Competitive salary plus benefits
Deadline for applications: 14th August 2020
APEM is Europe’s largest specialist aquatic environmental consultancy. We offer our clients an integrated approach to the investigation and management of freshwater catchments and terrestrial 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.
2019 was a big year for APEM. We were awarded water industry consultant of the year and we completed a management buyout. In 2020 and beyond we will continue our ambitions for growth and innovation.
APEM is a highly reputable company, renowned for our quality and long list of trusted clients, who once secured, provide repeat business year after year, trusting us to deliver a high-quality service at a fair price.
We are proud to be an inclusive company, with People as one of the key pillars that our strategy is built upon. We stand for equality for all. As such we welcome applications from all individuals regardless of race, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion or belief
About the role
This is an excellent opportunity for high-calibre, motivated and commercially-minded scientists to join our growing fisheries team.
APEM is seeking to recruit enthusiastic individuals with a proven track record in a consultancy or regulatory environment in a relevant field. You will have specialist knowledge and skills to enable you to assist with the management and technical consultancy of projects in the areas of estuarine and marine fisheries. A strong background in marine fisheries science and the application of this knowledge to environmental assessments and studies is required.
APEM’s fisheries team is currently undertaking projects on the impacts of marine/estuarine developments, Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA), fish entrainment/impingement assessments and Marine Protected Area assessments. An understanding of UK fisheries legislation and its application to monitoring and environmental assessments will be an advantage.
Our benefits package includes 25 days holiday (increasing to a maximum of 30 days in line with length of service), pension, company profit share, private medical insurance, health cash plan, group income protection, death in service insurance, cycle to work scheme, company maternity and paternity pay.
You will be self-motivated and able to work independently as well as within project teams drawn from our regional offices. You will also have the drive and enthusiasm to assist with the expansion of the current fisheries 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 these positions.
Due to the position being at the Principal/Associate Director grade, candidates will need to have a minimum of an MSc or PhD in a relevant discipline along with 5-10 years relevant work experience. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential, as well as the ability to work to tight deadlines.
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-based, although site visits, client meetings and fieldwork are likely to be required, which may include overnight stays; therefore, a full driving licence and personal flexibility is essential