Senior/ Principal Environmental Consultant

Galway, Dublin, Clare, Cork, Limerick
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Job Category:
Reporting, Science/Scientist, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Scientist, Waste Engineer, Water Engineering, Environmental Consultant, Environmental Officer, Environmental Policy
Job Type:
Education Level:
Bachelors degree
€55,000 to €75,000 per annum
Salary Description:
Excellent package and remuneration
Start Date:
ASAP/ Stardard
Gaia Talent
Job Ref:

Title: Senior/Principal Environmental Consultant
Location: Ireland nationwide (remote inside Ireland)

Gaia Talent is recruiting a Senior Environmental Consultant to join our client’s Environmental Compliance Team. This is a full-time, permanent position that can be based anywhere in Ireland. Our client operates in a fully remote work environment, supported by state-of-the-art IT systems and software management tools.

This role will offer the successful candidate the opportunity to join a dynamic team providing professional services in the areas of environmental compliance, management systems, sustainability, waste management, environmental licensing, permitting, inspection, and auditing.

The successful candidate will be a highly motivated individual with a positive attitude, an ability to motivate others, and a demonstrated willingness to learn and keep up to date with changing legislation and industry trends and developments.

The role will include the following responsibilities:
  • Provide professional consultancy services to our clients in the areas of environmental performance and compliance.
  • Provide technical input for the preparation of environmental consent applications (such as EPA licenses, waste management permits, Article 27 By-product notifications, Construction and Operational Waste Management Plans, Construction Environmental Management Plans, trade effluent discharge license applications) environmental support services, and other environmental projects and reports as may be assigned.
  • Design and audit Environmental Management Systems
  • Environmental inspection and auditing (including inspecting operational facilities and completing verification audits of statutory returns).
  • Oversee, mentor, and manage junior team members and sub-consultants to deliver project requirements.
  • Contribute to other projects as may be undertaken by the company such as studies, reports, and policy-level submissions.
  • Report to the Technical Director on project performance.
  • Consultation and liaison with statutory and non-statutory bodies, local authorities, government agencies, and An Bord Pleanála (ABP) on a project basis.
  • Other duties may be assigned from time to time by the Directors of the company.
The successful candidate will possess the following attributes as a minimum:
  • Third-level degree in environmental engineering, environmental science, or related discipline.
  • Approximately 5 years’ professional experience in consulting, waste management, and environmental or another similar sector.
  • Demonstrable technical experience in the area of Environmental Compliance, Waste Management, and environmental auditing and reporting.
  • A detailed knowledge of Environmental and Waste Management Legislation.
  • Excellent communication skills including verbal and written with experience in high-level communications and correspondence.
  • Excellent report-writing skills
  • Ability to interpret environmental reports, data, and technical drawings.
  • Chartered membership of CIWM, IEMA, CIWEM, or other related professional memberships is desirable.
  • Advanced Microsoft Office and Microsoft 365 application software skills.
  • Full clean driving license, this role will require some travel throughout Ireland.
What our client offers: 
  • Full-time and permanent position
  • Competitive salaries (€55,000 to €75,000 DOE). 
  • Flexible working hours
  • Remote setting
  • Company pension scheme
  • Tax saver scheme
  • Generous annual leave allowance
  • Clear 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. 

This renowned client is a dynamic consultancy that offers the successful candidate an opportunity to work as part of a wider engaged, positive, and successful team of environmental experts of varying disciplines with a broad range of skills and experience. We provide a collaborative, positive, and enjoyable learning environment.

Their team members strive to be the best at what they do with a strong emphasis on quality, accuracy, client care, and project ownership. This presents an opportunity to work on a varied range of projects, broadening skills and experience all the time with an emphasis on continued professional development, training, and periodic performance reviews to develop your career within the company.

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