Project Ecologist

ENVIRICO ARE SEEKING A PROJECT ECOLOGIST

Envirico are an Irish ecological consultancy experienced in delivering challenging large-scale ecological projects to a wide range of clients in both the public and private sectors. Examples of our projects include nesting seabird surveys on offshore islands in the southwest of Ireland, invasive species eradication from an Irish peninsula, nationwide assessments for the forestry sector, developing and managing conservation measures for protected habitats and species on offshore islands in the southeast of Ireland, developing and writing policy documents, large site Japanese knotweed remediation works, in addition to AA Screening, NIS, and EIAR, EcIAR, and biodiversity training. Envirico is a fast-growing company with branches in both Kilkenny and Kerry and we are currently in an exciting second stage of expansion with a diverse project portfolio.

We are now seeking an experienced Project Ecologist to join our growing team. Flexible/Remote working arrangements may be possible by prior arrangement.

Your employment package will include:

A Competitive Salary. 

Full Health Insurance paid for by the company after a suitable probationary period.

Pension Scheme with employer contribution after a suitable probationary period.

Your duties will include: 

Managing ecological projects and meeting key deliverables;

Writing and reviewing ecological reports including site-specific management plans for the control/eradication of invasive species, Appropriate Assessment Reports, EIAR, EcIAR;

GIS mapping; 

Ecological Clerk of Works (ECoW) duties to include supervising IAS remediation works, protection of habitats and species during construction projects;

Inputting into tender applications;

Liaising with a wide range of clients and stakeholders;

Training and supervising junior staff members;

Duties may also include attendance at trade shows, reaching out to new clients, attendance at conferences and other opportunities as may arise from time to time. 

It is important to note that this position will involve out of hours working, travel nationwide and overnights away from home where necessary. 

The ideal candidate will have: 

• 3 or more years’ experience working as an ecological consultant;
• A strong background and demonstrable experience in detailed understanding of Appropriate Assessment;
• Ecological Clerk of Works experience;
• Relevant degree (Level 9 or above is an advantage but not essential);
• Be fully competent with GIS software packages such as ArcGIS or QGIS;
• Have experience carrying out ecological fieldwork and producing high-quality reports;
• Experience drafting Habitat and Botanical Surveys and Ecological Impact Assessment Reports;
• Excellent fieldwork skills with specialist skills in at least one area such as botany or aquatic surveys;
• Full driving licence is essential.
• An energetic and enthusiastic nature, with a genuine desire to find the best solutions for the client and the environment. 

Deadline for applications is ongoing until a suitable applicant is found.  

Please send all applications by email to ecrowley@envirico.com with the subject: Project Ecologist Job Application. Applications can be addressed to Environmental Project Manager. 

Please include a full CV and cover letter with your application. 

Closing Date:
17/04/2021

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