Bat Ecologist

Region:
Ireland
Vicinity:
Galway
Industry Sector:
Ecology Jobs, Environmental Jobs, Alternative Energy Jobs, Wildlife Jobs, Biology Jobs, Animal Jobs, Ornithology Jobs, Zoology Jobs, Animal Conservation Jobs, Environmental Protection Jobs, Nature Conservation Jobs
Job Category:
Consultancy, Biologist, Ecologist, Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), Zoologist, Environmental Scientist
Job Type:
Permanent
Education Level:
Bachelors degree
Salary:
£45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Salary Description:
Will pay above market rate for right person
Posted:
14/01/2020
Start Date:
ASAP
Recruiter:
Gaia Talent
Job Ref:
Bat1

This is an exceptional career opportunity to join one of Ireland's most progressive and fastest growing companies in the Environmental space. Their breath of current project work is extensive as is their pipeline. If you are looking for a real opportunity to develop your career and join a great work environment in Ireland's best city to live and work in and have the skillset outlined below send your application today for immediate feedback.

The successful candidate will be working on projects in the wind energy, road and built infrastructure sectors and it is essential that prospective candidates have relevant and recent experience in these sectors. The position available will offer the successful candidate the opportunity to work on a wide variety of projects utilising the various skills they may have acquired through formal training, personal interest and previous work experience.

Prospective candidates must possess an honours degree in ecology, zoology or natural science.

The successful candidate would be expected to:

  • Lead and develop our in-house bat capability and provide mentoring support for graduate ecologists.
  • Have excellent bat survey field skills, highlighting any specialist bat related expertise (either academic or interest) in their application;
  • Have experience and expertise in data collection and bat call analysis
  • Hold a current bat survey licence
  • Have experience of derogation licencing in relation to bats,
  • Have an excellent working knowledge of National and European wildlife and planning legislation.
  • Have excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Have excellent data management and GIS skills
  • Possess a full driver’s licence

The key responsibilities associated with the role will include:

  • Preparing, compiling and project managing bat impact assessments being produced by the company’s bat ecology team;
  • Scoping and design of survey requirements (e.g. Wind Farms) in accordance with BCT and SNH Guidance.
  • Project management of bat assessments and surveys, from inception to completion including interaction with project stakeholders, clients and other project team members;
  • Managing field work schedules for members of the specialist bat ecology team
  • Undertaking background research, desk studies and ecological fieldwork and impact assessment reporting, to best-practice guidelines and methodologies;
  • Efficiently managing interactions with project team members and sub-consultants;
  • Liaising with client representatives to progress projects effectively;
  • Finding solutions to ecological challenges on projects;
  • Engaging with relevant authorities and stakeholders in ecological projects;
  • Delivering fit for purpose project outputs within set deadlines;
  • Reporting (prepare and/or compile information for weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports for Project Directors i.e. job proposals issued, current projects, upcoming deadlines, etc.)

The candidate should thrive in a busy work environment and on delivering to required project deadlines.

The successful candidates will have a minimum of three post-graduate ecological experience, ideally in a consultancy environment.

Closing Date:
31/01/2020

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