Job Position: Ecologist

Job Description:

The successful candidate will carry out the following;

• Work as part of and support cross disciplinary teams working in preliminary design, statutory consent, and construction stage projects in the energy, water and transport sectors;
• Support the process of preparing constraints studies, option assessments, public information documents and statutory applications for public and private infrastructure projects;
• Prepare high quality analytical assessments to inform infrastructure project development;
• Undertake ecological surveys and provide mentoring to less experienced staff in habitat assessment to Fossitt level III, protected species and invasive species surveys;
• Have a sound appreciation of the environmental and planning reporting process and relevant legislation and guidance;
• Interpretation of monitoring data including Water Framework Directive ecological and chemical monitoring data, contaminated land analysis and effluent monitoring data;
• Manage data using GIS (ArcGIS)

Candidate Specification:

The successful candidate will possess the following:

• Relevant Degree (e.g. Ecology / Botany);
• Experience in the assessment of large scale public infrastructure projects in the water, energy or transport sectors;
• Extensive understanding and experience of Appropriate Assessment (Habitats Directive) including experience in writing screenings for Appropriate Assessment and Natura impact Statements;
• Experience in field surveys - protected species surveys, habitat assessment, invasive species survey;
• GIS competencies (ArcGIS);
• Comprehensive awareness of relevant Irish and European legislation, policy and guidance;
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
• CEcol with CIEEM or working towards same desirable;
• Full driving licence essential.

Job Profile:

Mott MacDonald Ireland is seeking an Ecologist to join their Environment business to work alongside engineers, scientists, planners and other staff on some of the most exciting infrastructure projects in Ireland, particularly in the water, energy and transport sectors.

The role will be based in either Dublin or Cork subject to the successful candidate's preference.  

One of the largest employee-owned companies in the world, Mott MacDonald is a multisector consultancy providing engineering, management, and development services on projects in 150 countries. With over 16,000 of the best people working on a diverse range of challenges, we’re helping our clients deliver sustainable infrastructure and development solutions. We have a collegiate and collaborative culture which values equality and diversity, and we take proactive steps to create an inclusive workplace. Together, we are opening opportunities with connected thinking.

Equality, diversity and inclusion

Equality, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) are at the heart of our organisation. We promote equal opportunities and have several initiatives to create an inclusive workplace culture; Our dedicated inclusive recruitment page provides more information on our efforts and recognitions.

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Flexible working

At Mott MacDonald, we support our staff to create work-life balance which works for them and welcome candidates looking for career flexibility. We are open to discussing flexible working at interview stage.


We can offer:

• Pension matched up to 7%;
• Competitive annual leave;
• An annual professional institution subscription;
• Life insurance;
• Income Continuance/Disability Benefit;
• Enhanced parental leave;
• Annual company performance bonus scheme – Subject to company performance;
• Cycle to Work Scheme;
• Taxsaver Travel Scheme

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