Senior/ Principal Environmental Scientist

Ireland (nationwide)
Industry Sector:
Waste Jobs, Water Jobs, Environmental Jobs, Green Jobs, Environment Jobs, Environmental Management Jobs, Environmental Science Jobs
Job Category:
Science/Scientist, Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), Planning, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Scientist, Environmental Consultant, Environmental Officer, Environmental Policy
Job Type:
Education Level:
Bachelors degree
£55,000 to £75,000 per annum
Salary Description:
Excellent package and remuneration
Start Date:
ASAP/ Stardard
Gaia Talent
Job Ref:

Title: Senior/Principal Environmental Scientist
Location: Cork, Kerry, Limerick, or Galway on a hybrid basis (nationwide options also available)
Please note: Applicants must be based in Ireland or the UK to be considered for this role

About the Hiring Company:
We are a dynamic and multi-disciplined team of over 100 engineers and scientists dedicated to delivering innovative solutions and bringing projects to fruition in Ireland, the UK, and beyond. Their commitment to excellence and sustainability drives us to create best-fit solutions for our clients across various industries.

Job Description:
As a Senior/Principal Environmental Consultant, you will play a pivotal role in our team, providing expertise in environmental impact assessments, planning, auditing, compliance, and licensing. Ideal candidates will have a minimum of 4 years of experience in environmental consultancy, with a strong track record of delivering high-quality environmental solutions.

Key Responsibilities:
Lead and manage environmental impact assessment projects, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements and industry standards.
  • Provide expert advice on environmental planning matters, collaborating with clients and stakeholders to develop sustainable solutions.
  • Conduct environmental audits to assess compliance with regulatory standards and identify areas for improvement.
  • Prepare and review environmental reports, including Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) and Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA).
  • Liaise with regulatory authorities and agencies to obtain necessary permits and licenses for project development.
  • Mentor and support junior staff members, providing guidance on environmental regulations and best practices.
  • Stay abreast of developments in environmental legislation and industry trends, incorporating new knowledge into project strategies.
  • Collaborate with multidisciplinary teams, including engineers, planners, and architects, to integrate environmental considerations into project designs.
  • Represent the company at client meetings, public consultations, and regulatory hearings, presenting environmental findings and recommendations.
  • Contribute to business development activities, including proposal writing, client presentations, and networking events.
Qualifications & Experience:
  • Bachelor's or master's degree in environmental science, environmental engineering, or related field.
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience in environmental consultancy or a related field.
  • Strong expertise in environmental impact assessments, planning, auditing, compliance, and licensing.
  • Familiarity with relevant environmental legislation and regulatory frameworks in Ireland, the UK, and beyond.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to convey complex environmental concepts to diverse audiences.
  • Proven project management skills, including the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines.
  • Experience mentoring and supervising junior staff members is desirable.
  • Professional certifications or memberships in relevant professional bodies (e.g., IEMA, CIWEM) are advantageous.
  • Industry-leading salaries (from €55,000 to €75,000 according to experience). 
  • Annual leave 22 days, increment of one extra day per every 5 years worked up to a maximum of 25 days.
  • Annual Salary Review in June.
  • Annual Bonus Scheme.
  • Pension.
  • Employee Death in Service & Disability Insurance Scheme.
  • Paid Sick Leave.
  • Paid Maternity and Paternity Leave.
  • Hybrid Working.
  • Flexitime.
  • Paid Professional Membership Fees.
  • CPD programme.
  • Sports & Social Club.

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