Project Ecologist

Cork, Dublin, Carlow
Industry Sector:
Ecology Jobs, Eco Jobs, Green Jobs, GIS Jobs, Ornithology Jobs, Ecological Jobs
Job Category:
Ecologist, Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), Ornithologist, Ecological Consultant
Job Type:
Education Level:
Bachelors degree
£35,000 per annum
Salary Description:
Excellent package and remuneration
Start Date:
ASAP/ Stardard
Gaia Talent
Job Ref:

Gaia client is one of Ireland’s largest Irish-owned consultants with centers of excellence in Civil Infrastructure, Waste & Resource Management, and Renewables. Our client provides design and contract management services for the construction of infrastructure projects such as roads, bridgeworks, rail, solid waste facilities, renewable energy, drainage, water and wastewater treatment facilities, airports, tunnels, and gas pipelines.

Gaia Talent is looking to recruit a Project Ecologist who will work as an integral member of the team in the Cork, Dublin, or Carlow office, aiding the expansion of the Energy and Planning business and working closely with fellow professionals. The position will suit candidates with a minimum of 2 years of experience. This position offers exposure to a broad range of areas within the renewable energy, waste management, and civil infrastructure sectors as this consultancy has a broad spectrum of ongoing projects and can offer the successful candidate a clear path for career development.

Main responsibilities:
  • Undertaking background research, desk studies, ecological fieldwork, and impact assessment reporting, to best practice guidelines and methodologies
  • Preparing and compiling ecological assessments
  • Undertaking ecological assessments and surveys, from inception to completion
  • Liaising with client representatives and project managers to progress projects effectively
  • Finding solutions to ecological challenges on projects
  • Managing the ecological deliverables for several large projects
  • Coordinating the deliverables for ecology projects
  • Engaging with relevant authorities and stakeholders in ecological projects
  • Delivering high-quality outputs within set deadlines
  • Reporting (prepare and/or compile information for Environmental Impact Statements and Appropriate Assessments)
Skills and qualifications:
  • Level 8 degree in ecology, environmental science, or a related discipline
  • Field skills in ornithology with previous experience in conducting surveys for renewable energy projects or similar development projects
  • Ecological field skills, highlighting any specialist ecological expertise (either academic or interest)
  • In-depth knowledge of a broad range of ecological issues, fundamental to the preparation of high-quality, ecological impact assessments
  • Preparing reports such as Environmental Impact Statements or Appropriate Assessments
  • Working as part of a high-functioning team
  • Well organised with excellent attention to detail while also being able to manage their workload
  • The ability to manage several priorities at once will be required as will a high level of commitment to success
  • Full clean driver's license
What our client offers: 
  • An attractive remuneration package (from €35,000 onwards DOE)
  • Hybrid working
  • Shorter working Friday
  • 22 to 27 annual leave days
  • Pension scheme
  • Medical benefit
  • Annual Christmas bonus
  • Professional body memberships paid
  • Family benefits
  • Well being benefits
  • Employee experience benefits
  • Anything else you may see as essential for your work-life balance will be happily discussed

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