Data Science Consultant


Flexible across the UK
Competitive + benefits

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: water & hydrology

Closing date: Wednesday, 1st June 2022  


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

At APEM, we are passionate about helping businesses use data to manage their environmental risks and impacts, and address some of the biggest environmental challenges of our time.

We help our clients move beyond data accumulation and realise the full potential of environmental data to understand the past, optimise the present, and predict the future. With expertise in statistical, machine learning and GIS techniques, our data science team work closely with domain knowledge experts to help clients across the water, energy and environment sectors enhance the environment, save money, reduce risk and achieve compliance.

Driven by the requirements of the Water Framework and Habitats Directives, we have a large and increasing portfolio of freshwater ecology and hydro-ecology projects that require a data science consultant to help design, optimise and analyse large scale environmental monitoring programmes. Typical clients include the UK environment and conservation agencies, water and energy utility companies, and infrastructure developers.

About you

A BSc or MSc degree in a relevant subject is preferred, as well as professional work experience in an analytical role. You will have a passion for data, an eye for detail and enjoy finding creative and efficient solutions to client’s problems.

You will be a highly motivated and an organised self-starter who proactively keeps abreast of new developments in data science and has a demonstrated commitment to ongoing personal development.

You will be expected to work independently, as well as part of the projects team. You will be able to confidently provide technical input when communicating with clients and the multi-disciplinary projects team.

In addition, you should be prepared to travel to attend meetings across the UK. Therefore, a valid drivers licence is essential for this position.

Required skills:

  • Professional work experience in an analytical role involving data management, processing, analysis and visualisation.
  • Proficiency with R and MS Excel.
  • Strong, creative problem-solving, organisational and analytical skills
  • Experience in working with concepts such as predictive modelling, model validation, data quality and version control.
  • Excellent communication and report writing skills.

Desired skills:

  • Proficiency with R Markdown or Jupyter notebooks, R Shiny, PowerBI, Python, SQL, ArcGIS/QGIS, or similar.
  • Experience using cloud platforms such as AWS or Azure and associated machine learning tools.
  • Experience of working within a fast-paced commercial consultancy environment.
  • Experience of preparing proposals and tenders.

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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