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Principal EIAR Consultant

  • Salary

    Comprehensive Salary and Benefits Package
  • Education level

    Bachelor's Degree

Job Description

This is an excellent opportunity to join one of Ireland’s fastest growing environmental consultancies. This role presents an opportunity for the successful candidate to join a dynamic team of environmental professionals who are specialists in their fields and who work in a collaborative, team environment to provide the highest quality services to clients.

The successful candidate will be a highly motivated individual with a positive attitude, an ability to motivate others and a demonstrated willingness to learn and keep up to date with changing legislation and industry trends and developments.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assistance with the project management of and contribution on the following projects: Environmental Impact Assessments and other environmental projects (for example Strategic Environmental Assessments, Stakeholder Engagement, EIA screenings and environmental planning application documentation);
  • Input into design stage of various projects from an environmental aspect
  • Liaising with Clients and other Client appointed project consultants and attendance at project meetings
  • Ensuring that the quality of deliverables is to a consistently high standard and ensuring that all deliverables are undertaken in accordance with relevant legislation and best practice;
  • Project budget management
  • Supervision of EIAR team contributors
  • Coordination of sub-consultants and sub-contractors contributing to projects;
  • External stakeholder engagement;
  • Ensuring the delivery of exceptional Client service;
Required Abilities
  • Manage and oversee projects daily, including delivering on client expectations;
  • Oversee, guide and supervise more junior team members and sub-consultants to deliver project requirements;
  • Take ownership of projects from inception to completion (including project budgets) and provide regular progress reports to the Technical Director and to clients;
  • Report to the Technical Director on project performance;
  • Prioritise projects while managing client expectations, staff resources and project deadlines;
  • Win new work by preparing and overseeing the preparation of fee proposals, identifying opportunities in the marketplace and ensuring a steady workflow.
Your profile:
  • A third-level qualification in environmental science, ecology, environmental engineering, planning or related fields that give the candidate the necessary skills to complete the role;
  • A minimum of 6 years post-graduate technical experience in fulfilling similar functions or in a similar role;
  • An understanding of the Irish planning system;
  • Experience working with EU and Irish environmental legislation,
  • Broad range of experience at project EIAR/Planning/Construction stage;
  • Comprehensive knowledge of EIAr.
  • Master’s Level Degree*
  • Chartered status*
  • Professional membership (MIEEM, MIEMA, MRUP, MIPI, CIWEM, Engineers Ireland)*
*Not required but would be advantageous.
Benefits on offer:
  • a full time, permanent position
  • an industry leading remuneration package
  • competitive annual leave entitlements
  • an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Bike to Work Scheme
  • an opportunity to work as part of a wider engaged, positive and successful team of environmental experts of varying disciplines with a broad range of skills and experience
  • a collaborative, positive and enjoyable learning environment
  • an opportunity to work on a varied range of projects, broadening skills and experience all the time with
  • an emphasis on continued professional development, training and periodic performance reviews to develop your career within the company
  • remote working will be facilitated
  • a hybrid work model, supported by state-of-the-art IT infrastructure and project and time management systems.

The role can be located in either Dublin or Wexford