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Principal Ecologist

Fehily Timoney & 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 Principal Ecologist who will work as an integral member of the Energy and Planning team in our Cork, Dublin and Carlow offices, aiding the expansion of the Energy and Planning business and working closely with fellow professionals. The position will suit candidates with a minimum of ten years 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

The Principal Ecologist will, amongst other things, be responsible for:

  • Managing individual contracts to deliver high quality ecological consultancy services
  • Providing expert ecological input for a range of projects
  • Planning, conducting and supervising the execution of site ecological surveys and fieldwork
  • Preparing and monitoring of the implementation of Construction Environmental Management Plans
  • Undertaking Appropriate Assessments and Ecological Impact Assessments (EcIAs), Biodiversity Chapters for Environmental Impact Assessment Reports (EIARs) and other environmental reporting requirements
  • Writing of technical reports and other deliverables
  • Managing quality including attention to detail and accuracy, delivery of contracts on time and to the highest possible standards, and continue to strive to improve the quality of work produced by the Ecology Team
  • Providing expert witness at Oral Hearings
  • Developing excellent relationships with clients and attending meetings with clients and design teams when necessary

Skills / Qualifications

 

  • A degree in ecology or related subject
  • A minimum of 10 years post graduate experience in environmental consultancy
  • Member of CIEEM, CIWEM or equivalent professional body
  • Experienced in the oral hearing process and in the role of expert witness
  • Detailed knowledge of wildlife and conservation legislation within Ireland
  • Excellent technical report writing skills
  • Experienced in the preparation and monitoring of the implementation of Construction Environmental Management Plans
  • Experienced in working in multi-disciplinary teams
  • Excellent communication, organisational and project management skills
  • A full clean driver’s licence

An attractive remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidate including a competitive salary, shorter working Friday, medical benefit and professional body support. FT is an equal opportunities employer, our company culture champions diversity, inclusion and employee wellbeing 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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People love Fehily Timoney

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“Upon completing a three-month internship with FT, in conjunction with my Masters in Applied Environmental Geology, UCC, I gained invaluable practical and technical experience.”

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“Following a decade of living and working abroad, I joined FT in 2015. Since then I have had the opportunity to work on a variety of exciting sustainable energy projects employing different technologies including onshore wind, solar PV, battery storage and anaerobic digestion.”

Trevor Byrne

Senior Engineer
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People love Fehily Timoney

“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.”

Richard Power

Senior Project Engineer
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People love Fehily Timoney

“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.”

Jon Kearney

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