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Ecologist
Cork (Ireland)


JOB TITLE: Ecologist
REF NO: J5444
REPORT TO: Senior Ecologist/Associate
LOCATION: Cork
CONTRACT STATUS: Permanent

About the Role
RPS are currently seeking an experienced consultant level Ecologist to join our Environmental team based in Cork. You will manage projects and coordinate survey and assessment tasks on a wide range of projects.

About the repsonsibilities
Your role will be to assist the Senior Ecologist taking on and independently undertaking a wide range of project tasks. You will undertake more general ecological appraisals, protected species surveys, mitigation design and construction and post-construction supervision and monitoring. You’ll be responsible for the management of project work, particularly your own technical assessments and reporting outputs, together with establishing and the maintaining ongoing client relationships.

About You
• 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 and communication skills with the ability to record data efficiently and methodically).
• A hard working and highly motivated individual - client focused with good interpersonal skills and team approach;
• Full Clean Driving Licence
• 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.

About Us
RPS are a recognised leader in multidisciplinary engineering, environmental, project communications and project management consultancy. Internationally, we have over 5,500 people developing pioneering and innovative ideas on strategic, sustainable policies and projects. In Ireland, we employ 600 of the talented, high-performing professionals in the industry. RPS transport specialists have a long-established record of successfully delivering transport and infrastructure solutions in connection with both new and existing developments.

What we can offer you
You will be offered a dynamic and stimulating career with an attractive reward package along with a great team environment. In addition, we offer flexible working hours and deliver a comprehensive training and development programme for all professional levels to expand your skillset.
If you would like to join a company that will challenge you to be creative in design and solutions and is passionate about the service it provides, join RPS

Applications will be accepted via the following link only: https://www.joinrps.com/showJob.aspx?j=5444&s=lp

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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.

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