Technical Director (Environmental)

Cork, Dublin, Mayo, Galway
Industry Sector:
Environmental Jobs, Green Jobs, Environment Jobs, Environmental Management Jobs, Environmental Science Jobs
Job Category:
Management, Operations Management, Project Management, Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), Environmental Engineering, Environmental Scientist, Environmental Consultant
Job Type:
Education Level:
Bachelors degree
£90,000 per annum
Salary Description:
Excellent package and remuneration
Start Date:
ASAP/ Stardard
Gaia Talent
Job Ref:

Gaia’s client is looking to build on the proven capability of the company over its 90-year history in meeting engineering and environmental challenges in water, wastewater, flooding, transport, and related disciplines. They have recently adopted its 5-Year Business Strategic Plan which sets a high level of ambition for growth in that period through the development of sustainable engineering solutions to meet the needs of Ireland’s citizens in the 21st century.

We have an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated and results-driven individual to lead and grow our Environmental Division. The role will involve leading teams across offices in Dublin, Cork, Castlebar, and Galway.

Main responsibilities:
  • Management of the operational and commercial performance of the team, and reporting as a member of the senior management team.
  • Managing the interaction between project team members, clients, stakeholders, and external sub-consultants.
  • Working in partnership with other members of the environmental team, managing resources, delegating activities, and monitoring project budgets.
  • Interaction with project managers in other sectors or disciplines within the company and the ability to identify, manage, and deal with project risk and develop solutions where required.
  • Client relationship management.
  • Business development including tender and bid management.
  • Managing and mentoring teams.
  • A relevant third-level Degree in Ecology/Environmental or Science equivalent (Level 8 or higher).
  • Chartered Membership, or working towards chartered status, of a professional body such as CIEEM or other appropriate body.

For this role you should have:
  • At least 15 years’ environmental/ecological experience, preferably in a consultancy practice, and a strong technical background;
  • Experience in the delivery of Environmental Impact Assessment Reports, Ecological Impact Assessments Habitats Directive Appropriate Assessment required, and Water Framework Directive Assessment experience is highly desirable.
  • Strong commercial awareness.
  • Must be able to work well under pressure and have a proven track record of meeting deliverable deadlines to client satisfaction.
  • Excellent knowledge of Irish environmental and planning legislation, policy, and practice.
  • Strong project management and communication skills.
What the client offers:
  • An attractive remuneration (from €90,000 onwards DOE)
  • Hybrid working
  • Pension contribution
  • Life cover
  • PHI
  • Membership subscription to a professional body
  • Active CPD programme
  • Continuous career development

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