Join the Field Surveys team, which is at the heart of ensuring the efficient and professional provision of APEM’s services.

Competitive salary plus benefits
Deadline for applications: Sunday 17th May

About APEM

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.

About the role

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Senior Field Scientist to join the Field Surveys team, which is at the heart of ensuring the efficient and professional provision of APEM’s services. The Field Surveys team specialises in aquatic ecological and hydro morphological survey work throughout the UK with sampling and monitoring of lakes, ponds, canals, rivers, estuary, coastal and marine environments.

Day to day activities will include undertaking field work as the lead field scientist, managing, training and developing field scientists, planning and organising field surveys and client liaison.

About you

The successful candidate will be both a team leader and a proven team player, must be able to swim and able to work outdoors in all weather conditions. Time away from home will be a part of the job, including some weekend work, so you will need to be flexible, adaptable and always punctual. You will have previous experience in fish identification and husbandry, boat handling and ecological survey design.

Required skills:


  • A full UK driving licence is required
  • Able to swim and work outside in all weather conditions
  • Able to spend time away from home and work weekends
  • Experience in ecological survey design and work, including fish identification and husbandry
  • Ability to work independently, exhibit practical skills and problem solve on the ground
  • Experience in producing risk assessments.

The following would be beneficial:

  • Previous experience in report writing, statistical analysis or GIS
  • A current CSCS card
  • A current First Aid certificate
  • Electric fishing experience
  • Water & Flood Awareness training
  • RYA Power boat Level II certified
  • Personal Survival Techniques certified.