Senior Field Scientist - Marine Ecology (Reference: SFS-ME-001)

Apply today and be apart of our ambitious plans for 2021 and beyond!

Competitive salary plus benefits

Deadline for applications: 22nd January 2021

Are you bored in your current role? Do you want the new year to bring you a new challenge?  Perhaps you’re feeling uncertain about the security of your role because of recent events? Or do you want to be more than a small cog in a large machine?

If this is you, then please read on!

We are APEM, a leading global environmental consultancy, specialising in terrestrial, freshwater and marine ecology, and aerial surveys. In September 2020 we opened a new office in Cork to support our clients within the environmental, water, energy, and infrastructure markets. We are advertising for 4 positions for start in early 2021 including:

Principal Consultant – Terrestrial/Freshwater Ecology

Senior Consultant – Marine Ecology

Senior Field Scientist – Terrestrial/Freshwater Ecology

Senior Field Scientist – Marine Ecology

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.

This is where you fit in.

We are welcoming applications for several positions to help support a developing team, fulfil framework projects and actively growing our Irish based client list.

Our current main areas of focus are the freshwater and terrestrial environments onshore, with a focus on work driven by the Water Framework Directive and the Habitats Directive, as well as the marine environment offshore, especially the development of offshore wind renewable energy.

What we are seeking...

As a Senior Field Scientist - Marine Ecology, you will be a member of a body, such as CIEEM, CIWEM etc and considering achieving chartered status. You will be energetic and enthusiastic, happy to spend time on the road and in the field/at sea, in all the weather conditions Ireland has to offer. You will be an accomplished, practically minded field scientist with a can-do attitude, and undertake a range of survey work. You will be experienced/certified in a range of field survey techniques and preferably hold survey licences or know and understand the process necessary to obtain.

Required Skills

  • Preferably a Master’s Degree, minimum a Bachelor of Science Degree, in an environmental or ecological subject
  • Clean, full driving licence
  • Willing and able to spend time away from home (travel to and from sites with overnight stays COVID permitting)
  • Ability to swim
  • Willingness to work outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Field survey and sampling skills
  • Field identification skills for at least one of marine/terrestrial birds or mammals, plants (terrestrial or aquatic), invertebrates (terrestrial or aquatic) or marine/freshwater fish
  • Flexible, adaptable and punctual
  • Member of a chartered institution and considering chartered status
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Some of your colleagues



  • 25 days holidays (increasing with length of service to 30 days)

  • Company bonus scheme

  • Company maternity, paternity & adoption pay

  • Cycle to work scheme

  • Death in service insurance

  • Group Permanent Health Insurance

  • Group personal pension scheme

  • Payment of professional membership fees

  • Private Medical Insurance & health cash plan

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