Senior Ecologist

Limerick, Kerry, Cork, Clare, Dublin, Galway
Industry Sector:
Ecology Jobs, Sustainability Jobs, Biology Jobs, Geographical Information System Jobs, Zoology Jobs
Job Category:
Ecologist, Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), Ornithologist, Zoologist, Environmental Scientist
Job Type:
Education Level:
Masters degree
£65,000 to £75,000 per annum
Start Date:
Gaia Talent
Job Ref:

This is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious Ecologist with at least 7 years experience.

Our client offers the opportunity to work remotely on an ongoing basis even after restrictions are lifted. The successful candidate will have a proven track record in Ecological project management, have a detailed understanding of relevant legislation and survey procedures, and be able to demonstrate the ability to undertake robust environmental impact assessments. The successful candidate would have a degree as a minimum and seven years' consultancy experience in delivering EcIA and Appropriate Assessment in Ireland. The candidate should have a record of technical reporting and a proven track record in business development.

Responsibilities include:

  • Managing delivery of projects, including the coordination of resources
  • Developing and authoring AA, EcIA and other technical reports
  • Liaising with clients and regulators
  • Leading and supporting business development initiatives
  • Supporting the current team ecologists working on a variety of projects.

Where field work is required candidates must have a flexible approach to working hours to accommodate seasonality and survey time constraints. Jacobs has a strong record regarding duty of care to employees and as such you will not be expected to work unreasonably long days and we do not permit lone working.Essential:

  • Degree in a related discipline.
  • A minimum of five years of professional experience with a proven track record of authoring AA Screening reports, Natura Impact Statements at both plan and project level, technical reports and EcIAs for major infrastructure projects in Ireland.
  • Full CIEEM membership.
  • A terrestrial or aquatic specialism.
  • Ability to undertake habitat surveys and mapping in line with Fossit.
  • Proven ability to design appropriate monitoring programmes and management of survey logistics and teams.
  • Experience of mitigation design and assessment.
  • Detailed understanding of relevant legislation, particularly in Irish and European legislation and case law.
  • Scientific approach to, and experience of, sampling design and data analysis.
  • Ability to write clear and concise reports.
  • Experience of consultation with regulators and scientific community.
  • Experience of mentoring or training junior staff.
  • Full current Irish driving licence.

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