Image Analyst


Manchester or Chester
£18,135 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Reference: IA-20-02

Sectors: water & hydrology, marine conservation, ecology

Closing date: Friday, 2nd October 2020   2 days left

About APEM

APEM is Europe’s largest specialist aquatic environmental consultancy. We offer our clients an integrated approach to the investigation and management of freshwater catchments and terrestrial 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.

2019 was a big year for APEM. We were awarded water industry consultant of the year and we completed a management buyout. In 2020 and beyond we will continue our ambitions for growth and innovation.

APEM is a highly reputable company, renowned for our quality and long list of trusted clients, who once secured, provide repeat business year after year, trusting us to deliver a high-quality service at a fair price.

We are proud to be an inclusive company, with People as one of the key pillars that our strategy is built upon. We stand for equality for all. As such we welcome applications from all individuals regardless of race, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

About the role

This is an excellent opportunity for a high-calibre and motivated scientists to join our growing team for an initial period of 3 months. We are looking for motivated individuals to join the ornithology team to work as bird and marine mammal image analysts and to help with other tasks.

Based at either APEM’s headquarters in Stockport or the Chester office at Hawarden Airport you will be expected to assist in image processing, data handling, image analysis and project work as required. Many of the images that you will have to interpret are of birds and marine mammals in the marine environment. An interest in wildlife, a keen eye for detail, and the ability to identify Britain’s common birds and / or marine mammals is essential.

For the right candidate there may be opportunities for progression within the role itself as well as progression into other areas of APEM’s business. 

About you

Successful applicants should preferably have a degree in biology / environmental science / remote sensing or relevant experience in bird identification or other ornithology or marine mammal related work. You will be self-motivated, enthusiastic and able to work to tight deadlines. You will be an active team player. Understanding of MS Office packages such as Excel and some experience of GIS software packages is essential. Previous experience undertaking ornithology fieldwork surveys would be desirable. You must be able to record data carefully and systematically, and write clearly. Flexibility and reliability are key requirements in this role and a good attention to detail is required.

Required skills:

  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to record data carefully and systematically
  • Proficient in Excel and GIS
  • Self motivated
  • Problem solving capabilities

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