Senior Ecologist

We are looking to recruit a Senior Ecologist who will work as an integral member of the Energy and Planning team with an exceptional client and be based in any of their 3 offices nationwide or work remotely from home, aiding the expansion of the Energy and Planning business and working closely with fellow professionals. The position will suit candidates with a minimum of five years of experience. This position offers exposure to a broad range of areas within the renewable energy, waste management and civil infrastructure sectors as our client has a broad spectrum of ongoing projects and can offer the successful candidate a clear path for career development in areas of specific interest to you.

Qualifications and Experience Required:

  • A degree in ecology or related subject
  • A minimum of five years post graduate experience in environmental consultancy
  • Member of CIEEM, CIWEM or equivalent professional body 
  • Ideally 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


The Senior Ecologist will, amongst other things, be responsible for:

  • 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
  • Developing excellent relationships with clients and attending meetings with clients and design teams when necessary


An very attractive remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidate including a competitive salary, shorter working Friday, medical benefit, bonuses, expense allowance and professional body support.

Closing Date:
02/06/2022

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