Offshore EIA manager


An EIA manager is responsible for managing the EIA process for an offshore wind farm. This includes leading both onshore and offshore teams to complete the Environmental Impact Assessment Report (EIAR), taking responsibility for the deliverables produced and managing the survey schedule.

Lifecycle stages

Development and project management.

Typical employer


Place of work


Typical working pattern

Full-time. Flexible working arrangements may be available.

Education, training and qualifications

Minimum NFQ level 7 in a relevant environmental discipline such as environmental sciences, environmental engineering or ecological sciences. NFQ level 9 is highly desirable.

Relevant technical experience (5 years) in either marine science, onshore or offshore wind energy completing EIAs.

Typical entry position & transferable sectors

Entry roles can include trainee EIA Assessor or as a specialist such as a geophysicist, hydrographer or marine ecologist.

Highly transferable from similar industries such as onshore energy or oil and gas.

Career possibilities

Offshore EIA managers can progress to a principal EIA manager or consents manager.

Full time salary estimate

€30,000 (Graduate level) – €80,000 (Consents Manager) per year, depending on experience.