Environmental & Planning Roles

Applications are invited for the following postitions.

Principal or Senior Ecologist (Aquatic/Marine)

Ryan Hanley is seeking an experienced Principal or Senior Ecologist to join our expanding environmental team.

Applicants should have at least 6 years’ experience in a range of infrastructure projects, with particular experience in co-ordinating Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and statutory consent applications. Experience in writing and technical review of Environmental Impact Assessment Reports, Ecological Impact Assessment and Habitats Directive Appropriate Assessment is a distinct advantage.

Minimum Requirements:
  • Relevant third level degree (Level 8 or higher);
  • Minimum of 6 years’ post qualification experience, most of which will have been gained in an ecology role within planning or environmental consultancy;
  • Membership of Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM);
  • Delivery of but not limited to: EIAR, NIS, EcIA and AA;
  • Leading, coordinating and contributing to EIA projects for major infrastructure projects including all stages of EIA.
  • Experience in one or more technical area of relevance to marine EIA e.g., aquatic ecology, marine ecology, ornithology, commercial fisheries;
  • Experience of fresh water and marine consent management and compliance;
  • Experience in consent related technical assessments such as the Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA), Water Framework Directive (WFD), European Protected Species (EPS) and/or Marine Conservation Zone (MCZ) Assessment.
  • Experience in liaison with statutory consultees and the development of environmental mitigation proposals;
  • Understanding of the consent and licensing frameworks for terrestrial and offshore infrastructure in Ireland;
  • Strong technical report writing skills;
  • Excellent planning, project management and leadership skills;

The following would be advantageous:

  • Post graduate qualification (Masters or Doctorate);
  • Chartered by a professional body such as CIEEM;
  • Experience in large scale fresh water, waste water and marine infrastructure projects;
  • Experience in tender preparation;
  • Experience in managing client relationships. 

Applicants should hold a full clean driver’s licence and a vehicle so they can travel for surveys. 
 


Principal or Senior Ecologist (Terrestrial)

Ryan Hanley has an exciting opportunity for a Principal Ecologist in our Environmental Team.  We would also consider an ambitious Senior Ecologist looking for an exciting challenge.

Applicants should have at least 10 years’ experience in ecological consultancy and a strong technical background. Experience in undertaking Water Framework Directive Assessments, Environmental Impact Assessment Reports, Ecological Impact Assessment and Habitats Directive Appropriate Assessment is highly desirable.

Minimum Requirements:
  • Relevant third level Degree (Level 8 or higher);
  • 6 years’ post qualification experience in ecological consultancy;
  • Membership of Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM);
  • Experience in undertaking AA, EIAR, NIS and EcIA assessments and reporting;
  • Experience in Bat surveying and Bat Licences and the ability to hold European Protected Species (EPS) licences for bats;
  • Strong technical report writing skills;
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and strong and effective negotiating skills;
  • Experience of Public Consultation and Stakeholder Consultation;
  • Ability to prioritise team workloads and manage resources to ensure efficient delivery of projects;
  • Excellent planning and leadership skills;
  • Experience of management of financial performance and commercial management on a range of projects.

The following would be advantageous:

  • Post graduate qualification (Masters or Doctorate) in Ecology or related subject;
  • Chartered by a professional body such as CIEEM.
  • Experience in additional surveys (birds, otter, badger) and habitat assessment reporting;
  • Experience in large infrastructure projects (flood relief schemes, water and wastewater projects and greenways);
  • Experience as Expert Witness;
  • Experience in Managing client relationships.

Applicants should hold a full clean driver’s licence.


Ecologist – Galway

Ryan Hanley is seeking an experienced Ecologist to join our expanding environmental team.

Applicants should ideally have a minimum of 3 years’ experience working in ecological consultancy and have a strong knowledge of wildlife policy and legislation.

Mininum Requirements:
  • Relevant third level Degree (Level 8 or higher);
  • A minimum of 3 years’ post qualification experience within the field of ecological consultancy;
  • Knowledge of relevant wildlife policy and legislation, and its real-world application;
  • Must be willing to work regular unsocial hours associated with bat survey work during the period April to October inclusive;
  • Must be comfortable, where appropriate and safe to do so, with working within water bodies to carry out aquatic surveys;
  • Largely working from our Galway office but willing to work in our Dublin, Cork and Castlebar offices when required;
  • Competent in the use of Microsoft Office;
  • QGIS mapping skills;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;

The following would be advantageous:

  • Membership of Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM);
  • Holder of a survey licence for at least one European Protected Species;
  • Experienced in aquatic monitoring, surveying and reporting;
  • Water framework sampling experience.

Applicants should hold a full clean driver’s licence and a vehicle so they can travel for surveys.

 


Environmental/Urban Planner

Applications are invited for the following position.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • 3 years’ relevant experience
  • Member of the Irish Planning Institute
  • Experience in EIA and SEA desirable.

 

Email CVs to cahillm@ryanhanley.ie

 

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