Senior Botanist

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Job Category:
Ecologist, Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), Botanist, Ecological Consultant
Job Type:
Education Level:
Bachelors degree
€50,000 to €55,000 per annum
Salary Description:
Excellent package and remuneration
Start Date:
ASAP/ Stardard
Gaia Talent
Job Ref:

Title: Senior Botanist
Location: Sligo, County Sligo, Ireland with hybrid arrangements available (important to be based within a commutable distance)
Job type: Full-time & permanent 
Please note: This position is a hybrid position in Ireland. Applicants MUST be based in Ireland and possess previous working experience in the Irish Ecological Sector to be considered.

About the Hiring Company:
We take pride in leading the way in terrestrial ecology projects across Ireland. Our diverse portfolio includes habitat monitoring, restoration, impact assessments for various infrastructure proposals, habitat and species surveys, biodiversity planning, and community projects. With a passionate team of 32 and ongoing growth, we are seeking a Senior Ecologist to contribute to our success. As a vital part of our senior team, you will play a key role in driving ecological consultancy, with a particular focus on high-quality botanical work.

Role overview:
As a senior professional, success means managing projects from inception to completion with expertise and attention to detail. Your ecological knowledge will shine as you deliver high-level surveys, assessments, and reporting. Your role as a mentor and manager will contribute to the growth of early career ecologists, making you an integral part of our vibrant and enthusiastic team.

Key responsibilities:
  • Project manage complex ecological surveys and impact assessments, engaging with stakeholders, clients, and project team members.
  • Manage project budgets efficiently, ensuring timely completion and addressing any variances.
  • Prepare comprehensive ecological reports, including mapping and data collation.
  • Implement complex habitat management prescriptions.
  • Prioritize workload, balancing client expectations, resources, and project deadlines.
  • Provide pragmatic and commercially aware ecological advice to major clients.
  • Act as an Expert Witness at oral hearings when necessary.
  • Manage and mentor staff teams, guiding them through a busy and varied workload.
  • Review outputs from colleagues, providing guidance and mentoring for junior members.
  • Excellent botanical/habitat assessment and habitat management skills.
  • Four years plus post-graduate experience in a fast-paced environmental consultancy in the Irish Ecological sector.
  • Full, clean EU driving license.
  • Broad ecological experience on large-scale projects, with expertise in impact assessment.
  • Thorough knowledge of ecological legislation and planning policy in Ireland, Northern Ireland, and the EU.
  • Proven project management abilities and excellent report-writing skills.
  • Understanding of the EU Habitats Directive as it relates to project-based ecological impact assessments.
What is on offer:
  • Competitive salaries (€50,000 to €55,000 DOE). 
  • Flexible working hours
  • Hybrid/remote settings
  • Company pension scheme
  • Tax saver scheme
  • Generous annual leave allowance
  • Career pathway program
  • Family-friendly working policies
  • Continuous career development
  • Professional memberships paid
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Support the Bike to Work Scheme
  • Anything else you may see as essential for your work-life balance or career will be happily discussed. 
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