Michael Watson

Position: Project Director / Senior Environmental Consultant

Qualifications: MA (Environmental Resource Management)

Michael Watson joined the company as a Project Director and head of the Environment Team having gained over 15 years’ experience in the environmental sector working previously for the Geological Survey of Ireland and subsequently for a prominent Cork-based Environmental and Hydrogeological consultancy firm.

Michael has extensive experience in implementing a wide range of projects, including  hydrogeological assessments, unauthorised waste disposal site assessments, groundwater well installation, environmental monitoring programmes, contaminated land assessments and compilation of Environmental Impact Statements for various sectors including quarry’s, wind farms, manufacturing, green & blueway infrastructure, waste management etc. Michael also has extensive experience in the Environmental Protection Agency licencing processes for various sectors and their subsequent regulatory compliance.

Michael is now responsible for overseeing and directing all of the EIS projects as well as the regulatory compliance work undertaken by McCarthyKOS given his significant and relevant industry experience.

He has a Masters Degree in Environmental Resource Management, Geog from NUI Maynooth, is a Professional Geologist (PGeo), member of the Institute of Geologists of Ireland and is also a member of the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (MCIWM).

Michael's key areas of expertise:

  • Environmental impact assessment
  • Environmental management
  • Renewable energy
  • Waste management planning
  • Project management
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Landscape assessment
Contact Details: mwatson@mccarthykos.ie
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