Senior/Lead Ecologist - Ireland

Location: Ireland

EUR 50,000 - 65,000

Job Type: Perm

Industry: Engineering-Design-Jobs

Job ID: JO-2301-31954

Consultant: Karen McHugh

Are you a Senior Ecologist with 10+ years experience working on renewable energy, infrastructure, coastal and other environmental projects?

Do you have project management experience working in varying sectors?

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

Senior/Lead Ecologist - Ireland

Job Description

Our client is an Irish in a multi-disciplinary engineering & environmental consultancy with multiple offices in Ireland.

Our client are involved in medium to large scale environmental projects and we currently have an immediate need for a full time Senior Ecologist to work on renewable energy, infrastructure, coastal and other environmental projects. 

This is a permanent role and offers the successful candidate opportunities for career development.

Flexible working arrangments

Ecological field work

Preparation of biodiversity chapters for EIAR

Preparation of Natura Impact Assessments

Project Management of environmental projects in diverse range of sectors

Preparing Submission Proposals

Client management and business development

Management and mentoring of junior team members

Consultation with regulators and statutory bodies

Stakeholder engagement and management

Experience of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) , Ecological Impact Assessment (EcIA) and Appropriate Assessment (AA)


The ideal candidate will have 10-15 years post qualification experience, ideally in an environmental consultancy and will hold a BSc and MSc in a Ecology or Science equivalent. 

Experience in ecological impact assessments is essential.

7-10 years experience, ideally within an environmental consultancy

Membership of a professional body, CIEEM or other appropriate body.

Ability to work well in teams, work well under pressure and meet deadlines

Excellent planning and organisation skills

Ability to meet strict deadlines

Strong technical report writing skills

Strong commercial awareness

Full driver’s licence


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

Working on a wide range of projects

Exposure to broad range of clients and stakeholders

Excellent opportunity to develop your career

Active Sports and Social Club

Accredited CPD Programme with support and mentoring

Company pension scheme

Protection of life and long term illness cover

Health insurance plan

Financial support for further approved training


Karen McHugh is the consultant managing this position.

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

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