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Principal Advisor, Environment Advisory And Research Unit


Department Of The Environment, Climate And Communications




The Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment plays a key strategic role in Ireland‘s long term economic and social development by creating and implementing policies to protect and manage Ireland‘s energy supply, natural resources, communications, broadcasting and postal services.  The Environment and Climate Action Division within the Department is responsible for the development of the policy and legislative framework across a wide range of environmental issues. It also promotes environmental awareness and supports environmental research, development and demonstration.    The Environment Advisory and Research Unit, within the Environment and Climate Action Division, is a professional, scientific and technical unit, consisting of a multi-disciplinary team of scientists and engineers who provide advice on key elements of the Department’s environmental policy programme, as well as also leading on environment policy issues in certain areas.    Reporting to the Assistant Secretary, the Principal Advisor will lead, co-ordinate, manage and supervise the work of the Environment Advisory and Research Unit in order to ensure the provision of effective and timely professional advice to support delivery of the Department’s environmental and wider sustainable development objectives and implementation of the Civil Service Renewal agenda.   The successful candidate will have:   • Demonstrable relevant professional experience at a senior level in a scientific, engineering or environment-related area;   • A career record that demonstrates the necessary senior level leadership and management skills to manage, develop and motivate a multidisciplinary team with a strong record of achievement of results;    • A proven ability to advise on technical management issues.   It is desirable that candidates will also possess a minimum qualification of Level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications in a scientific, engineering or related discipline along with practical experience in significant scientific or engineering work with training and experience across a breadth of environmental issues.   Further information on this significant opportunity, including a full list of essential and desirable criteria, is available on    The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 3pm on Thursday 4 February, 2021.   If you feel you would benefit from a confidential discussion about this role, please contact Sinead Coleman on    We are committed to a policy of equal opportunity and encourage applications under all nine grounds of the Employment Equality Act.  .

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45 days ago