Senior Remote Sensing Scientist

Job Title:                 Senior Remote Sensing Scientist 
Salary:                    Competitive and Rewarding + Benefits          
Hours:                     Standard Business
Reports to:             Remote Sensing Principal
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 individual to join our rapidly growing Remote Sensing Consultancy team. The role offers the opportunity to work first-hand with some of the most detailed aerial image data captured on the planet, with unique projects taking place around the world including in Australia, the USA, Europe and the UK.

The main elements of the role will involve managing remote sensing projects and undertaking business development activities. The candidate will be expected to manage projects, speak directly with clients and liaise with the data operations and RS teams to deliver a range of outputs including orthomosaics, topographic outputs (DSM & DTM), point clouds, habitat maps, 3D models and much more.

The ideal candidate will help drive the business forward by identifying business opportunities and contributing to tender activity. The role requires a good level of understanding of the services the wider company delivers and there will be opportunities to deliver presentations to industry via conferences, client meetings and online webinars.

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 time differences with some international projects, 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 at least three years experience in one of these fields. You will have a proven track record of managing multiple projects effectively within time and cost deadlines. You will have excellent written skills and be able to review reports and outputs created by the team.

You will have good communication skills and be able to work with senior management to drive business development, speaking with clients and talking knowledgably about the wider services APEM can offer.

Due to the nature of the role, the ideal candidate will have an active interest in remote sensing and earth observation as well as experience of extracting information from airborne and/or satellite datasets. Knowledge of aerial data capture, photogrammetric workflows and experience working with LiDAR data would be highly desirable. As would experience undertaking image analyses tasks such as image classification, stereo feature collection and topographic mapping.

An engineering background with knowledge of field surveys and topographic mapping requirements would be advantageous but not essential for this role.

Required skills:

  • Excellent management skills and proven track record of managing project on time and in budget.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to speak with a wide audience including clients, industry professionals, peers and colleagues.
  • Experienced and capable user of GIS applications
  • Experience of image interpretation techniques including image classification
  • Experience of photogrammetric software (highly desirable)
  • Experience working with LiDAR/point clouds (highly desirable)



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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