Our client a prestige global Engineering Consultancy is looking to add to their Environment Team (one of Irelands leading teams in this sector) that delivers high value technical advisory services in areas as diverse as EIA, AA,SEA, climate change and sustainability to clients across the transport, water, energy and cities markets. This team has a well-deserved reputation for successfully delivering many of Irelands most challenging and complex projects through early stage development. Given their very diverse and exciting portfolio of current work, they are seeking to strengthen their team with an Ecologist, who will help to deliver our significant workload in ecological impact assessment (EcIA), ecological surveys and Appropriate Assessment (AA) and to develop our offering in nature based solutions and regenerative/restorative design.
We are seeking a skilled and experienced ecologist to join their dynamic team. Preferably based in their Cork office the ideal candidate will be looking to further his/her career and gain invaluable experience across a wide range of projects, within a friendly working environment. In particular, experience in carrying out ecological surveys, management and delivery of ecological impact assessments (EcIA) and AA (screening, NIS, NIR) is desirable, with any experience/interest in restorative design/nature based solutions a distinct advantage. This is a permanent role in a really experienced team which offers the successful candidate excellent opportunities for continued learning, diversification of skills and career development.
Relevant third level Degree (Level 8 or higher) in ecology or related discipline
2 – 4 years post qualification experience, most of which will have been gained within a planning or environmental/ecological consultancy area, preferably in EcIA and AA (screening, NIS, NIR)
Membership of a professional body, working towards chartership
Experience in designing, carrying out ecological surveys and delivering EcIA and AA is essential
Ability to work well in teams, work well under pressure and meet deadlines
Excellent working knowledge of Irish and EU wildlife and planning legislation
Excellent organisation and problem solving skills and initiative
Strong technical report writing skills
Strong commercial awareness
Working with the team on multi-disciplinary projects across a wide range of sectors
Multi-disciplinary ecology surveys – including habitats, mammals, birds, invasive species, and others
Preparation of EcIA and AA documentation
Liaising with clients and other relevant stakeholders
If you are an Ecologist and you are seeking a position that gives you exposure to major projects please send your CV immediately to [email protected]