Divisional Director (Terrestrial Ecology)

About APEM

We are APEM, a leading global environmental consultancy, specialising in terrestrial, freshwater and marine ecology, and aerial surveys.

APEM’s clients benefit from an integrated approach to the investigation and management of freshwater catchments and terrestrial and marine habitats, based on sound science and our collective experience. 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 finding and providing solutions to our clients. Quality, innovation, and expert technical ability are often cited as the key reasons why clients return time after time for all their environmental consultancy needs.

People are the heart of APEM and form one of the building blocks of our strategic plan, for us, employing and retaining the best technical staff and consultants is paramount to our success.

We are proud to be an inclusive company and stand for equality for all. As such we welcome applications from all individuals regardless of race, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

Our continued growth, from a small aquatic consultancy 35 years ago, to a leading global environmental consultancy hasn’t been dampened by the pandemic in 2020, and we have continued to grow and expand with further ambitious plans for 2021 and beyond.

About the role

This is an exciting opportunity for a high-calibre, motivated and commercially-minded environmental specialist to lead the expansion and management of our terrestrial ecology services and support this developing, expanding business area. Project work will likely include utility, infrastructure, energy, housing and commercial development schemes across the UK, as well as input into river engineering projects, wetland restoration schemes and environmental regulator investigations.

As a Divisional Director you’ll be a member of the operational board of directors for APEM Limited, working with APEM’s wider senior management team with a remit to create and implement company strategy. You’ll work with internal and external teams liaising with clients, Natural England, Natural Resources Wales, Environment Agency and other key stakeholders.

Required skills

  • Experience in a client-facing role
  • Demonstrable experience in strategy, driving growth, business development and leadership
  • Solid understanding of finance and budgeting with a track record of managing projects to budget, proposal writing and management and control of budgets
  • Minimum of an MSc or PhD in a relevant discipline
  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environment Management (CIEEM) or an equivalent organisation.