Job Title:  Senior Freshwater Consultant Ecologist
Salary:  Competitive and Rewarding + Benefits          
Hours:  Standard Business
Reports to:   Divisional Director
Location:  Cork, Sligo – Ireland

Deadline for applications: 3rd 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
  • Hydromorphology;
  • Hydro-ecology;
  • Fisheries;
  • Macroinvertebrates (White-clawed crayfish; Freshwater Pearl Mussel, Q scores and general macroinvertebrate communities etc);
  • Aquatic and semi-aquatic FW invasive species
  • Water quality assessment and monitoring;
  • Natural flood management and/or catchment management;
  • Wetland assessment and management
  • Peatland restoration and management
  • Water Framework Directive – requirements, provisions, assessments etc
  • Habitats Directive and the freshwater environment, habitats and species
  • Ecological assessment and walkover surveys

About you

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.

Required skills:

  • 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.

We welcome the whole you.

Apply here.