Job Vacancies

Due to the continued growth of our business, Envirologic are now seeking a hydrogeologist/hydrologist to join our team.

This is a great opportunity to work on a wide range of projects including environmental impact assessment reports, quarry dewatering, flood risk assessments, discharge license applications and overall groundwater and surface water management.

Specific tasks will involve preparation and execution of field studies, collection and analysis of hydrogeological and hydrological data, and report writing.

The applicant should have a degree in environmental or earth science and a post-graduate qualification in hydrology or hydrogeology is preferable. A full clean driver’s license is also a necessity.

The candidate should be self-motivated, have good communication skills, be comfortable working to deadlines and demonstrate proficiency in report writing. Experience is preferable but not essential.

If you would like further information or are interested in applying for this position, please contact Envirologic at info@envirologic.ie.

Tullamore Primary Care Centre

An Bord Pleanala today granted planning permission for a Primary Care Centre in Tullamore.  The site posed several challenges regarding flooding and Offaly County Council initially expressed concerns with the development.  

Envirologic were commissioned to undertake a site-specific flood risk assessment.  Mitigation measures included a development-free zone between the main building and the Tullamore River, and specifications for widening of the river channel adjacent to the site.

Monitoring Boreholes

A couple of our current projects require monitoring boreholes.  These installations are used to sample groundwater and to measure bedrock permeability.  Once they're surveyed in, using Trimble RTK VRS, we can map groundwater flow direction and calculate groundwater flow rates.  

Canoeing Ireland Training & Competition Area

Envirologic managed the environmental impact assessment for development of a canoe slalom competition and training area on the River Liffey at Lucan.   Works are nearing completion after a window of good weather.  The upgraded channel will be a feature of the Liffey Descent in a few weeks.

Integrated Constructed Wetland

Envirologic recently worked with FH Wetland Systems on site suitability assessment and design of a wetland system to treat runoff from an agricultural yard.  Below are a few photos of the initial groundworks, courtesy of FH Wetland Systems.

IAH (Irish Group) Conference 2014

 

The Irish Group of the International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH) are pleased to invite you to join us at our forthcoming annual conference which will be held at the Tullamore Court Hotel on the 15th and 16th April 2014.

 

Having taken on board feedback from last year’s successful conference ‘Groundwater & Catchment Management’, this time around we aim to address a slightly wider subject range and are working with a theme entitled ‘Water Resource Management: The role of hydrogeology’.  

 

The conference sub-committee is working hard putting the final touches to a programme which we think will both engage and challenge delegates.  We have confirmed expert speakers from Ireland, Wales, Portugal and America to share their perspective on the topical groundwater issues of the day, to include:

 

- drilling and well design 

- groundwater quality

- groundwater dependent ecosystems

- monitoring groundwater in the mining industry

- management of groundwater supply sources.

 

We anticipate a diverse audience drawn from local and regional authorities, private consultancies, and academia.  An exhibitors area will display the latest wares from industry, and along with the evening social event, will provide plenty of opportunity for attendees to catch up with friends and make acquaintances new.

 

An afternoon technical workshop will provide a forum for us to learn (and critique) different field approaches and the event will also include poster presentations from students.

 

On behalf of the organising committee we look forward to seeing you in April.

 

Colin O’Reilly

Conference Secretary, IAH (Irish Group)