Graduate Bat Ecologist

MKO is a specialist consultancy based in Galway, employing over 55 staff across its five internal teams, which offer services in the fields of Ornithology, Ecology, Environmental, Planning and Estates & Project Management. We deliver challenging and complex projects on behalf of our clients and our range of nationwide expertise and multi-disciplinary service offering add real value to their projects.

MKO is seeking to recruit a Graduate Bat Ecologist to assist MKO’s ecology team in delivering large-scale bat survey projects. The role will include maintenance of MKO’s suite of bat survey equipment, day and night time fieldwork, management of large datasets and contributing to bat survey reports.

The role will require substantial fieldwork and travel to locations across Ireland. Therefore, a full Irish (or equivalent) driving license is required, as well as good levels of physical fitness.

Essential Requirements:

  • Technically minded with an interest in bat survey technology
  • Good levels of physical fitness
  • Hold a full driving license
  • Reliability, flexibility and a willingness to work unsociable hours and away on site as required

Some previous experience in bat surveying and sound analyses is advantageous but not essential. Full training will be provided

Candidates interested in the available position should apply by emailing an up to date Curriculum Vitae and Cover Letter/Email to