Associate Director (Freshwater)

APEM Limited

Cork, Ireland 🇮🇪

Sligo, Ireland 🇮🇪

Galway, Ireland 🇮🇪

Job Title:                  Associate Director – Freshwater
Salary:                     Competitive and Rewarding + Benefits          
Hours:                      Standard Business
Reports to:              Divisional Director
Location:                  Republic of Ireland


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

We are looking for an experienced Associate Director to support and work alongside our Divisional Director to further develop our Cork based Irish division. This is an exciting opportunity to join a well-established consultancy; who collectively form a team of aquatic and terrestrial ecologists and scientists with cross-cutting expertise in terrestrial and aquatic ecology, fisheries science, hydrology, hydro/geomorphology and water quality, to deliver a range of projects for Irish environment and conservation agencies and regulators, government bodies, water and energy companies and industries. 

About you

You will be demonstrably experience within a similar role and you will preferably have Chartered status with CIEEM, CIWEM or a similar body, or at least working towards this. You will ideally be a seasoned consultant with a MBA and good business brain. You will be energetic and enthusiastic, with a can-do, optimistic outlook, able to write tenders and manage projects for exacting clients. You will thrive under pressure and able to work to tight deadlines whilst remaining calm and focussed.

Required skills:

  1. Ideally you will hold a PhD or MSc in an Environmental subject 
  2. Minimum 10 years’ postgraduate working experience
  3. Full Chartered status or a minimum of Full Membership of a Chartered Institution (desirable)
  4. Extensive and demonstrable knowledge of the Irish environmental sector
  5. Extensive and demonstrable knowledge of Irish regulators, key businesses (such as water, energy and infrastructure) and associated stakeholders
  6. Extensive and demonstrable experience of Irish environmental regulations and associated reporting and roles, such as Appropriate Assessment, NIS, EcIA, ECoW etc
  7. Extensive and demonstrable experience of private sector environmental consultancy
  8. To have a demonstrable, extensive and established wide network of Irish contacts.

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.

Department: Technical – Ecology (Terrestrial)

Cork, Sligo, Galway
Remote status
Hybrid Remote