Principal Consultant – Marine Wildlife

  • Manchester
  • Oxford
  • Edinburgh
  • Chester
  • Southampton

Job Title:                 Principal Consultant – Marine Wildlife 
Salary:                    Competitive and Rewarding + Benefits          
Hours:                     Standard Business
Reports to:             Divisional Director 
Location:                 Cork, Ireland & UK wide

Deadline for applications: 3rd October 2021


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

The Principal Consultant will work within the Marine Wildlife Survey team within the Marine Division. One of the main roles of the team is to organise, undertake and analyse aerial surveys of birds. The Marine Survey Team manage, co-ordinate and report on digital aerial surveys for ornithology and marine mammals, from data collection to  reporting. The team uses robust science to find solutions for both the private and public sectors.

The purpose of this role is to work closely with the Associate Director and other Principal Consultants within the Marine Division and wider APEM team, influencing and shaping current work streams, managing 20+ projects, overseeing senior and junior staff and expanding the current customer base across the Republic of Ireland, UK, Europe and worldwide.

About you

As a Principal Consultant – Marine Wildlife you will be managing multiple large scale projects with multidisciplinary teams based in various locations, as well as 

successfully developing, maintaining and managing internal and external stakeholder relationships. 

You will also be working in business development as we seek to expand in the UK, Ireland, Europe and RoW, taking APEM into new markets/sectors for wildlife survey as and associated activities, with existing clients as well as securing and managing new work/opportunities, maintaining and extending relationships and developing knowledge on local policy (notably the National Marine Planning Framework, Maritime Area Consents)/operations/industry and stakeholders.


Required skills:

  • Ability to working well under pressure and support the team in a focused, thoughtful and composed manner. 
  • Commercial awareness, preferably in a consultancy role.
  • Leadership skills and ability for strategic thinking.
  • Passionate about your core specialism and ability to engage with other like. minded specialists and non-specialist (regulators, clients, colleagues).
  • Scientific approach to problem solving and innovation.



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


Cork, Cardiff, Cambridge, Manchester, Oxford, Edinburgh, Chester and Southampton

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