Remote Sensing Scientist


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

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Reference: RSS-21-02

Sectors: water & hydrology, ecology

Closing date: Sunday, 25th April 2021   5 days left

About APEM

We are APEM, a leading global environmental consultancy, specialising in terrestrial, freshwater and marine ecology, and aerial surveys.

APEM’s clients benefit from an integrated approach to the investigation and management of freshwater catchments and terrestrial and marine habitats, based on sound science and our collective experience. 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 finding and providing solutions to our clients. Quality, innovation, and expert technical ability are often cited as the key reasons why clients return time after time for all their environmental consultancy needs.

People are the heart of APEM and form one of the building blocks of our strategic plan, for us, employing and retaining the best technical staff and consultants is paramount to our success.

We are proud to be an inclusive company and 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.

Our continued growth, from a small aquatic consultancy 35 years ago, to a leading global environmental consultancy hasn’t been dampened by the pandemic in 2020, and we have continued to grow and expand with further ambitious plans for 2021 and beyond.

About the role

This is an excellent opportunity for a high-calibre and motivated graduate to join our rapidly growing Remote Sensing Consultancy team. The role offers the opportunity to work first hand with some of the most cutting-edge aerial image data captured on the planet with unique projects taking place around the world including Australia, the USA, Europe and the UK.

The primary role will be to assist in delivery of APEM’s remote sensing survey projects as well as provide support to the senior members of the team. The work will mainly focus on processing APEM’s own aerial survey data (photographs and LiDAR) captured around the world. You will be responsible for helping the team produce orthomosaics, topographic outputs (DSM & DTM), habitat maps, 3D models and much more. Although primarily office based, there may be a requirement to undertake fieldwork on certain projects so a clean driving license would be highly desirable.

Due to the nature of data processing workflows, there may be a requirement to work outside of core hours to deliver projects on time.

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 candidates will have a degree in Remote Sensing / GIS / Earth Observation (or related discipline), or equivalent experience in one of these fields. An interest in remote sensing and aerial imagery is essential and experience of extracting information from airborne and/or drone datasets would be advantageous. Experience of GIS (ESRI ArcMap/QGIS) is essential.

You will be an active team player, self-motivated and able to work to tight timelines. Attention to detail is key along with the ability to work long periods unsupervised. 

Required skills:

  • Experience of GIS software and basic analyses including digitisation
  • Experience of image interpretation techniques including image classification
  • Experience of photogrammetric software (desirable)
  • Experience working with LiDAR/point clouds (desirable)
  • Excellent organisation skills and ability to manage multiple tasks at once
  • Good communication skills and a fast learner

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