AECOM Principal Ecologist in Dublin, Ireland
Ireland - Dublin, Dublin
AECOM – winners of the 2019 Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management ‘Large Consultancy of the Year’ award – is seeking an experienced Ecologist to join our dynamic and forward-thinking Ecology Team based in our modern office in Dublin. The office is located within a 5-minute walk of the seafront in the beautiful suburb of Dun Laoghaire.
Whether you’re a technical expert with a specialism in a particular species or group, or you’re a generalist who enjoys working on a range of projects, we can provide the platform to create and shape your role. We are particularly interested in someone with a strong background in project management, bidding and client relationship building that can help to support and grow our team in Ireland. This is a fantastic opportunity to further your career within an established and successful business that has welfare and wellbeing as core values.
As a Principal Ecologist, you’ll be reliable, hard-working and pro-active, in order to help you manage a busy workload. You’ll have extensive knowledge developed over the course of your career, and experience of a wide range of projects. You’ll have good project management and report-writing skills, and some experience of line-managing individuals. A keen eye for detail is essential.
The Ecology Team in Ireland comprises five full-time Ecologists, and we work closely with colleagues based in Northern Ireland and Scotland, and as part of the wider UK team of more than 160 passionate and skilled ecological experts. Our Ecologists work in terrestrial, freshwater and marine environments on some of the most exciting and high-profile projects in the country. We provide clients with the full range of ecological services including specialist habitat and species surveys, impact assessment, and providing advice on biodiversity mitigation, offsetting and enhancement. AECOM is at the forefront of developing Biodiversity Net Gain and Natural Capital Accounting.
Whilst working as a small team in Ireland, AECOM Ecologists benefit from the unique benefits of our scale – not available in other consultancies – and, with access to an extensive skillset, we support and encourage professional growth and development. We operate a Freedom to Grow programme, with freedom ranging from choosing the time, place and type of work we do, through to the workstyle we choose to deploy and the way we communicate and think. The guiding principle of Freedom to Grow is that if it works for you, your team and for our client, then it works for AECOM and you have the permission to do it!
Assisting in the winning, delivery and management (technical and financial) of ecological projects;
Writing and providing technical review of ecological reports and other deliverables;
Liaising with clients, project managers and other project stakeholders including statutory bodies;
Managing and mentoring staff as part of our mentoring / line management network;
Represent AECOM externally through projects, client management, publications and presentations;
Undertaking other tasks which add value to the technical expertise and development of the ecology team, or support wider environmental business goals.
Proactive and careful approach to health and safety, including first aid training certificate;
Excellent knowledge of Irish and European wildlife legislation and policy, as well as Ecological Impact Assessment (EcIA) and Appropriate Assessment (AA);
Holder of relevant protected species survey licences, and preferably also mitigation licences;
Experience of habitat and protected species surveys and licensing;
Technical and professional proficiency with a demonstrable history of delivering ecology projects safely, to a high standard, on time and within budget;
Experience of ecological impact assessment, design, construction management, ideally on major infrastructure projects in Ireland;
Strong project management skills and experience (including technical, financial and quality aspects);
Full Member of CIEEM (or eligible to meet relevant criteria), or other relevant professional body;
Professional, organised and thorough approach to work which demonstrates an attention to detail;
Experience in line management and technical leadership of teams of Ecologists on major projects;
Electronic data capture, analysis and presentation;
Adaptable and flexible approach to work to meet peaks in demands (as all roles are likely to involve occasional longer/and or unsociable hours and a degree of working away from home for days/ weeks at a time);
- You will have a BSc 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
When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.
Job Category Sciences
Business Line Environment
Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)
Position Status Full-Time
Requisition/Vacancy No. 232943BR
Clearance Required No
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.