Principal Hydrogeologist

Ireland (nationwide)
Industry Sector:
Environmental Jobs, Green Jobs, Environment Jobs, Contaminated Land Jobs, Hydrogeology Jobs, Environmental Science Jobs
Job Category:
Hydrogeologist, Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), Environmental Engineering, Environmental Scientist, Environmental Consultant
Job Type:
Education Level:
Bachelors degree
£65,000 per annum
Salary Description:
Excellent package and remuneration
Start Date:
ASAP/ Stardard
Gaia Talent
Job Ref:

Gaia Talent has an exciting opportunity for a self-motivated and enthusiastic Hydrogeologist to join our client’s Contaminated Land Team as Principal Hydrogeologist to support the continued growth of the company.

This is a full-time, permanent position that can be based anywhere in Ireland. They operate in a remote work environment, supported by state-of-the-art IT systems and software management tools.

This role will offer the successful candidate the opportunity to join a dynamic team providing professional services undertaking complex contaminated land and hydrogeology assessments in support of due diligence assessments for property acquisition and divestiture, IPPC, IED, and waste licensed facilities including license applications, surrender and compliance as well as assessment of unregulated landfill sites for private sector clients and local authorities.

The successful candidate will be a highly motivated individual with a positive attitude, an ability to motivate others, and a demonstrated willingness to learn and keep up to date with changing legislation and industry trends and developments.

Main duties and responsibilities:
  • Project Management to ensure client deliverables are met
  • Design and completion of hydrogeological impact assessments, contaminated land and groundwater risk assessments, flood risk assessments, and dewatering assessments.
  • Report writing and peer review
  • Review client requirements and prepare technical proposals
  • Maintain and enhance relationships with clients and contribute to winning new work including tender preparation
  • Mentor junior staff
  • Master's degree in Hydrogeology
  • Minimum 10+ years’ experience in a consultancy or comparable industry setting
  • Excellent report writing and communication skills
  • Hydrogeological assessment subject matter specialist
  • Strong analytical skills in hydrogeological assessment, contaminated land site risk assessment
  • Multi-tasker with the ability to engage and liaise with various project teams including in-house and external consultants and clients
  • Proficient knowledge of Irish and EU legislation and industry standards required
  • Proficient MS Office, hydrogeological software packages, and GIS
  • Chartered Professional accreditation with IGI, IEI, or equivalent required
  • Full Clean Driving Licence required
What our client offers: 
  • Full-time and permanent position
  • Competitive salaries (from €65,000 onwards DOE). 
  • Flexible working hours
  • Remote setting
  • Company pension scheme
  • Tax saver scheme
  • Generous annual leave allowance
  • Clear career pathway program
  • Family-friendly working policies
  • Continuous career development
  • Professional memberships paid
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Support the Bike to Work Scheme
  • Anything else you may see as essential for your work-life balance or career will be happily discussed. 

This renowned client is a dynamic consultancy that offers the successful candidate an opportunity to work as part of a wider engaged, positive, and successful team of environmental experts of varying disciplines with a broad range of skills and experience. We provide a collaborative, positive, and enjoyable learning environment.

Their team members strive to be the best at what they do with a strong emphasis on quality, accuracy, client care, and project ownership. This presents an opportunity to work on a varied range of projects, broadening skills and experience all the time with an emphasis on continued professional development, training, and periodic performance reviews to develop your career within the company.

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