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AECOM Arboricultural Consultant in Birmingham, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - London, London - UK

Job Summary

AECOM are seeking entry-level arboricultural consultants to join our award winning, growing and supportive tree team. This is an exciting opportunity to join an international business with the potential to work on a huge range of projects across the UK and beyond. Our friendly team will help the successful applicant to develop their skills and experience in consultancy, with ongoing support and guidance for career development.

Successful applicants shall be working on a diverse range of projects such as:

  • Canopy cover assessment for a highway authority in the Midlands,

  • Tree condition surveys in key urban areas of London,

  • New development schemes in the grounds of Consulates and National Trust properties in the South of England,

  • Tree Assessment and Woodland Management Plan for a world heritage site in Cornwall.

  • Arboricultural structural damage assessment for a 13th century church in Buckinghamshire.

The role will include flexibility on working location including the potential for home working where appropriate.

The Team

Our growing team includes a full range of consultant grades from Consultant to Associate Director level and there is great potential for career support and development. We have an integrated technical team who produce our plans and a dedicated internal software development team.

The tree team sits within a wider group of technical experts including Planners, Engineers, Ecologists and Landscape Architects. Projects are frequently large-scale and inter-disciplinary and there is extensive potential for knowledge sharing and support across the business.

AECOMs Arboriculture team were awarded the Gold Green Apple Award in 2019 for our work in relation to tree protection measures for the Thames Tideway Tunnel project in London.

The core responsibilities of the role would be to:

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

  • Prepare arboricultural reports to BS 5837:2012 Arboricultural Impact Assessments (AIA) and Arboricultural Method Statement (AMS)

  • Prepare Tree Condition Reports and risk assessments.

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

Minimum Requirements

This is an entry level role which would suit someone at an early stage in their arboricultural consultancy career.

  • A sound level of arboricultural principles, including awareness of BS5837:2012, BS8545:2014 and BS3998:2010.

  • Competency in tree identification, inspection, condition assessment and necessary management options.

  • Technicians Certificate in Arboriculture (or equivalent QCF Level 3/4 qualification).

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

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

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

  • IT skills should include Microsoft Office.

  • A full clean UK driving license

Preferred Qualifications

  • Lantra Professional Tree Inspection certificate.

Your benefits will include:

Helping our employees achieve a healthy work-life balance is important to us. If you join AECOM, as well as receiving a competitive salary, you’ll also have the opportunity to explore flexible working arrangements. Core benefits include 25 days’ annual leave, company pension scheme, private medical insurance, life assurance and one paid annual professional institution membership fee. You can also choose from a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle.

You’ll also be able to give back to communities with up to two paid CSR days each year. Through our charity, The AECOM Foundation, you can volunteer to support children in developing countries. And if you’re a member of the Reserve Forces you’ll receive an additional 15 days paid leave for training commitments.

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Sciences

Business Line Environment

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 241509BR

Additional Locations UK - Basingstoke, UK - Birmingham - Colmore Plaza, UK - Bristol - Portwall Place, UK - Cambridge - Wellbrook Court

Clearance Required No

Virtual: No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.