Ornithology Consultant (EIA) (Reference: OCEIA-21-01)

  • Manchester
  • Letchworth
  • Edinburgh
  • Chester
  • Southampton
Apply today and join an award winning business working on worldwide environmental projects!

Competitive salary plus benefits

Deadline for applications: 28th February 2021

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.

This is where you fit in.

The Marine Wildlife & Ornithology Team is a global leader in the offshore survey of seabirds, marine mammals and other wildlife, and assessing the potential impacts on seabirds, especially in the context of marine renewable energy developments.  Our team also lead on multiple coastal, freshwater and terrestrial ornithology projects for proposed developments as well as for research, monitoring and conservation projects.

What we are seeking…

As an Ornithology Consultant (EIA) you will be self-motivated, enthusiastic and able to work to tight deadlines and be an active team player along with possessing a genuine passion for ornithology. You will preferably have a degree in biology/environmental science/remote sensing and be able to demonstrate proven relevant experience in bird identification and related work.

Excellent understanding of MS Office packages such as Excel and Word is essential, and some experience of GIS software packages (QGIS or ArcGIS) and R is desirable. Previous experience undertaking ornithology fieldwork surveys and knowledge of standard breeding and non-breeding bird surveys in the UK it also required.

Required Skills

  • Excellent UK bird identification skills.
  • A working knowledge of UK ornithological EIA guidance, legislation and policy.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to collate and analyse large data sets.
  • Ability to undertake data analysis and modelling (e.g. calculation of abundance estimates, collision risk modelling, population viability assessment) and / or other technical aspects of ornithology EIA work. In-house training would be provided where needed, but knowledge of these is desirable.
  • Ability to support senior staff with literature reviews, data collation and analysis, data interpretation, reporting and tendering activities.


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  • 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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