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EIAR Consultant (EIA Team)

  • Salary

    €40,000 to €60,000
  • Education level

    Bachelor's degree

We are currently recruiting for an Environmental Consultant to join the expanding Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) team. This role offers the opportunity to work on diverse projects in sectors such as pharmaceutical, EPA-licensed, technological, property development, construction, and waste industries.

As an EIAR Consultant, you will be part of a dynamic team of environmental professionals who specialize in delivering high-quality services. We value collaboration and provide a supportive environment for professional growth and development. The successful candidate should be highly motivated, possess a positive attitude, and demonstrate a willingness to learn and stay updated on changing legislation, industry trends, and developments.


  • Authoring chapters of Environmental Impact Assessments and other environmental projects, including Strategic Environmental Assessments, EIA Screenings, Stakeholder Engagement, and environmental planning application documentation

  • Providing input into the design stage of projects from an environmental perspective

  • Collaborating with project teams and attending meetings as required

  • Ensuring deliverables meet high-quality standards and comply with relevant legislation and best practices

  • Delivering exceptional client service by completing work on time and to a high standard within project deadlines

The successful candidate must demonstrate the ability to:

  • Assess the environmental impact of proposed developments

  • Author EIAR chapters and possess expertise in at least one specific discipline, such as climate or material assets

  • Take ownership of projects from inception to completion and provide regular progress reports to the Project Manager

  • Report to the Technical Director on workflows and deliverables

  • Prioritize projects, manage client expectations, and meet project deadlines

Key Requirements:

  • A third-level qualification in environmental science, ecology, environmental engineering, or related fields that equip the candidate with the necessary skills for the role

  • Minimum of 1 year of post-graduate technical experience in a similar role

  • Understanding of the Irish planning system

  • Familiarity with EU and Irish environmental legislation

  • Experience in EIAR/Planning/Construction stages of projects

  • Comprehensive knowledge of EIAR and EPA licensing regulations

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Professional membership in relevant organizations, such as MIEEM, MIEMA, MRUP, MIPI, CIWEM, or Engineers Ireland

What They Offer:

  • Full-time, permanent position with a competitive remuneration package and generous annual leave entitlements that reflect your skills and experience. Their commitment to employee well-being includes an Employee Assistance Programme, and we support the Bike to Work Scheme.

Joining their team means working in a positive and collaborative environment. You will have the opportunity to work on a wide range of projects, expanding your skills and experience while focusing on continued professional development and periodic performance reviews. We provide a supportive learning environment where quality, accuracy, client care, and project ownership are valued.

The role can be based in either Dublin or Wexford, and we offer a hybrid work model supported by state-of-the-art IT infrastructure and project management systems.

They are an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from all qualified candidates.

Feel free to apply through Gaia’s website or reach out directly to [email protected]. We look forward to hearing from you!