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Job Title: Principal Ornithology Consultant (EIA) Salary: Competitive and Rewarding + Benefits Hours: Standard Business Reports to: Head of Ornithology Consultancy Location: Flexible
Deadline for applications: 1st June 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
As part of our business plan APEM Ltd are significantly expanding our Ornithology consultancy services across the whole of the UK, Ireland and globally. This is creating exciting opportunities for high-calibre, motivated and commercially-minded ornithologists to help expand and manage our ornithological services across different regions and to work on and manage a wide variety of projects. You’d be joining at a significant moment in our expansion, both geographically and in our range of services. Your voice and ambitions will influence the direction of travel.
Project work will include our full range of clients and projects ranging from utilities companies, infrastructure, built development as well as regulator support within terrestrial, intertidal and offshore environments. APEM also has a long history of scientific projects, undertaking environmental impact assessments and reviewing developments that have keep us at the forefront of research development in many areas.
Across APEM you will work as part of a team of specialists, in a very close-knit community where personal skills and interactions across the business are highly valued. In addition you will have good written and verbal communication skills with the ability to work closely with internal and external stakeholders, clients and regulators.
To be successful in this role we are looking for applications from professionals who have worked in a similar role or can demonstrate the appropriate transferable skills. They should have:
Ornithology / Ecology / EIA related degree (and potentially an MSc/PhD for Principal role);
Appropriate relevant experience for the grade applied for;
Surveying and working experience in the UK / Irish regulatory framework (including protected species licensing for Principal role);
Ideally, an established track record in the field of ornithology / bird ecology, derived from a relevant career in consultancy, research or working for government;
Working knowledge of the European and UK wildlife legislation and policy;
Appropriate membership level of CIEEM for grade applied for or working towards accreditation (or no restriction on ability to apply);
Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills;
Ability to organise and develop their work with minimal supervision, as well as excellent team working ability;
Full current UK driving licence;
The ability to work away from home for short periods to meet the demands of fieldwork;
Knowledge and experience of the EcIA, EIA and HRA processes (for Principal role);
GIS and / or R and / or Statistical Analysis skills advantageous.
You will be self-motivated and able to work independently and within project teams drawn from our regional offices. For the Principal role you will also have the drive and enthusiasm to expand the current portfolio within APEM and to represent it externally. Thus, the ability to communicate effectively with clients in all sectors and a sense of pride in, and responsibility for your work are paramount for this position.
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.
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.