Marine Environmental Scientist Test

Marine Environmental Scientist / Ecologist

Gavin and Doherty Geosolutions (GDG) are seeking a suitable candidate to fill the role of

Marine Environmental Scientist/Ecologist. The applicant should have a minimum of ten
years post graduate experience in the planning and environmental management of medium to
large scale engineering projects. The candidate should demonstrate competence in consenting
and licensing with specific experience working on offshore consenting. They should be
familiar with the preparation of Environmental Impact Assessment Reports (EIAR), EIA
scoping and consultations.

The position will involve:

Planning and consenting support to a number of offshore Renewables projects, assisting in the delivery and management of these projects.
Responsible for securing environmental consents and licenses and processing consent or license amendments as necessary.
Writing and reviewing Environmental Statement (ES) chapters and other ecological assessments.
Liaising with clients, project managers and other project stakeholders – government
departments, planning authorities, Heritage and Biodiversity Officers etc
Responsibility for the financial performance of ecological projects

Office location:

Flexible with potential locations throughout Ireland and UK.

Desired skills and experience:

An honours primary degree in ecology or related discipline. Post graduate qualification essential.
Experience of ecological impact assessment, design and construction management.
Candidates with an understanding of the development process for offshore wind and/or port development would be preferable
Excellent communication and stakeholder engagement skills are essential.
Knowledge of project management procedures and protocols.
Experience in EIAR.
Experience in Phase 1 Habitat or NVC surveys.
Have the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office packages – word and excel.
Excellent report writing skills and attention to detail.
Detailed knowledge of planning and conservation legislation, within Ireland including the Habitats Directive and Wildlife Acts and an understanding of wildlife and habitat legislation in the UK.
Membership of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM).
A full clean driver’s license

Candidates should also be highly organised and motivated individuals with effective communication skills, a good work ethic, and a commitment to technical excellence, personal efficiency, and career progression through Continued Professional Development. Candidates should have a flexible approach with a willingness to actively participate as part of a wider multidisciplinary team.

Applications including CV should be emailed to  

All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.