Tel: 0161 442 8938

Role: Fisheries Ecologist

Grades: Associate Director, Principal, Technical Specialist

Reference: FSHCONS-001

Salary: competitive based on experience + Benefit Package

Locations: Manchester, Cardiff, Cambridge, Chester, Oxford Edinburgh & Southampton

Deadline: Sunday 11th August 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 high-calibre, motivated and commercially-minded scientists to join our growing fisheries team.

APEM is seeking to recruit enthusiastic individuals with a proven track record in a consultancy environment in a relevant field or the ability to adapt to a consultancy environment.  You will have specialist knowledge and skills to enable you to assist with the management and technical consultancy of projects in the areas of freshwater, estuarine or marine fisheries. A strong background in fisheries ecology and the application of this knowledge to environmental assessments and studies is required.

APEM’s fisheries team is currently undertaking projects on the impacts of water abstraction, environmental monitoring and assessment of water company Drought Plans, marine/estuarine developments, WFD/heavily modified water body assessments, Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA), fish entrainment/impingement assessments, hydropower assessment and fish passage. An understanding of UK fisheries legislation and its application to monitoring and environmental assessments will be an advantage.

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, cycle to work scheme, company maternity, paternity and adoption pay. Part time working and flexible working / working from home is also available.

About you

You will be self-motivated and able to work independently as well as within project teams drawn from our regional offices. For the Associate Director, Principal and Technical Specialist roles you will also have the drive and enthusiasm to expand the current fisheries portfolio within APEM and to represent it externally.  Thus, the ability to communicate effectively with clients in all sectors and a sense of pride in, and responsibility for your work are paramount for these positions.

Depending on the grade applied for, we would anticipate candidates will have a minimum of an MSc or PhD in a relevant discipline or the equivalent professional experience. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential, as well as the ability to work to tight deadlines.

Whether you are an applicant with academic, regulatory, consultancy or third sector experience you will need to demonstrate your ability to apply your skills in a commercial consultancy context through experience of managing projects and dealing with people effectively and professionally.

You will be primarily office-based, although site visits, client meetings and fieldwork are likely to be required, which may include overnight stays; therefore, 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 – Fisheries Ecologist – grade applied for – preferred location-FSHCONS_001”.

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 11th August 2019.

Required Skills

  • Experience in a client-facing role;
  • Proven expertise in a relevant environmental discipline;
  • Track record of successful project management and proposal writing including management and control of budgets;
  • Business development experience.