Senior EIA Ornithology Consultant (Reference SEIAOC-21-02)

  • Cork
  • 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 a Senior EIA Consultant you will be a member of or qualified to become a member of either IEEM or IEMA . You will be dynamic, enthusiastic, and able to work to tight deadlines for the production of successfully scoped and costed proposals / tender submissions as well as technical work for projects. You will also be responsible for liaising with our key clients, regulators and stakeholders preparing and managing fieldwork projects/tenders, EIA/HRA Scoping and Screening reports/chapters for ornithological receptors for various marine and terrestrial projects. Planning and consents experience for National Strategic Infrastructure Projects is desirable alongside knowledge of environmental legislation, particularly for ornithology receptors.

Previous experience of managing and / or undertaking ornithology fieldwork surveys would also be desirable.

Required skills

  • Preferably a degree in EIA/biology/environmental science/ecology.
  • A sound understanding of current UK EIA and HRA guidance for ornithology projects.
  • Excellent bird and marine wildlife identification.
  • Calculation and production of abundance estimates/collision risk modelling and / or other technical aspects of ornithology EIA work.
  • NSIP and/or offshore renewable energy project experience is preferable.
  • Strong IT skills including Word and Excel.
  • Production of GIS outputs.
  • Excellent attention to detail


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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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