Water Quality Modeller

APEM Limited

Manchester, Cambridge, Chester, Edinburgh, Oxford, Southampton
Commensurate with experience + benefit package

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

www.apemltd.co.uk recruitment@apemltd.co.uk

Reference: AQSCONS-013

Sectors: water & hydrology, ecology

Closing date: Monday, 21st October 2019   2 days left


APEM Limited is 2019 Water Industry Consultant of the Year, and Europe’s largest specialist aquatic science consultancy, offering our clients an integrated approach to every aspect of the scientific study, investigation and management of both freshwater and marine habitats. With 30 years’ experience we operate UK wide as well as internationally, and our scientists are recognised experts in their fields. As a company we pride ourselves on our commitment to scientific and client service excellence.

So far, 2019 has already been a big year of change at APEM as we have complete a management buy-out, are heading for a new record turnover and are now pushing forward into a number of new areas as well as expanding our teams in our traditional areas.

About the role

Water quality has been established as an area of APEM expertise for many years, but as our team expands we are looking to enhance our modelling capacity. You will work within a dynamic team of aquatic environmental scientists with cross-cutting expertise in ecology, hydrology, geomorphology, water quality, fisheries and natural and social capital, to deliver a range of projects for the UK water and energy industries, and their environmental regulators. The purpose of the role will be to enhance our ability to provide modelling approaches and outputs, as required in particular by the water and construction industries. The role will require the application of modelling packages (river, lake and/or coastal), in particular those recognised and used by regulatory authorities, and contributing to the identification of new modelling approaches.

Key features of the Senior Consultant role will be managing a range of projects to ensure the delivery of high quality outputs within budget. This role will also require contributing to or leading the production of competitive tenders and marketing our modelling capabilities to current and potential future clients. 

You will be primarily office-based, although site visits and client meetings will be required.

There are excellent opportunities for career progression and development.

About you

You must have experience of applying standard modelling packages to water quality projects. These will include as a minimum one or more of the following: SIMCAT, SAGIS, CORMIX, lake phytoplankton prediction models. As this is a senior role, we would ideally expect experience of working extensively in or with the consultancy sector.

You will be an enthusiastic self-starter with an interest in the environment. You will be qualified to a minimum of BSc. level in a relevant discipline, with evidence of experience relevant to the grade you are applying for. 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 fast-paced commercial consultancy context through experience of managing projects and dealing with people effectively and professionally. 

You will have good IT literacy and data analysis skills, will be numerate and have a good eye for detail. You will be able to demonstrate not just experience of applying models but also an understanding of why the models are used and how their outputs will be deployed

Required skills:

  • Typically 3-4 years’ professional experience
  • Experience of working in a commercial consulting environment
  • Experience in river, lake and/or coastal modelling packages
  • Modelling experience as described above
  • Programming and model development skills
  • Project management experience
  • Tendering/proposal writing experience

 Desirable skills:

  • A relevant higher degree
  • An understanding of key UK environmental legislation

For more information and to apply please visit our website

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


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