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Senior Ecologist

  • Job reference: 929377
  • Location: Dublin
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Life Sciences, Project Management
  • Date posted: 09/01/2020

Orion Group Sciences are looking for a Senior Ecologist for our client based in Dublin. This is a permanent role.


Job Purpose
The Orion Group are currently seeking a Senior Ecologist, with 5-10 years' experience, to join the growing Ecology Team with our Dublin based Client.

We offer a very competitive salary to the ideal candidate and we also provide the opportunity to work on nationally recognised projects and studies.

Main Responsibilities of the role

  • 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 a Project Ecologist, 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.

Desired Experience and Background of the successful candidate

  • Relevant primary degree (Hons.) relating to Ecology / Environmental biology, additional qualifications preferred
  • A minimum of 5+ years environmental consultancy experience and a proven ecological track record
  • Proven ecological field skills
  • Experience in GIS systems (e.g. ArcView)
  • Full CIEEM membership
  • Experience of coordinating ecological impact assessments as well as project management and liaising with clients and stakeholders
  • Experience as an expert witness at Oral Hearings
  • Excellent report writing and communication skills
  • Must be physically fit and be willing and able to undertake fieldwork in remote areas in all weather conditions
  • Full driving licence
  • 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
  • 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

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.