Ornithology Technical Specialist


Oxford, Cardiff, Cambridge, Manchester, Chester, Edinburgh, Southampton, Letchworth
Competitive plus benefits

Paid • Full Time • Permanent


Reference: OTS-001

Sectors: ecology, marine conservation

Closing date: Monday, 30th November 2020   6 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 the right motivated individual to join our expanding, busy and experienced Marine Wildlife and Ornithology team.

The Marine Wildlife & Ornithology Team is a global leader in the offshore survey of seabirds, marine mammals and other wildlife, and assessing the potential impacts on seabirds, especially in the context of marine renewables

The purpose of the role is to provide ornithology consultancy services to clients; dealing with all aspects of the consultancy process, bringing in new projects through to production of high quality scientific report outputs and maintaining technical excellence.

About you

Successful applicants should preferably have a degree in biology / environmental science /ecology and relevant experience in bird identification and/or marine mammal related work. You will be the technical lead in your area of expertise, providing advice and guidance to colleagues and clients.

The candidate shall be dynamic, enthusiastic and able to work to tight deadlines and be an active interface manager with other departments, building strong working relationships both internally and externally. Understanding of MS Office packages such as Excel is essential, and experience of GIS software packages. Previous experience in data handling and/or manipulation is essential alongside working knowledge of quality management/control. Flexibility and reliability are key in this role and high attention to detail is required.

Required skills:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • To be able to produce high quality work within tight time and cost constraints, ensuring repeat business.
  • Ability to mentor a team of technical specialists, senior, scientists and graduates to produce timely, accurate and high quality products and services, including remote workers.
  • Ability to lead on technical specialist topics (statistical modelling for ornithology and other receptors) and innovation within the division
  • Excellent bird and marine wildlife identification
  • Sound understanding of seabird ecology

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