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Senior Freshwater Consultant Ecologist

  • Salary

    Competitive Salary & Benefits
  • Education level

    Bachelors Degree

We are looking for a Senior Freshwater Consultant Ecologist to join our clients thriving global environmental consultancy. Based in Cork or Sligo, but with flexible, homeworking arrangements also available. The main area of technical focus will be the freshwater environment and associated ecology. Good knowledge and experience of work with one or more of the following will be essential:

  • Appropriate Assessment related to the freshwater environment
  • Hydromorphology;
  • Hydro-ecology;
  • Fisheries;
  • Macroinvertebrates (White-clawed crayfish; Freshwater Pearl Mussel, Q scores and general macroinvertebrate communities etc);
  • Aquatic and semi-aquatic FW invasive species
  • Water quality assessment and monitoring;
  • Natural flood management and/or catchment management;
  • Wetland assessment and management
  • Peatland restoration and management
  • Water Framework Directive – requirements, provisions, assessments etc
  • Habitats Directive and the freshwater environment, habitats and species
  • Ecological assessment and walkover surveys
About the role 
You will provide additional capability to our clients office, as well as providing additional capacity to deliver won work. You will spend some of your time in the field, undertaking a wide range of ecological and environmental survey and sampling work, as well as time in the office, writing tenders and constructing well costed and focussed proposals for clients, interpreting data, undertaking assessments and writing reports.

About you

At least 5 years’ post-graduate work preferably with experience in Environmental / Ecological Consultancy. You might already be a member of a body, such as CIEEM, CIWEM etc and/or considering achieving Chartered status. You are energetic and enthusiastic, and as happy to spend time on the road and in the field as at the desk in the office or working from home on proposals, costing spreadsheets and reports.

Required skills:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor of Science Degree in a relevant environmental or ecological subject
  • Full, clean driving licence
  • Right to live and work in Ireland
  • Willing and able to spend time away from home and when needed to work outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Tender and proposal writing skills and experience
  • Ability to cost work requested
  • Ability to manage won projects
  • Field survey and sampling skills
  • Field identification skills for at least one of freshwater fish or macroinvertebrates
  • Flexible, adaptable and punctual
  • Member, or considering membership, of a chartered institution and willing and able to work towards achieving chartered status