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Field Ornithologist

Reference     (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors   Nature Conservation (Terrestrial Ecology)
Location   Republic of Ireland
Type   Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status   Full Time
Level   First Level
Deadline   09/03/2018
Company Name   McCarthy Keville O'Sullivan Ltd
Contact Name  
Email   info@mccarthykos.ie
Website   Further Details / Applications
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McCarthy Keville O’Sullivan Ltd. is a specialist consultancy based in Galway, employing 45+ staff across the company’s ornithology, ecological, environmental and planning teams. We deliver challenging and complex projects on behalf of our clients and our range of nationwide expertise and multi-disciplinary service offering add real value to their projects.

The company is seeking to recruit a Field Ornithologist, to conduct bird surveys at locations across Ireland. The successful candidates will be responsible for conducting a range of bird surveys on sites of proposed and existing large scale infrastructure projects, primarily wind farms.

The surveys to be undertaken would include vantage point surveys, adapted Brown and Shepherd surveys, breeding raptor surveys, wildfowl distribution surveys and specific surveys for species such as Greenland White Fronted Geese, White-tailed Eagles, Woodcock, etc.

Previous experience of carrying out such bird surveys, excellent bird ID, fieldwork skills and good IT and database management are essential prerequisites. The successful candidate will take up a position within the company’s ornithology team, reporting to the team’s director and working alongside other team members. The successful candidate would be expected to:

  • Be available to commence work before 1st April 2018.
  • Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team of staff members to deliver project requirements.
  • Have a high level of overall ornithological field skills.
  • Provide regular updates to the project team on surveys underway.
  • Compile all survey data as per standard reporting format provided and report to designated team members
  • Have access to their own vehicle and have a full driving licence.

Any successful candidate could base themselves at and work from the company’s Galway office. Alternatively, due to the geographical spread of the company’s ongoing work, candidates may be able to work from their existing location without relocating to Galway, and only attend the company’s Galway office as required.

Candidates interested in the available position should apply by emailing an up to date Curriculum Vitae and Cover Letter/Email to info@mccarthykos.ie by 9th March 2018.

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