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We Are Recruiting: Principal Ecologist

EcoEireann Recruitment Photo 2021

Principal Ecologist – salary up to €50k, depending on experience, plus participation in profit share and pension schemes

EcoÉireann is a small consultancy seeking to appoint a Principal Ecologist to enable the delivery of the extensive range of work opportunities which have been developed across our operations since 2016.

This will be a lead role within the company and comprises a great opportunity to shape the organisation and the projects we work on, lead complex elements of project delivery, promote staff recruitment and development, and contribute towards the organisation’s Quality, Health & Safety, and Environmental Management systems.

The role would be ideally suited to someone with:

  • Solid experience of commercial ecological consultancy and management of all aspects of both large scale and small scale projects at both design and construction stage.
  • Experience of managing and coordinating inputs from a wider team of ecologists including subcontractors and other specialist disciplines.
  • Solid understanding of the implementation of the legislative framework for nature conservation in Ireland.
  • Species-specific specialism.
  • Experience of undertaking detailed technical review of documents.
  • Solid knowledge of habitats and habitat management principals throughout Ireland.
  • Experience and capability of leading business development.

The role is offered on a permanent basis, with full details of the role provided here: Job Description.


EcoÉireann will offer you the opportunity to work on a variety of exciting and challenging projects from habitat creation schemes and small developments to some of the largest construction projects in Ireland and the UK, and to contribute in a meaningful way to nature conservation.

The location of your work base is flexible, however, we will require travel throughout Ireland.

EcoÉireann has a friendly, sociable team focused on building a diverse and inclusive culture.  We are open to flexible working.  Individuals are empowered to manage their own projects and contribute to the team’s decision making processes during the annual team consultation and regular team meetings.  We offer ongoing opportunities for training and development, internal and external, with each employee provided with an individual training budget in addition to their mandatory health and safety training budget.  All permanent employees are eligible to participate in our profit share and pension schemes.

We offer our clients and partners high level professional and ethical standards and accountability, which are supported by our Constructionline Gold Level membership and Acclaim certification.  We have also successfully achieved ISO 45001 health and safety certification and are currently working towards attaining ISO 9001 quality certification in March 2022.


EcoÉireann is committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, marriage and civil partnership, race, religion or belief, political beliefs, dietary choices, membership or non-membership of a trade union or any other characteristic unrelated to the performance of the job.

Shortlisting will be undertaken on a ‘blind’ basis.  Initial interviews will be undertaken via video call using Microsoft Teams.  During the interview process, candidates will be asked structured questions which will be measured against a person specification and given a written assessment.

To apply for this role, please email your CV and a brief cover letter to outlining why you wish to work at EcoÉireann and how your knowledge, skills and experience enable you to fulfil the role’s requirements.

Closing Date for Applications: 22 December 2021

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