Ornithology QA Analyst

Job Title:                  Ornithology QA Analyst
Salary:                     Competitive and Rewarding + Benefits          
Hours:                      Standard Business
Reports to:              Ornithology Technical Specialist
Location:                  Flexible

Deadline for applications: 4th August 2021

Background Our people are the difference!

Who they are, what they do and how they do it is why we’re the award-winning, industry-leading, thriving boldly global environmental consultancy we are today. We’re APEM Ltd and we’re expanding.

As a people-first business we’re accountable for our aspirations, actions, and what we get because of them. We believe inspiration and insight come from everywhere, so no matter history or choices in life, we will empower you to be your best, so we can be our best, together.

If you’re driven, ready to guide governments, shape private client projects across the planet and improve the natural world, then we want the whole you.



The WOW factor

When home became work, we learned that flexibility, understanding and balance allowed us all to move forward and grow together.

So no matter where you’re based, the hours you keep, or the toddlers you have to entertain, we’re committed to our ways of working (WOW) with each other so we can continue to be our best.

About the role

Our global Marine Wildlife and Ornithology team is growing, and this is a great opportunity for a motivated individual.

The role is two-fold, firstly: you’ll be analysing high resolution images to record presence and identify species using in-house developed cutting edge software, and secondly, you’ll support senior team members and assist with quality assurance.

Accurate data handling and manipulation are essential skills, however the role includes scope to oversee training for junior staff and management responsibilities.

You’ll have a proven track record in bird identification, in particular seabirds and other marine wildlife from around the world. Your specialist knowledge and understanding of avian ecology will include behaviours, breeding, migration and species distributions.

About you

Your passion for ornithology is clear and as a self-motivated, enthusiastic professional, you’ll work to deadlines and be an active team player. 

You’ll hold a degree in biology / environmental science / remote sensing and be able to demonstrate proven experience in bird identification and/or marine mammal work.

Flexibility and reliability are key and high attention to detail is required, as is experience with MS Office packages such as Excel, and some experience of GIS software.

Skills & experience Essential

  • Accurate bird and marine wildlife identification
  • Knowledge and understanding of seabird ecology
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to systematically record, handle and sort data
  • Proficiency in Excel and other MS Office packages


  • Experience with GIS packages
  • Management experience
  • Self-motivated
  • Problem solving capabilities



We recognise that everyone’s story is different. 

The opportunities, experiences and challenges faced in life shape who we are today and we understand that these are the things that make us individual and unique. Embracing our differences means we’re able to approach what we do from every dimension. Inspiration and insight can come from anywhere, and no matter your history or choices in life, we empower our people to be their best, so we can be our best, together. 

We welcome the whole you.

Additional information

  • Remote status

    Flexible remote

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