Technical Director / Associate Director Contaminated Land - Curran Recruitment
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Technical Director / Associate Director Contaminated Land

  • Full Time
  • Kildare


Leading a team of Geo Environmental staff solving challenging contaminated land issues

Responsible for the technical output of the team – preparing reports and checking those prepared by others.

Developing junior and mid-level staff as they develop their technical skills in an evolving sector

Business Development – Liaison with new and potential clients

Preparation of Proposals

Project management from technical, health & safety and commercial perspectives including liaising effectively and efficiently with clients, subcontractors, and colleagues.


The Environment team includes a group of environmental scientists and engineers,

geologists, ecologists and planners who work across a wide range of sectors in Ireland. The contaminated land team fits within the environment sector across a flat structure.

· The typical project work for the team includes detailed environmental assessments, quantitative risk assessment, remedial options assessment and specialist advice as needed.

· Clients are predominantly based in the power, manufacturing, mining, waste, land development and pharma sectors,

· You will report directly to the Geo Environmental Director who is the Ireland Environment Business Lead for Ireland

· This company have an inclusive culture and operate with a flat organisation encouraging people development. They are collaborative and work in multidisciplinary teams solving complex challenges in contaminated land and groundwater.

· They have a significant backlog of work and can offer the successful candidate projects across the sectors they work in.

· This role is a rare opportunity in Ireland to lead a team of contaminated land

professionals benefiting from a collaborative work experience with colleagues across the globe


· A degree in the following or associated science/engineering disciplines: Environmental Science, geology, hydrogeology or an earth science degree

· A relevant post-graduate qualification (advantageous, although not essential)

· Ideally chartered.

· Has a broad range of demonstrable experience with evidence of the skills needed to successfully deliver this role; Significant experience (10+ years) in the contaminated land industry in Ireland or abroad and has the knowledge needed to produce technically excellent reports in contaminated land

· Is keen to undertake business development – increasing client base in Ireland.

· Responsibility for financial project management of projects they lead.

· Has strong verbal and written communication skills.

· Able to effectively manage time.

· Can build rapport and relationships with teams

· Passion for mentoring staff i.e. developing the technical and consulting skills of the contaminated land team

· Has a full Irish Driving Licence (or equivalent) – essential to the role


Work-life balance? This company recognises that work is only one part of your life and making time for other things is important – whether that’s for your families, friends, or yourself. The hybrid working policy allows the flexibility to work from the comfort of your own home as well as collaborating in their contemporary offices.

Inclusivity & Diversity? They want their people to achieve rewarding careers. They celebrate integrity and treat people with respect. They support each other and embrace diversity to create a place where people come together and do great things.

Health & Wellbeing? Committed to supporting their people, giving you the tools to make improvements to your health and wellbeing through their Thrive programme. Private healthcare is available for the successful candidate.

Your development? They appreciate that development and training is important to you and that’s why they have a supportive environment that invests in your development, whether that’s chartership, training or mentoring.


    Maeve Curran

    Engineering recruitment industry specialist in the Irish and international markets.