We are actively searching for an Ecologist to become an essential part of our thriving Woodrow division. Woodrow is the driving force behind APEM Group’s terrestrial ecology endeavours in Ireland, engaging in a diverse range of exciting ecological projects. You’ll be joining our close knit, specialist botanical and habitat survey team. The team regularly carries out habitat surveys following Heritage Council/Fossitt 2000, JNCC Phase 1, Irish Vegetation Classification (IVC) and National Vegetation Classification (NVC) levels, to identify planning constraints, inform ecological impact assessments and to demonstrate compliance with planning conditions. In addition, Woodrow’s botany team regularly conducts habitat condition assessments of Annex I and Northern Ireland Priority habitat, as well as specialist rare plant surveys.
In this crucial role, you’ll be undertaking survey work in the field, writing technical reports on survey findings, and collation of field survey data and maps, supporting the team with, and drafting, environmental reports and much more. Due to the botany focus of this role, excellent plant identification skills would be required. Woodrow’s projects are often based in upland areas, and therefore a familiarity with peatland habitats would also be an advantage in this role.
To be successful in this role, you’ll need:
  • Experience in undertaking field surveys and data collection.
  • Familiarity with Irish habitats and vegetation communities and knowledge of plant communities / habitats.
  • Excellent plant ID skills.
  • Experience in the ecological consultancy sector, ecological assessment and mitigation proposals.
  • Basic knowledge of GIS software.
  • Full clean driving licence.

You will be offered the chance to work on a variety of projects, many of our employees have worked on projects that have been of personal interest to them. We match this with a commitment to continuous development and learning to support your career. We also offer benefits to look after you, from private medical insurance for all employees, access to mental health first aiders and comprehensive income protection if you cannot work. We also offer superb flexible working options, balancing work with your life.

Next steps

We are focused on creating a diverse and inclusive team. If you can’t tick every box on our job description, then we are still keen to hear from you and are open to supporting your development. That may be working part time or supporting you to gain experience in a specific area – we are a growing company and are able to adapt roles to reflect individual skills.

If you think you have what it takes to join our fast-growing business, then please apply immediately on our website. All we need some basic information and your CV, we will review all applications quickly and will respond to all applications.