Senior Ecologist

Carlow, Dublin, Cork
Conservation Jobs, Ecology Jobs, Environment Jobs, Green Jobs, Eco Jobs, Botany Jobs, Ornithology Jobs, Ecological Jobs
Job Category:
Consultancy, Ecologist, Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), Botanist, Ornithologist, Ecological Consultant, Environmental Consultant
Job Type:
Education Level:
Bachelors degree
€55,000 to €65,000 per annum
Salary Description:
Excellent package and remuneration
Start Date:
ASAP/ Stardard
Gaia Talent
Job Ref:

Title: Senior Ecologist
Location: Cork, Dublin or Carlow (nationwide options also available)
Flexibility: Hybrid model of work split in office, fieldwork and home office arrangements 

About the hiring company: A multidisciplinary Consultancy that is one of Ireland’s largest Irish owned consultants with centres of excellence in Sustainable Infrastructure, Circular Economy, Environment, and Energy and Planning. Provides planning, environmental studies, preliminary planning design to our clients in the renewable energy sector and provides design and contract management services for the construction of infrastructure projects such as roads, greenways, bridgeworks, rail, solid waste facilities, renewable energy, drainage, water and wastewater treatment facilities, airports, tunnels and gas pipelines.

  • Managing individual contracts to deliver high quality ecological consultancy services
  • Providing expert ecological input for a range of projects
  • Planning, conducting and supervising the execution of site ecological surveys and fieldwork
  • Preparing and monitoring of the implementation of Construction Environmental Management Plans
  • Undertaking Appropriate Assessments and Ecological Impact Assessments (EcIAs), Biodiversity Chapters for Environmental Impact Assessment Reports (EIARs) and other environmental reporting requirements
  • Writing of technical reports and other deliverables
  • Managing quality including attention to detail and accuracy, delivery of contracts on time and to the highest possible standards, and continue to strive to improve the quality of work produced by the Ecology team
  • Providing expert witness at Oral Hearings
  • Developing excellent relationships with clients and attending meetings with client and design teams when necessary

  • A degree in ecology or related subject
  • A minimum of seven years post graduate experience in environmental consultancy
  • Member of CIEEM, CIWEM or equivalent professional body
  • Experienced in the oral hearing process and in the role of expert witness
  • Detailed knowledge of wildlife and conservation legislation within Ireland
  • Excellent technical report writing skills
  • Experienced in the preparation and monitoring of the implementation of Construction Environmental Management Plan
  • Experienced in working in multi-disciplinary teams
  • Excellent communication, organisational and project management skills
  • A full clean driver’s licence

An attractive remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidate including a competitive salary (€55,000 onwards DOE), shorter working Friday, medical benefit, a company pension scheme, comprehensive annual leave days and professional body support. 

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