Senior Ornithology Consultant

This is an excellent opportunity to join our expanding, busy and experienced Marine Wildlife and Ornithology team!

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 to help deliver a range of new and existing projects for our expanding client base within the UK and globally.

As a Senior Consultant within our Ornithology Team you would be responsible for providing specialist technical advice, managing our input to NSIP projects, and to provide analysis and interpretation of data to feed into high quality reporting.  

About you

Successful applicants should hold a degree preferably a Masters or Doctoral thesis in a relevant environmental science (e.g. ornithology, marine mammals, terrestrial ecology, mathematics or Environmental Impact Assessment);. You must be able to demonstrate a sound understanding of ornithology, preferably with experience and knowledge on waterbirds and seabirds within estuarine, coastal and marine environments. You will need either previous experience of modelling, statistical analysis and / or experience of undertaking ecological impact assessments focussing on birds for development applications. 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 proficiency in the use and application of GIS software packages is desirable.   

Required skills:

  • Experience of managing projects on time and to budget;
  • Ability to write clearly and concisely, experience in reviewing reports and delivering high quality reports;
  • Proficiency in the use of R or similar packages;
  • Experience in population modelling (e.g. PVA);
  • Knowledge of EIA guidance, policies and legislation;
  • Experience working on NSIP projects;
  • Previous experience of report writing in a research, technical and / or commercial environment
  • Experience of managing projects on time and to budget;

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.

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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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