Assistant Environmental Scientist/Consultant

Assistant Environmental Scientist/Consultant

McCarthy Keville O’Sullivan Ltd. is a specialist consultancy based in Galway, Ireland, employing 45 staff across the company’s four environmental, ecology, ornithology, and planning teams. We deliver challenging and complex projects nationwide on behalf of our clients and our multi-disciplinary service offering adds real value to their projects. Full details of the company’s services are outlined on the company website,

The company is seeking to recruit an Assistant Environmental Scientist/Consultant to join its EIS/Environmental team and meet the increasing demand for the company’s services. The successful candidate will be working on projects in the wind energy, renewables, waste-to-energy and infrastructure sectors, previous experience on large-scale projects in these sectors will be an advantage to prospective candidates. The position available will offer the successful candidate the opportunity to work on a wide variety of projects utilising the various skills they may have acquired through formal training, personal interest and previous work experience.

The successful candidate would be expected to:

  • Work as part of the EIS/Environmental team to deliver project requirements;
  • Act as Environmental Clerk of Works (ECoW) during the construction phases of projects including wind energy projects
  • Manage small and medium scale projects from inception to completion;
  • Have a high level of project management and report writing skills, highlighting any specialist environmental expertise in their application;
  • Have an in-depth knowledge of a broad range of environmental issues, fundamental to the preparation of high-quality, environmental impact statements and ensuring compliance with environmental conditions and mitigation measures.

The key responsibilities associated with the role will include:

  • Environmental fieldwork and reporting
  • Fulfil ECoW role as required.
  • Preparing, compiling and contributing to EISs being produced by the company’s EIS/Environmental team;
  • Mapping using GIS
  • Undertaking background research, desk studies and fieldwork and impact assessment reporting, under standard EIA subject headings;
  • Efficiently managing interactions with project team members and sub-consultants;
  • Delivering necessary project outputs within set deadlines.

Prospective candidates will be expected to have excellent report writing skills, be well organised with meticulous attention to detail while also being able to manage a varied and full workload.

The successful candidates will have a minimum of two years post-graduate experience in the area of environmental fieldwork, environmental impact assessment and project management, ideally in a consultancy environment;

Candidates interested in the available position should apply by emailing an up to date Curriculum Vitae and Cover Letter/Email to on or before 5pm on Friday 29th September 2017.

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