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Lead Marine Ecologist

  • Salary

    €50,000 to €60,000
  • Education level

    Bachelor's degree

Company: An Irish Ecological Consultancy part of the global RSK Group

Location: Ireland

Job Type: Full-Time

Overview: An expressive ecological company in Ireland and a part of the global RSK Group, is embarking on an exciting journey to establish a Marine Ecology Team in 2024. To lead this dynamic team, we are seeking a highly motivated and experienced Senior Marine Ecologist who will play a pivotal role in building and running the team.


  • Team Leadership – As the Senior Marine Ecologist, you will be responsible for assembling, leading, and managing the Marine Ecology Team. This includes fostering a collaborative and innovative work environment to achieve our ecological goals.
  • Project Management – Oversee the team’s involvement in significant projects, such as the Interconnector between Ireland and France, a groundbreaking Offshore Renewable Energy endeavor. You will also manage marine surveys for the Marine Institute in Ireland.
  • Ecological Expertise – Bring your extensive ecological knowledge to the team and provide strategic guidance on marine ecology aspects, ensuring the highest standards of environmental impact assessments and sustainable practices.
  • Collaboration – Work in close partnership with marine specialists from the RSK Group, fostering cooperation and knowledge exchange to maximize the ecological team’s effectiveness.
  • Timely Delivery – Ensure that all marine ecology projects are completed within the established timelines, meeting or exceeding client expectations.


  • A Master’s or Ph.D. in Marine Ecology, Biology, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 4 years working in a marine environment. 
  • Proven experience working in marine ecology preferably in a consultancy environment.
  • Strong leadership and team-building skills.
  • Excellent knowledge of Ireland’s marine environment and ecosystems.
  • Proficiency in ecological assessment methodologies and regulatory requirements.
  • Effective communication and stakeholder engagement skills.
  • Commitment to environmental conservation and sustainable practices.


  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience.
  • Contributory pension plan.
  • Access to a 24/7 online GP service.
  • Bonus scheme based on performance.
  • Professional membership dues paid.
  • Generous annual leave allowance.
  • Hybrid working options.
  • Flextime to promote work-life balance.
  • Employee experience benefits, including professional development opportunities.
  • Family benefits to support work-life integration.
  • Well-being benefits to promote physical and mental health.
  • Bike-to-work scheme to encourage sustainable transportation.

Application Deadline: We invite applications from passionate marine ecologists to join our team. The ideal timeline to start is between February and March 2024.

If you are ready to make a meaningful contribution to the marine ecology field and be part of an innovative team working on groundbreaking projects, we encourage you to apply.

How to Apply: Submit your application through Gaia’s website or contact me directly at [email protected]