Senior Ecologist

Minimum Years’ experience: 10

Knowledge, skills and experience:

• Have a relevant third level qualification (Degree/Masters) in ecology with a minimum of 10 years professional experience in ecological assessment and appraisal techniques.

• Strong technical knowledge of relevant environmental/ecological legislation, at both European and National level;

• Strong technical knowledge of Irish and European case law in relation to the Habitats Directive and Appropriate Assessment;

• Technical expertise of aquatic ecosystems is essential, both freshwater and marine, together with groundwater dependent ecosystems;;

• Extensive technical knowledge of ecological and environmental impacts and mitigation measures at project and catchment level;

• Membership of CIEEM an advantage;

• Ability to exercise good judgment with minimal supervision;

• Demonstrated appreciation of risk management;

• Strong optioneering, analysis and decision-making skills.

• Demonstrated understanding of environmental economics, including ecosystem services.

• Demonstrated ability to develop innovative solutions.

• Strong collaborative and negotiation skills, to build relationships with external and internal stakeholders in order to achieve buy-in to company policies and practices;

• Good organisational, negotiations and problem resolution skills;

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills; and

Ability to:

 Liaise with technical experts in Irish Water Environmental Strategy to secure buy-in to assessment approaches.

 Prioritise tasks, work with schedules and manage resources while remaining focused on project goals.

 Secure and compare information from multiple sources and weigh alternative solutions to make informed and appropriate decisions.

Closing Date:
17/09/2019

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