Ecology – Sector Lead (with flexible working arrangements)

Ecology – Sector Lead – Tralee based (with flexible working arrangements)

The ecology unit has a complement of 12 ecologists/ornithologists/aquatic ecologists spread across the three office locations with a number of full-time field bird surveyors. 

Experience Required:

· 10 to 15 years’ experience in a senior ecology management role. 
· Experience in working with large teams in a range of diverse projects, preferably in the consultancy sector.
· Project Management of ecological projects in diverse range of sectors
· Interaction with project managers in other sectors or disciplines within the company and the ability to identify, manage and deal with project risk and develop solutions where required
· Preparing Tender Submission Proposals
· Client management and business development
· Managing, guiding, and mentoring of junior team members
· Consultation with regulators and statutory bodies
· Experience in preparation of appeal submissions, Oral Hearings and JR proceedings
· Stakeholder engagement and management
· Experience of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), Ecological Impact Assessment (EcIA) and Appropriate Assessment (AA)

Skills / Qualifications Required:

· Degree in Ecology or Science equivalent. MSc preferable
· Membership of a professional body desired, CIEEM or other appropriate body
· Ability to lead multi-disciplinary teams, work well under pressure and meet deadlines
· Excellent planning and organisation skills
· Ability to meet strict deadlines
· Strong technical report writing skills
· Strong commercial awareness
· Full driver’s licence


· Competitive salary
· Leading the ecology team within the practice in conjunction with senior Managers/ Directors
· CPD Programme with support and mentoring
· Working on a wide range of projects
· Health insurance plan
· Company Pension Scheme
· Active Sports and Social Club
· Protection of life and long term illness cover
· 22 days annual leave
· Paid professional membership fee

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