Principal Consultant (Freshwater)

APEM Limited

United Kingdom 🇬🇧


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.

Why join us?

Freshwater biology has been established as an area of APEM expertise for many years. The Freshwater Biology Consultancy division delivers cutting-edge collection, analysis and interpretation of freshwater hydro-ecology data. We are passionate about using hydro-ecological data to provide our clients with evidence-based solutions as we find innovative ways to tackle environmental challenges with a particular focus on balancing environmental and anthropogenic needs for water.

We offer the opportunity to join a rapidly growing business where you will be working on a range of projects for the UK water and energy industries, and their environmental regulators. 

About the role

In this role you will be delivering high quality technical reports and working closely with the Associate Directors and other Principal Consultants to expand the Freshwater Biology Division. You will be influencing and shaping our current and future work streams, and expanding our customer base and service offerings. You will also be mentoring and coaching your team members to develop and succeed in their roles.

About you

Essential –

  • BSc or MSc degree in a relevant subject and at least five years’ professional experience.
  • Knowledge of policy, legislation and issues relating to freshwater ecosystems or water resources.
  • Experience of working in a commercial consultancy environment.
  • Excellent communication and report writing skills.
  • Proven ability to lead, plan and deliver projects or work packages on time, to agreed quality standards and within budget.
  • Experience of preparing proposals and tenders.
  • Line management experience.
  • Ability to review and sign off data analysis and reports written by others, providing constructive feedback and coaching.
  • Strong, creative problem-solving, organisational and analytical skills.
  • A valid driving licence.

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.





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