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Arboriculturalist

Job Profile

Due to expanding workload we are looking to recruit an experienced and self-motivated arboriculturalist to join our landscape team, working primarily in the south east.
As the arboriculturalist you will be working within a multi-disciplinary team (including engineers, landscape architects and ecologists) on a wide range of building and engineering infrastructure projects. Recent projects and clients include the Heathrow Expansion Project, HS2, Nottingham Express Transit Phase 2 (new tramway); Priority School Building Programme; The Environment Agency; Seven Trent Water; Thames Water, Southern Water and Highways England.

Closing date for your application 8 July 2018

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate, and take positive steps to create an inclusive culture.

Job Description

Principal responsibilities/key duties:
  • Undertake tree surveys for construction projects (to BS 5837:2012)
  • Undertake Health and Safety Tree Surveys – Visual Tree Assessments (VTA); disease diagnosis; Quantified Tree Risk Assessment (QTRA)
  • Undertake aerial tree inspections for bat potential
  • Prepare arboricultural survey reports, arboricultural impact assessments and arboricultural method statements
  • Liaise with a broad range of clients to agreed programmes and deadlines
  • Provide advice covering a broad range of arboricultural issues for internal and external clients
  • Provide support to ecological team e.g. undertake occasional surveys during peak season

Candidate Specification

For this role you will need the following:

Membership of a relevant professional body e.g. Arboricultural Association
Recognised qualification in arboriculture e.g. Higher National Diploma (HND), Higher National Certificate (HNC), Technical Certificate in Arboriculture (AA Tech Cert), National Diploma (ND) or National Certificate (NC), which would have covered tree survey techniques and provide an understanding of risk identification in line with tree condition surveys.

In addition, you will also be required to have:
  • Experience in tree surveys and inspections especially BS5837:2012
  • Excellent tree identification skills
  • Knowledge of common pests and diseases in the UK
  • Tree Climbing and Aerial Rescue (CS38 and CS39 qualifications)
  • Full UK driving licence
  • Good communication skills, must be concise and effective at communicating ideas in a professional manner.
  • Ability to use software for recording data using handheld devices
  • Ability to summarise information from written sources, field data and verbal sources
  • Ability to manage large workloads effectively and to tight deadlines
  • Ability to prepare simple fee proposals
  • Ability to work as part of large multi-disciplinary teams within a professional consultancy environment
Experience using project management software and techniques desirable
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