Principal Consultant (Water Quality)

APEM Limited

Manchester, UK 🇬🇧


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.

About the role

In this role you will be leading and input on the delivery of APEM’s water and sediment quality projects, including financial management. Leading and input on the delivery of cross team/divisional projects will also form a key part of this role.

You’ll also be undertaking client meetings, site visits and field surveys where required and providing technical input to projects and tenders.

We will discuss and agree any line management responsibilities and you will also be providing mentoring, support and guidance to senior and consultant grade scientists. With regards sales and marketing activity you will work with the team to identify opportunities for new work.

About you


  • Typically at least 5 years’ professional experience.
  • Experience of working in a commercial consulting environment.
  • Knowledgeable in water and sediment quality assessment and management including at least one of the following: water quality impact assessments, modelling, reservoir management, catchment management, algal blooms, taste and odour, lake nutrient budgeting, and lake restoration.
  • Proficient at project management.
  • Proficient at tendering/proposal writing including costing work.
  • An understanding of key UK environmental legislation.
  • Excellent Excel and Word skills.
  • Excellent data management and analysis skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Driving licence


  • A relevant higher degree.
  • Experience in project management of large, high profile or complex projects.
  • Statistical analysis and modelling of large and complex environmental data sets.
  • Line management experience.
  • Professional accreditation or working towards it.

Next steps

We expect significant interest in this flexible and rewarding role. 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.




IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development