Utility Arb Surveyor

Manager Reading, Hampshire, South of England (United Kingdom) Full Time

Ground Control Ltd.

About the Company

Ground Control is the UK’s fastest growing external maintenance and commercial landscaping company. We were established in 1973 as a Grounds Maintenance company, becoming incorporated as a limited company in 1984.

We offer a truly national service that includes grounds maintenance, winter maintenance, tree works and vegetation management, soft and hard landscaping, ecology, design & build, pest control and fencing. Ground Control is the contractor of choice for many well-known private and public organisations - Network Rail, Tesco, Severn Trent Water, Sainsbury’s, Arqiva and the Tower of London to name a few.

As a multi-award winning company, Ground Control now holds 33 BALI National Landscape Awards for a range of Landscaping and Grounds Maintenance projects, a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation, and a total of 9 RoSPA Gold Awards for Occupational Health & Safety.

About the job

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Project Manager based in the Thames Valley region for our client SSE. The Utility Arb Project Manager will work in liaison with the Contract Delivery Manager to ensure overhead power line arboriculture work is completed within a geographical area utilising a team of operational staff. To ensure work is completed to the highest possible standards in terms of safety, environment, quality, customer service and profitability.

Preferred Skills

The candidate will ideally have some, but not necessarily all, of the following:
•NPTC Utility Arboriculture Units 1, 2.1, 5.1 and 5.2
•Holds a full, valid driving license
•LANTRA Basic or Professional Tree Inspectors Qualification
•3-5 years’ experience in similar job role
•Practised and strong negotiation and influencing skills
•Ability to prioritise workload and balance demands from numerous sources to ensure that all stakeholder needs are met
•Ability to build and maintain strong working relationships
•Understanding of working around and with electricity in accordance to health and safety precaution
•Experience of leading teams and or coordinating the work of others
•Excellent customer service skill
•Results Driven
•Excellent organisational, communication and planning skills

In return, we’ll provide a fantastic benefits package including our bi-annual bonus, share options, holiday purchase scheme and much more. With a robust Personal Development Plan in place for yourself, you’ll absolutely thrive, working amongst supportive team members.

Through our absolute focus on customer service and outstanding delivery, we are the most respected company in our chosen field. We inspire each other to be the best that we can be. Ground Control is owned by its employees and as a result, we share the responsibilities of ownership as well as its rewards. Our values are the key to or ongoing success and we are looking for passionate candidates with like-minded values of:

Delivering outstanding customer service
Innovation and embracing change
Valuing each other
Acting with integrity and honouring our commitments
Seeking value in everything we do
A desire to win

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