RSK Group plc

Senior Ecological Consultant

Contract Type
Dubin or Belfast
£commensurate with experience


RSK is seeking to employ an experienced ecologist to work in our Ireland business. We are recruiting a senior ecologist to work on high-profile schemes in both planning and construction phases and to help us expand our business in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. This is an opportunity for someone who is motivated to advance their career and support development of our ecology business in Ireland.


RSK is the largest privately owned environmental firm based in the UK. We have grown to over 1500 staff in 25 years and we have 46 offices across UK, Ireland, Europe and the Middle East.


RSK’s ecology team are recognised for their work on large international and national linear schemes particularly in the oil and gas, renewables and rail sectors.


Our ecologists work as a close-knit team with a strong focus on sharing expertise through training and professional development and encouraging specialism’s such as aquatic ecology, ornithology and botany.  Successful candidates will have access to a supportive team that includes NE bat trainers, BSBI county-recorders, university lecturers and directors/trustees of nature conservation charities.  

To find out more about the RSK Ecology team and projects follow us on Twitter @RSKEcology.


Senior Ecological Consultant – Belfast or Dublin


As an ecologist at RSK you can expect to get involved with all elements of project management.  Some of the key responsibilities will include:

  • Co-ordinating and undertaking Phase 1 habitat and protected species surveys
  • Designing and implementing mitigation strategies
  • Financial management of projects
  • Production of tenders and reports
  • Project management, report writing and delivery
  • Managing and mentoring junior members of the team
  • Business Development 

Person specification

  • At least three years relevant experience or proven, previous experience in a similar role
  • Protected species licences, ideally Bats and badgers (advantageous)
  • Good team player, with the ability to work independently and has ambitions to build a business.
  • Enthusiasm, energy and drive to develop skills, new business and deliver projects to the highest standard
  • Excellent report writing skills, including survey reports, EcIAs, HRAs, protected species licence applications and tenders.
  • Full driving licence
  • Full membership of CIEEM (or to have eligibility if not currently held) 

Salary and benefits:


  • £negotiable, depending on experience
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • A flexible benefits programme including the option to buy additional holidays, childcare vouchers and private health care
  • Regular training and career development 

We operate an open and relaxed management culture that nurtures continuous improvement and innovation. This also enables us to achieve a staff turnover rate that's consistently below the industry average. Adopting a proactive growth strategy helps us to run a sustainable and profitable business while providing new and exciting career opportunities for all.


As an entrepreneurial organisation, we encourage and foster the growth of our employees. When joining RSK, a mentor works with you to ensure you set and achieve your goals. We want to accelerate your professional development, including opportunities for a promotional fast track.


Further, retaining staff is the building block of a successful organisation. As a company, RSK wants to ensure you maintain a healthy work life balance, with many opportunities for flexible working hours, locality flexibility, social activities, and community involvement projects.


The company prides itself on providing its staff with a rewarding and challenging career, encouraging Continuous Professional Development, allowing employees to reach their full potential.  Having been recently placed within the top 10 UK environmental consultancies (Environmental Analyst, December 2016) and number 42 in the Sunday Times Fast Track 200 which rates the success of private companies in the UK, there has never been a more exciting time to join. 


All candidates applying for positions with RSK Group must be eligible to work in the UK/European Economic Area. Candidates should confirm this when applying with their CV and covering letter.


For more information please call Sarah Murphy, HR Manager on 0117 300 4295 or email


RSK is committed to our Corporate Responsibility strategy. We seek to minimise our impact on the environment; to engage positively with the community and education groups; to provide a safe and supportive atmosphere in which to work; and to promote Corporate Responsibility throughout our supply chain.


RSK Group is an Equal Opportunities Employer



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