Arboricultural Consultant


Aberdeen Region

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: ecology, conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Not specified, apply soon!

Envirocentre Limited has an exciting opportunity for a competent and enthusiastic Arboricultural Consultant to join a long-established team who currently undertake tree and woodland survey, assessment, management planning, arboricultural supervision, arbor-ecology and veteran tree consultancy, often in combination with habitat and species surveys and wider EIA projects.

This is a great opportunity to join a dynamic and expanding team delivering on regional and key national projects in a wide range of land-use and development sectors. Working closely with a highly motivated and innovative team, this role provides opportunity to thrive, develop a variety of skills and build a successful career in a leading environmental consultancy.

Responsibilities of this role include, but are not limited to:

  • BS5837 survey and BS3998 tree works specifications, and Visual Tree Assessments (VTA);
  • Contributing tree/woodland knowledge to a range of important habitat projects;
  • Compiling fee proposals and designing survey methods using industry guidance;
  • Delivery of onsite survey work including data gathering using mobile devices;
  • Creating and exporting digital plans using infield technology, CAD & GIS;
  • Written reporting including Arboricultural Impact Assessment and forming bespoke Arb. Method Statements;
  • Maintaining direct liaison with clients, design teams and consultees during a project lifecycle;
  • Providing onsite client support, auditing and supervising works in relation to trees and woodland;
  • Contributing to ecology and multi-disciplinary environmental projects where trees and woodlands are a consideration;
  • Conducting fieldwork anywhere in Scotland (and perhaps the UK) as required;
  • Supporting office management and administrative tasks.

Your skills and experience will include:

  • A degree in an environmental discipline, forestry, arboriculture; OR a Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) Level 3 in Arboriculture (or equivalent);
  • Membership of a professional body such as: Technician Grade membership of the Arboricultural Association and/or Member of the Consulting Arborist Society (pending/expected or other relevant memberships, such as CIEEM, ICF, ISA, will also be considered);
  • A working knowledge of BS5837:2012, Tree Preservation Orders, Conservation Areas, planning guidance, practical forestry and arboricultural operations;
  • The ability to use GIS or a dedicated tree mapping software of your preference to present tree survey data;
  • An understanding of the opportunities for biodiversity, green infrastructure and the protection and enhancement of ecosystems associated with trees and woodlands;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with a desire and ability to share knowledge;
  • Being confident and comfortable working as part of a team as well as conduct tasks independently;
  • A commitment to develop yourself professionally and a desire grow the service offering within EnviroCentre’s team;
  • Good time management, enthusiasm, and initiative; and
  • A full, clean, UK driver’s licence.

What Envirocentre can offer you: 

We invest in you and your success. We support our people to innovate, collaborate and achieve their next career steps. 

Become part of our highly respected team and you’ll be working alongside technical experts in a range of environmental disciplines who take pride in the quality of service that we offer at every stage of the project lifecycle. 

In return, we offer a competitive salary, hybrid working and all the benefits of working for a dynamic and growing organisation including generous holidays, a training allowance, company pension contributions and more. This post is offered full-time, but we welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working. 

We actively promote diversity, equality, and inclusion within and outside our organisation and encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates from all sections of society.

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