Senior Ecologist - Ireland

Location: Ireland

EUR 50,000 - 65,000

Job Type: Perm

Industry: Engineering-Design-Jobs

Job ID: JO-2208-30690

Consultant: Karen McHugh

Are you a Senior Ecologist with 5+ years' post-graduate experience working in an environmental consultancy?

Do you have extensive knowledge of wildlife and conservation legislation in Ireland?

This role can be based in Athlone or Dublin.

If interested, please send your CV to or call Karen on +353-1-7978720

Senior Ecologist - Ireland

Job Description

Our client is working on several large and exciting construction projects and are seeking enthusiastic, hard-working individuals to join their team.

This role can be based in Athlone or Dublin.

Managing individual contracts to deliver high quality ecological consultancy services

Providing expert ecological input for a range of projects

Planning, conducting and supervising the execution of site ecological surveys and fieldwork

Preparing and monitoring of the implementation of Construction Environmental Management Plans

Undertaking Appropriate Assessments and Ecological Impact Assessments (EcIAs), Biodiversity Chapters for Environmental Impact Assessment Reports (EIARs) and other environmental reporting requirements

Writing of technical reports and other deliverables

Managing quality including attention to detail and accuracy, delivery of contracts on time and to the highest possible standards, and continue to strive to improve the quality of work produced by the Ecology Team

Develop and grow relationship with new and existing clients

Attend meetings with clients and design teams when necessary

Work as part of multi-disciplinary project teams

Managing and mentoring junior staff on a per project basis

Promoting a positive work environment and culture in line with company values

The successful applicant must be an excellent communicator and understand the importance of culture and collaboration with colleagues, customers and other stakeholders


Level 8 degree in ecology or related subject

5+ years postgraduate experience in environmental consultancy

Member of CIEEM, CIWEM or equivalent professional body preferable

Detailed knowledge of wildlife and conservation legislation within Ireland

Experienced in the preparation and monitoring of the implementation of Construction Environmental Management Plans

Highly organised and capable of working on their own initiative

Highly driven with a desire to succeed with a vibrant and growing company

Excellent report writing, technical reviewing and communication skills

Excellent people management and project execution capability

Full clean driving license.


Salary €50k - €65k based experience, negotiable for the right candidates.

Clear structures with opportunities for promotion and growth

Remote and distributed working arrangements

Opportunities for further education and training

Flexible working arrangements

Being part of a growing and dynamic organisation where culture is valued

Access to laptop, phone and software where appropriate


Karen McHugh is the consultant managing this position.

If you are a Senior Ecologist interested in roles based in Athlone, you can contact Karen by e-mail or phone +353-1-7978720 for a confidential chat

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With over 50 years of technical recruitment experience, JobContax is the leading recruiter of Ecologists in Athlone and Ireland.

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