Senior Ecologist

Limerick, Cork, Clare, Dublin, Carlow, Mayo, Galway
Industry Sector:
Ecology Jobs, Eco Jobs, Green Jobs, Environment Jobs, Ornithology Jobs, Ecological Jobs
Job Category:
Consultancy, Ecologist, Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), Ornithologist, Ecological 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:

Gaia client is one of Ireland’s largest Irish-owned consultants with centers of excellence in Civil Infrastructure, Waste & Resource Management, and Renewables. Our client provides design and contract management services for the construction of infrastructure projects such as roads, bridgeworks, rail, solid waste facilities, renewable energy, drainage, water and wastewater treatment facilities, airports, tunnels, and gas pipelines.

Gaia Talent is looking to recruit a Senior Ecologist who will work as an integral member of the Energy and Planning team in either one of the Cork, Dublin, or Carlow offices, aiding the expansion of the Energy and Planning business and working closely with fellow professionals. The position will suit candidates with a minimum of seven years of experience. This position offers exposure to a broad range of areas within the renewable energy, waste management, and civil infrastructure sectors as FT has a broad spectrum of ongoing projects and can offer the successful candidate a clear path for career development.

Main responsibilities:
  • 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 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 continuing to strive to improve the quality of work produced by the Ecology team
  • Providing expert witness at Oral Hearings
  • Developing excellent relationships with clients and attending meetings with client and design teams when necessary
Skills and qualifications:
  • A degree in ecology or related subject
  • A minimum of seven years of post-graduate experience in environmental consultancy
  • Member of CIEEM, CIWEM, or equivalent professional body
  • Experienced in the oral hearing process and 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 the Construction Environmental Management Plan
  • Experienced in working in multi-disciplinary teams
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and project management skills
  • A full clean driver’s licence
What our client offers: 
  • An attractive remuneration package (from €60,000 onwards DOE)
  • Hybrid working
  • Shorter working Friday
  • 22 to 27 annual leave days
  • Pension scheme
  • Medical benefit
  • Annual Christmas bonus
  • Professional body memberships paid
  • Family benefits
  • Well being benefits
  • Employee experience benefits
  • Anything else you may see as essential for your work-life balance will be happily discussed

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