Catchment News

LAWPRO are hiring – scientists, environmental health and safety engineer, and data/GIS managers

LAWPRO’s Water Framework Directive team as well as in the new awarded Waters EIP project team are now hiring. LAWPRO are looking for a Regional Coordinator in the South West region, catchment scientists and technical leads in different locations across the country as well 2 Data and GIS managers.  LAWPRO also have a vacancy for an environmental health and safety lead. 

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the following positions:-

  • Assistant Scientist  – Click here
  • Executive Scientist – Click Here
  • Executive Scientist/Engineer (Environmental Health and Safety) – Click Here
  • Data and GIS Manager (LAWPRO and Water EIP project) – Click Here

LAWPRO intend to establish national panels for the above positions for a minimum period of 1 year (from date of panel formation) from which current and future relevant specified purpose posts may be filled for any of the LAWPRO locations outlined below.

LAWPRO offices are currently located as follows:

Cork County – Inniscarra; Donegal – Donegal Town; Dublin City – Bridge Street Lower, D8; Galway City – Liosbán Estate; Kerry – Tralee; Kildare – Kildare town; Kilkenny – Kilkenny City; Leitrim – Carrick-on-Shannon; Limerick – Croom; Mayo – Castlebar; Meath – Navan; Monaghan – Carrickmacross; Offaly – Tullamore; Sligo – Sligo town; Tipperary – Clonmel/Tipperary Town and Wicklow – Wicklow town.

Tipperary/Kilkenny County Councils reserve the right to shortlist candidates having regard to education, qualifications and experience and the shortlisted applicants will be called for interview. Canvassing will automatically disqualify.

All application forms must be submitted by email to, fully completed and inclusive of all the requested documentation by 4.00 p.m. on Thursday 28th September, 2023. All incomplete applications will be returned as invalid after the closing date and will not be included in the competition. Hard copy applications will not be accepted.

Learn more:

Full details are available here: Human Resources | Tipperary County Council (


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