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Senior Freshwater Consultant (AQSCONS-011)

  • Letchworth
  • Edinburgh
  • Chester
  • Southampton
Join a dynamic team of aquatic environmental scientists with cross-cutting expertise in ecology, hydrology, geomorphology, water quality, fisheries and natural capital.

Salary: competitive plus benefits

Deadline for applications: Monday 21st October

About APEM

APEM Limited is Europe’s largest specialist aquatic environmental consultancy. With over 30 years’ experience, we offer our clients an integrated approach to every aspect of the investigation and management of freshwater catchments and marine habitats and operate UK wide and internationally. Our consultants are recognised experts in their fields, and as a company we pride ourselves on our commitment to scientific rigour and an excellent service in providing solutions to our clients.

So far 2019 has been a big year for APEM. We have been awarded Water Industry Consultant of the Year and we completed a management buyout. We are heading for a new record turnover and are pushing forward into a number of new areas as well as expanding our teams in our traditional areas.


About the role

You will work within a dynamic team of aquatic environmental scientists with cross-cutting expertise in ecology, hydrology, geomorphology, water quality, fisheries and natural capital, to deliver a range of projects for the UK water and energy industries, and their environmental regulators.

We are seeking candidates with desk-based experience in the following technical areas: 

  • Hydro-ecology;
  • Natural capital/Biodiversity Net Gain/sustainability;
  • Invasive Non-Native species;
  • Environmental water resource management e.g. environmental components of water company Drought Plans and Water Resource Management Plans;
  • Biological water quality assessment;
  • Water quality assessment and modelling;
  • Statistical analysis, data management and modelling of large and complex environmental data sets.

 Key features of the Senior Consultant role will be managing a range of projects to ensure the delivery of high quality outputs within budget. This role will also require contributing to or leading the production of competitive tenders. You will be primarily office-based, although site visits and client meetings will be required. Excellent opportunities for career progression and development.


About you

You will be an enthusiastic self-starter with a genuine interest in the environment. You will be qualified to a minimum of BSc. level in a relevant discipline, with evidence of experience relevant to the grade you are applying for. 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 fast-paced commercial consultancy through experience of delivering projects and dealing with people effectively and professionally.


Suitable candidates will be able to demonstrate up-to-date knowledge of relevant UK legislation (e.g. Water Framework Directive, Habitats Directive, the Agriculture Bill and Defra’s 25 Year Environment Plan).

Required skills: 

  • Typically 3-4 years’ professional experience
  • Experience of working in a commercial consulting environment
  • Knowledge of relevant UK legislation
  • Project management experience
  • Tendering/proposal writing experience

 Desirable skills:

  • A relevant higher degree
  • Networking skills
  • Line management experience


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Apem Ltd
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Hawarden Airport
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SO14 0DA Southampton Directions


  • 25 days holidays (increasing with length of service to 30 days)

  • Company bonus scheme

  • Company maternity, paternity & adoption pay

  • Cycle to work scheme

  • Death in service insurance

  • Group personal pension scheme

  • Payment of professional membership fees

  • Private Medical Insurance & health cash plan

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