JBA is an independent employee-owned company with an enviable reputation for delivering high quality and outcome-focused environmental and engineering services. We are currently seeking an experienced and enthusiastic Ecologist with at least two years post graduate consultancy experience to join our growing environmental management team in Dublin or Limerick. The post holder will support the expansion of our ecological and environmental services in across Ireland, supporting projects across a wide range of sectors.  This is a full-time, permanent position.

Please note, we shall only consider applications from candidates with the necessary minimum two years post-graduate experience.  Applications that do not meet our specification will not be acknowledged.  If you have not heard back from us by 6th November, please take it that your application has been unsuccessful.

The successful candidate will, amongst other things, be responsible for:

    Providing expert ecological input into a range of projects;
    Organising, planning and undertaking site surveys and other fieldwork, for a range of protected species, a wide variety of habitat types and utilising a number of ecological survey techniques;
    Undertaking Habitats Directive Appropriate Assessments and the preparation of Screening for Appropriate Assessment reports and Natura Impact Statements;
    Undertaking Ecological Impact Assessments (EcIAs) and inputting to the biodiversity chapter of Environmental Impact Assessment Reports (EIARs)
    Writing technical reports and other outputs;
    Working with colleagues throughout JBA, and liaising with clients, regulators and stakeholders.

Qualifications and Experience

Candidates will need a degree in an ecological discipline and a track record in ecological surveying and assessment, preferably gained from within an environmental consultancy.  Ideally with membership of CIEEM and a full Irish driving licence are also essential.

In addition, we are looking for a candidate with the following knowledge and experience:

    Detailed knowledge of wildlife and conservation legislation, within Ireland, including the Habitats Directive and Wildlife Acts;
     A detailed knowledge of aquatic and terrestrial ecology is preferable;
    Experience in Phase 1 Habitat surveys, Fossitt habitat classification, NVC and botanical survey techniques;
    Excellent technical report writing skills;
    Knowledge and awareness of planning process and policy;
    Experience of designing, implementing and managing ecological mitigation schemes;
    Experience of working in multi-disciplinary teams to deliver the objectives of large and complex commissions

Given the nature of the role and the work carried out by JBA Consulting, it would be of advantage if candidates have qualifications and experience in some of the following areas:

    A postgraduate degree in ecology or related subject;
    Project management and business development experience;
    Specialist experience in botany, coastal ecology or ornithology;
    Practical understanding of the Water Framework Directive (WFD);
    Experience of wider environmental and sustainability issues;
    Knowledge and understanding of ecosystem services;
    Renewable energy project experience;
    River restoration techniques; and
    GIS and/or CAD experience.

Dublin or Limerick

Salary and benefits
A competitive salary is available depending on qualifications and experience, together with a comprehensive benefits package.

If you wish to discuss the post informally, please contact Niamh Sweeney on 01 6855595.  Application forms should be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Closing Date:
Monday, October 30, 2017


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