ADAS, part of the RSK Group, is seeking a Graduate / Assistant Arboricultural Consultant, to join our team on a full-time permanent basis. This is a hybrid working opportunity ideally based near Birmingham with a link to our Coventry office.

Our Arboricultural business comprises a skilled team of chartered and highly qualified Arboriculturists focused on providing services to a wide range of clients, particularly developers, utility companies and rural industries. The team has a vast amount of experience in all aspects of BS5837 tree surveys and planning advice, tree risk surveys and policy advice, utility arboriculture and woodland management. The successful candidate will join a team of Arboricultural professionals who work closely with colleagues in other disciplines, such as Ecology, Planning, Landscape and Archaeology.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone with a related arboricultural qualification who is looking for an opportunity to gain arboricultural surveying and consultancy experience within an established arboricultural team and with good opportunities for longer-term career progression.

Key responsibilities

  • Supporting with tree surveys and providing advice to a range of developer clients in relation to the requirements of BS5837:2012.
  • Assisting with tree health surveys, hazard assessment, visual tree inspection and risk assessment surveys and reports for developers, utilities and other corporate organisations
  • Assisting with and servicing on-site implementation of arboricultural works including the supervision of contractors
  • Specifying tree works in line with the requirements of BS3998:2010
  • Supporting with Tree Preservation Order queries
  • Using a range of different survey tools including handheld computers and survey software including GIS systems.
  • Produce tree risk management surveys and reports using THREATS, QTRA or other recognized system

Person specification

  • A full driving licence is essential
  • Flexible working with regard to type of work, timing and location
  • The candidate must also hold a recognised arboricultural qualification (minimum Level 3 or completion of an Arboriculture module within an equivalent Horticulture or Landscape degree award)
  • We would be looking for the candidate to have or be willing to obtain:
    • A Lantra Professional Tree Inspection certificate
    • Membership of a relevant professional association/body such as Arboricultural Association
    • Experience in using Autocad

Salary and benefits

  • Up to £24,000 per annum depending on experience
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Life assurance
  • A flexible benefits programme including the option to buy additional holidays, health cash plan and discounted gym membership
  • Regular training and career development (including fundinand time allowances for related academic course attendance)