Senior Ornithologist

Limerick, Dublin, Sligo, Mayo, Galway
Industry Sector:
Ecology Jobs, Eco Jobs, Green Jobs, Ornithology Jobs, Ecological Jobs
Job Category:
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 Talent is currently seeking a Senior Ornithologist, to join the growing Ecology Team within our client’s Environment & Planning Division. They offer a very competitive salary to the ideal candidate and we provide the opportunity to work on nationally recognized projects and studies. They also provide the opportunity to avail of hybrid working in one of their four offices located in Galway, Dublin, Limerick, Castlebar, or Sligo.

The Team is driven by qualified and enthusiastic staff who maintain a full and varied project load from a broad base of private and public sector clients. Our workstream is generated through well-established nationwide client relationships, as well as internal cross-sectional cooperation with other divisions.

Core competency:
The successful candidate must have the ability to work in and lead teams in the collection of field data and the preparation of the Biodiversity/Ornithological sections of Environmental Impact Assessment Reports (EIARs), Ecological Impact Assessment reports, and Habitats Directive Appropriate Assessment reporting. The successful candidate will also be required to demonstrate project experience in the design and implementation of ecological surveys including bird and protected species surveys, habitat, analysis of data, and completion of impact assessments. Further demonstrated project experience across ecological disciplines will also be required.

Duties and responsibilities:
The job will involve working with the existing Ecology team on ecological and environmental aspects of diverse projects including national infrastructure projects, renewable energy, and other private and commercial projects. As a Senior Ornithologist, the role will require the provision of ecological input into desktop studies, advantage point surveys, scoping studies, site selection, Ecological Impact Assessments, and Appropriate Assessment Reports. The role will also require project management tasks including programme and financial management and input to tender submissions.

Qualifications and experience required:
  • A relevant primary degree (Hons.) relating to Ecology / Environmental Biology, additional qualifications preferred
  • A proven ecological/ornithological track record
  • Proven ecological/ornithological field skills
  • Experience in GIS systems (e.g. ArcView, desirable but not essential)
  • CIEEM membership preferred (or an ambition to become a member of CIEEM)
  • Experience in coordinating ecological impact assessments as well as project management and liaising with clients and stakeholders
  • Experience as an expert witness at Oral Hearings is preferable but not essential
  • Excellent report writing and communication skills
  • Full driving licence
What the client offers:
  • Attractive remuneration package (from €60,000 onwards DOE)
  • Flexible working hours
  • Hybrid arrangements
  • Company pension plan
  • Tax saver scheme
  • Generous annual leave allowance
  • Career pathway program
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Family friend policies
  • Continuously career development
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Support for Professional Association Membership
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