Consultant, Senior and Principal Arboriculturists

Consultant North West (United Kingdom) Full Time£30,000 - £50,000 (GBP)

About the job

About this opportunity

We are looking to grow our Arboriculture team at all levels by recruiting Arboriculturists at Consultant, Senior and Principal level. We are looking for dynamic and experienced individuals who want to further establish a career within an ambitious and forward-thinking environmental consultancy.  

You will be involved in the delivery of projects for both internal and external clients and supporting with a growing portfolio of projects, with typical duties including, but not limited to: 

  • All aspects of the surveying and preparation of development related tree reports to BS5837:2012
  • Using digital data capture for survey work (OTISS training will be provided)
  • Preparing drawings and reports using Microsoft Office, AutoCAD, BricsCAD, QArb software and GIS
  • Delivery of small and large scale Duty of Care tree surveys
  • Local Authority tree officer support
  • Adhering to agreed deadlines


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Preferred Skills


Essential Skills / Experience


  • A minimum of Level 3 Arboricultural qualification (or equivalent)
  • Extensive experience of writing tree works specification and report writing.
  • Proficient tree identification skills
  • In-depth understanding of arboriculture that includes delivering BS5837 development related surveys
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office applications
  • Proficient in the use of AutoCad or similar and a willingness to be trained in the use of QArb software, BricsCAD, OTISS data capture and GIS
  • Full UK Driving Licence


Desirable Skills / Experience


  • Strong interpersonal skills allowing for effective working relationships with colleagues and clients to be built / maintained
  • Hold an industry recognised tree assessment qualification such as Professional Inspection Certificate PTI or QTRA
  • Demonstrate the ability to work independently and manage own workload to meet client deadlines.
  • Ability to travel nationwide

Additional Information

Ecus is an equal opportunities employer providing a supportive friendly working environment.  We offer competitive salaries, flexible working and we are proud to have gained Investors in People ‘Silver’ status.


Applications should be made via email to and should include a CV and covering letter outlining the position applied for along with a portfolio (if applicable) to demonstrate your range of technical skills and experience (less than 10MB file or include a sharing download link).

Benefits Offered

What we can offer our employees

  • A competitive salary
  • 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays)
  • Additional days holiday per year worked (up to 5 additional days) after 2 years’ service
  • Company matched pension scheme
  • Employee perks scheme
  • ‘Health Cash Plan’ including access to face to face counselling
  • Hybrid / Flexible Working, including “flex-from-first
  • Regional and Companywide events
  • Career development and progression (Professional Membership(s) paid)
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Inter-regional technical working groups
  • Volunteer days and matched charity fundraising 

We are proud of our innovative nature, customer focus and drive to continually improve.  We put people at the heart of what we do and employ more than 160 staff throughout a network of 8 regional offices.

About the Company

Ecus Ltd

Who are Ecus?

As an SME Environmental Consultancy firm, and part of the Cura Terrae group of environmental companies, we have a national presence across Scotland, England, and Wales, with plans to extend our network further and grow the company substantially over the coming years.

Ecus Ltd offers an environmental and sustainability consulting service where we aim to integrate what we do around the core principles of achieving a zero carbon and circular economy, the ecological imperative of biodiversity enhancement, healthy environments for people and places, and consideration of the future needs and resilience of society and infrastructure.

We have a strong focus around the natural and earth sciences and can provide a service which blends key skills in ecology, landscape, heritage, archaeology and arboricultural disciplines with environmental planning and management to reimagine projects and benefit sites.

With over 30 years of experience, our areas of expertise include:

  • Ecology
  • Environmental planning and consenting
  • Landscape
  • Heritage
  • Archaeology
  • Carbon management
  • Arboriculture
  • Water consultancy
  • Air quality
  • Habitats creation

We are framework suppliers too and have long term contracts with many of the major players in the transport infrastructure sector, residential and commercial land developers, energy providers and utilities, regulators, and Government as well as the national conservation bodies, charities, and utilities. We are also an IEMA QMark registered company and work hard to encourage the professional progression of our team to contribute to their own professional development and to developing high quality and innovative practice in environmental planning and related disciplines.

We always seek to recruit dedicated professionals who are committed to achieving positive environmental and sustainability outcomes, with a track record of delivering for clients and for their colleagues.

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