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Jacobs Ecologist in Dublin, Ireland

Your Impact:

At Jacobs, we'll inspire and empower you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow. With more than 55,000 people in 40+ countries, working at Jacobs offers an exciting range of opportunities to develop your career within a supportive and diverse team who always strive to do the right thing for our people, clients and communities.

People are Jacobs’ greatest asset, and we offer a competitive package to retain and attract the best talent.

Work-life balance and flexibility is a key focus area for Jacobs. We’re happy to discuss hybrid, part-time and flexible working hours, patterns and locations to suit you and our business

About The Opportunity

We have an exciting opportunity for a Ecologist to work on projects such as the East Coast Rail Infrastructure Protection Project – the largest Coastal Protection project in Europe.

We are also delivering multiple underground electricity cable projects – one of which is the largest underground cabling projects of its kind in Europe.

The team you will be joining consists of eight full-time staff in Ireland, based mainly in Dublin and Cork and supported by 100+ Ecologists in the UK, and with excellent career prospects both locally and internationally.

You will work as part of a diverse and highly skilled team of over 170 ecologists in the UK (600 globally) and work with hydrologists, geomorphologists, engineers, planner and project managers to provide support and advice to our clients. You will ensure ecology input is considered by project teams, work as a first point of contact and, with the support of the wider team, provide high quality technical advice.

We are happy to pay for Professional Memberships of your choice and given the global reach of Jacobs, we have internal/international transfer opportunities. Training and support is provided and we have a focus duty of care on a personal level.

The Role Will Include:

  • Using your experience in Environmental Impact Assessment and Appropriate Assessment.

  • Developing and sharing skills that build team and personal resilience. This will include engagement with our global communities of practice, externally facing communications (conferences, presentations, client meetings) and training events.

  • Working in multidisciplinary teams – quickly building rapport and trust to ensure that ecology requirements are recognised, acknowledged and constraints acted upon.

  • Providing of expert advice to both clients and stakeholders.

  • Engaging with both internal and external clients, customers, and environmental regulators to develop future workstreams, opportunities and pipelines.



Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • A background in ecology with relevant industry experience including technical reporting and impact assessment in cognisance of national legislation and guidance

  • Membership of a professional body (or experience to obtain)

  • An experienced ecology surveyor and a good field scientist.

  • Ability to write clear and concise reports.

  • Experience in running medium-scale projects

Our Culture

Our values stand on a foundation of safety, integrity, inclusion and diversity. We put people at the heart of our business and we truly believe that by supporting one another through our culture of caring, we all succeed. We value positive mental health and a sense of belonging for all employees. Find out more about life at Jacobs. (https://careers.jacobs.com/life-at-jacobs/)

We aim to embed inclusion and diversity in everything we do. We know that if we are inclusive, we’re more connected, and if we are diverse, we’re more creative. We accept people for who they are, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, mental health, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and whether you’re pregnant or on family leave. This is reflected in our wide range of Global Employee Networks centred on inclusion and diversity – ACE, Careers, Enlace, Harambee, OneWorld, Prism, Vetnet, and Women’s – find out more about our employee networks here. (https://www.jacobs.com/about/inclusion-and-diversity?_ga=2.1062705.1096535124.1626879887-1704311048.1575562676)

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