Tel: 0161 442 8938

Role: Field Scientist – six month fixed term contract

Salary: £18,000 plus benefits

Location: Stockport and Cardiff

Deadline: Sunday 17th February 2019

About APEM

APEM Limited is Europe’s largest specialist aquatic environmental consultancy. We offer our clients an integrated approach to every aspect of the investigation and management of freshwater catchments and marine habitats and operate UK wide and internationally. Our consultants are recognised experts in their fields, and as a company we pride ourselves on our commitment to scientific rigour and an excellent service in providing solutions to our clients.

About the role

This is an excellent opportunity for several high-calibre, motivated and commercially-minded graduates to join the Field Surveys team, which is at the heart of ensuring the efficient and professional provision of APEM’s services. The Field Surveys team specialises in aquatic ecological and hydro morphological survey work throughout the UK with sampling and monitoring of lakes, ponds, canals, rivers, estuary, coastal and marine environments.

Additional day to day activities will include accurate data entry, equipment maintenance and calibration with stringent quality control systems implemented at all times. Ad hoc activities will include assisting the laboratory scientists from time to time carrying out chemical and biological analysis on samples taken during fieldwork, under the supervision of one of the senior scientists.

Our benefits package includes 25 days holiday (increasing to a maximum of 30 days in line with length of service), pension, company profit share, private medical insurance, health cash plan, group income protection, death in service insurance, childcare vouchers, cycle to work scheme, company maternity and paternity pay.

About you

The successful candidate will be a proven team player, must be able to swim and able to work outdoors in all weather conditions. Time away from home will be a part of the job, including some weekend work, so you will need to be flexible, adaptable and always punctual. Previous experience in fish identification and husbandry, boat handling, ecological survey design, statistical analysis or GIS usage would be an advantage, with first aid certification beneficial. However training will be given where required and necessary.

If this sounds like you, please apply following the instructions below.

How to apply

To apply please download an APEM Application Form.

You should then email a completed application form, along with a detailed CV and covering letter to . The subject heading of the email should state “Your name – Field Scientist – location you are applying for”.

If you have any queries, please email and one of our team will respond to you as soon as possible.

The deadline for applications is Sunday 17th February 2019.

Required Skills

  • A full UK driving licence is required (essential)
  • Able to swim and work outside in all weather conditions (essential)
  • Able to spend time away from home and work weekends (essential)
  • You will need to be flexible, adaptable and punctual (essential)
  • Previous experience in fish identification and husbandry, boat handling, ecological survey design, statistical analysis or GIS (beneficial but not essential)
  • First aid certification (beneficial but not essential).