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Graduate Ecologist

Fehily Timoney and Company (FT) is one of Ireland’s largest Irish owned consultants with centres of excellence in Civil Infrastructure, Waste & Resource Management and Renewables. FT provides design and contract management services for the construction of infrastructure projects such as roads, bridgeworks, rail, solid waste facilities, renewable energy, drainage, water and wastewater treatment facilities, airports, tunnels and gas pipelines.

FT is looking to recruit a Graduate Ecologist who will work as an integral member of the Energy and Planning team in the Cork, Dublin or Carlow office, aiding the expansion of the Energy and Planning business and working closely with fellow professionals. The position will suit candidates with a minimum of one year of experience. This position offers exposure to a broad range of areas within the renewable energy, waste management and civil infrastructure sectors as FT have a broad spectrum of ongoing projects and can offer the successful candidate a clear path for career development.

FT's Responsibilities

  • Undertaking background research, desk studies and ecological fieldwork and impact assessment reporting, to best-practice guidelines and methodologies
  • Preparing and compiling ecological assessments
  • Undertaking ecological assessments and surveys, from inception to completion
  • Liaising with client representatives and project managers to progress projects effectively
  • Finding solutions to ecological challenges on projects
  • Engaging with relevant authorities and stakeholders in ecological projects
  • Delivering high quality outputs within set deadlines
  • Reporting (prepare and/or compile information for Environmental Impact Statements and Appropriate Assessments)

Skills / Qualifications

  • Level 8 degree in ecology, environmental science or a related discipline
  • Field skills in ornithology with previous experience of conducting surveys for renewable energy projects
  • Ecological field skills, highlighting any specialist ecological expertise (either academic or interest)
  • Knowledge of a range of environmental issues, fundamental to the preparation of high-quality, ecological impact assessments
  • Preparing reports such as Environmental Impact Statements or Appropriate Assessments
  • Working as part of a high functioning team
  • Well organised with excellent attention to detail while also being able to manage their own workload
  • Ability to manage several priorities at once will be required as will a high level of commitment to success
  • Full clean drivers licence

An attractive remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidate including a competitive salary, shorter working Fridays, medical benefit and professional body support.  FT is an equal opportunities employer, our company culture champions diversity, inclusion and employee well being through ongoing programs. FT encourages continuous professional development, creativity and flexibility. All CV’s are treated in the strictest confidence.  Please submit your application by e-mail to careers@ftco.ie or alternatively, by post to Fehily Timoney & Company, Core House, Pouladuff Road, Cork.

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“Since joining the infrastructure team at Fehily Timoney in 2017, I have had the opportunity to work alongside colleagues from other departments, gaining an insight into other aspects of the business. It has been great working on projects that cross-over into other departments to gain a different perspective on the same problem.”

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“As the Principal Ecologist I lead a team of eight ecologists with a wide range of expertise in the discipline. FT has provided our team with excellent support and training opportunities through ongoing CPD along with both practical and technical experience through the many high profile projects we have worked on.”

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