to those based on the environmental aspects of engineering, chemistry, biology, ecology, toxicology, building technologies, hydrology, economics…..the list is very broad.

Environmental Science touches many areas of employment such as: 

Land Use

  • Planning & Preservation
  • Habitat Conservation
  • Brownfield Redevelopment
  • Archaeological & Cultural Sites
  • Environmental Infrastructure

Pollution and Health

  • Hazardous Waste Management
  • Solid Waste Management
  • Recycling
  • Air Quality Management
  • Water Quality Management
  • Remedial Systems
  • Spill Emergency Response


  • GIS Data Management
  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • Natural Resource Management

For further information please contact

Environmental Sciences Association Ireland
T: +353 21 4823169


Types of Environmental jobs

Lecturer in Environmental Science
Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv)
Chair in Carbon Management
Lecturer in Geographic Information Sciences
Research Fellow
Senior Specialist Scientist
Lecturer in Earth System Dynamics
Environmental Scientist
Director Environmental Sustainability
Research Fellowship in Earth Sciences
Environmental Public Health Scientist
Research assistant
Environment Leader
Waste bid manager
Waste Manager
Waste Strategy Consultant
Waste Project Manager
Bid Director
Contract Manager
Hazardous Waste specialist
Landfill Supervisor
Waste Technical Consultant
Waste Treatment Facility Manager
Service Delivery Manager
Health & Safety Manager
Laboratory Chemist
Waste Management Consultant
Environmental Risk Manager/Site Assessor
Solid Waste Management Professional
Environmental Engineer
Recycling Collections Driver
Recycling Centre Operator
Hazardous Materials Removal Worker
Solid Waste (Energy) Engineer
Nuclear Waste Management Engineer
Wastewater engineer
Wastewater Treatment Specialist

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