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Senior Environmental Consultant (EIA - multiple locations in Ireland)

  • Salary

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

    Bachelor's degree

Title: Senior Environmental Consultant (EIA – multiple locations in Ireland)
Location: Multiple locations across Ireland with hybrid arrangements available
Job type: Full-time & permanent
Please note: Applicants must be based in Ireland and possess previous working experience in the Irish Environmental Sector to be considered.

Are you a seasoned environmental consultant seeking a rewarding challenge? Gaia’s client, a leading consulting engineering firm committed to delivering cost-effective and innovative solutions, invites you to become a pivotal part of their success. We are currently on the lookout for a talented Senior Environmental Consultant to join our well-established and growing Environmental and Planning Team. This is an opportunity to work on stimulating infrastructure projects across various sectors.

About the role:
As a Senior Environmental Consultant, you will lead, manage, and coordinate multidisciplinary environmental inputs to challenging and exciting infrastructure projects. Your primary focus will be on managing Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) to support development consent, overseeing the preparation of Environmental Impact Assessment Reports (EIAR) and Construction Environmental Plans, and reviewing specialist technical reports. Join our dynamic team, collaborate with internal and external stakeholders, and contribute to innovative solutions within integrated design teams.

Lead, manage, and coordinate multidisciplinary environmental inputs to infrastructure projects.
Manage Environmental Impact Assessment projects, environmental assessment methods, and applicable planning legislation.
Collaborate with technical environmental teams and internal stakeholders.
Participate in integrated design teams to identify environmental constraints and develop solutions.
Manage resources and budgets, with support as applicable.
Lead business development opportunities and proposal development.
Promote environmental services to internal and external audiences.
Mentor junior colleagues.

To apply, is essential 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’s degree) and appropriate professional membership.
Minimum of five years of post-graduate experience in a consultancy environment delivering environmental/planning services for large infrastructure projects.
Previous working experience in the Irish Environmental Sector or previously involved in Irish Environmental 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, but not essential:
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).

What is on offer:
Competitive salaries: Receive an industry-leading remuneration package reflecting your skills and experience (€55,000 to €70,000 DOE).
Excellent benefits package: Flexible working hours, hybrid/remote settings, company pension scheme, tax saver scheme, generous annual leave allowance, career pathway program, family-friendly working policies, continuous career development, professional memberships paid.
Well-being focus: We value your well-being and offer an Employee Assistance Programme to support your health and wellness.
Alternative transportation: Support the Bike to Work Scheme, encouraging sustainable and alternative transportation options.
Anything else you may see as essential for your work-life balance or career will be happily discussed.

How to Apply:
Feel inspired? Apply through Gaia Talent’s website or reach out directly to Isadora at [email protected]. We eagerly await the opportunity to welcome a motivated and experienced Senior Environmental Consultant to our team!