Principal Hydrogeologist

Verde Environmental Consultants provide expert advisory, monitoring and assessment services in soil air, water, waste, energy, noise and ecology disciplines.  We have a great opportunity for a dynamic and motivated Principal Hydrogeologist to join our team based at one of our four offices in Ireland (Wicklow, Cork, Mayo or Galway).


  • Coordinating, leading, designing and supporting field projects such as groundwater sampling, drilling, etc. including site attendance for such works.Overseeing soil and groundwater remediation works, e.g., excavation, in-situ treatment, etc.
  • Pro-actively ensuring Health & Safety organization is a core component of all stages of works (design, planning, implementation, review).
  • Capability to support technical and digital aspects such as field electronic data capture, data management using databases, managing field equipment (transducers, probes, etc.).
  • Contributing to deliverables by evaluating data and writing text for groundwater monitoring technical memorandums & site investigation reports.
  • Supporting technical data interpretation & evaluations including soil and groundwater risk assessments, data visualisation, statistical analyses, etc.
  • Undertaking Phase 1 Desk Studies, Phase 2 Site Investigations, remediation design and verification / validation for a range of projects and clients.
  • Completing relevant chapters (Soils & Geology, Hydrogeology) of Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) for major infrastructure projects.
  • Maintaining knowledge and understanding of European regulatory guidance, risk assessment methodologies, best practices, contaminated land issues, etc.
  • Provide technical guidance, constructive support and mentoring to junior staff and supporting their technical development.
  • Provide technical input on and delivery of contaminated land projects / contaminated land aspects of multidisciplinary projects.
  • Project management and technical delivery of a wide variety of projects including management of finances, and programme delivery.
  • Organising / managing / checking site work.
  • Liaison with clients, stakeholders, regulators, sub-contractors and other internal disciplines.
  • Supporting senior management in developing new business and clients to win work and preparation of commercial offers.
  • Preparation of H&S Plans for site investigations and managing health and safety.
  • Developing own competence and maintain CPD necessary to fulfil the responsibilities of the role, with support from the business on own training and development needs.


  • Qualified in a relevant engineering or science subject (e.g. geology or hydrogeology).
  • Ideally chartered with IGI, GeolSoc, IEMA, CIWEM or equivalent or working towards.
  • Experience working in the hydrogeology industry or as an environmental consultant within consultancy, industry, regulatory or academic fields with a track record in delivering work, client management and stakeholder liaison.
  • Understanding of the environmental and regulatory framework with respect to groundwater and land contamination.
  • Experience and knowledge of EIAs, waste management, due diligence and permitting (desirable).
  • Excellent technical and numerical skills with an emphasis on quality control, logical thinking and reporting.
  • Strong communication and teamwork skills.
  • A positive and enthusiastic attitude.
  • Clean driver’s Licence.
  • Initiative, energy, enthusiasm, commitment and be flexible in work approach.
  • Travel to project sites and meetings.

What we offer:

  • Choice of office location between our four locations in Ireland (Wicklow, Cork, Mayo, Galway).
  • Flexible working between company and home office locations.
  • Being part of a dynamic team.
  • Competitive salaries and a range of other benefits.
  • 21 days annual leave, additional company days plus paid bank holidays.
  • Paid professional memberships and individual training budgets.
  • Tailored training and mentoring schemes to advance your career.


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