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by admin - January 23rd, 2020.
Filed under: Consultancy, Ecology, Environmental Impact Assessment, Full-time, GIS, Habitat Surveys, Ornithology, Renewable Energy, Zoology.

Employer: Ecopower
Location: Kilkenny
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: €35,000-45,000
Closing Date: February 7th 2020 

Ecopower is looking for a full time ecologist to join their team, based in Kilkenny, Ireland.

Ecopower is a renewable energy development company with a particular emphasis on on-shore wind farm developments in Ireland. We have a portfolio of new projects, comprising wind, solar and battery storage, to develop over the next 10 years. The majority of this development is carried out in-house with expert consultants used at different stages of the process.

Our planning team currently comprises of 6 people working in Kilkenny, who have extensive project design, mapping, EIAR and AA report coordination and planning application experience. We are looking for a full time ecologist to join this planning team.

Your role within this team will involve:

  • Working with the planning team at the design stage of new projects to identify biodiversity constraints and survey requirements;
  • Carrying out field surveys – including habitat mapping, and species specific surveys for birds, bats, mammals and invertebrates;
  • Feeding into baseline information for development sites using desktop research and the results of field surveys;
  • Development and design of biodiversity enhancement measures, mitigation measures and monitoring requirements for new development sites; and
  • Responsibility for the development of the Biodiversity chapter of EIA Reports, and for the development of Appropriate Assessment Reports.

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Hold an appropriate degree qualification;
  • Experience of habitat surveys and protected species surveys
  • Motivated to work both independently and as part of a team, often in remote locations and sometimes during unsociable hours (as required for survey work);
  • Good communication skills both with colleagues and third parties;
  • Experience of report writing;
  • Full driving licence and use of a car;

Desirable Skills:

  • Advanced skills in the area of bats or birds of prey;
  • Member of CIEEM (or eligible if not currently held);
  • Experience of using GIS or AutoCAD;

Employment benefits:

  • Competitive salary on a scale (€35,000 to €45,000) proportionate to your experience;
  • In-house and external training;
  • Payment of Professional memberships.

Interested?

For an informal discussion about the job, please contact Julie Brett on jb@ecopower.ie or 086-8312014

For formal application, send your CV to Julie Brett, Ecopower Limited, Zetec House, Purcellsinch IDA Business Park, Old Dublin Road, Kilkenny, or via email to jb@ecopower.ie

Closing date for applications is 7th February.

Company website: http://ecopower.ie/

 

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