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Environmental Consulting
Europe Region

A career at Arup offers you the chance to make a positive difference in the world. Independently owned and independently minded, Arup is the creative force at the heart of many of the world’s most prominent projects in the built environment. We believe that flexible arrangements, such as hybrid working, create a more inclusive way of working that supports our diversity and the wellbeing of our people.

We are truly global and our 15,000 planners, designers, engineers and consultants around the world deliver innovative projects with creativity and passion. We have over 650 staff members working in Ireland with offices in Dublin, Cork, Galway and Limerick.



Our Environment Team (one of Irelands leading teams in this sector) delivers high value technical advisory services in areas as diverse as EIA, AA, SEA, climate change and sustainability to clients across the transport, water, energy and cities markets. This team has a well-deserved reputation for successfully delivering many of Irelands most challenging and complex projects through early-stage development. Given our very diverse and exciting portfolio of current work, we are seeking to strengthen our team with an Ecologist, who will help to deliver our significant workload in ecological impact assessment (EcIA), ecological surveys and Appropriate Assessment (AA) and to develop our offering in nature-based solutions and regenerative/restorative design.  

We are seeking a skilled and experienced ecologist to join our dynamic team. Preferably based in our Cork office the ideal candidate will be looking to further his/her career and gain invaluable experience across a wide range of projects, within a friendly working environment. In particular, experience in carrying out ecological surveys, management and delivery of ecological impact assessments (EcIA) and AA (screening, NIS, NIR) is desirable, with any experience/interest in restorative design/nature-based solutions a distinct advantage. This is a permanent role in a really experienced team which offers the successful candidate excellent opportunities for continued learning, diversification of skills and career development.


Your responsibilities

  • Working with the team on multi-disciplinary projects across a wide range of sectors

  • Multi-disciplinary ecology surveys – including habitats, mammals, birds, invasive species, and others

  • Preparation of EcIA and AA documentation

  • Liaising with clients and other relevant stakeholders


Your Education/Profile

  • Relevant third level Degree (Level 8 or higher) in ecology or related discipline

  • 2 - 4 years post qualification experience, most of which will have been gained within a planning or environmental/ecological consultancy area, preferably in EcIA and AA (screening, NIS, NIR)

  • Membership of a professional body, working towards chartership

  • Experience in designing, carrying out ecological surveys and delivering EcIA and AA is essential

  • Ability to work well in teams, work well under pressure and meet deadlines

  • Excellent working knowledge of Irish and EU wildlife and planning legislation

  • Excellent organisation and problem-solving skills and initiative

  • Strong technical report writing skills

  • Strong commercial awareness


What to expect at Arup:

  • A multicultural and informal working environment where you can develop professionally by being part of a team who enjoy what they do.

  • Employees are eligible for the Global Profit Share scheme, which is dependent on the firm’s financial performance.

  • Opportunities for short or long assignments at Arup’s offices and projects anywhere in the world.

  • Competitive performance-based salary growth.

  • A strong corporate culture committed to its values: quality of work, holistic approach, humane organization, straight and honourable dealings, social usefulness and reasonable prosperity.

  • Opportunities for short, long or educational assignments at Arup’s offices and projects anywhere in the world.


Join us in shaping a better world.

Our goal is to shape a better world, finding solutions for some of the world’s most complex problems. From climate action to social value, we consider the most expansive impacts of our work. Our drive to build a more sustainable, resilient and equitable future shapes our culture and has made us leaders in sustainable development. We have made a commitment to reach net zero by 2030 and to contribute meaningfully to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, creating shared value for our clients and our communities while safeguarding our planet. Read our net zero carbon plan here. Read our net zero carbon plan here. The successful candidate will join our multi-disciplinary design teams focusing on technical excellence and innovative solutions that create a better future for people, places, and the planet.  


We offer a flexible working scheme.  We are open to candidates seeking a more flexible working week including flexible start/finish times, planned working from home and offer the ability to purchase additional leave.


Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion is at the heart of what we do

At Arup, you’ll be a welcomed member of the team with opportunities to participate in social, cultural and educational events with the local community (e.g. as a STEM ambassador).  We are committed to creating an inclusive working environment for people of any background based on merit, fairness and respect.


We are a certified CPD accredited employer with Engineers Ireland and we were named Engineers Ireland CPD Employer of the year in 2020





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