Our Established client is seeking and Environmental Specialist for their site in Co. Cavan.

The purpose of this role is to support the environmental requirements at local level with regional guidance and consulting/admin support provided to business units within the operational area. A very strong emphasis on customer service, agility and responsiveness to the businesses needs across all Sg sites.

Operating Principals

The Environmental Officer is the point of contact for regional EHS , organising, and liaising with Local business units on the performance of site environmental activity.

The company requires adherence to certain principles of Conduct and Action as a fundamental requirement of belonging to the organisation.


  • To provide local performance statistics, reports on environmental matters to regional team
  • Support local business units with site environmental plans
  • Provide local support on all environmental matters
  • Review EPA communications weekly and respond/update where necessary
  • Conducting environmental monitoring and ensuring environmental management and compliance with requirements
  • Liaise / Support the local business with regulatory authorities (EPA, local Councils and community)
  • Communicating advice on environmental matters and upcoming EU and National Legislation to local business unit.
  • Co-ordinating and supporting the management of activities of consultants in relation to environmental tasks.
  • Providing regional EHS with statistics, analysis on site performance
  • The administration of regulatory systems e.g. EDEN
  • To provide auditing support of operational facilities to assess compliance with management systems and regulatory requirements
  • Support the submission of a range of regulatory reports including Annual Environmental Reports , Site Surveys, and any other reports as requested by authorities.
  • Environmental training awareness for upskilling local teams.
  • Provide necessary assistance in procurement of consultants and contractors, management of external consultants engaged on a wide range of projects
  • Act as the point of contact for Regional EHS for all matters concerning including all business units, LFS, CP and PDM.

Relevant attitude:

  • Understanding and meeting internal and external customer needs. Ensuring legislative & SG compliance at all times.
  • Has a strong commitment and a sense of ownership. Sets standards and ensures these standards and sustained. Gives meaning to the daily actions Takes ownership
  • Look at current processes and challenge the status quo. Build new ideas, be future oriented. Seeks new solutions to handle recurring difficulties
  • Work with and listen to your stakeholders and teams.
  • Be energetic and passionate in what you do. The working environment will change. Need to be flexible and agile to meet these changing demands. Be aware of how these changes impact your stakeholders and the teams around you.


  • Environmental Qualification
  • Strong ICT skills (particularly Microsoft Office)
  • Potential Graduate role

Desirable work experience

  • Ability to think clearly and act decisively when faced with challenge
  • Experience dealing with EPA audits and supporting compliance improvement programs at pace and to a high standard
  • EPA experience, ISO14001
  • Technical writing ability
  • Experience of investigating and reporting on root causes of adverse EHS events
  • Experience of environmental best practices in respect of waste management, large energy, biodiversity, and remediation
  • Excellent data analysis skills, enthusiastic and hands-on attitude.
  • Ability to write detailed repair reports and good verbal communication
  • To have strong presentation skills, coupled with ability to lead a large group of people.

For more information, Contact Mairéad at Arcon Recruitment

Mairead Kelly, marketing and recruitment consultant at Arcon Recruitment Services. PHOTO: ALISON LAREDO

Mairéad Kelly

Recruitment Consultant

Mairéad initially joined our team as Marketing and Recruitment Co-ordinator. She quickly progressed to Recruitment Consultant and currently manages our busy Technical division. Mairéad is a proud Castlebar woman and holds a B.B.S from ATU Sligo. Mairéad recruits for positions in all areas of Technical/ Engineering and I.T.  She has built excellent relationships with companies large and small and has proved herself invaluable in solving their recruitment issues.

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