Consultant Ecologist


This is an exciting opportunity to join one of Ireland’s longest established specialist ecological consultancies. We have unparalleled experience and expertise in providing ecological consultancy services and have a reputation as leaders in our field.  You can find out more about us at  Our current team of 13 includes two directors, three senior ecologists, seven consultant ecologists and an office administrator in our Dublin based office.

How To Apply

Apply by 22nd November 2019 by return of CV and completed application form to   A full job description and the application form can be downloaded from   Please note that interviews will be held on Tuesday 10th and Thursday 12th December 2019 and short-listed candidates must be able to make themselves available for one of these days.

Job Description 

The role will involve carrying out a range of ecological consultancy services including: 

• Carrying out multidisciplinary and specialist (habitat, botanic, mammals, bats, birds etc.) ecological surveys of sites around the island of Ireland, including unsupervised and/or in remote locations and including seasonal night working.

• Assisting in, or carrying out specialist ecological reports and monitoring (e.g. invasive species management plans, habitat restoration plans, woodland management plans, biodiversity action plans etc.).

• Using GIS and preparing digital maps including collating digital data. 

• Undertaking and/or contributing to Ecological Impact Assessments (EcIA) and Appropriate Assessment reports (AA, NIS, NIR) which will include; carrying out site surveys, assessing impacts of proposed developments and activities, and recommending mitigation measures.

• Working closely with other members of staff and multi-disciplinary design teams to provide appropriate ecological design solutions.  This will require dealing with project team members and understanding environmental, planning and development-related issues including those outside of the field of ecology.

• Consultation with relevant stakeholders including: central government departments, planning authorities, Heritage and Biodiversity officers, National Parks and Wildlife Service, Inland Fisheries Ireland and other public bodies.  

• Working with other staff members and sub-consultants as part of ecological survey teams, with a supervisory/mentoring role to more junior staff as appropriate to candidates position and level of seniority within the team.

• Reporting regularly to other staff and/or directors on significant issues arising in projects.

The role will be varied and while the main focus will be on ecology, there will also be a requirement to input into a range of other areas such as assisting in researching and preparing fee proposals and conducting routine office administrative duties.  You will be expected to keep abreast of current best practice in the field which may involve reading up on current topics, attending training, conferences and lectures etc.

Candidates must possess:

• An honours degree in ecology, natural science or a related biological discipline.  

• A passion for ecology and working outdoors in all seasons.

• Good working knowledge of Irish and EU wildlife and planning legislation.

• Good field identification skills in at least one area (e.g. botany, mammals, birds or other area).

• Good working knowledge of habitat and species survey design and implementation to relevant industry best practice guidelines.

• Excellent written and spoken English.

• Excellent report writing skills.

• Excellent communication, organisational and time management skills.

• Ability to work well in a busy environment unsupervised and using own initiative.

• Flexible friendly attitude and willingness to adapt to the changing needs of a small but fast growing business.

• Commitment to a high level of client care and service delivery.

Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management membership and 1 or more years’ professional experience in ecological consultancy would be highly desirable.


• Opportunities for personal and professional growth supported by formal and informal Continuing Professional Development opportunities.

• Varied and diverse work tasks in a dynamic and growing company

• Being part of a small growing business with a flexible and friendly work environment


• Salary commensurate with experience

• Employer’s contribution towards the cost of private health insurance (dependent on results of medical check)* 

• Company pension scheme with employer’s contribution*

• Long-term illness benefit* 

• Death in service benefit

• Work clothing allowance

• Opportunities for training and professional development*

* provisional on passing probation period


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