EIA Specialist

Industry Sector:
Environmental Jobs, Green Jobs, Environment Jobs, Environmental Management Jobs, Environmental Science Jobs
Job Category:
Management, Operations Management, Project Management, Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), Environmental Engineering, Environmental Scientist, Environmental Consultant
Job Type:
Education Level:
Bachelors degree
£60,000 per annum
Salary Description:
Excellent package and remuneration
Start Date:
ASAP/ Stardard
Gaia Talent
Job Ref:

Title: Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Specialist
Location: Newbridge, Co. Kildare, Ireland with hybrid arrangements (2 days in the office/3 days from home)
Job Type: Full-Time & Permanent
Please note: This position is a hybrid inside Ireland. Applicants MUST be based in Ireland and possess previous working experience in the Irish Environmental/Planning Sector to be considered.

Join our client’s Renewable Energy Business Unit and make a positive impact on large-scale infrastructure projects. We're currently seeking a dedicated Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Specialist to lead the delivery of EIA Reports and Appropriate Assessments for this renowned semi-estate company on their Renewable Energy projects.

Key responsibilities:
  • Lead the EIA Process: Drive the EIA process for significant Renewable Energy Projects, focusing on delivering high-quality Environmental Impact Assessment Reports and Appropriate Assessment/Natura Impact Statements.
  • Environmental Expertise: Provide environmental expertise to the Planning Team, informing the Business Unit Strategy and ensuring compliance with Planning and Environmental issues.
  • Legislation and Policy Compliance: Stay updated on changes in planning/environmental legislation, policy decisions, and updates to contribute to Company submissions. Maximize outcomes for the company through compliance with national, regional, and local authority development plans.
  • Stakeholder Engagement: Assist the Stakeholder and Advocacy team in developing effective project plans for communications and consultations with local communities and relevant stakeholders.
  • Procurement Support: Prepare specifications for third-party services and assist the procurement team in various stages of associated procurement processes.
  • Health & Safety Compliance: Ensure all works comply with Health & Safety and Environmental policies, as well as relevant EU and National policies and statutory requirements.
  • Mentoring and Upskilling: Assist with upskilling and mentoring of junior staff, with a particular focus on the EIA and Appropriate Assessment processes.
  • Performance Management: Proactively participate in the Performance Management process to ensure the delivery of own and the wider team's objectives.
Qualifications and Experience:
  • Honors Degree (Lvl 8 FETAC) in Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, or equivalent. 
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience leading the preparation of EIAR and AA/NIS for large-scale projects in an Irish Environmental context. 
  • Expertise in leading the delivery of EIS/EIAR and AA/NIS documentation for large-scale development projects.
  • Experience leading and managing multidisciplinary teams on EIA projects.
  • Understanding of the EIA process and Irish planning policy and legislation concerning EIA.
It’s desirable, but not essential: 
  • Post Graduate (Lvl 9 FETAC) qualification in a relevant discipline.
  • Experience in Renewables and related infrastructure, or SID projects.
  • Technical lead in a discipline related to EIA, e.g., ecology, noise, air quality, etc.
  • Experience across a range of project types with differing priorities, risk profiles, and timelines. 
What is on offer:
  • Competitive salaries (from €60,000 DOE). 
  • Flexible working hours
  • Hybrid settings
  • Company pension scheme
  • Tax saver scheme
  • Generous annual leave allowance
  • Career pathway program
  • Family-friendly working policies
  • Continuous career development
  • Professional memberships are paid. 
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Bike to Work Scheme
  • Anything else you may see as essential for your work-life balance or career will be happily discussed. 

To apply, please submit your CV directly to GreenJobs or by email to isadora@gaiatalent.com

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