Quality Assurance Analyst

You will be part of a close-knit team working together on innovative offshore aerial survey projects worldwide!

Competitive salary plus benefits

Deadline for applications: 14th May 2021

About the role

This is an excellent opportunity for the right motivated individual to join our expanding, busy and experienced Marine Wildlife and Ornithology team.

APEM is seeking to recruit enthusiastic individuals with a proven track record in bird identification, in particular seabirds and other marine wildlife from around the world. You will have specialist knowledge and an understanding of avian ecology including aspects of behaviour, breeding, migration and species distributions.

APEM’s Marine Wildlife and Ornithology team is currently undertaking projects worldwide, collecting high-resolution aerial digital data for environmental projects. The purpose of the role is two-fold, first to analyse high resolution images, to accurately record the presence and identify species using specialist in-house software. Second, to support senior team members in assisting with quality assurance of data analysed by other Image Analysts. Accurate data handling and manipulation is essential and carrying out training for junior staff members may be required. The role may also require line management responsibilities.

About you

Successful applicants should preferably have a degree in biology / environmental science / remote sensing and be able to demonstrate proven relevant experience in bird identification and/or marine mammal related work. You should have a genuine passion for ornithology. You will be self-motivated, enthusiastic and able to work to tight deadlines and be an active team player.  Understanding of MS Office packages such as Excel is essential, and some experience of GIS software packages is desirable.  Previous experience undertaking ornithology fieldwork surveys would also be desirable.  You must be able to record data carefully and systematically and write clearly. Flexibility and reliability are key in this role and high attention to detail is required.

Required skills: 

  • Excellent bird and marine wildlife identification
  • Sound understanding of seabird ecology
  • Attention to detail
  • Data handling and sorting
  • Ability to record data carefully and systematically
  • Proficient in Excel
  • Experience of using GIS packages
  • Line Management experience desirable
  • Self-motivated
  • Problem solving capabilities

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.

(Reference: QA-21-02)

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Apem Ltd
SK4 3GN Heaton Mersey, Stockport Directions 0161 442 8938 View page


  • 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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