Job Title: Principal or Senior Ecologist (Aquatic/Marine)
Location : Dublin
Salary : Negotiable
My client is seeking an experienced Principal or Senior Ecologist to join their expanding environmental team.
Applicants should have at least 6 years’ experience in a range of infrastructure projects, with particular experience in co-ordinating Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and statutory consent applications. Experience in writing and technical review of Environmental Impact Assessment Reports, Ecological Impact Assessment and Habitats Directive Appropriate Assessment is a distinct advantage.
Relevant third level degree (Level 8 or higher);
Minimum of 6 years’ post qualification experience, most of which will have been gained in an ecology role within planning or environmental consultancy;
Membership of Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM);
Delivery of but not limited to: EIAR, NIS, EcIA and AA;
Leading, coordinating and contributing to EIA projects for major infrastructure projects including all stages of EIA.
Experience in one or more technical area of relevance to marine EIA e.g., aquatic ecology, marine ecology, ornithology, commercial fisheries;
Experience of fresh water and marine consent management and compliance;
Experience in consent related technical assessments such as the Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA), Water Framework Directive (WFD), European Protected Species (EPS) and/or Marine Conservation Zone (MCZ) Assessment.
Experience in liaison with statutory consultees and the development of environmental mitigation proposals;
Understanding of the consent and licensing frameworks for terrestrial and offshore infrastructure in Ireland;
Strong technical report writing skills;
Excellent planning, project management and leadership skills;
The following would be advantageous:
Post graduate qualification (Masters or Doctorate);
Chartered by a professional body such as CIEEM;
Experience in large scale fresh water, waste water and marine infrastructure projects;
Experience in tender preparation;
Experience in managing client relationships.
Applicants should hold a full clean driver’s licence and a vehicle so they can travel for surveys.