Tel: 0161 442 8938

Role: Marine Ecologist

Grades: Senior Consultant / Technical Specialist / Principal

Salary: competitive based on experience + Benefit Package

Locations: Manchester, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Cambridge, Letchworth & Oxford

Deadline: Sunday 24th March 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 marine consultancy team.

APEM is seeking to recruit an enthusiastic individual with a proven track record in a consultancy environment at senior consultant, technical specialist or principal level.  You will have specialist knowledge and skills to enable you to assist with the management, delivery and technical input to our diverse range of marine ecology projects. A strong background in marine ecology, a working knowledge of the application of relevant policy and legislation and experience of ecological impact assessment is desired for the role.

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.

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.

About you

You will be self-motivated and able to work independently as well as within project teams drawn from our regional offices. You will also have the drive and enthusiasm to expand the current marine ecology consultancy 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.

We would anticipate candidates will have a minimum of an MSc in a relevant discipline or the equivalent professional experience, along with relevant consultancy experience. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, experience of technical reporting, effective use of spreadsheets and statistical software are essential, as well attention to detail and the ability to work to tight deadlines.

For the principal level you would be expected to have experience of managing and leading a team of consultants.

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.

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 and the role 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 24th March 2019.

Required Skills

  • Bachelors, Masters or above in a relevant environmental discipline, or the equivalent professional experience
  • Consultancy experience
  • Strong interpersonal skills, both written and verbal
  • Driving licence