Rail Arborist / Utility Vegetation Management Operative Wanted - Chelmsford, Essex (Working In London)

DE Vegetation Arborists Chelmsford, Essex (Working In London), East of England (United Kingdom) Full Time£21,000 - £26,000 (GBP)

Beechenlea Maintenance Limited

About the Company

Beechenlea Maintenance Limited are an Arboricultural Association Utility Approved contractor specialising in vegetation management and tree care located near Chelmsford, Essex.

We provide services across Greater London, London and East Anglia. Travelling further afield and on occasion staying away when certain projects require it.

Due to continued success and expansion within our chosen fields we are looking to employ new junior staff members to join our growing team of young and enthusiastic operatives.

The core activities of the business specialise in safety critical work within high risk and high compliance environments e.g Railways and Utilities. Our core services include vegetation clearance, tree care, fencing and grounds maintenance.

Over the last decade Beechenlea have worked for the likes of London Underground (Tfl), UK Power Networks and Network Rail via various principal contractors operating across their infrastructure.

We are a small family owned and operated business and as such we can offer many niche, discretionary and flexible perks for our staff members. Whether that's borrowing equipment and vehicles for personal errands, company loans with no interest over generous repayment periods.

Discounts on our services for employees, friends and family members. Not failing to mention free and unlimited access to seasoned firewood, woodchip and plenty of interaction with dogs!

Professional membership

About the job

This is a fully operational & site based role. We are currently looking for reliable, flexible, hard-working and hands on individuals who are keen to apply their existing knowledge and experience to our activities in the field.

Ideally we are looking for applicants who have a couple of years experience in the field or in a similar sector/environment. The job is physically demanding and would suit somebody looking to actively continue their career development within the utilities/rail sector.

The Package

· Competitive salary commensurate with experience.

· 28 days holiday annually including bank holidays.

· Job and industry specific training will be provided to a high standard.

· Latest PPE, tools and equipment provided.

· Expenses incurred through work duties repaid.

· Ongoing role development opportunities including promotion.

· Regular pay reviews in line with the industry & individual performance

Some of our Discretionary Perks

· Increase in base pay for 5 & 10 years of continuous service.

· 10% commission on all employee generated sales.

· Extra days holiday for every year of continuous service (capped at 3 days)

· Birthdays off work for all employees, including spending money!

· Monthly bonus scheme for the companies top three drivers.

· Monthly team breakfast.

The Interview

Interviews will be held at our depot situated near Hatfield Peverel (A12, Junction 20a) and conducted by both the Works Delivery Manager and Contracts Director. Interviewees must be able to provide evidence of their licenses, qualifications and right to work at the interview stage.

We can offer evening and weekend interviews in order to make ourselves available around your existing commitments. If you have any issues arranging child or even pet care then they are also welcome to join you!

Pre-employment Screening

Successful candidates will be required to attend a full medical and health surveillance screening prior to carrying out any operational duties, this includes a drugs and alcohol test.



Preferred Skills

Have a full & clean manual driving licence (UK)

City & Guilds NPTC Level 2, Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross Cutting

City & Guilds NPTC Level 2, Felling and Processing Trees up to 380mm

City & Guilds NPTC Level 2, Tree Climbing and Rescue

IPAF, PASMA, Ladder Trained.

Trailer B&E

LANTRA Brushcutter & Strimmer, Hedgecutter


NPTC Chipper

Forestry First Aid

Relevant sector experience

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