Southern Scientific Services Ltd is currently recruiting an Ecologist. This is a great opportunity to join one of Irelands leading independent providers of integrated environmental, analytical, monitoring, and consulting services. We are looking for someone with  a minimum of 1 year (preferably 2-3 years) of experience in a similar role.


Key Responsibilities:


  • Preparing project proposals and quotations
  • Liaising with clients, managing their projects and promoting our services
  • Undertaking ecological fieldwork, a significant component of which will involve ornithological surveys
  • Providing expertise and assistance/advice to the consultancy team on ecological matters
  • Writing technical reports including Appropriate Assessment and Ecological Impact Assessments
  • Where applicable, liaising with clients, landowners and statutory consultees throughout the course of projects
  • Undertaking Ecological Clerk of Works (ECoW) role on construction projects
  • Co-ordinating project teams where required
  • Undertaking other environmental consultancy tasks that may be assigned




  • Hold a B.Sc. in a relevant area, with a specialism in ornithology a distinct advantage
  • Minimum of 1 year (preferably 2-3 years) similar experience, ideally in an environmental consultancy setting
  • Essential to have demonstrable experience in a similar role, fulfilling comparable duties and responsibilities as those mentioned above
  • Experience in habitat surveying, EIA, and Appropriate Assessment is essential while experience in other environmental disciplines is desirable
  • Qualifications at M.Sc. or Ph. D level will be a distinct advantage
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills are also necessary
  • Proven ability to work as part of a team but also to work on their own
  • Flexibility and willingness to learn new skills and work in other fields of environmental consultancy as may be required from time to time
  • Full drivers licence and own transport


The salary for this position will be determined according to the experience of the person appointed.


If this position interests you, please forward your CV to




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