Senior Marine Mammal Consultant

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Competitive salary plus benefits

Deadline for applications: 20th June 2021


APEM are continuing to grow in all divisions, heading for a new record turnover and we are pushing into a number of new areas as well as expanding our team. We work on an extremely diverse range of coastal and marine projects and have ambitious plans for 2021 and beyond, within the UK and globally.

In particular we are developing our marine mammal capabilities and this is an exciting opportunity for a marine mammal ecologist to join our marine consultancy team.

About the role

Are you currently a marine mammal specialist who has gained consultancy experience?  Perhaps you come from a regulatory body or academic background and want to develop your experience within a world class consultancy.  

With the support of APEM’s highly experienced marine team you will be involved with tendering activity and all aspects of project delivery including marine survey design; stakeholder and client engagement; data review/data collation and data analysis and interpretation. You will conduct this for APEM’s wide range of marine projects with particular emphasis on marine mammal projects. 

Authoring and coordinating delivery for a wide range of marine mammal ecological assessments (Scoping reports, PEIR and EIA and HRA reports) is an essential part of the role. In addition, you will have management responsibilities for a variety of marine projects ensuring delivery to a diverse client base.

We are focused on people development and you will be encouraged to attend or present at marine conferences / events and undertake training to develop your skills and expand your areas of expertise, giving you the chance to influence how we best meet our client needs in a growing and ever-changing market.

APEM is at the cutting edge of the latest environmental requirements and best practice, and as such you will be open to exploring and developing new areas/work sectors - we are looking for someone who fully embraces change and the opportunities it provides.

About you

We are looking for an individual with a strong team ethic and keen to work with colleagues across a range of marine disciplines. You will be driven by the requirements for sustainable development in the marine environment and the need for environmental protection and effective management.

Able to demonstrate an excellent understanding of marine marine ecology and assessment with relevant commercial awareness, the successful candidate will have a detailed knowledge and understanding of policy/legislation relevant to marine ecology conservation and its application for marine ecology assessments.

A high level of attention to detail, the ability to work to tight timeframes, good delegation skills and the provision of specialist technical input are key aspects of the role.  You will be required to work both independently and lead project teams and communicate effectively with clients.

You will ideally have a number of years of experience of working within a marine consultancy and preferably with experience at the senior consultant level.

Required skills:

  • The successful candidate will ideally have the following experience:
  •  M.Sc. or Ph.D. in marine ecology or related discipline
  • Ability to organise, undertake and analyse marine mammal visual and acoustic surveys
  • Undertaking marine mammal impact assessments (including HRA, EIA)
  • Underwater noise impact assessment
  • Preparation and requirements for EPS licences
  • Population and impact modelling
  • Understanding of relevant policy/legislation
  • Excellent communication and reporting skills
  • Use of statistical packages including PRIMER
  • Extensive use of Word and Excel
  • Proficiency in GIS software packages would be advantageous.

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.


(Ref: SMMC-21-01) 

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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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