Environmental Jobs in Ireland

Graduate Ecologist

by admin - June 6th, 2024.
Filed under: Conservation, Consultancy, Ecology, Environmental Science, Full-time, Graduate Jobs, Habitat Surveys, Permanent.

Employer: O’Donnell Environmental Ltd.
Location: Cork City
Role: Full time, permanent
Salary: €35,000
Closing Date: Friday 21st June 2024

O’Donnell Environmental is an independent ecological and environmental consultancy based in Cork City. We are scaling and growing by providing a high-quality service to a wide range of Clients in both the public and private sectors. We carry out a significant amount of conservation focused work, including the design and implementation of Pollinator Plans, Farm Plans and corporate Biodiversity Action Plans, as well as planning related work (EcIA, EIAR etc.) for renewable energy, commercial, transport and residential projects. We normally work on a four-day week basis, Monday to Thursday.

As our business continues to grow, we wish to recruit a Graduate Ecologist. We are seeking someone who is ambitious, who has a passion for ecology and who wants exposure to interesting and exciting projects. The ideal candidate must enjoy the outdoors, as a significant part of your working week will be spent assisting with surveys or with our ongoing conservation projects. The successful Graduate Ecologist will have an enthusiasm for working outdoors in all conditions. Attention to detail and ability to work well in a busy environment (occasionally unsupervised) are essential.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work as part of a busy and fast-paced consultancy to help deliver project requirements.
  • Carry out ecological surveys safely and to a high standard.
  • Assist in the analysis and interpretation of data and the preparation of ecological reports, biodiversity action plans etc.

Key Requirements

  • Degree in ecology or relevant environmental discipline.
  • Demonstratable passion for ecology, and evidence of self-directed learning or volunteering.
  • Enthusiasm for working outdoors in all conditions and at night (e.g. bat surveys) is required.
  • Attention to detail and ability to work well unsupervised.
  • Full, clean driver’s license (company owned cars provided for work related travel).


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