Arboricultural Consultant


London, Cambridge, Bristol or Birmingham

Paid • Full Time • Permanent 02038829027 Michelle O'Donovan

Reference: AUK01199

Sectors: ecology

Closing date: Saturday, 13th April 2019  

The Exciting Opportunity

If you are an Arborist who wants a career that plays to your strengths, keep reading. Join our ecology team with a current longstanding Arboricultural capability. We have over 20 years of experience undertaking the full range of ecological and Arboricultural surveys and assessments, as well as the provision of advice on masterplanning, mitigation and enhancement design, ecosystem service and natural capital assessment. This role can be based from the following office locations: East Croydon/London, Cambridge, Birmingham or Bristol.

Overview of Role:

Reporting to the Team Leader in charge of arboriculture and ecology, you will be accountable for the coordination and completion of assigned tasks and projects within the Business Unit or project team. As we operate in such a diverse marketplace, we are confident that you will gain experience of working on a wide and varied portfolio of projects which will enhance your skills and test your technical knowledge.

You will be responsible for leading and managing the delivery of arboricultural projects to meet time, budgetary and SHEQ targets, managing the arboricultural aspects of the client relationship. You will have the opportunity to take a leadership role on small sized arboricultural projects. We will ensure that we offer personal development which will allow you to progress your career.

We are engaged on a variety of large and interesting projects, including Urban and Greenfield Residential Development, Highway and Rail Schemes, Power Stations, Electrical and Gas Infrastructure, and are working for a wide selection of clients based throughout the UK, including the EDF Energy, National Grid, the Environment Agency, Transport for London, Highways England, Network Rail, The Canals and Rivers Trust, and Housing Associations. Our work with Local Authorities includes developing relationships with tree officers and working with them on local development projects. We are also involved in international work via Environmental, Social and Health Impact Assessments and our natural capital community of practice.

Your Day-to-Day:

  • Managing small arb projects (including budgets and invoicing), attend meetings, provide advice to clients and manage bid production
  • Undertaking BS 5837 2012 Arboricultural surveys, and producing associated reports, AIAs and AMSs
  • Undertaking climbed surveys on occasion to inspect potential bat roosting features
  • Provide general advice on arboricultural issues
  • Contribute to the development of best practice with respect to training and survey standards, as appropriate.

What you have to Offer:

  • FdSc Arb, BSc or PDArb in Arboriculture or higher in arboriculture or closely related field.
  • BS 5837 2012 Tree Quality Surveys and the preparation of Arboricultural Impact Assessments / Arboricultural Method Statements
  • LANTRA Professional Tree Inspector Certificate;
  • Professional member of the Arboricultural Association or the Institute of Chartered Foresters
  • CS38: Accessing a Tree with Rope and Harness and Aerial Rescue
  • Excellent commercial awareness and self-management skills
  • Excellent reporting skills, with a proven track record in writing tree reports suitable for planning applications
  • At least three years post qualification experience in private consultancy delivering a range of arboricultural and urban forestry services.
  • The ability to communicate and work closely with local authority tree officers, planners, architects, ecologists and other professionals
  • Excellent IT skills and a sound working knowledge of Microsoft Office and AutoCad are essential
  • A sound understanding of health and safety related issues regarding site survey and supervision

Why Arcadis:

Arcadis is the leading global natural and built asset design and consultancy firm working in partnership with our clients to deliver exceptional and sustainable outcomes through the application of design, consultancy, engineering, project and management services. ARCADIS differentiates through its talented and passionate people and its unique combination of capabilities covering the whole asset life cycle, its deep market sector insights and its ability to integrate health, safety and sustainability into the design and delivery of solutions across the globe. We are 28,000 people that generate €2.5 billion in revenues. We support UN-Habitat with knowledge and expertise to improve the quality of life in rapidly growing cities around the world. Please

Arcadis UK now incorporates the Hyder and EC Harris brands.

What We Offer:

We offer a dynamic challenging job with international focus in a pleasant working climate, attention to education and a competitive remuneration package reflecting the seniority of the role. You will have a great deal of responsibility with endless opportunity for impact and freedom for initiatives. Given the international spread of the business a certain level of flexibility in working hours is important.

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