Senior Remote Sensing Scientist (Reference: SRSS-21-01)

  • Manchester
  • Edinburgh
  • Chester
  • Southampton
  • Letchworth
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced scientist to join an expanding team and put theory into practice, providing solutions to real-world problems for clients across the globe!

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.

About the role

This is an excellent opportunity for a high-calibre and motivated individual to join our rapidly growing Remote Sensing Consultancy team. The role offers the opportunity to work first-hand with some of the most detailed aerial image data captured on the planet, with unique projects taking place around the world including in Australia, the USA, Europe and the UK.

The main elements of the role will involve managing remote sensing projects and undertaking business development activities. The candidate will be expected to manage projects, speak directly with clients and liaise with the data operations and RS teams to deliver a range of outputs including orthomosaics, topographic outputs (DSM & DTM), point clouds, habitat maps, 3D models and much more.

The ideal candidate will help drive the business forward by identifying business opportunities and contributing to tender activity. The role requires a good level of understanding of the services the wider company delivers and there will be opportunities to deliver presentations to industry via conferences, client meetings and online webinars.

Although primarily office based, there may be a requirement to undertake fieldwork on certain projects so a clean driving license would be highly desirable.

Due to time differences with some international projects, there may be a requirement to work outside of core hours to deliver projects on time.

For the right candidate there may be opportunities for progression within the role itself as well as progression into other areas of APEM’s business.

About you

Successful candidates will have a degree in Remote Sensing / GIS / Earth Observation (or related discipline), or at least three years experience in one of these fields. You will have a proven track record of managing multiple projects effectively within time and cost deadlines. You will have excellent written skills and be able to review reports and outputs created by the team.

You will have good communication skills and be able to work with senior management to drive business development, speaking with clients and talking knowledgably about the wider services APEM can offer.

Due to the nature of the role, the ideal candidate will have an active interest in remote sensing and earth observation as well as experience of extracting information from airborne and/or satellite datasets. Knowledge of aerial data capture, photogrammetric workflows and experience working with LiDAR data would be highly desirable. As would experience undertaking image analyses tasks such as image classification, stereo feature collection and topographic mapping.

An engineering background with knowledge of field surveys and topographic mapping requirements would be advantageous but not essential for this role.

Required skills:

  • Excellent management skills and proven track record of managing project on time and in budget.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to speak with a wide audience including clients, industry professionals, peers and colleagues.
  • Experienced and capable user of GIS applications
  • Experience of image interpretation techniques including image classification
  • Experience of photogrammetric software (highly desirable)
  • Experience working with LiDAR/point clouds (highly desirable)


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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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