Senior Environmental Consultant


J.B. Barry and Partners Limited along with our sister company Barry Transportation are one of Ireland’s leading Consulting Engineers. We have over 180 highly qualified employees and are committed to delivering cost effective and innovative solutions. To achieve this, we need dedicated, enthusiastic individuals to join the team in our offices. 

We are seeking an environmental consultant to join our team. 

As a Senior Environmental Consultant Your role will include:

  • Leading, managing and coordinating multidisciplinary environmental inputs to projects across a wide range of sectors, with a focus on the management of EIAs in support of gaining development consent. Includes managing the preparation of Environmental Impact Assessment Reports (EIAR), Construction Environmental Plans and the technical review of specialist technical reports
  • Working in partnership with members of our technical environmental teams
  • Liaising with clients and internal teams
  • Working as part of integrated design teams to identify environmental constraints, avoid impacts and develop solutions in accordance with the mitigation hierarchy, as well as delivering benefits where possible
  • Managing resources and budgets (with support as applicable)
  • Leading business development opportunities and associated fee and technical proposal development
  • Promoting J.B. Barry and Partners Limited environmental services to both internal and external audiences
  • Mentoring junior colleagues

The ideal candidate will be working with our well-established and growing Environmental and Planning Team on challenging and exciting infrastructure projects across various sectors (e.g., water services, transportation, flooding etc.). Our company has been delivering excellence for 60 years, and we know that the right people are the key ingredient to great design solutions and a satisfied client.

Location: Dublin, Cork or Castlebar with hybrid and remote working options available

Essential Qualifications &

  • To apply for this will role, you’ll need to be able to demonstrate experience of coordinating multidisciplinary environmental inputs to infrastructure development projects.
  • Proven experience of successfully managing EIA projects, environmental assessment methods and applicable planning legislation
  • A degree in a relevant environmental discipline (preferably a Masters degree) and an appropriate professional membership
  • A minimum of ten years post graduate experience in a consultancy environmental delivering environmental/planning services for large infrastructure projects
  • Detailed knowledge of relevant Irish and European planning and environmental legislation e.g. EIA Directive and transposing Regulations.
  • Detailed knowledge of the Habitats Directive, and the Appropriate Assessment (AA) process
  • Detailed knowledge of Irish Environmental and Planning Legislation
  • Excellent organisational and coordinating skills.
  • Excellent report writing skills.
  • Must have worked as part of a wider team with experience of managing deliverables to deadlines.
  • Hard working, pragmatic and highly motivated individual - client focused with good interpersonal skills and team approach.
  • Full clean driving licence.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to record data efficiently and methodically.
  • Experience in coordinating planning applications and associated documentation.


  • Experience of various consenting regimes an advantage
  • Membership with a relevant professional body and Chartered Environmentalist status.
  • Interest in line management duties and staff mentoring
  • Experience utilising GIS systems e.g. ArcGIS, QGIS, MapInfo and or others.

What we offer:

We offer a great place to work and competitive salaries. We support staff development through continuing professional development so that you can continue to perform at your best and further develop your career.

We facilitate flexible core hours (37.5hrs/week), the bike to work scheme, tax saver commuter tickets and have a company pension and a company health insurance group that offers discounts on premiums.

We are ‘Investors in Diversity’ Bronze accredited through the Irish Centre for Diversity.

J. B. Barry and Partners are an equal opportunities employer and promote a positive work life balance through our employee assistance programme, examination and study leave and company sports & social events.

If you are interested in this role and have the required experience, please send your CV to with Senior Environmental Consultant in the subject line.

The company do not require the assistance of recruitment agencies at this time.