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Senior Environmental Consultant

  • Salary

    €55,000 to €70,000
  • Education level

    Bachelor's degree

Are you an experienced environmental consultant looking for a new and rewarding challenge? Gaia’s client is a leading Consulting engineering firm with a strong commitment to delivering cost-effective and innovative solutions. We are currently seeking a Senior Environmental Consultant to join our well-established and growing Environmental and Planning Team, working on challenging and exciting infrastructure projects across various sectors.

Location: Dublin, Cork, or Castlebar on a hybrid basis with site work as required

Position details: Full-time and permanent position (37.5 hours weekly)

About the role:

As a Senior Environmental Consultant, you will play a key role in leading, managing, and coordinating multidisciplinary environmental inputs to projects. Your focus will be on the management of Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) to support development consent. This includes overseeing the preparation of Environmental Impact Assessment Reports (EIAR), Construction Environmental Plans, and reviewing specialist technical reports. You will work closely with the technical environmental teams, liaise with clients and internal teams, and collaborate within integrated design teams to identify environmental constraints and develop solutions following the mitigation hierarchy.


  • Led, managed, and coordinated multidisciplinary environmental inputs to infrastructure projects.
  • Managing EIA projects, environmental assessment methods, and applicable planning legislation.
  • Collaborating with technical environmental teams and internal stakeholders.
  • Participating in integrated design teams to identify environmental constraints and develop solutions.
  • Managing resources and budgets (with support as applicable).
  • Leading business development opportunities and proposal development.
  • Promoting environmental services to internal and external audiences.
  • Mentoring junior colleagues.

To apply for this role, you’ll need to demonstrate:

  • Experience in coordinating multidisciplinary environmental inputs to infrastructure development projects.
  • Proven success in managing EIA projects and knowledge of environmental assessment methods and planning legislation.
  • A degree in a relevant environmental discipline (preferably a Master’ degree) and appropriate professional membership.
  • A minimum of ten years of post-graduate experience in a consultancy environment delivering environmental/planning services for large infrastructure projects.
  • Detailed knowledge of relevant Irish and European planning and environmental legislation, including the EIA Directive and transposing Regulations.
  • Detailed knowledge of the Habitats Directive and the Appropriate Assessment (AA) process.
  • Detailed knowledge of Irish Environmental and Planning Legislation.
  • Excellent organizational, coordinating, and report-writing skills.
  • Experience in coordinating planning applications and associated documentation.

It’s desirable to have:

  • Experience in various consenting regimes.
  • Membership with a relevant professional body and Chartered Environmentalist status.
  • Interest in line management duties and staff mentoring.
  • Experience utilizing GIS systems (e.g., ArcGIS, QGIS, MapInfo) is a plus.


  • Competitive salaries according to experience. 
  • A great place to work.
  • Support for staff development to help you perform at your best and advance your career.
  • Flexible core hours. 
  • Hybrid arrangements.
  • Bike to work scheme. 
  • Tax saver commuter tickets. 
  • Company health insurance group with premium discounts.
  • Equal opportunities employer that promotes a positive work-life balance.

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