Remote Sensing Scientist

Job Title:                 Remote Sensing Scientist 
Salary:                    Competitive and Rewarding + Benefits          
Hours:                     Standard Business
Reports to:             Senior Remote Sensing Scientist 
Location:                 Flexible

Deadline for applications: 8th 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

This is an excellent opportunity for a high-calibre and motivated scientist to join our rapidly growing Remote Sensing Consultancy team. The role offers the opportunity to work first hand with some of the most cutting-edge aerial image data captured on the planet with unique projects taking place around the world including Australia, the USA, Europe and the UK.

The primary role will be to assist in delivery of APEM’s remote sensing survey projects as well as provide support to the senior members of the team. The work will mainly focus on processing APEM’s own aerial survey data (photographs and LiDAR) captured around the world. You will be responsible for helping the team produce orthomosaics, topographic outputs (DSM & DTM), habitat maps, 3D models and much more. Although primarily office based, there may be a requirement to undertake fieldwork on certain projects so a clean driving license would be highly desirable.

Due to the nature of data processing workflows, there may be a requirement to work outside of core hours to deliver projects on time.

For the right candidate there may be opportunities for progression within the role itself as well as progression into other areas of APEM’s business. 

About you

Successful candidates will have a degree in Remote Sensing / GIS / Earth Observation (or related discipline), or equivalent experience in one of these fields. An interest in remote sensing and aerial imagery is essential and experience of extracting information from airborne and/or drone datasets would be advantageous. Experience of GIS (ESRI ArcMap/QGIS) is essential and experience with land classification using ERDAS is desirable.

You will be an active team player, self-motivated and able to work to tight timelines. Attention to detail is key along with the ability to work long periods unsupervised. 

Required Skills

  • Experience of GIS software and basic analyses including digitisation
  • Experience of image interpretation techniques including image classification through ERDAS or similar software
  • Experience of photogrammetric software (desirable)
  • Experience working with LiDAR/point clouds (desirable)
  • Excellent organisation skills and ability to manage multiple tasks at once
  • Good communication skills and a fast learner



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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