Ecology Sector Lead

Science & Pharmaceutical
Science & Pharmaceutical

Due to the continued growth of the company, MWP is looking for an Ecology Lead to join their expanding team. This is a fantastic opportunity whereby you will lead a team of 12 ecologists/ornithologists/aquatic ecologists with a number of full-time field bird surveyors. This role allows for flexible working arrangements.

Overview of Main Responsibilities:

  • Experience in working with large teams in a range of diverse projects, preferably in the consultancy sector.
  • Project Management of ecological projects in diverse range of sectors
  • Interaction with project managers in other sectors or disciplines within the company and the ability to identify, manage and deal with project risk and develop solutions where required
  • Preparing Tender Submission Proposals
  • Client management and business development
  • Managing, guiding, and mentoring of junior team members
  • Consultation with regulators and statutory bodies
  • Experience in preparation of appeal submissions, Oral Hearings and JR proceedings
  • Stakeholder engagement and management
  • Experience of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), Ecological Impact Assessment (EcIA) and Appropriate Assessment (AA)

Skills / Qualifications Required:

  • Degree in Ecology or Science equivalent. MSc preferable
  • 10 to 15 years’ experience in a senior ecology management role.
  • Membership of a professional body desired, CIEEM or other appropriate body
  • Ability to lead multi-disciplinary teams, work well under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Excellent planning and organisation skills
  • Ability to meet strict deadlines
  • Strong technical report writing skills
  • Strong commercial awareness
  • Full driver’s licence


  • Competitive salary
  • CPD Programme with support and mentoring
  • Health insurance plan
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Active Sports and Social Club
  • Protection of life and long term illness cover
  • 22 days annual leave
  • Paid professional membership fee

For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Aisling Lane. 

(021) 4320675

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