Principal Ecologist (Botanist)

Principal Ecologist (Botanist)

Location: Ireland based (Remote / Home Working)
Job Type: Permanent
Salary: Competitive + bonus + health insurance + benefits

About The Role

Are you an experienced Senior Ecologist with a passion for all things botanical? Do you want to join a senior management team where you will lead on high quality botanical projects, lead a high performing team and be a play a crucial part in staff development?

We are actively seeking a Principal Ecologist to help drive forward the development and delivery of ecological consultancy, notably in terms of high-quality botanical strategy and work. You'll be at the forefront of leading our botanical, habitat and land management work and ensuring exceptional quality fieldwork and impact assessment.  We are particularly interested in applicants with a high level in experience in botany, including Annex I habitat surveys and condition assessment.

To be successful in this role, you'll need:
  • Six years plus-post graduate experience in environmental consultancy or similar.
  • Excellent botanical and habitat assessment skills.
  • Understanding of habitat management and restoration principles.
  • Full, clean EU driving licence.
  • A broad range of ecological experience on large-scale projects in key sectors, notably with well-developed expertise in impact assessment of infrastructure proposals.
  • A thorough knowledge of ecological legislation and planning policy in Ireland, Northern Ireland and EU.
  • Excellent report writing skills and proven project management abilities.
  • An excellent understanding of the EU Habitats Directive in so far as they relate to project-based ecological impact assessments being undertaken by an ecological consultancy.
You will be offered the chance to work on a variety of projects, many of our employees have worked on projects that have been of personal interest to them. We match this with a commitment to continuous development and learning to support your career. We also offer benefits to look after you, from private medical insurance for all employees, access to mental health first aiders and comprehensive income protection if you cannot work. We also offer superb flexible working options, balancing work with your life; in fact this role would be considered on a part-time basis for the right person.

Next steps

We are focused on creating a diverse and inclusive team. If you can’t tick every box on our job description, then we are still keen to hear from you and are open to supporting your development. That may be working part time or supporting you to gain experience in a specific area – we are a growing company and are able to adapt roles to reflect individual skills. 

If you think you have what it takes to join our fast-growing business, then please apply immediately on our website. All we need is some basic information and your CV, we will review all applications quickly and will respond to all applications.

About Us

The APEM Group is a global environmental consultancy, we work with a range of clients including large corporations and governments to help them understand and solve a wide variety of environmental projects in the UK and globally. Our successful pioneering work has enabled us to grow and combine forces with other businesses who share our ethos and integrity. At our core, our people are working towards the protection of the environment across the globe.

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