Senior Environmental Consultant

Limerick, Dublin, Sligo, Mayo, Galway
Industry Sector:
Environmental Jobs, Green Jobs, Environment Jobs, Ornithology Jobs, Environmental Management Jobs, Environmental Science Jobs
Job Category:
Science/Scientist, 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’s client is one of Ireland’s leading Consulting Engineers. They have over 180 highly qualified employees and are committed to delivering cost-effective and innovative solutions. To achieve this, they need dedicated, enthusiastic individuals to join the team in our offices. 

This role is based in our Dublin, Cork, or Castlebar offices with hybrid and remote working options available. The ideal candidate will be working with the well-established and growing Environmental and Planning Team on challenging and exciting infrastructure projects across various sectors (e.g., water services, transportation, flooding, etc.). The company has been delivering excellence for 60 years, and we know that the right people are the key ingredient to great design solutions and a satisfied client.

Location: Dublin, Cork, Limerick or Castlebar with hybrid and remote working options available

As a Senior Environmental Consultant, your role will include:
  • Leading, managing, and coordinating multidisciplinary environmental inputs to projects across a wide range of sectors, with a focus on the management of EIAs in support of gaining development consent. Includes managing the preparation of Environmental Impact Assessment Reports (EIAR), Construction Environmental Plans, and the technical review of specialist technical reports
  • Working in partnership with members of our technical environmental teams
  • Liaising with clients and internal teams
  • Working as part of integrated design teams to identify environmental constraints, avoid impacts, and develop solutions following the mitigation hierarchy, as well as delivering benefits where possible
  • Managing resources and budgets (with support as applicable)
  • Leading business development opportunities and associated fee and technical proposal development
  • Promoting the company’s environmental services to both internal and external audiences
  • Mentoring junior colleagues
Essential qualifications:
  • To apply for this role, you’ll need to be able to demonstrate experience in coordinating multidisciplinary environmental inputs to infrastructure development projects.
  • Proven experience in successfully managing EIA projects, environmental assessment methods, and applicable planning legislation
  • A degree in a relevant environmental discipline (preferably a Masters degree) and an appropriate professional membership
  • A minimum of ten years post-graduate experience in a consultancy delivering environmental/planning services for large infrastructure projects
  • Detailed knowledge of relevant Irish and European planning and environmental legislation e.g. EIA Directive and transposing Regulations.
  • Detailed knowledge of the Habitats Directive, and the Appropriate Assessment (AA) process
  • Detailed knowledge of Irish Environmental and Planning Legislation
  • Excellent organizational and coordinating skills.
  • Excellent report writing skills.
  • Must have worked as part of a wider team with experience in managing deliverables to deadlines.
  • Hard-working, pragmatic, and highly motivated individual - client-focused with good interpersonal skills and a team approach.
  • Full clean driving licence.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to record data efficiently and methodically.
  • Experience in coordinating planning applications and associated documentation
  • Experience with various consenting regimes an advantage
  • Membership with a relevant professional body and Chartered Environmentalist status.
  • Interest in line management duties and staff mentoring
  • Experience utilizing GIS systems e.g. ArcGIS, QGIS, MapInfo, and or others
What is on offer:
  • Competitive salaries (from €65,000 onwards DOE). 
  • Flexible working hours (37,5 hours weekly)
  • Hybrid/remote settings
  • Company pension scheme
  • Tax saver scheme
  • Generous annual leave allowance
  • 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. 

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