Tel: 0161 442 8938

Competitive salary based on experience + benefit package

Location: Stockport, Chester, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Oxford

Deadline for applications: 24th March 2019

About APEM

APEM is an innovative, award winning environmental consultancy specialising in freshwater and marine science, remote sensing and aerial surveys for the water and energy sectors..

The ornithology team is a global leader in the offshore survey of seabirds, marine mammals and other wildlife, especially in the context of marine renewable energy.

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 we pride ourselves on our commitment to scientific rigour and an excellent service in providing solutions to our clients.

About the role

Do you want to progress to the next stage in your career?

Is academia not your thing?

Are you looking for private sector or specifically renewables experience?

Are you looking to work within a busy, experienced and growing team?

We have an exciting opportunity for you to join us.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to tender for new work and to suggest ways in which the team can diversify. You will help the ornithology team to deliver projects in the UK, Ireland, Germany, USA and worldwide.

Providing advice and technical expertise, you will work with environmental consultancies and other private sector companies, government agencies and regulatory bodies as well as other external stakeholders, as well as working with internal customers within APEM. You will also be responsible for providing high quality analytical and written support to the team, reviewing technical work, and will also have the opportunity to develop ideas for further work as well as find solutions to the problems faced by clients.

The role is primarily office-based, although site visits and client meetings will be required.

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

You will be a pragmatic individual who writes clearly and succinctly with a proven track record of data analysis and interpretation of information. You will have a desire to contribute to the development of renewable energy and the assessment of their impacts on wildlife in the UK and overseas.

You will be able to demonstrate a sound understanding of biology, preferably with a marine slant, with the ability to carefully and robustly analyse wildlife data in the context of anthropogenic factors. You will have experience of working as part of a team and it would be useful for you to have some knowledge of Environmental Impact Assessment and of the regulatory environment in which our clients operate.

Relevant experience:

  • A well-developed interest in some or all of ornithology, marine mammals and terrestrial ecology.
  • Previous experience of report writing in a research, technical and / or commercial environment.
  • Environmental consultancy experience.
  • To be comfortable working in a technical and commercial environment.
  • Analysing biological data and producing and communicating technical reports.
  • Experience of EIA an advantage.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

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

How 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 by 24th March 2019.  The subject heading of the email should state “your name – Consultant – grade you are applying for – the office you are applying for”.

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

Required Skills

  • Bachelors (2.1 or above), Masters or Doctoral thesis in a relevant environmental science (e.g. ornithology, marine mammals, ecology or Environmental Impact Assessment);
  • Experience of successful EIA delivery an advantage;
  • Ability to deliver projects on time and to budget, to write clearly and to be comfortable communicating with stakeholders;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal;
  • IT literate;
  • Experience of providing information necessary to bid for work;
  • Ability to develop other team members.