Skip Content

Project Ecologist / Ornithologist

***Please note this job has now expired***
Contract typePermanent
Contract length
OrganisationTOBIN Consulting Engineers
LocationDublin, Ireland

Job details

TOBIN Consulting Engineers is a multidisciplinary engineering practice operating across the public and private sectors here in Ireland since 1952. Our offices are located in Dublin (Blanchardstown), Galway, Castlebar and London. We are positioned within the Top 10 engineering consultancies in Ireland. 

We strive to add value for our clients by understanding their challenges and by delivering robust projects and solutions which in turn contribute to the delivery of their long term strategic objectives. While we are a multidisciplinary consulting firm, our principal focus is on the delivery of professional services in our three core business areas of:

  • Energy & Environment
  • Building & Infrastructure
  • Water Services

In addition to this, TOBIN Consulting Engineers provides all of the supporting services necessary to deliver projects in each of these three broad areas. Our supporting services can be provided independently or can be integrated as part of an overall project package.

TOBIN are currently seeking a Project Ecologist / Ornithologist, with 5-10 years’ experience, to join the growing Ecology Team within the Energy & Environment Division in our Dublin Office. We offer a very competitive salary to the ideal candidate and we also provide the opportunity to work on nationally recognised projects and studies.

The Ecology Team in TOBIN is driven by qualified and enthusiastic ecologists who maintain a full and varied project load from a broad base of private and public sector clients. Our workstream is generated through well-established nationwide client relationships, as well as internal cross-sectional cooperation with other Engineering Divisions within TOBIN.

Core Competency

The successful candidate must have the ability to work in and lead teams in the collection of field data and in the preparation of the Biodiversity/Flora & Fauna sections of Environmental Impact Assessment Reports (EIARs), Ecological Impact Assessment reports and Habitats Directive Appropriate Assessment reporting. The successful candidate will also be required to demonstrate project experience in the design and implementation of ecological surveys including habitat, bird and protected species surveys, analysis of data and completion of impact assessments. Further demonstrated project experience across ecological disciplines will also be required.

Duties and Responsibilities

The job will involve working with the existing Ecology team on ecological and environmental aspects of diverse projects including national infrastructure, renewable energy and private commercial projects. As a Project Ecologist, the role will require the provision of ecological input into desktop studies, scoping studies, site selection, site surveys, Ecological impact Assessments, Appropriate Assessment Reports and overseeing the implementation of construction mitigation measures (Ecological Clerk of Works). The role will also require project management tasks including; financial management, producing fee proposals, and tendering for work.

Qualifications/Experience Required

  • Relevant primary degree (Hons.) relating to Ecology/Environmental biology, additional qualifications preferred.
  • A minimum of 5+ years environmental consultancy experience and a proven ecological track record.
  • Proven ecological field skills.
  • Experience in GIS systems (e.g. ArcView).
  • Full CIEEM membership.
  • Experience of co-ordinating ecological impact assessments as well as project management and liaising with clients and stakeholders.
  • Experience as an expert witness at Oral Hearings.
  • Excellent report writing and communication skills.
  • Must be physically fit and be willing and able to undertake fieldwork in remote areas in all weather conditions.
  • Full driving licence. 

How to Apply:

If you feel that this opportunity is something you may be interested in and would like an opportunity to discuss the matter further please forward a C.V. to before close of business on 18th May 2018

Closing date2018-05-25