Marine Field Manager


Letchworth, Hertfordshire
Competitive plus benefits

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: marine conservation, environmental management, ecology

Closing date: Thursday, 1st September 2022  

The APEM Group is a global environmental consultancy, we work with a range of clients including large corporations and governments to help them understand and solve a wide variety of environmental projects in the UK and globally.

Our successful pioneering work has attracted investment and enabled us to grow and combine forces with other businesses who share our ethos and integrity. At our core, our people are working towards the protection of the environment across the globe.

Why join us?

APEM Biolabs provides laboratory biological services for both the freshwater and marine environments.

APEM Biolabs is synonymous with high-quality analysis, large capacity and fast turnaround. Clients either send us their samples directly or they are collected by APEM staff as part of a wider project. The specification of analyses provided is tailored to the needs of the project, with flexibility being one of our strongest priorities. APEM Limited is a champion in fostering the specialist species identification skills that are in increasingly short supply and is committed to providing rewarding careers and long-term professional development for aquatic biologists.

About the role

As a Marine Field Manager you will operate as part of the Marine Biolabs team. In this role, you will have a remit to lead marine and environmental projects, expand and diversify the business plan and capabilities of our established marine team. This role will also work closely with the Biolabs Divisional Director and Head of Marine Consultancy, to create a profitable and thriving team providing marine consultancy, fieldwork and laboratory solutions to the environmental offshore sector.

You will work closely with the Divisional Directors, Associate Directors and Principal Consultants to influence and shape current APEM work streams. As part of the role you will be expected to expand the current customer base across the UK as well as the current skillsets offered by the wider marine and environmental consultancy team and secure and manage a wide range of large-scale marine and environmental consultancy projects.

Duties will include:

  • Managing complex marine projects, including the delivery of marine and environmental fieldwork and consultancy services.
  • Maintain and develop APEM’s in-house marine survey equipment and specialist external suppliers.
  • Project management and working collaboratively to deliver high quality consultancy, field and laboratory services across all APEM’s aquatic divisions, where required.
  • Working closely with the marine and fisheries teams (including Biolabs) to ensure the sharing of efficiencies, and a cost and time effective delivery of all aspects of marine and environmental projects, across field, laboratory and consultancy work.
  • Being involved in aspects of tender preparation including writing proposals, setting budgets, programmes and scope both alone, with other internal teams and in partnership with external organisations.
  • Client management, successfully developing, maintaining and managing internal and external stakeholder relationships.

About you

  • Over 5 years of experience in the commercial environmental offshore sector.
  • Excellent client facing, business development and project management skills.
  • Track record of delivering complex environmental offshore projects, from survey design to reporting.
  • Hold all relevant environmental offshore survey training and medical certifications and be able to lead environmental offshore survey operations.
  • Advanced data analysis skills, including DDV/sonar data interpretation, statistical analyses and GIS.
  • A detailed knowledge of the marine consenting process and relevant legislation.

Next steps

We expect significant interest in this flexible and rewarding role. If you think you have what it takes to join our fast-growing business, then please apply immediately on our website. All we need some basic information and your CV, we will review all applications quickly and will respond to all applications.

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