The Marine Institute is the national agency responsible for marine research, technology, development and innovation (RTDI). The Marine Institute seeks to assess and realise the economic potential of Ireland’s 220-million-acre marine resource; promote the sustainable development of marine industry through strategic funding programmes and scientific services; and safeguard the marine environment through research and environmental monitoring. The Institute works in conjunction with the Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine (DAFM) and a network of other Government Departments, semi-state agencies, national and international marine partners.

Summary of the Role:

The successful candidate will be responsible for the preparation of Appropriate Assessment reports for Aquaculture activities in or near Natura 2000 sites and the presentation of subsequent advice as it relates to mitigation measures or monitoring activities, initiating monitoring programmes or research studies relating to aquaculture activities in Natura sites, as necessary. Such studies will include, among others, assessing interactions between aquaculture activities and SCIs in Special Protection Areas. In addition, you will be required to prepare Natura screening reports for a range of activities under the Natura 2000 legislation, specifically as it relates to Aquaculture and/or Foreshore applications and activities.

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Educational and Professional Requirements:

Minimum of an honours Degree in a relevant subject in the area of marine, environmental, biological sciences.
A minimum of three years of post-qualification work experience across a broad range of marine sectors including in the area of environmental monitoring, research or advice.
Demonstrated knowledge of Environmental Risk Analysis Frameworks.
Experience of working with relevant environmental data sources and technical documents, which form the basis of risk analysis.
Demonstrated knowledge of relevant National and EU legislation; to include, Fisheries (Amendment) Act, 1997 (as amended) and associated Regulations; Environmental Impact Directive 2014/15/EU, Habitats Directive 92/43/EEC, Birds Directive 79/409/EEC and, European Communities (Birds and Natural Habitats) Regulations 2011.
Proven experience in project development, implementation, management and delivery – including financial management with effective governance, procurement, budgeting and reporting.
Duration of Contract:

A contract of indefinite duration will be issued for this role, at the discretion of the Marine Institute and subject to effective performance and satisfactory completion of 12-month probation period.

How to Apply:

A C.V. and letter of application, summarising experience and skill set applicable to the position should be emailed to recruitment@marine.ie or posted to Human Resources at the Marine Institute, Rinville, Oranmore, Galway. All correspondence for this post should quote reference MEFS/Benthos Team Lead/2021.

Closing date for Applications:

All applications for this post should be received by the Marine Institute in advance of 12 noon on Wednesday 27th January 2021. Please note that late applications will not be accepted.

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Marine Institute is an equal opportunities employer
Closing Date:
Wednesday, 27 January, 2021