Principal EIA Consultant

Ireland (nationwide)
Industry Sector:
Conservation Jobs, Environmental Jobs, Green Jobs, Environment Jobs, Environmental Science Jobs
Job Category:
Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), Environmental Engineering, Environmental Scientist, Environmental Consultant
Job Type:
Education Level:
Bachelors degree
£60,000 per annum
Salary Description:
Excellent package and remuneration
Start Date:
ASAP/ Stardard
Gaia Talent
Job Ref:

Gaia Talent is currently recruiting for an experienced Principal Environmental Consultant to join our client’s expanding Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Team and cater to the continued growing demand for our services. They are currently providing services to the public and private sectors including pharmaceutical, EPA-licensed, technological, property development, construction, and waste industries.

This role presents an opportunity for the successful candidate to join a dynamic team of environmental professionals who are specialists in their fields and who work in a collaborative, team environment to provide the highest quality services to our clients.

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.

The role will include the following responsibilities:
  • Assistance with the project management of and contribution to the following projects: Environmental Impact Assessments and other environmental projects (for example Strategic Environmental Assessments, Stakeholder Engagement, EIA screenings, and environmental planning application documentation)
  • Input into the design stage of various projects from an environmental aspect
  • Liaising with Clients and other Client appointed project consultants and attending project meetings
  • Ensuring that the quality of deliverables is to a consistently high standard and ensuring that all deliverables are undertaken following relevant legislation and best practice
  • Project budget management
  • Supervision of EIAR team contributors
  • Coordination of sub-consultants and sub-contractors contributing to projects
  • External stakeholder engagement
  • Ensuring the delivery of exceptional Client service
  • The successful candidate must demonstrate the ability to:
  • Manage and oversee projects daily, including delivering on client expectations
  • Oversee, guide, and supervise more junior team members and sub-consultants to deliver project requirements
  • Take ownership of projects from inception to completion (including project budgets) and provide regular progress reports to the Technical Director and clients
  • Report to the Technical Director on project performance
  • Prioritise projects while managing client expectations, staff resources, and project deadlines
  • Win new work by preparing and overseeing the preparation of fee proposals, identifying opportunities in the marketplace, and ensuring a steady workflow
The key requirements of the post will be:
  • A third-level qualification in environmental science, ecology, environmental engineering, planning, or related fields that gives the candidate the necessary skills to complete the role
  • A minimum of 6 years post-graduate technical experience in fulfilling similar functions or in a similar role
  • An understanding of the Irish planning system
  • Experience working with EU and Irish environmental legislation
  • A broad range of experience at project EIAR/Planning/Construction stage
  • Comprehensive knowledge of EIAR
The following will be an advantage:
  • Master’s level degree
  • Chartered status
  • Professional membership (MIEEM, MIEMA, MRUP, MIPI, CIWEM, Engineers Ireland)
What our client offers: 
  • Full-time and permanent position
  • Competitive salaries (from €60,000 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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