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AECOM Graduate Arboriculture Consultant - Leeds in Leeds, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - West Yorkshire, Leeds

Job Summary

AECOM is built to deliver a better world. We design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets for governments, businesses and organizations in more than 150 countries. As a fully integrated firm, we connect knowledge and experience across our global network of experts to help clients solve their most complex challenges. From high-performance buildings and infrastructure, to resilient communities and environments, to stable and secure nations, our work is transformative, differentiated and vital. A Fortune 500 firm, see how we deliver what others can only imagine at aecom.com and @AECOM.

We are seeking an ambitious Graduate Arboriculture Consultant to join our team in Leeds. This is an exciting opportunity to join an international consulting business and to work on a wide range of projects from small individual tree assessments to large scale developments, in the UK and overseas as the team is looking to expand.

You will be working in a multi-disciplinary team environment on high profile projects throughout the UK including infrastructure and mixed-use development supporting a senior arboriculturist. You will be offered support to expand your experience and develop your career within a structured, friendly team environment. We provide the full range of typical arboriculture consultancy services to a wide range of clients including National Grid, Highways England, The National Trust, Transport for London, Environment Agency and many local authorities.

The team is involved in a varied range of major national projects including:

  • Halifax Town Centre Regeneration

  • York Flood Alleviation Scheme

  • Doncaster Sheffield Airport

  • Manchester Airport

  • Regeneration of Crystal Palace Park in London

  • A wide range of Heritage Lottery funded Parks for People projects including Levengrove Park in Glasgow and Rivington Terrace Gardens.

This is an excellent opportunity to develop your career as part of a supportive team. We offer flexible working arrangements and a generous benefits package. The Leeds office runs a range of social events through a Sports and Social Club including pizza making, theatre trips and sporting events. We also have Silver Standard cycling facilities.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Undertake trees surveys for both planning purposes and to assess tree condition.

  • Prepare and contribute to arboricultural reports to BS 5837:2012, Arboricultural Impact Assessments (AIA), Arboricultural Method Statements (AMS), tree condition reports and risk assessments.

  • Provide guidance on arboricultural issues and communicate technical concepts and principles to both clients and professional colleagues.

  • Working independently, or with other arboricultural and landscape professionals, in the planning, delivery and management of arboricultural services.

  • Work collaboratively and iteratively within a multi-disciplinary design team.

  • Comply with internal business management procedures, including in relation to health and safety and technical quality of all advice and outputs.

TRAINING

Our Graduate Development Programme (GDP), along with our huge scope of projects across the globe, will challenge and inspire you to make a real difference to the world we live in. Our programmes form a core part of our business strategy globally, designed to develop the best talent across numerous disciplines to lead our business into the future. We have over 1,000 graduates on our programmes across the UK and Ireland, from over 30 different disciplines, and each and every one of them makes a tangible difference to the environment we all live and work in.

We will provide you with all the tools and support you need to achieve your professional development ambitions, including chartership with the relevant international professional institution – where we have graduates working towards over 30 professional institutions in the UK and Ireland. We demand the highest standards and expect our graduates to pass their professional review first time. You will be assigned a mentor to support and guide your development, and undertake regular training modules throughout the programme. There will be on-the-job and structured training where required, and the opportunity to work on live client projects with significant multi-disciplinary exposure.

Minimum Requirements

  • Suitable Arboricultural Qualification (e.g. Honours Degree)

  • Ability to write reports and communicate technical information in relation to trees to non specialists. An understanding of the planning process and production of technical information

  • A sound level of arboricultural knowledge, including BS5837:2012 BS8545:2014 and BS3998:2010, be competent in tree identification, inspection, condition assessment and necessary management options.

  • IT skills should include Microsoft Office with the use of AutoCAD, GIS and industry graphics packages being an advantage within this role.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Lantra Professional Tree Inspection qualification

  • Evidence of recent active training and CPD within the arboricultural industry

  • Ideally previous experience should include undertaking tree condition surveys, the production of BS5837 level survey and reporting work, the management of trees on development sites and familiarity with Statutory Designations relating to trees.

  • Ability to use AutoCAD.

  • Previous experience using digital data collection devices, GPS and GIS Software.

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is

pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions

inclusion, diversity and overall

employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our

core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only

delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Vacation Student / Internship / Graduate

Business Line Environment

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 203497BR

Clearance Required No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

EOE including Disability/Protected Veterans
Accessibility/Reasonable Accommodations

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