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by admin - June 16th, 2019.
Filed under: Botany, Consultancy, Ecology, Environmental Impact Assessment, Environmental Science, Full-time, Habitat Surveys, Non-Internship Vacancies, Ornithology, Project Management, Zoology.

Employer: Woodrow Sustainable Solutions Ltd
Location: Ballisodare, Co. Sligo
Salary: Competitive salary depending on experience
Closing Date: 28th June 2019, 5pm 

Applications are invited from dedicated candidates to join Woodrow’s growing experienced team of 11 staff. We work throughout Ireland with clients from private landowners & community groups to regulatory bodies and large-scale developers. The Company prides itself in delivering a professional, quality service whilst ensuring that all clients receive personal and prompt attention.

Projects at Woodrow tend to offer interesting work, and this job is likely to include:

  • Undertaking detailed Habitat Assessment and botanical surveys and monitoring;
  • Undertaking bat, bird and mammal surveys;
  • Input into, and preparation of, Ecological Impact Assessments (EcIA), Biodiversity Chapters for Environmental Impact Assessment Reports (EIAR), and Natura Impact Statements (NIS), to inform the Appropriate Assessment process / Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA).  This will include collation of site data, contact with appropriate personnel and relevant stakeholders, carrying out specialist site survey as required and extensive report writing;
  • Preparation of recommendations on mitigation measures for Ecological Impact Assessments (EcIA) and Appropriate Assessment (AA) reports;
  • Supervision at construction sites as Ecological Clerk of Works (ECoW) to ensure compliance with planning conditions and provision of site ecological solutions;
  • Managing projects and sub-contractors as required;
  • Preparation of Talks / Training to pertinent professionals or communities;
  • Assistance with marketing & PR initiatives;
  • Attendance and participation of training programmes as per CPD requirements.

Work may require some lone-working, anti-social hours and travelling to survey sites across the island of Ireland. Relevant H&S policies have been adopted by Woodrow to safeguard our employees to the best effect in this regard.

Main skills required:

  • Highly developed ecological survey skills;
  • Excellent and demonstrated report writing skills, with attention to detail;
  • Competence in general ecological and environmental assessment;
  • Experience of full project management from inception to delivery;
  • Knowledge of legislation applicable to Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland;
  • Knowledge / experience of working in the commercial environmental sector, as well as experience assisting with community initiatives;
  • Ability to work on own initiative, to liaise with clients and colleagues, and to meet tight deadlines; and,
  • Full, clean driver’s licence.

Minimum qualifications:

  • An honour’s degree or equivalent in ecology or a related biological / environmental science discipline;
  • At least three year’s work-experience working with an environmental consultancy or in the commercial environmental sector; and,
  • Membership (or applicant membership) of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM).

Desirable:

  • Access to own vehicle;
  • Safe Pass;
  • Wide ecological knowledge base;
  • A friendly attitude, with the candidate being happy to carry out various tasks as required, including team work, marketing and promotion etc.

Location:

The Woodrow Offices are located in the centre of Ballisodare village, Co. Sligo, c. 9km from Sligo Town.  Ballisodare is at the edge of Ballysadare Bay SAC, a large estuarine area that links to many fantastic beaches and coastal areas to the west and north.  Next door to the offices is a gym with a 22 metre pool.  The office location is ideally located for those who want to enjoy the environment of the North West of Ireland, including hiking, swimming, surfing etc.  County Sligo has much to offer those who love the outdoors, arts, culture and gourmet food.

We are offering:

  • A competitive salary depending on experience;
  • Work clothing allowance;
  • Opportunities for training and professional development;
  • Occupational pension;
  • Shared Access to Four Company Vehicles;
  • Relocation expenses; and,
  • An enjoyable time working with a great bunch of people on interesting projects.

Application:

Complete the Woodrow application form available from our website www.woodrow.ie/news or from sharon@woodrow.ie and return to same e-mail address no later than Friday 28th June, 5pm. Please note only application forms will be reviewed.

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