Principal Ecologist - Full Time

The Company & Position:

AVRIO Environmental Management (“AVRIO”) is a turnkey environmental solutions organisation providing environmental management and consulting to a range of organisations throughout Ireland and the U.K. As a result of continued business growth, the organisation is seeking a full-time Principal Ecologist to join the growing team. The position may require travel and occasional overnight stays throughout the U.K & Ireland. This is a great opportunity to develop skills and prospects within the expanding organisation while gaining vital experience within the environmental sector. This position will be based out of the Enniskillen head office, with the option for relocation to a more favourable location in due course.

The Candidate & Role:

The successful candidate would enjoy an all-important balance between field and office work, whilst working on a variety of projects across a range of sectors.

They would be involved in all areas of our work, managing the ecological division to find ecologically smart, commercially efficient and cost-effective solutions for projects on a variety of scales.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Team recruitment and leadership;
  • Generating and effectively managing new business;
  • Project managing a wide and varied workload and supervising field staff and survey effort; 
  • Undertaking site surveys;
  • Liaising with clients to develop lasting relationships;
  • Ecological Impact Assessment;
  • Habitats Regulations Assessment;
  • Ecological Mitigation Design and Implementation;
  • Staff Mentoring and Management;
  • Financial Planning and Management; and
  • Technical oversight and sign-off of project outputs.

Skills/Experience Required:

  • Educated to degree level in ecology or a directly related subject;
  • Full Member of a relevant professional institution, at minimum CIEEM;
  • Established ecological consultant with protected habitat and species experience;
  • Experience in developing and training staff, undertaking mentoring and developing best practice approaches including the adoption of the latest technologies;
  • Full knowledge of U.K., Irish and E.U. Wildlife Legislation and best practice survey techniques;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills including report writing skills, attention to detail and ability to write concise reports;
  • Technical experience producing and overseeing ecological assessment and reporting in a wide range of areas;
  • Ability to work independently, take the initiative, make robust, defensible decisions and work to tight deadlines to meet client needs;
  • Experience of obtaining a variety of protected species licenses and liaising with regulatory bodies to negotiate and obtain consents;
  • Experience in preparation and writing ecological sections of environmental impact assessments ensuring that legislative guidelines are adhered to;
  • Full, clean driving license and willingness to travel and undertake fieldwork in Ireland and the U.K. Salary & Benefits:
  • Career Progression with potential to be a key leader within a growing organisation;
  • We offer a competitive salary based on experience;
  • We offer generous annual leave packages;
  • We understand the needs of the individual in an ever more demanding world and consider flexible start and finish times;
  • Flexible working arrangements;
  • Paid professional membership fees;
  • Regular training and career development;
  • For individuals who demonstrate continued service, we will consider how we can support you financially if you would like to undertake further professional qualifications;
  • We believe in employee training to make sure that you make the most of your talents specific to your role within the organisation;
  • We believe our staff are our business, and we recognise their good work. We ensure their happiness through team bonding and activity days regularly.

Application deadline: 18/12/2020

Job Types: Full-time,

Permanent Salary: £25,000.00-£40,000.00 (depending on experience)

Please forward your CV and cover letter to info@avrio-env.com

Thank you.