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Graduate Scientist
Letterkenny (Ireland)

Graduate Scientist
Salary Commensurate with Experience + Excellent Benefits

Are you an innovative Environmental Scientist looking for a new challenge…? Do you want to work for a growing business which provides full training and support and encourages their employees to develop, providing real opportunities to progress through to senior levels…? Would you value the opportunity to train in a wide range of skills...? Do you want to be part of a successful team delivering an effective service to our clients…? If so, we have the perfect role for you!

About the Role
We are looking for a highly motivated Graduate Scientist to join our Water Environment Team based in Letterkenny, reporting into the main Belfast office. Working within a large team of civil engineers, drainage modellers, environmental specialists, and hydrogeological specialists this role will involve river habitat surveys; undertaking/managing field work in the area of hydrology, water quality or aquatic ecology; water quality assessment; environmental assessment with a particular focus on water/aquatic environment and GIS analysis, mapping and data management. There will also be report writing and you will help with day to day project management, attending client meetings as required.

About You
Suitable candidates will possess a (Masters) Degree in environmental science or engineering and ideally be Chartered or working towards Chartership with a relevant institution (CIWEM, CIEEM, CIWM). You will have min 2 years’ experience working for a consultancy in a similar role, possess excellent communication and organisational skills and be proficient in report writing. Evidence of working well independently and as part of a team is vital. A strong understanding and proven experience of surveys, assessments, GIS analysis and/or catchment management schemes is required along with sound knowledge of environmental legislation including Water Framework Directive, SEA, EIA, Birds and Habitats Directives. Suitable candidates will be experienced using GIS and AutoCAD and be able to provide technical reviews of deliverables. You should demonstrate proven project management skills (on time and to budget) and be able to identify, appraise and mitigate water quality management options. A full driving licence is essential and knowledge of peat catchment drainage and assessment is advantageous.

About Us
RPS Group Plc is a multinational energy resources and environmental consultancy company. In this constantly changing world, organisations everywhere face challenges and complex issues that need to be overcome. RPS are dedicated to providing clients with solutions, practical advice and value added support services tailored to their needs.

Our Northern Ireland Office, situated in Belfast, employs over 200 staff and has been providing services to the UK and Ireland for the past 70 years. We offer a wide range of opportunities, in a dynamic work place, where achievements are rewarded and progress encouraged. As one of Ireland’s leading multidisciplinary consultancies, we are working on many high profile Planning, Engineering, Water, Waste, Transport, Project Management and Environment projects and require innovative and motivated staff. Our Letterkenny office is a sub-office that reports into Belfast main office.

With an enviable client list and the scale and diversity of projects that only a multi-disciplinary consultancy can offer, we can provide unparalleled opportunities to showcase your talents and truly develop your career.

If you think you have the required skills and experience for the role then please apply with an up to date CV and a member of the Recruitment Team will be in touch as soon as possible.

RPS is an Equal Opportunities employer.
Applications received through Recruitment Agencies will not be considered.

RPS is an equal opportunity employer.

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