Current Opportunities

Aquatera Sustainability Ireland Senior Consultant

Based in Ireland, Spain or remotely 
Up to 37.5 hours per week  
Salary to be agreed depending on skills and experience (plus pension)

Over the last 20 years Aquatera has established itself as a pioneering environmental and energy consultancy with a leading position in marine renewables.  It is an award-winning company with significant achievements at home and worldwide. Aquatera specialises in environmental and operational support for marine, coastal and land-based activities. Aquatera has now established Aquatera Sustainability Ireland and is looking to grow the team.

Aquatera is seeking an experienced, knowledgeable, well-networked consultant with an engineering background and marine renewable energy expertise. 

The successful consultant will work as part of a team to deliver on technical aspects of our projects. The post holder will have:

•    Technical knowledge and experience in engineering and marine renewables 
•    Suitable qualifications in a relevant discipline
•    Innovative problem solving capabilities
•    Drive and initiative
•    An ability to work to deadlines
•    Interpersonal team working skills
•    Experience of EU projects (desirable)
•    Spanish language skills (desirable)

Please apply with a CV and supporting statement to: 


Aquatera’s Team of Talent

Aquatera is always on the lookout for experienced, creative, visionary Consultants to join our unique team. Aquatera is not your average consultancy. We are a nimble, friendly, community-oriented company based in Orkney and we take on ambitious, pioneering, complex projects all over the world. Orkney is renowned as a global hub for innovation in renewable energy, hydrogen storage, low-carbon planning, and marine services and operations. Aquatera was born out of this dynamic environment and has been working at its heart for the past 20 years, attracting a team of talented staff and associates from around the world.

An Aquatera consultant may be simultaneously involved in a tidal energy demonstration project located in the stunning seas visible from our office window; and working with clients from Singapore and Indonesia to Africa and South America on transitioning infrastructure to meet zero-carbon targets. We are a skilled, hard-working, scientific team with the UN Sustainable Development Goals at the heart of our company. We view changing the world as serious business, and we build innovative teams, partnerships and networks to implement change.

We develop enduring relationships with our clients — who range from community organisations and developers to global companies and governments — often supporting them over many years.

Collaboration is key to how we operate. As well as taking a lead in environmental projects, our consultants take an active role in supporting all elements of the business and in the promotion and sales of the organisation. Our culture is supportive, hard-working and creative. We get involved in lots of community initiatives, practicing locally what we work to do globally. We value commitment to the team and the communities in which we live and work.

With our expanding work in Orkney and around the world, we have an ongoing need for talented Consultants. Although we are not specifically recruiting at present, we are always happy to hear from interested and interesting people to see who’s out there. Do you have at least 5 years’ experience in renewable energy and/or marine disciplines? Are you someone who can confidently manage a diverse workload that includes EIA, strategic planning and roadmapping, environmental surveys and monitoring, public and stakeholder communications, and strategic research management? Does our culture, our mission and work inspire you?

If so, register your interest by sending your CV and a comprehensive supporting statement outlining how your skills, knowledge and experience best fit with Aquatera to

(We are based in Stromness, Orkney but remote working may be considered dependent on need and current projects.)