AECOM Consultant Ecologist in Dublin, Ireland

Business Line Environment

Position Title Consultant Ecologist

Ireland - Dublin

Dublin

Job Summary

AECOM is one of the leading environmental consultancies in the UK&I with over 100 professional ecologists supporting AECOM’s goal to deliver a better world, though effective management of the biodiversity which underpins natural capital. As a Fortune 500 firm, we design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets for governments, businesses and organizations.

We are looking to expand our ecology team in the Republic of Ireland through the recruitment of a Consultant Ecologist.

We work across terrestrial, freshwater and marine environments in a wide range of sectors; Power, Utilities, Development, Government, Manufacturing, Oil and Gas and Transportation. The majority of our work is based in Ireland and the UK, and there may also be international opportunities overseas including Europe, Middle East and Africa. Our ecologists work with architects, engineers, planners, economists and other environmental specialists on important projects providing the full range of ecological services including habitat and species surveys, impact assessment, advice on biodiversity mitigation, offsetting and enhancement, and management planning for biodiversity.

The successful candidate will be expected to be able to work in a self-directed manner, often to tight deadlines. Candidates must have strong ecological survey skills and have proven experience in having carried out a range of protected species surveys, following a variety of methods for species or species groups. They will have excellent field identification skills and be familiar with the ecology of significant plant and animal communities in the Irish context. An ability to work on a range of taxonomic groups will be required.

A comprehensive knowledge and understanding of relevant Irish and European law and policy is essential.

Minimum Requirements

  • Proven experience of habitat, and protected species surveys

  • Past or current holder of a protected species licence(s), such as bats / badger / otter (or exposure to same)

  • Excellent field skills and a keen interest and understanding of Irish wildlife

  • Previous work experience in the ecology sector within a professional consultancy (or relevant NGO or academic experience if applicable)

  • Working knowledge of Irish law relating to ecology and a understanding of the relevant planning systems

  • Ability to record data efficiently and methodically

  • Excellent communication and report writing skills with computer skills in MSWord, MS Excel

  • A hard working and highly motivated individual

  • Client focused with good interpersonal skills and team approach

  • Willing and able to visit other locations on company business (if necessary)

  • Able to demonstrate a commitment to continued education and improvement through participating in our approved training schemes

  • Full Driving Licence

Desirable:

  • Experience with a GIS package such as Arc GIS

  • Membership of or working towards full membership of an appropriate professional institution

  • Evidence of published work in the ecology field

Preferred Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree classification 2:1 or equivalent or above

  • A postgraduate qualification in a relevant subject

Your benefits will include:

Helping our employees achieve a healthy work-life balance is important to us. If you join AECOM, as well as receiving a competitive salary, you’ll also have the opportunity to explore flexible working arrangements. Core benefits include 25 days’ annual leave, company pension scheme, private medical insurance, life assurance and one paid annual professional institution membership fee. You can also choose from a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle.

You’ll also be able to give back to communities with up to two paid CSR days each year. Through our charity, The AECOM Foundation, you can volunteer to support children in developing countries. And if you’re a member of the Reserve Forces you’ll receive an additional 15 days paid leave for training commitments.

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

NOTICE TO THIRD PARTY AGENCIES: Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM.

Job Category Ecology

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country Ireland

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 188233BR

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.