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Cork (Ireland)

JOB TITLE: Ecologist
REF NO: J5394
REPORT TO: Senior Ecologist/Associate

RPS is a leading global professional services firm of 5,600 people, employing over 450 staff in Ireland. We define, design and manage projects that create shared value in a complex, urbanising and resource-scarce world. Connecting with our global expertise we make it easy for our clients to create winning solutions for their communities and their clients. By being confidently pragmatic we solve problems that matter. We make complex easy.

RPS is seeking to recruit an Ecologist to join our team in Cork. Candidates will have three or more years’ experience working in a consultancy / regulatory role in the environmental assessment field. A proven track record of working on Environmental Impact Assessment and Appropriate Assessment processes is essential.

• Degree in Ecology or a related biological/environmental science subject with an ecological component;
• Excellent field skills and a keen interest and understanding of Irish wildlife;
• Demonstrated field survey experience in ecology e.g. habitat classification (Fossitt), badger, otter, bat, bird and invasive species surveys;
• Familiar with relevant Irish and European legislation e.g. Habitats Directive, Birds Directive, EIA Directive, Birds and Natural Habitats Regulations;
• Knowledge of Appropriate Assessment as per Article 6 of the Habitats Directive
• Excellent report writing skills;
• A hard working and highly motivated individual - client focused with good interpersonal skills and team approach;
• Full Clean Driving Licence; and
• Excellent communication skills with the ability to record data efficiently and methodically).
• A postgraduate qualification in a relevant ecological discipline which includes practical experience;
• Previous work experience within a professional ecological consultancy (or relevant eNGO or academic experience if applicable);
• Experience in compiling Ecological Impact Assessment (EcIA) reports and Appropriate Assessment on the likely impacts of proposed developments, and recommending appropriate mitigation measures;
• Experience of licensable activities/surveys for protected species such as bat, badger or otter;
• Membership of CIEEM or working towards membership of CIEEM; and
• Experience utilising GIS systems e.g. ArcGIS, QGIS and or others.
If you would like to join a company that is passionate about the service it provides, join RPS. In return, you will be offered a dynamic and stimulating career with an attractive reward package along with a great team environment. In addition, we deliver a comprehensive training and development programme for all professional levels.

Applications will be accepted via the following link only:

(Registration needed) including the relevant Ref. Number J5394

RPS do not require assistance from Agencies at this time

Note: As with all positions, due to the dynamic nature of RPS’s business, key responsibilities will evolve and change over time.

RPS is an equal opportunity employer.