Consultant Arboriculturalist

Region:
North West
Vicinity:
Manchester
Industry Sector:
Environment Jobs
Job Category:
Design, CAD
Job Type:
Permanent
Education Level:
Bachelors degree
Salary Description:
Competitive Salary Offered
Posted:
11/10/2019
Start Date:
ASAP
Recruiter:
AECOM Infrastructure & Environment UK Limited
Job Ref:
226519BR

AECOM is seeking arboricultural consultants and senior arboricultural consultants to join our growing team. This is an exciting opportunity to join a friendly team of arboriculturists and foresters who work on a wide range of projects from small individual tree assessments to large scale infrastructure projects in the UK and abroad.

Our work covers all aspects of tree management and is typically focused on tree condition assessment and trees in relation to development. These roles offer the opportunity to work on high profile and often challenging projects with the support of the wider arboricultural team and a wide range of internal expertise in other disciplines.

We provide the full range of typical arboricultural consultancy services to a wide range of clients including The National Trust, Eton College, Transport for London, Environment Agency and many local authorities.

This is an excellent opportunity to work as part of a supportive team with the freedom to grow and develop your career and explore your interests. We offer flexible working arrangements and a generous benefits package.

The team is involved in a varied range of projects including:

  • Halifax Town Centre Regeneration

  • York Flood Alleviation Scheme – site supervision

  • Gale Common – large scale tree survey

  • A wide range of Heritage Lottery funded Parks for People projects including Levengrove Park in Glasgow and Rivington Terrace Gardens.

  • Doncaster Sheffield Airport

Job Responsibilities:

The role will require the following:

  • Undertake tree surveys for both planning purposes and to assess tree condition.

  • Prepare arboricultural reports to BS 5837:2012, Arboricultural Impact Assessments (AIA), Arboricultural Method Statements (AMS), tree condition reports and risk assessments.

  • Provide guidance on arboricultural issues and communicate technical concepts and principles to both clients and professional colleagues.

  • Working independently, or with other arboricultural and landscape professionals, in the planning, delivery and management of arboricultural services.

  • Work collaboratively and iteratively within a multi-disciplinary design team, contributing to bids and the development of new innovative ideas.

  • Fully qualified scientist. Utilizes scientific principles, theories, practices and existing technologies to develop technical solutions to a wide range of difficult problems.

  • Requires general familiarity within a broad field of scientific knowledge of reciprocal effects of the work upon other disciplines/fields.

  • Interprets and records data, conducts analyses, compares findings to relevant studies and local, state, and federal regulations to ensure compliance.

  • Works under only general direction. Independently determines and develops approach to solutions.

  • Solves problems by use of combinations of standard procedures, modifications of standard procedures or methods developed in previous assignments.

  • Participates in planning required to achieve prescribed objectives.

  • Conducts analysis and investigation work obtained from a variety of sources.

  • Performs inspections and tests to ensure compliance.

  • Participates in developing corrective measures and procedures. Formulates hypothesis, performs research and makes recommendation.

Minimum Requirements

  • A sound level of arboricultural knowledge, including BS5837:2012 BS8545:2014 and BS3998:2010, be competent in tree identification, inspection, condition assessment and necessary management options.

  • Technicians Certificate in Arboriculture (or equivalent QCF Level 4 qualification).

  • Knowledge of relevant UK legislation, best practice and policy relating to arboricultural matters.

  • Professional, organised and thorough approach to work which demonstrates an attention to detail.

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, in particular, the ability to write concise technical reports.

  • IT skills should include Microsoft Office with the use of AutoCAD and GIS being an advantage within this role.

  • A full driving licence will be required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Lantra Professional Tree Inspection qualification

  • Evidence of recent active training and CPD within the arboricultural industry

  • QCF Level 5 or higher arboricultural qualification.

Closing Date:
11/01/2020

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