Consultant Ecologist

Industry Sector:
Environment Jobs
Job Category:
Job Type:
Full Time
Education Level:
Bachelors degree
Salary Description:
Competitive Salary Offered
Start Date:
AECOM Infrastructure & Environment UK Limited
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AECOM is one of the leading environmental consultancies in the UK&I with over 100 professional ecologists supporting AECOM’s goal to deliver a better world, though effective management of the biodiversity which underpins natural capital. As a Fortune 500 firm, we design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets for governments, businesses and organizations.

The successful candidate will be expected to be able to work in a self-directed manner, often to tight deadlines. Candidates must have strong ecological survey skills and have proven experience in having carried out a range of protected species surveys, following a variety of methods for species or species groups. They will have excellent field identification skills and be familiar with the ecology of significant plant and animal communities in the Irish context. An ability to work on a range of taxonomic groups will be required.

A comprehensive knowledge and understanding of relevant Irish and European law and policy is essential.


  • Proven experience of habitat, and protected species surveys

  • Past or current holder of a protected species licence(s), such as bats / badger / otter (or exposure to same)

  • Excellent field skills and a keen interest and understanding of Irish wildlife

  • Previous work experience in the ecology sector within a professional consultancy (or relevant NGO or academic experience if applicable)

  • Working knowledge of Irish law relating to ecology and a understanding of the relevant planning systems

  • Ability to record data efficiently and methodically

  • Excellent communication and report writing skills with computer skills in MSWord, MS Excel

  • A hard working and highly motivated individual

  • Client focused with good interpersonal skills and team approach

  • Willing and able to visit other locations on company business (if necessary)

  • Able to demonstrate a commitment to continued education and improvement through participating in our approved training schemes

  • Full Driving Licence

  • Membership of or evidence of work towards full membership of an appropriate professional institution


  • Experience with a GIS package such as Arc GIS

  • Evidence of published work in the ecology field

Minimum Requirements


Our programmes form a core part of our business strategy globally, designed to develop the best talent across numerous disciplines to lead our business into the future.

We will provide you with all the tools and support you need to achieve your professional development ambitions, including chartership with the relevant international professional institution.

There will be on-the-job and classroom training where required, and the opportunity to work on live client projects, with significant multi-disciplinary exposure.

Our ecology team are committed to knowledge-sharing and are involved in activities including authoring technical articles in peer-reviewed journals, providing professional training to members of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management, and contributing at the conference circuit across the UK and Ireland.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree classification 2:1 or equivalent or above

  • A postgraduate qualification in a relevant subject

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