Arboricultural Consultant

Thomson Environmental Consultants Guildford, United Kingdom Arboriculture

Company Description

Thomson Environmental Consultants are experts in environmental compliance. Our specialist teams have been advising our clients across various sectors, on how to achieve their objectives and meet required environmental compliance since 2004. We cover a breadth of specialisms and are always pragmatic with our advice. With offices in Birmingham, Cardiff, Guildford, Leeds and Manchester, our teams provide: ecological advice; undertake surveys and assessments; habitat design and creation; ecological contracting; invasive species management; freshwater and marine consultancy; arboriculture consultancy and contracting; data management and mapping; and marine laboratory services (invertebrates, fish and sediment analyses).

You can find out more about the type, size and scope of the projects we work on here: https://www.thomsonec.com/projects/

You’ll be joining a company which is ambitious, progressive, rapidly growing and offers certainty in times of change. One where you play a key part in shaping the future and where you will be directly rewarded for your contributions to its growth, as we are proudly employee owned. We are constantly innovating and being opportunistic to market changes. This is demonstrated through many recent in-house development projects and the addition of climate change and biodiversity net gain to our commercial offering to our clients. It really is an exciting time to join #teamthomson!

Position

Are you an experienced Arboricultural Consultant looking for a new challenge in a fast-growing consultancy? It goes without saying that you will enjoy and have a keen interest working with trees and outside, you are hardworking, enthusiastic, and well organised. If this sounds like you, we would like to hear from you.

Due to phenomenal business growth, we are looking for an Arboriculturist Consultant to join our team based in Guildford. You will be joining a small dynamic team, so will be expected to be involved in many aspects of the business – from site surveys, reporting, delivering projects and face-to-face client interaction. This is a great opportunity to gain the experience, skills and knowledge needed to impress high-end clients.

Our client base ranges from individual homeowners through to large national infrastructure projects. The variety keeps the work interesting. Our work is national, so you will need to be prepared to travel regularly to different sites and stay away from home, as well as on occasions visit our regional offices across the UK.

Requirements

What we are looking for:

  • A passionate experienced consultant that is either working towards or has achieved a QCF Level 4 in arboriculture (or above).
  • Membership of the Arboricultural Association or other related, professional body.
  • Relevant tree survey experience within a consultancy or other commercial environment.
  • Experience of undertaking tree hazard/condition surveys using Visual Tree Assessment (VTA) and development surveys in accordance with BS5837:2012.
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills; be able to produce meticulous and accurate technical reports as well as communicate confidently with clients and stakeholders.
  • Be computer literate with experience of using MS Office, GIS systems and tree survey software.
  • Team player

Other information

In return, you will be joining a company which is ambitious, progressive and offers certainty in times of change. Our workplace is happy and friendly - we are commercial but not corporate, guided by our values of Respect, Integrity, Support and Excellence. As an Employee-Owned Trust (EOT) our collective efforts generate results that translate into greater rewards for everyone. You’ll enjoy all the benefits we have to offer, including EOT approved bonuses (after 1 year of service), fantastic on-the-job training, 25 days annual leave, paid professional memberships, pension, flexible working, career progression, free parking (location dependent) and regular social events.

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