Senior Project Ecologist - Ireland

Location: Ireland


Job Type: Perm

Industry: Engineering-Design-Jobs

Job ID: JO-2301-31955

Consultant: Karen McHugh

Are you a Senior Project Ecologist with 5+ years experience in a similar role?

This role can be based in Galway, Dublin or Mayo

If interested in this role, contact Karen now for an informal chat or send your CV to for review or call 01 7978720

Senior Project Ecologist - Ireland

Job Description

Our client is a multidisciplinary engineering and environmental consultancy service. 

They provide delivery of professional services in the areas of Civil Engineering & Infrastructure, Water Services and Energy & Environment. 

The job will involve working with the existing Ecology team on ecological and environmental aspects of diverse projects including national infrastructure, renewable energy and private commercial projects.

As Senior & Project Ecologists, the role will require the provision of ecological input into

desktop studies, scoping studies, site selection, site surveys, Ecological impact Assessments,

Appropriate Assessment Reports and overseeing the implementation of construction mitigation measures (Ecological Clerk of Works).

The role will also require project management tasks including;

financial management, producing fee proposals and tendering for work.

The successful candidates must have the ability to work in and lead teams in the collection of field data and in the preparation of the Biodiversity/Flora & Fauna sections of Environmental Impact Assessment Reports (EIARs), Ecological Impact Assessment reports and Habitats Directive Appropriate Assessment reporting.

The successful candidates will also be required to demonstrate project experience in the design and implementation of ecological surveys including habitat, bird and protected species surveys, analysis of data and completion of impact assessments.

Further demonstrated project experience across ecological disciplines will also be required.


Relevant primary degree (Hons.) relating to Ecology / Environmental biology, additional qualifications preferred.

A proven ecological track record.

Proven ecological field skills.

Should have experience drafting EIAR chapters, AA Screening and NIS Reports.

Experience in GIS systems (e.g. ArcView, desirable but not essential as our client has specialist GIS services in-house)

CIEEM membership preferred (or an ambition to become a member of CIEEM)

Experience of co-ordinating ecological impact assessments as well as project

management and liaising with clients and stakeholders.

Excellent report writing and communication skills.

Must be physically fit and be willing and able to undertake fieldwork, as required.

Full driving licence.


Salary negotiable based on experience


Karen McHugh is the consultant managing this position.

If you have any queries about this role, you can contact Karen by e-mail or phone +353-1-7978720

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