Tel: 0161 442 8938

Role: Data Manager / GIS Developer (Scientist / Senior Remote Sensing Scientist)

Salary: Competitive based on experience plus benefits package

Location: Chester

Deadline: Sunday 12th May 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 aquatic habitats and operate UK wide and internationally. Our consultants are recognised experts in their fields. The Remote Sensing and Ornithology Divisions are a rapidly expanding part of the business, with a selection of state of the art remote sensing equipment. 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 a high-calibre and motivated scientist to join our growing team. We are looking for a motivated individual to join the Data Operations Team to work as a Data Manager / GIS Developer.

Based at APEM’s operational office in Chester you will manage the many terabytes of data that our data operations team captures. Alongside this role you will undertake Geographic Information System (GIS) application development and workflow improvements to streamline data workflows and product delivery. Working closely with the Data Operations Team Manager, the role will involve applied programming, script writing, databasing, GIS, data management and problem solving skills, as well as undertaking business development activities in order to increase productivity and drive forward APEM’s services.

Our benefits package includes 25 days holiday (increasing to a maximum of 30 days in line with length of service), pension, 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

You will have a BSc/MSc in computer science, software engineering or other relevant subject, or equivalent demonstrable experience, with at least 2 years industry experience.

You will have excellent technical ability with working knowledge of at least some of the following languages, and a willingness to learn:

  • Python 2/3
  • Java
  • Matlab

Experience in building and maintaining databases (SQL, PostGIS etc.), building frontends using HTML5, CSS3 etc. and an appreciation of good version control is highly desirable.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential, as well as the ability to work to tight deadlines, delivering projects on time and within budget.

You will be primarily office-based, although there may be a requirement to visit clients or partners, or provide logistical support to our survey teams if required. As such, a full driving licence and personal flexibility is essential.

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 – Data Manager – Chester”.

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 12th May 2019

Required Skills

  • Excellent time management and organisational skills;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal;
  • Previous experience in data handling, tracking and recoding keeping;
  • Previous development experience with the ability to deliver projects on time and to budget;
  • Comfortable communicating with management and non-technical teams;
  • Understanding of geospatial and geographic information system workflows is desirable;
  • Understanding of object relational databases and spatial databases is a must, with past experience in developing databases desirable;
  • Knowledge of cloud computing and data storage is desirable, along with security and networking;
  • Excellent general IT skills and confident working with computer hardware;
  • The ability to troubleshoot issues and resourcefulness in seeking solutions to problems, often over the phone or skype is required;
  • Full driving licence.