Senior Marine Consultant

Job Title:                  Senior Marine Consultant
Salary:                     Competitive and Rewarding + Benefits          
Hours:                      Standard Business
Reports to:              Principal Marine Consultant
Location:                  Flexible

Deadline for applications: 1st 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

Are you currently a marine 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. 

Authoring and coordinating delivery for a wide range of ecological assessments (Scoping reports, PEIR and EIA, HRA reports, WFD assessments, MCZ assessments, Biosecurity Plans) 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 ecology and protected species/habitats 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 at least two 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:

  • M.Sc. or Ph.D. in marine ecology or related discipline
  • Marine consultancy experience
  • Previous marine survey experience
  • Project management experience (with track record of delivering to time and budget)
  • Experience of tendering
  • Understanding of relevant policy/legislation
  • Excellent communication and reporting skills
  • Experience of preparation and requirements for marine licence applications
  • Experience writing ecological assessments
  • Involvement in survey design and coordination
  • Use of statistical packages including PRIMER
  • Extensive use of Word and Excel

Proficiency in GIS software packages would be advantageous.



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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