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Job Title: Senior Freshwater Consultant Ecologist Salary: Competitive and Rewarding + Benefits Hours: Standard Business Reports to: Divisional Director Location: Cork, Sligo
Deadline for applications: 12th December 2021
Our people are the difference!
Who we are and what we do 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.
Here at APEM Ireland we are passionate about the environment and its proper management, protection and sustainable use.
The APEM Group have offices across England, Scotland, and Wales, as well as the US, and APEM in Ireland are going from strength to strength having recently acquired Woodrow Sustainable Solutions based in Ballisodare in Co Sligo. We also have a team located in and around an office at the NSC-Campus in Mahon, Cork, as well as others working from home in places such as Kerry and Galway. 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 Senior Freshwater Consultant Ecologist will join the APEM Ireland team, ideally in either Cork or Sligo but with flexible, homeworking arrangements also available, and help to deliver projects, with support from your fellow Senior Consultants, Associates and Directors already in place.
With numerous projects already won, a myriad of connections with clients and potential clients secured, and a number of major tenders already submitted, in addition to a place on four consultancy frameworks, APEM Ireland is well set for the rest of 2021, into 2022 and beyond! We are now looking to add a capable and motivated Senior Freshwater Ecologist to our team as part of a growing business
You will provide additional capability to the APEM Ireland office allowing us to respond to more Requests for Proposals, as well as providing additional capacity to deliver won work. You will spend some of your time in the field, undertaking a wide range of ecological and environmental survey and sampling work, as well as time in the office, writing tenders and constructing well costed and focussed proposals for clients, interpreting data, undertaking assessments and writing reports.
Your main area of technical focus will be the freshwater environment and associated ecology. Good knowledge and experience of work with one or more of the following will be essential:
Appropriate Assessment related to the freshwater environment
Macroinvertebrates (White-clawed crayfish; Freshwater Pearl Mussel, Q scores and general macroinvertebrate communities etc);
Water Framework Directive – requirements, provisions, assessments etc
Habitats Directive and the freshwater environment, habitats and species
Ecological assessment and walkover surveys
You are a graduate with at least 5 years’ post-graduate work preferably with experience in Environmental / Ecological Consultancy. You might already be a member of a body, such as CIEEM, CIWEM etc and/or considering achieving Chartered status. You are energetic and enthusiastic, and as happy to spend time on the road and in the field as at the desk in the office or working from home on proposals, costing spreadsheets and reports.
Minimum of a Bachelor of Science Degree in a relevant environmental or ecological subject
Full, clean driving licence
Right to live and work in Ireland
Willing and able to spend time away from home and when needed to work outdoors in all weather conditions
Tender and proposal writing skills and experience
Ability to cost work requested
Ability to manage won projects
Field survey and sampling skills
Field identification skills for at least one of freshwater fish or macroinvertebrates
Flexible, adaptable and punctual
Member, or considering membership, of a chartered institution and willing and able to work towards achieving chartered status
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.