Associate Director – Head of Ornithology Consultancy (Ref AD-HOC-01)

  • Manchester
  • Letchworth
  • Edinburgh
  • Chester
  • Southampton
  • Cork
This is an excellent opportunity to join our expanding, busy and experienced Marine Wildlife and Ornithology team!

Competitive salary plus benefits

Closing date for applications: 2nd March

Are you passionate about bird and marine wildlife? Do you want to lead a team working on species from across the world and play a part in improving knowledge and understanding through impact studies, monitoring and conservation projects?

If this sounds exciting role sounds perfect for you then read on for details of our opportunity for an Associate Director / Head of Ornithology Consultancy.

Role & Company:

The offshore renewable energy market is thriving, and the UK is leading the way in terms of best practice and delivery of EIAs and HRAs to help developers, government agencies and other stakeholders to ensure that the most robust assessments are completed.

APEM are searching for a talented and motivated EIA Project Director to join its Environment & Infrastructure team, the location is flexible with homeworking and multiple offices across the UK.

This is an exciting opportunity for you to join a growing team to deliver and manage EIA and consenting for high profile major infrastructure projects. In particular, you will:

Lead project teams technically, strategically and commercially to deliver large EIA projects and consenting advice for offshore wind projects at various stages of the project lifecycle.

Continue to grow our offshore project portfolio by supporting business development activities to develop our existing clients and win new work.

Develop, motivate and mentor junior staff to reach their potential.

Qualifications & Experience:

Experienced in delivering EIA's for Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects in the offshore wind sector and be familiar with the Development Consent Order process as well as the Town and Country Planning (EIA) Regulations. This experience will ideally have involved project leadership throughout the project lifecycle from Scoping through to Examination.

A technical leader in EIA with experience of providing technical direction at a project level. The candidate will have excellent reporting and communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively within a team, seeking technical input from other disciplines to deliver carefully considered solutions to produce high quality work.

Well networked in the offshore wind industry with a proven track record of winning work with a variety of clients in the sector.

An accomplished staff manager particularly leading multi-disciplinary teams as project manager.

An excellent communicator with the ability to build relationships with internal and external stakeholders, clients, suppliers and industry.

Experienced in commercial and business management including management and responses to strategic bids, monthly reporting, resourcing and recruitment

Willingness to travel, including possible international travel.


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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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