Senior Arboriculturist Wanted - Birmingham or Manchester

Arboriculturalist Birmingham or Manchester, West Midlands (United Kingdom) Full Time

About the job

RPS is looking for an experienced consultant Arboriculturist to join our team of consultants in the Landscape Business Unit which includes Arboriculturists and Landscape Architects. Working both independently and as part of a team you will support the successful delivery of projects across a wide range of sectors throughout the UK.

We’re RPS and our people are our success. We need people who share our passion in solving the problems that matter. Our flat structure creates greater collaboration and speed of communication and working with some of the brightest minds in the industry, we’ll need your input.

What you’ll be doing

Our work means that no two weeks are the same, and you will split your time between a desk and being out and about throughout the year. The number and variety of projects is challenging and rewarding. Typically, your work will include:

·       Attending site and carrying out tree surveys in accordance with BS5837 and tree condition surveys using tablet-based data capture software

·       Writing and collating tree related reports, schedules and plans including Tree Surveys, Impact Assessments (AIA) and Method Statements (AMS)

·       Preparing tree health and condition reports and providing advice

·       Working closely with multi-disciplinary colleagues, project teams and clients advising on tree related matters to solve problems and deliver successful project outcomes

Who we’re looking for

You will be a qualified member of The Arboricultural Association and/ or The Institute of Chartered Foresters and ideally be able to offer the following:

·       Preferably a Level 4 Arboricultural qualification (or equivalent)

·       A detailed understanding of BS5837:2012 ‘Trees in Relation to Design, Demolition and Construction – Recommendations’

·       Excellent tree identification and an understanding of tree morphology and management

·       Experience carrying out tree surveys and preparing reports including Impact Assessments (AIA) and Method Statements (AMS)

·       Proficient use in Microsoft Office

·       Knowledge and use of AutoCAD, GIS and/ or similar tree related software would be an advantage

·       Able to work under your own initiative to deadlines and as part of a multi-disciplinary team

·       Strong interpersonal skills to facilitate effective working relationships with colleagues and clients

·       Experience of giving evidence at Public Inquiry or Hearings whilst not essential, would be an advantage

·       We work on a national basis and as such you will need to be willing to travel for work

What happens next?

The Talent acquisition Team will be in touch to let you know the outcome of your application.  If your application is progressed, you will have a conversation with one of our recruiters before an interview with the Team. All applications will be considered.

We’re RPS, A Tetra Tech company

Representing an exciting new chapter in our business, on 24 January 2023 RPS became a Tetra Tech company. With over 28,000 employees in more than 550 offices in more than 120 countries on seven continents, Tetra Tech is a leading, global provider of consulting and engineering services. As a Tetra Tech company, RPS is proud to offer our people market-leading development and project opportunities, helping to solve some of the world’s most complex problems.

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Preferred Skills

Who we’re looking for

You will be a qualified member of The Arboricultural Association and/ or The Institute of Chartered Foresters and ideally be able to offer the following:

·       Preferably a Level 4 Arboricultural qualification (or equivalent)

·       A detailed understanding of BS5837:2012 ‘Trees in Relation to Design, Demolition and Construction – Recommendations’

·       Excellent tree identification and an understanding of tree morphology and management

·       Experience carrying out tree surveys and preparing reports including Impact Assessments (AIA) and Method Statements (AMS)

·       Proficient use in Microsoft Office

·       Knowledge and use of AutoCAD, GIS and/ or similar tree related software would be an advantage

·       Able to work under your own initiative to deadlines and as part of a multi-disciplinary team

·       Strong interpersonal skills to facilitate effective working relationships with colleagues and clients

·       Experience of giving evidence at Public Inquiry or Hearings whilst not essential, would be an advantage

·       We work on a national basis and as such you will need to be willing to travel for work


Benefits Offered

What’s in it for you?

We’re proud to be an accredited ILM training provider, internationally recognised and providing robust fully accredited professional training programmes - to master’s degree level professional qualifications in leadership & management and executive coaching & mentoring, we support learning and development for everyone.

We understand the need to work flexibly, with agile offices and hybrid working offered as standard, we’re happy to talk about flexible working. This is a workplace that works for you.

We encourage and value different ideas, perspectives, and styles of thinking. We need a mix of experiences and skills to develop the most innovative ideas. We respect one another and recognise the potential and contribution of everyone. You’ll be joining a diverse community and a company that puts its people first and prioritises their wellbeing.


About the Company

RPS Group

RPS is a leading global professional services firm of over 5,000 people. We define, design and manage projects that create shared value in a complex, urbanising and resource-scarce world. Connecting with our global expertise we make it easy for our clients to create winning solutions for their communities and their clients. By being confidently pragmatic we solve problems that matter. We make complex easy. We are an established provider of arboriculture professional and technical support services to the private sector, local and central government. We work with our clients by providing expert advice on tree and woodland related issues to ensure that they clearly understand the impacts of trees within the planning system.

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