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Ecologist

Boora

(Open to public competition)

Our Land and Habitats Business Unit currently has a need for an Ecologist on a fixed term contract of 1 year as maternity leave cover. The role will be based in Boora and will report to the Ecology Team lead (Land and Habitats). The successful candidate will be responsible for providing ecology and biodiversity support and services to Land and Habitats projects, promoting best practice, cost effectiveness and continuous improvement.

Role Specifics:Job Title:                      EcologistBusiness Unit:             Land & HabitatsLocation:                      Boora / HybridDuration:                      1 Year Fixed Term Contract/Maternity CoverHR Contact:                 Aoife Carton

Eligibility:                    Public Competition

The main duties and responsibilities of the role will include the following:

  • Plan peatland rehabilitation. Prepare and update site-specific rehabilitation plans and associated reports as part of the Peatland Climate Action
    Scheme. Deliver other PCAS requirements (stakeholder consultation and management, liaising with NPWS staff, data management, Monitoring
    and Verification, habitat surveys, bird surveys, other ecological surveys, GIS mapping, liaison and support of other Bord na Móna PCAS staff, AA screening and NIS support).
  • Support other Land and Habitats projects including professional services bog restoration projects. This includes liaising with 3rd party consultants, cutover,
    raised bog and blanket bog habitat mapping, ecological support, reviewing reports, participating in meetings to plan bog restoration, and data
    management. Provide ecological and biodiversity support to other Bord na Móna Land and Habitats projects. Provide ecological and biodiversity support to other Bord na Móna Divisions, where needed, in support of the wider company objectives, such as the delivery of the National Climate Action Plan via the development of Renewable Energy and other company projects.
  • Deliver ecological surveys to contribute to the Bord na Móna ecology baseline dataset. Proactively support data management and the maintenance and development of various internal databases. Support various research projects, where needed. Support the Carbon Monitoring Team in relation to habitat and ecological support. Support any statutory and legal reporting obligations such as AER’s and the communication and agreement of bog rehabilitation plans with the EPA.
  • Support the Ecology Manager in the delivery of cost effective and value adding ecology/biodiversity services and projects for the Land and Habitats Business Unit. Ensure that all assigned actions and projects are delivered on time, within budget, in accordance with specifications, and meeting all applicable codes of practice, legislation, regulatory and Health & Safety standards. Co-ordinate with all stakeholders during multidisciplinary projects/actions, including Operations, Health & Safety, Compliance and other disciplines to ensure that project and key performance indicators are achieved. Ensure that KPI’s are understood and any risks or opportunities are monitored and reviewed to achieve the best project / service results.
  • Work as part of the Bord na Móna Ecology Team. Proactively participate in team meetings, in the preparation of weekly Team updates and status reports, time management reporting, data management, and the recording and reporting of key performance indicators. Provide regular progress reports and reviews as may be required to Land and Habitats Staff. Liaise with and support other Bord na Móna Land and Habitats Staff, where needed.
  • All employees are expected to co-operate fully with all provisions taken by the company for ensuring Health and Safety, and Welfare of co-employees and members of the public using the premises.
  • Proactively participate in the Performance Management process to ensure delivery of own, and the wider team’s, objectives.

The Person:

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualification, skills, knowledge and attributes:

  • Level 8+ qualification in ecology or related scientific subject or equivalent;
  • 3 years relevant experience;
  • Experience in ecological surveying, report writing  and/or peatland rehabilitation desirable;
  • Membership of CIEEM would be an advantage;
  • Proficient in MS Word, MS Excel, MS Project and GIS (ArcGIS); 
  • Experience in digital capturing of data using GPS tablets, processing and manipulation of survey data; 
  • Proficient in ecological surveying (including lone working), habitat and species identification, specific species surveys; 
  • Experience in peatland species and habitats highly desirable; 
  • Experience in Appropriate Assessment desirable; 
  • A full clean driving licence and personal vehicle is required for the role;
  • Good communications skills.

The selection process for this role will include candidate screening from application.

Visit https://bnmproject.sharepoint.com/sites/thehub/Pages/Current-Vacancies.aspx for more information.

If you wish to be considered simply click “Apply” on the job advert, on or before 27th June 2024.

Bord na Móna is an equal opportunities employer.

EcologistBoora

(Open to public competition)

Our Land and Habitats Business Unit currently has a need for an Ecologist on a fixed term contract of 1 year as maternity leave cover. The role will be based in Boora and will report to the Ecology Team lead (Land and Habitats). The successful candidate will be responsible for providing ecology and biodiversity support and services to Land and Habitats projects, promoting best practice, cost effectiveness and continuous improvement.

Role Specifics:Job Title:                      EcologistBusiness Unit:             Land & HabitatsLocation:                      Boora / HybridDuration:                      1 Year Fixed Term Contract/Maternity CoverHR Contact:                 Aoife Carton

Eligibility:                    Public Competition

The main duties and responsibilities of the role will include the following:

  • Plan peatland rehabilitation. Prepare and update site-specific rehabilitation plans and associated reports as part of the Peatland Climate Action Scheme. Deliver other PCAS requirements (stakeholder consultation and management, liaising with NPWS staff, data management, Monitoring and Verification, habitat surveys, bird surveys, other ecological surveys, GIS mapping, liaison and support of other Bord na Móna PCAS staff, AA screening and NIS support).
  • Support other Land and Habitats projects including professional services bog restoration projects. This includes liaising with 3rd party consultants, cutover, raised bog and blanket bog habitat mapping, ecological support, reviewing reports, participating in meetings to plan bog restoration, and data management. Provide ecological and biodiversity support to other Bord na Móna Land and Habitats projects. Provide ecological and biodiversity support to other Bord na Móna Divisions, where needed, in support of the wider company objectives, such as the delivery of the National Climate Action Plan via the development of Renewable Energy and other company projects.
  • Deliver ecological surveys to contribute to the Bord na Móna ecology baseline dataset. Proactively support data management and the maintenance and development of various internal databases. Support various research projects, where needed. Support the Carbon Monitoring Team in relation to habitat and ecological support. Support any statutory and legal reporting obligations such as AER’s and the communication and agreement of bog rehabilitation plans with the EPA.
  • Support the Ecology Manager in the delivery of cost effective and value adding ecology/biodiversity services and projects for the Land and Habitats Business Unit. Ensure that all assigned actions and projects are delivered on time, within budget, in accordance with specifications, and meeting all applicable codes of practice, legislation, regulatory and Health & Safety standards. Co-ordinate with all stakeholders during multidisciplinary projects/actions, including Operations, Health & Safety, Compliance and other disciplines to ensure that project and key performance indicators are achieved. Ensure that KPI’s are understood and any risks or opportunities are monitored and reviewed to achieve the best project / service results.
  • Work as part of the Bord na Móna Ecology Team. Proactively participate in team meetings, in the preparation of weekly Team updates and status reports, time management reporting, data management, and the recording and reporting of key performance indicators. Provide regular progress reports and reviews as may be required to Land and Habitats Staff. Liaise with and support other Bord na Móna Land and Habitats Staff, where needed.
  • All employees are expected to co-operate fully with all provisions taken by the company for ensuring Health and Safety, and Welfare of co-employees and members of the public using the premises.
  • Proactively participate in the Performance Management process to ensure delivery of own, and the wider team’s, objectives.

The Person:

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualification, skills, knowledge and attributes:

  • Level 8+ qualification in ecology or related scientific subject or equivalent;
  • 3 years relevant experience;
  • Experience in ecological surveying, report writing  and/or peatland rehabilitation desirable;
  • Membership of CIEEM would be an advantage;
  • Proficient in MS Word, MS Excel, MS Project and GIS (ArcGIS); 
  • Experience in digital capturing of data using GPS tablets, processing and manipulation of survey data; 
  • Proficient in ecological surveying (including lone working), habitat and species identification, specific species surveys; 
  • Experience in peatland species and habitats highly desirable; 
  • Experience in Appropriate Assessment desirable; 
  • A full clean driving licence and personal vehicle is required for the role;
  • Good communications skills.

The selection process for this role will include candidate screening from application.

Visit https://bnmproject.sharepoint.com/sites/thehub/Pages/Current-Vacancies.aspx for more information.

If you wish to be considered simply click “Apply” on the job advert, on or before 27th June 2024.

Bord na Móna is an equal opportunities employer.