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Senior Terrestrial Ecologists
Cork (Ireland), Dublin (Ireland), Galway (Ireland)

Job Title: Senior Terrestrial Ecologists
Location: Galway, Dublin & Cork
Job Type: Permanent Full-time
Description: Ref. No: J5627

Are you looking for a new challenge where you can contribute to major projects across the Environmental sector? Do you want to work in an environment where your efforts make a difference and your talent is valued and recognised?

About the Role
RPS are looking for experienced Senior Terrestrial Ecologists (10+ years’ experience) who will contribute as key members of our Environment Division. There is flexibility for the successful candidates to be located in either of our offices in Galway, Cork or Dublin. You will work with our team of terrestrial ecologists under the Technical Director for Environment. You will assist in the delivery and management of projects for key public and private sector clients in Ireland.

• Senior member of the ecology team delivering high quality, consultancy services to RPS’s clients.
• Management of resourcing on projects. Business development and reporting to senior management and directors.
• Preparation of Environmental Impact Assessment Reports (EIAR) and Appropriate Assessments (AA, NIS) on the likely impacts of proposed plans/ projects covering a range of sectors including water, transport, waste, energy and land use.
• Site surveys/ assessments and specialist ecological surveys and monitoring as and when required (e.g. habitat mapping, mammal surveys, birds, bats, etc.).
• Consultation with relevant stakeholders including: government departments, planning authorities, National Parks and Wildlife Service, Inland Fisheries Ireland, and other regulatory bodies.
• Project management of Environmental Impact Assessment and Appropriate Assessment processes including coordination of specialist inputs, liaison with stakeholders, public consultation and compilation of statutory documentation.
• Presentation at Oral Hearing.

About Us
RPS are a recognised leader in multidisciplinary engineering, environmental, project communications and project management consultancy. We are 5,200 professional consultants and service providers with deep expertise in things that matter. We define, design and manage projects in the property, energy, transport, water, defence and security and resources sectors across 125 countries.
In Ireland, we employ 600 of the most talented, high-performing professionals in the industry.

About You

• Degree qualified (Level 8 or above on the NFQ) in an ecology related discipline.
• Experience working as a Senior Ecologist and delivering environmental impact assessments and appropriate assessments.
• A specialism in a distinct area of terrestrial ecology is very desirable alongside a broad base of skills and understanding of the ecological field.
• A minimum ten years’ employment experience in ecological consultancy.
• Consultancy experience working as part of multi-disciplinary teams;
• Full Membership of CIWEM, CIEEM or similar. Chartership (Ecologist / Scientist / Environmentalist) desirable, or working towards chartership.
• Excellent field skills with demonstrated field survey experience.
• Knowledge of relevant Irish and European legislation
• Excellent report writing skills.
• Demonstrable ability to manage a team.
• Full clean Irish or EU driving licence.

What we can offer:
You will be offered a competitive salary, an attractive package along with a great diverse team environment. In addition, we offer flexible working hours and deliver a comprehensive training and development programme for all professional levels to further expand your skill set within the Environmental division.

If you would like to join a company that will challenge you to be creative in design and solutions, join RPS.
(Registration needed) including the relevant Ref. Number (J5627)

Closing Date: 02/04/2020

We do not require the assistance of 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.