Environmental Jobs in Ireland


by admin - October 17th, 2023.
Filed under: Environmental Impact Assessment, Environmental Legislation, Geology, Hydrology, Permanent.

Employer: Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications
Location: Dublin
Job Type: Permanent
Salary: €69,518 – 84,778
Closing Date: 3p.m. 2nd November 2023 

The Geoscience Regulation Office (GSRO) seeks a Hydrogeologist to join its team.  The successful candidate will be required to provide a range of hydrogeological services for the GSRO across Mining, Mineral exploration, and Geothermal Energy (once legislation is enacted).  These services will include, assisting in mine inspections, reviewing hydrogeological models, and completing surface and groundwater risk assessments of proposed mineral exploration activities and the monitoring of such activities.

As part of the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications Statement of Strategy, Le Chéile 23, Goal 5 ‘Ensure best in class governance and regulation’, the Geoscience Regulation Office (GSRO) wishes to establish itself from the outset as a competent, efficient, and transparent regulator. The environmental screening of certain mineral exploration activities (e.g. drilling, bulk sampling, seismic surveying, etc.) is complex and requires specific expertise in a diverse range of areas including ecology, hydrogeology, noise assessment, etc.

The successful candidate(s) will;

  • Hold a level 8 qualification in the National Framework of Qualifications in Hydrogeology or equivalent;
  • Have appropriate relevant experience (minimum requirement of 5 years) working as a hydrogeologist;
  • Have a detailed understanding of environmental legislation applicable to Ireland (for example Surface and Groundwater regulations, EU Habitats, Birds and EIA Directives, Aarhus Convention);
  • Have experience with Appropriate Assessment and Environmental Impact Assessment processes, with respect to surface and groundwater, preferably within Ireland;
  • Have excellent communication, presentation, delivery and interaction skills (including report writing, presentation and discussion/negotiating skills);
  • Be willing to work in a small multidisciplinary team and to deliver on projects to a high standard and on time;
  • Be able to liaise and work effectively with other Departmental colleagues as required and with stakeholders in the geoscience sector and other regulatory bodies;
  • Be willing to work across multiple disciplines to include and to take on administrative duties when necessary;
  • Have good analytical skills.


The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 3p.m. Thursday, 2nd November 2023.

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The Public Appointments Service is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and encourage applications under all nine grounds of the Employment Equality Act.

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