Minimum Years’ experience: 5

Knowledge, skills and experience:

• Have a relevant third level qualification (Degree/Masters) in ecology with a minimum of 5 years professional experience in ecological assessment and appraisal techniques.

• Strong 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;

• 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;

• Ability to liaise with technical experts in Irish Water Environmental Strategy to secure buy-in to assessment approaches;

• Strong optioneering, analysis and decision-making skills.

• Good organisational, negotiations and problem resolution skills;

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills; and

• Ability to secure and compare information from multiple sources and weigh alternative solutions to make informed and appropriate decisions.

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