Senior Freshwater Ecology Consultant


Flexible across the UK
Competitive salary plus benefits

Paid • Part Time • Permanent

Sectors: ecology, water & hydrology

Closing date: Wednesday, 1st June 2022   7 days left


Our people are the difference!

Who they are, what they do and how they do it is why we’re the award-winning, industry-leading, thriving boldly global environmental consultancy we are today. We’re APEM Ltd and we’re expanding.

As a people-first business we’re accountable for our aspirations, actions, and what we get because of them. We believe inspiration and insight come from everywhere, so no matter history or choices in life, we will empower you to be your best, so we can be our best, together.

If you’re driven, ready to guide governments, shape private client projects across the planet and improve the natural world, then we want the whole you.

The WOW factor

When home became work, we learned that flexibility, understanding and balance allowed us all to move forward and grow together.

So no matter where you’re based, the hours you keep, or the toddlers you have to entertain, we’re committed to our ways of working (WOW) with each other so we can continue to be our best.

About the role

APEM has a large and increasing portfolio of work in freshwater ecology and hydro-ecology. Projects at APEM include delivering the environmental components of water company water resource plans, drought plans and research commissions to the UK environmental regulators. As a Senior Freshwater Ecology Consultant, you will work with a team of aquatic scientists with expertise in areas such as freshwater ecology, hydrology, invasive non-native species, water quality, natural capital, environmental management and data analytics. Delivering results to typical clients, which include UK environment and conservation agencies, water and energy industries as well as infrastructure developers.

Please note we currently have three open positions for this role. A 12-month fixed term position (Maternity Cover), as well as two permanent positions.

About you

The ideal candidate will be able to work independently as well as a leader of project teams. You will be confident in providing specialist technical input, working with multi-disciplinary project teams and building a great rapport with clients. In addition, you should be prepared to travel in order to attend meetings, undertake site visits and carry out field work across the UK. A valid driver’s license is therefore essential for this position.

Skills and Experience:

  • Ideally professional work experience in freshwater environmental work
  • Excellent report writing and numerical skills
  • Project management experience
  • Proven ability to work to a deadline and within budget

Desirable skills:

  • Experience in delivering projects within commercial consultancy, industry or regulators
  • Tendering/proposal writing experience
  • Experience of managing sub-contractors
  • Knowledge of relevant UK legislation regarding water resource management
  • Ability to manage and analyse environmental data (using R, ArcGIS/QGIS, Excel, SQL or Python

We recognise that everyone’s story is different. 

The opportunities, experiences and challenges faced in life shape who we are today and we understand that these are the things that make us individual and unique. Embracing our differences means we’re able to approach what we do from every dimension. Inspiration and insight can come from anywhere, and no matter your history or choices in life, we empower our people to be their best, so we can be our best, together. 

We welcome the whole you.

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