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Job Title: Hydromorphologist Salary: Competitive and Rewarding + Benefits Hours: Standard Business Reports to: Divisional Director Location: Flexible
Deadline for applications: 30th January 2022
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
APEM’s hydromorphology team continues to expand and is currently undertaking exciting projects in river restoration, weir removal, reinstating more natural flow regimes downstream of reservoirs, habitat modelling, risk mapping, sediment fingerprinting, management of scour and gravel augmentation.
We are now seeking a high-calibre and commercially-minded hydroomorphologist at Principal or Senior Consultant grade to support our expansion. This is an excellent opportunity for a motivated individual to make their mark as part of a growing team. Applications from those with specialist knowledge of development and infrastructure sectors, river and wetland restoration, sediment/ catchment investigations and sediment management (including sediment contamination) would be particularly welcome.
We anticipate candidates will have a range of field survey, data analysis and report writing skills. You will have a MSc or PhD in a relevant discipline (geomorphology, hydrology, environmental science, catchment management) or the equivalent professional experience. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential, as is as the ability to work to tight deadlines. The ability to analyse geospatial data in GIS, hydraulic/ sediment transport modelling and catchment modelling would be advantageous.
Essential experience/ skills:
MSc in a relevant discipline (e.g. geomorphology, hydrology, environmental science, catchment management) plus at least two years’ relevant experience in a consultancy, regulatory or third sector environment; Or a PhD in a relevant discipline.
Excellent understanding of hydrological and fluvial/ riparian zone geomorphological processes.
Experience of undertaking field work, e.g. restoration appraisal, fluvial audits, physical habitat surveys, sediment sampling.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Able to work to tight deadlines
Desirable experience/ skills:
Able to view and analyse geospatial data in GIS.
Sediment transport modelling.
You will value variety and respond positively to new challenges. You will have the drive to support the expansion of our hydromorphology portfolio and the technical authority to represent it externally. You will have the ability to deliver independently and as part of project teams drawn from our regional offices, and to communicate effectively with clients. Therefore, a sense of pride in, and responsibility for, your work are paramount.
Whether you are an applicant with academic, regulatory, consultancy or third sector experience you will need to demonstrate your ability to apply your skills in a commercial consultancy context through experience of managing projects and dealing with people effectively and professionally.
You will be primarily office/home-based, although site visits, client meetings and fieldwork are likely to be required. These may include overnight stays; therefore, a full driving licence and personal flexibility is essential.
Specialist field and analytical skills in hydrology/ geomorphology/ river restoration.
Ability to represent APEM to clients and regulator
Ability to scope solutions
Project management skills preferred.
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.