Position: Ornithologist Grade: Senior Consultant or Principal Salary

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Position: Ornithologist
Grade: Senior Consultant or Principal
Salary + Benefit Package: commensurate with experience
Location: preferably Cambridge
APEM Limited is Europe’s largest specialist aquatic science consultancy, offering our clients an
integrated approach to every aspect of the scientific study, investigation and management of
both freshwater and marine habitats. With over 25 years’ experience we operate UK wide as
well as internationally, and our scientists are recognised experts in their fields.
As a company we pride ourselves on our commitment to scientific and client service excellence.
This post is an opportunity for an experienced, high-calibre, motivated and commercially-minded
scientist to join our Ornithology Consultancy Team. One of the main roles of the team is to
organise, undertake and analyse aerial surveys of birds – particularly offshore. Coupled with this
is the need for expert advice and interpretation, including EIA and HRA. The team uses robust
science to find solutions for both the private and public sectors; the APEM Migration model now
widely used for offshore developments is such a solution.
As part of the ongoing expansion of APEM’s Ornithology Consultancy Team we have a vacancy
for an experienced senior consultant or principal ornithologist. The ideal candidate will have
experience and a good working knowledge of:
 Potential impacts of marine or coastal developments on ornithological features and the
assessment of such impacts through EIA and HRA.
 Analysis of ecological data and proficiency in statistical packages.
 Commercial consultancy practice and business development.
The balance of strengths and experience in these areas will determine the salary level and the
grade of the appointment as set out below.
Senior Consultant:
You will be qualified to MSc or PhD level, and have a sound knowledge of avian ecology and
behaviour, being recognised in the field as an expert. You will be experienced in regularly
advising clients and other stakeholders on ornithology issues relating to large infrastructure
projects. You should be skilled in statistical analysis of ecological data and be proficient working
with basic statistical packages. An understanding of statistical modelling is preferred, and a
background in spatial analysis is useful.
As well as having strong interpersonal skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills,
and a great attention to detail, you will have proven experience of management of both people
and complex projects. With strong organisational and motivational skills, you will be able to
manage a project team, delivering projects to a high standard on time and within budget.
Principal Consultant:
As part of the senior management team you will be involved in setting and delivering business
strategies for your team. You will be experienced in marketing and business development in a
commercial consultancy practice, including building up a customer base and stakeholder
management, as well as having proven experience of all of the essential specifications for the
Senior Consultant Grade.
If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please download an application form from our
website. You should then email a completed application form, along with a detailed CV and
covering letter to [email protected] by 14 March 2014. The subject heading of the
email should state the position you are applying for. The interviews will take place in Cambridge
on 18 - 19 March 2014.
If you have any queries, please email [email protected] and one of our team will
respond to you as soon as possible.
Please note that incomplete applications will not be progressed.
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