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UK based (Remote / Home Working)
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Competitive + bonus + health insurance + benefits
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Permanent
Land
Hours Per WeekHours Per Week:
37.5

About The Role

Are you an experienced Ornithologist that is looking for a more strategic role? One that will offer you the opportunity to work in collaboration with many expert, multi-disciplinary teams? Do you want to a remote first employer with a strong focus on work life balance – allowing you to work from home and manage your time as required?

Due to continued growth we are actively looking to attract a Principal Ornithologist to play an essential role within our thriving Woodrow division. Woodrow leads on terrestrial ecology delivery in Ireland for the APEM Group and works on a large variety of ecology projects, including impact assessments for infrastructure proposals (including renewable energy, linear transport and recreation projects, housing and quarry proposals), habitat and species surveys, biodiversity planning and community projects and we are now bringing this expertise to the UK.

In this key leadership role you will help drive forward our delivery of ecological consultancy across the UK and Ireland.  You’ll manage your own projects from inception to completion, have responsibility for people and larger/more complex project management, including technical, commercial and business development activities. You will demonstrate excellent report writing skills with an in-depth knowledge of Ornithology. Your ecological knowledge, integrity and attention to detail will allow you to deliver high level surveys, assessment and reporting and, together with our Project Management team. You will be a mentor and manager to early career ecologists and become a key part of our innovative and vibrant team.

To be successful in this role, you'll need:
  • Six years plus post-graduate experience in environmental consultancy or similar.
  • Excellent ornithological survey and assessment skills.
  • Understanding ornithological impacts of onshore wind developments.
  • A broad range of ornithological experience on large-scale projects in key sectors, notably with well-developed expertise in impact assessment of infrastructure proposals.
  • A thorough knowledge of ecological legislation and planning policy in the UK and EU.
  • Excellent report writing skills and proven project management abilities.

You'll be offered the chance to work on a variety of interesting projects, many of our employees have worked on projects that have been of personal interest to them. We match this with a commitment to continuous development and learning to support your career. We also offer benefits to look after you, from private medical insurance for all employees, access to mental health first aiders and comprehensive income protection if you cannot work. We also offer superb flexible working options, balancing work with your life.

Next steps 

We are focused on creating a diverse and inclusive team. If you can’t tick every box on our job description, then we are still keen to hear from you and are open to supporting your development. That may be working part time or supporting you to gain experience in a specific area – we are a growing company and are able to adapt roles to reflect individual skills. 

If you think you have what it takes to join our fast-growing business, then please apply immediately on our website. All we need is some basic information and your CV, we will review all applications quickly and will respond to all applications.

About Us

The APEM Group is a global environmental consultancy, we work with a range of clients including large corporations and governments to help them understand and solve a wide variety of environmental projects in the UK and globally. Our successful pioneering work has enabled us to grow and combine forces with other businesses who share our ethos and integrity. At our core, our people are working towards the protection of the environment across the globe.

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