Operations Manager



Paid • Full Time • Permanent

adas.uk DBU.Recruitment@adas.co.uk 01942 493255 Angela Dewhurst

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, ecology

Closing date: Friday, 26th January 2018  

With over 75 years’ experience, ADAS has an amazing track record of providing environmental consultancy and research expertise to an enviable range of clients both in the private and public sector. We are a recognised and highly respected leader in the environmental and rural sectors.

RSK Habitat Management are a new and exciting business, providing practical ecological contracting solutions for our clients. We provide results-based outcomes for clients and biodiversity, with innovation at the heart of everything that we do. The successful candidate(s) will be joining a team of professionals who work closely with colleagues in other disciplines such as Ecology, Landscape and Arboriculture.

As part of the RSK Group, one of the UK’s largest environmental consultancies, we are able to provide our clients with an unparalleled combination of environmental assessment and management consultancy services.

We are ranked 42 in the Sunday Times Fast Track 200, which rates the success of private companies in the UK. There has never been a more exciting time to join.

Operations Manager - Bristol

The Role:

We are looking for an experienced Operations Manager, who is an outstanding leader and who has a positive and professional attitude to join our Bristol-based team. You will be experienced in running contracts and managing multiple teams on-site, and will have demonstrable experience in maintaining site health, safety, environmental and wellbeing standards.

The ideal candidate will have prior experience of working within one or more of the following industries: ecological contracting, landscaping, agricultural, countryside management or vegetation clearance industries. Ideally you will have at least 2 years’ experience as Operations Manager within a similar industry sector. Candidates with extensive practical experience who are looking to move away from the tools will also be considered.

We are looking for a real go-getter and someone who will help the business to grow and improve. There is a real opportunity for progression within this role with a clearly defined career pathway and opportunities for external training available.

Successful candidates will:

  • Lead, manage and provide direction to the site teams. Undertake effective line management responsibilities and ensure effective communication with the site teams.
  • Ensure effective project management for all site staff working on projects, ensuring compliance with the client specification and deliverables. Making sure that projects are delivered on programme, on budget and with zero defects.
  • Produce high quality RAMS packs and safe systems of work, ensuring site safety and full environmental compliance.
  • Procure all necessary labour, plant, materials and subcontractors, in order to undertake the works.
  • Monitor and review the resources and equipment needed to meet the annual budget.
  • Manage the compound effectively ensuring that it is kept clean and tidy, and that inventories are kept in-date.
  • Ensure that all plant and equipment is maintained in accordance with PUWER and LOLER regulations.
  • Be highly organized and able to adapt to quick changes in a dynamic working environment.
  • Have the ability to communicate effectively with site teams, suppliers, clients and office based staff.

Person specification

  • A degree or HND in Countryside Management, Forestry, Agriculture or other similar field.
  • Previous experience in supervising and managing people.
  • Previous experience in managing site-based operations.
  • Previous experience in the planning and delivery of land based operations and understanding of controls to protect people and the environment.
  • IOSH Managing Safely.
  • SMSTS.
  • CSCS card.
  • Full driving licence, ideally with Trailer Licence (B+E).

Salary and benefits:

  • Competitive Salary.
  • TOIL and weekend supplement.
  • Paid accommodation and subsistence allowance (when working away).
  • Access to a company vehicle.
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • A flexible benefits programme including the option to buy additional holidays, childcare vouchers and private healthcare.
  • Regular training and career development.

As an entrepreneurial organisation, we encourage and foster the growth of our employees. When joining RSK, a mentor works with you to ensure you set and achieve your goals. We want to accelerate your professional development, including opportunities for a promotional fast track.

Further, retaining staff is the building block of a successful organisation. As a company, RSK wants to ensure you maintain a healthy work life balance, with many opportunities for flexible working hours, locality flexibility, social activities, and community involvement projects.

The company prides itself on providing its staff with a rewarding and challenging career, encouraging Continuous Professional Development, allowing employees to reach their full potential.

All candidates applying for positions with RSK Group must be eligible to work in the UK/European Economic Area. Candidates should confirm this when applying with their CV and covering letter.

To apply for this position, please send your CV and a covering letter outlining your current salary, confirming that you are eligible to work in the UK, and identifying how you meet the job criteria. Applications to be sent to Angela Dewhurst, 14 Beecham Court, Pemberton Business Park, Wigan, WN3 6PR, Tel 01942 493255 or email DBU.recruitment@adas.co.uk by 9.00 a.m. on Friday 26th January 2018. If you require further information on this position, contact Angela Dewhurst as above.

RSK is committed to our Corporate Responsibility strategy. We seek to minimise our impact on the environment; to engage positively with the community and education groups; to provide a safe and supportive atmosphere in which to work; and to promote Corporate Responsibility throughout our supply chain.

For more information about ADAS and the RSK Group visit www.adas.uk and www.rsk.co.uk

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