All Locations
Southampton, Hampshire, Hybrid Working
Advertising Salary
Competitive + health insurance + benefits
Vacancy Type
Permanent
Land
Hours Per WeekHours Per Week:
37.5

About The Role

Are you an experienced senior ecologist with a proven track record in consultancy? Do you want to be part of a senior leadership team and to be at the forefront as we build and grow an ambitious team? Do you want to take on a diverse portfolio of work with projects in different sectors including public Sector, water companies, residential and commercial development, renewables and infrastructure?

At APEM, we are actively seeking an experienced and forward-thinking Principal Ecologist to join our close knit ecology team. In this role, we will be looking to you to be the team leader for the south of England as we grow and expand. Alongside team management and growth, y
our responsibilities will include producing excellent reports, exploring new tender opportunities, and actively contributing to business development and marketing initiatives. Supported by our experienced team, you'll be part of our senior UK ecology division that feeds into our strategic decision making. This is an excellent opportunity to not only enhance your skills and expertise but also act as a mentor to junior staff.

To be successful in this role, you'll need:
  • Ability provide the business with authoritative ecological advice and innovative mitigation solutions/enhancement considerations across a range of sites and schemes with varying levels of environmental and ecological sensitivities.
  • Up to date overview of EU and UK legislation pertaining to ecology and environmental issues, as well as Ecological Impact Assessment (EcIA), Ecological Impact Assessments and planning regulations.
  • Assist with expanding and managing the current terrestrial ecology portfolio within APEM and to represent it externally.
  • Able to undertake survey work as and when necessary and appropriate, leading protected species surveys and mitigation projects.
  • A track record in, or aspirations for, continuing professional development and supporting the development/ management of junior ecologists

You will be offered the chance to work on a variety of 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 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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