AECOM Assistant Arboriculturalist in Leeds, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - West Yorkshire, Leeds

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking an ambitious Arboricultural consultant. This is an exciting opportunity to join an international consulting business and to work on a wide range of projects from small individual tree assessments to large scale developments.

You will be based in our Leeds office, working in a multi-disciplinary team environment on high profile projects throughout the UK including infrastructure and mixed-use development. We provide the full range of typical arboricultural consultancy services to a wide range of clients including The National Trust, Transport for London, Environment Agency and many local authorities.

This is an excellent opportunity to develop your career as part of a supportive team. We offer flexible working arrangements and a generous benefits package.

The team is involved in a varied range of major national projects including:

  • The Old Terrys Factory, York

  • Halifax Town Centre Regeneration

  • Doncaster Sheffield Airport

  • Regeneration of Crystal Palace Park

  • A wide range of Heritage Lottery funded Parks for People projects including Headstone Manor, and Levengrove Park

Job Responsibilities:

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

  • Prepare and contribute to arboricultural reports to BS 5837:2012, Arboricultural Impact Assessments (AIA), Arboricultural Method Statements (AMS), tree condition reports and risk assessments.

  • Provide guidance on arboricultural issues and communicate technical concepts and principles to both clients and professional colleagues.

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

  • Work collaboratively and iteratively within a multi-disciplinary design team.

  • Comply with internal business management procedures, including in relation to health and safety and technical quality of all advice and outputs.

Minimum Requirements

  • Suitable Arboricultural Qualification (e.g. Technicians Certificate or equivalent)

  • Ability to write reports and communicate technical information in relation to trees to non specialists. An understanding of the planning process and production of technical information

  • A sound level of arboricultural knowledge, including BS5837:2012 BS8545:2014 and BS3998:2010, be competent in tree identification, inspection, condition assessment and necessary management options.

  • Technicians Certificate in Arboriculture (or equivalent NQF Level 4 qualification).

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

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

  • Proven ability to work closely and collaboratively with colleagues and clients, as well as to manage own time.

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, in particular, the ability to write concise technical reports.

  • A flexible approach to work to meet peaks in demands as the roles is likely to involve occasional overnight stays within the UK.

  • Proactive and careful approach to Health and Safety.

  • IT skills should include Microsoft Office with the use of AutoCAD, GIS and industry graphics packages being an advantage within this role.

  • A full driving licence will be required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Lantra Professional Tree Inspection qualification

  • Evidence of recent active training and CPD within the arboricultural industry

  • Ideally previous experience should include undertaking tree condition surveys, the production of BS5837 level survey and reporting work, the management of trees on development sites and familiarity with Statutory Designations relating to trees.

  • Ability to use AutoCAD.

  • Previous experience using digital data collection devices, GPS and GIS Software.​

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 Architecture and Design

Business Line Environment

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 196129BR

Clearance Required 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.