Principal Ecologist (Terrestrial)

Cork, Dublin, Mayo, Galway
Industry Sector:
Ecology Jobs, Eco Jobs, Green Jobs, Ornithology Jobs, Ecological Jobs
Job Category:
Ecologist, Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), Ornithologist, Ecological Consultant
Job Type:
Education Level:
Bachelors degree
£65,000 per annum
Salary Description:
Excellent package and remuneration
Start Date:
ASAP/ Stardard
Gaia Talent
Job Ref:

Gaia Talent has an exciting opportunity for a Principal Ecologist in our client’s Environmental Team. We would also consider an ambitious Senior Ecologist looking for an exciting challenge.

Applicants should have at least 10 years’ experience in ecological consultancy and a strong technical background. Experience in undertaking Water Framework Directive Assessments, Environmental Impact Assessment Reports, Ecological Impact Assessments and Habitats Directive Appropriate Assessments is highly desirable.

Minimum Requirements:
  • Relevant third level Degree (Level 8 or higher);
  • 6 years’ post-qualification experience in ecological consultancy;
  • Membership of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM);
  • Experience in undertaking AA, EIAR, NIS and EcIA assessments and reporting;
  • Experience in Bat surveying and Bat Licences and the ability to hold European Protected Species (EPS) licences for bats;
  • Strong technical report writing skills;
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and strong and effective negotiating skills;
  • Experience in Public Consultation and Stakeholder Consultation;
  • Ability to prioritise team workloads and manage resources to ensure efficient delivery of projects;
  • Excellent planning and leadership skills;
  • Experience in management of financial performance and commercial management on a range of projects.
The following would be advantageous:
  • Postgraduate qualification (Master's or Doctorate) in Ecology or related subject;
  • Chartered by a professional body such as CIEEM.
  • Experience in additional surveys (birds, otters, badgers) and habitat assessment reporting;
  • Experience in large infrastructure projects (flood relief schemes, water and wastewater projects and greenways);
  • Experience as an Expert Witness;
  • Experience in Managing client relationships.
  • Applicants should hold a full clean driver’s licence.
What the client offers:
  • An attractive remuneration (from €65,000 onwards DOE)
  • Hybrid working
  • Pension contribution
  • Life cover
  • PHI
  • Membership subscription to a professional body
  • Active CPD programme
  • Continuous career development
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