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Associate / Principal Ecologist (Dublin)

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Sectors Nature Conservation, Ecology, GIS
Town/City Dublin
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Salary (Maximum)
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Senior Level
Company Name Scott Cawley
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Directory Entry : Ecology Jobs with...Scott Cawley is an established ecological consultancy with expertise in providing ecological project management and specialist ecological services to planning and development-related sectors. Our core expertise lies in environmental project management, while our strength lies in efficient delivery of quality professional services.
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Curran Recruitment is exclusively working with Irelands leading Ecological Consultancy Scott Cawley on the following role:

The Role

Looking for a passionate, high calibre Principal Ecologist to join a dynamic exciting and growing specialist consultancy. You will be based in Scott Cawley’s offices overlooking Dublin Bay and will be responsible for the management and co-ordination of multiple national road infrastructure projects. You will lead a team of ecologist and enjoy liaising with clients, project managers and other project stakeholders.

 Why join Scott Cawley?

  • They have and still are at the core of some of the most important infrastructure, energy and policy developments in Ireland in the last 15 years.
  • They are experiencing a huge period of growth and looking for leaders to join their dynamic specialist ecological consultancy that places its staff at the heart of business.
  • Real Opportunities for progression and growth within this company
  • Successfully working remotely at present
  • Passionate about their people and are committed to maintaining a good work life balance
  • Staff Development is a priority
  • Excellent Remuneration and benefits package

About you:

  • 8– 10 years plus experience in an ecological consultancy (Full or eligibility for full membership of Chartered Institute of Ecology & Environmental Management)
  • An honours degree in ecology or a related discipline (post graduate qualification highly desirable
  • Experience working on road infrastructure projects
  • Experienced in the oral hearing process and in the role of expert witness
  • Excellent technical report writing skills, including proven track record in writing reports for EcIA and AA
  • Excellent working knowledge of Irish/ UK and EU wildlife and planning legislation
  • Excellent working knowledge of impact assessment and mitigation practices for large development types, in particular road infrastructure, and for European and Irish protected species
  • A proven track record in implementing/management of EcIA and AA for large projects
  • Excellent problem solving skills and initiative
  • Strong organisational, project and time management skills (including technical, financial and quality aspects)
  • Ability to critically review others work to ensure quality and accuracy of technical information
  • Flexible friendly attitude and willingness to adapt to the changing needs of a growing business
  • Commitment to a high level of client care and service delivery


  • Primary responsibility for leading and directing on the management and co-ordination of multiple projects.
  • Leading and directing on the design, commissioning and scheduling of multi-disciplinary and specialist ecological surveys for sites around the island of Ireland.
  • Co-ordinating, supervising and managing other ecologists
  • Lead on provision of expert ecological advice and recommendations to clients in particular where risks may be posed to a project timescale or delivery, including verbal, written and face-to-face
  • Providing expert witness at Oral
  • Liaising with clients, project managers and other project stakeholders.
  • Line managing staff, carrying out performance reviews and monitoring performance and
  • Maintaining up to date knowledge of industry changes, best practice, guidelines, legislation and policy, and providing leadership on same to other staff
  • Supporting the Sales Team in preparing fee proposals and
  • Project financial management including meeting targets and monitoring of profitability for individual projects.
  • Working as part of a team promoting the business and maintaining the company’s reputation and
  • Reporting regularly to Directors on significant issues 

Please call Maeve +353879066831 or Email Maeve@curranrecruitmnet.ie to arrange a confidential chat

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