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Careers at Blackdown Environmental

Blackdown Environmental provide expert ecological solutions. Our services are designed to remove the risk of nature adversely impacting commercial activities by delivering business protection for every type of commercial activity – facilities management, health and safety, construction, property management and much more.

Our local, knowledgeable and friendly teams work throughout the UK to ensure that customers can achieve their commercial goals safe in the knowledge that conflict with nature has been mitigated considerately.

2018 is going to be a year of growth and change for us and we’re looking for people to join the team who are positive, enthusiastic and motivated towards helping the business achieve its ambitions. Experience is not always essential as we have the experience and facilities to train the right person.

 

Take a look at some of our key roles within the business or our current vacancies below.

Based in Kenilworth. Working away may be required.

Hours: 40 hrs per week

Contract Period: Permanent

Hours of work: Typically 9am-5pm but regular evening and early morning working as required.

Blackdown Environmental provides Ecological Consultancy and Environmental Contracting services to a wide variety of clients within the transport (road and rail), housing, charitable and utilities sectors. We are a wholly owned subsidiary of NBC Environment, and provide services throughout the UK.

The Role:

Blackdown Environmental has an exciting opportunity for an experienced and motivated Senior Ecologist to help establish ecological consultancy services from our Midlands office based in Kenilworth. The role includes supporting our existing Ecologists in other locations, assist in the delivery of existing habitat creation contracts in the midlands and establishing new business relationships and opportunities. The successful candidate will be a robust team player with the ability to work alongside environmental operatives and contracts managers (as well as independently). The role requires an excellent verbal and written communicator, able to produce high quality reports for a range of audiences.

Essential Requirements/ tasks/ experience:

– Degree in Ecology or related subject
– At least 4 years’ experience of working within the field of ecological consultancy
– Holder of protected species survey licences (bats and great crested newts preferred).
– Experience of undertaking Preliminary Ecological Appraisal and a range of protected species surveys.
– Experienced at performing Ecological Clerk of Works (ECoW) duties.
– Excellent written communication skills and demonstrable experience of producing high quality reports, including protected species survey reports, Ecological Impact Assessment (EcIA), mitigation plans etc.
– Project management experience including tendering, client liaison and communication with Local Planning Authorities (LPAs) and Statutory Nature Conservation Organisations (e.g. Natural England).
– Can demonstrate leading teams or supervising and managing subcontracted staff.
– Experience of providing Quality Assurance (QA) to other team member’s reports.
– Self-motivated and ability to work independently
– Ability to be involved in business development and generation of new work opportunities.
– Ability to work away from the office including overnight stays when required
– Willingness to work evenings and early mornings when required
– Willingness and ability to undertake training related to rail, highways and construction site work
– Willingness to undertake drug and alcohol testing when required
– Full driving licence
– Full membership of CIEEM (or ability to apply for)

Desirable:

– Experience of applying for European Protected Species Licences (EPSLs)
– Experience of GIS systems and mapping of ecological data
– CSCS Card

Start date: 2018 (TBC)
Salary: Dependent on experience
Expenses: In line with company policies
TOIL: System to be agreed

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Blackdown Environmental - An NBC CompanyLocation: Midlands Office (Kenilworth) – note candidates will need to live within a reasonable commute of our office.

Salary: (dependent on experience), plus overtime and enhanced working for unsociable hours.

What we’re looking for: We require highly motivated operatives with a background in one or more of the following;

  • Invasive species control and management
  • Habitat restoration and creation
  • Vegetation control and site clearance
  • Forestry and woodland operations
  • Pesticides application
  • Plant and machinery operation

You will have a keen eye for quality works and be forward thinking, whilst adhering to the company H&S policy. You will be expected to carryout works on day to day basis and to deliver high standards of work in a safe and productive environment.

 

This role will be operating from our depot in Kenilworth. There may be a requirement to work across the UK and stay away as when required.  On some occasions, weekend or night working may be required. You will be employed on a permanent contract and benefit from a company pension.

 

Why Blackdown Environmental:  Blackdown Environmental are a young, dynamic company based in the South-West of England, in the picturesque county of Devon. We are a professional ecological contracting company, focusing on the delivery of arboricultural, ecology, countryside management, fencing and soft-landscaping contracts.

 

Blackdown Environmental is a great place to be; it is a fast moving, progressive company offering excellent career opportunities and rewarding effort and achievement.

About you:

Essential: Candidates will have certificates and experience in or be willing to undertake the following:

  • Full driving license including trailer towing
  • A valid LISS/CSCS card
  • First Aid at Work
  • LANTRA Brushcutter/Chipper
  • NPTC chainsaw qualifications CS 30/31
  • PA1 & 6AW
  • Experience in running and leading teams
  • Experience in delivering works on a range of main contractor sites.
  • Experience in completion of paperwork and job reports
  • Experience in meeting targets

Desirable: It is desirable that candidates have the following:

  • SSSTS/SMSTS
  • MEWP
  • Background in our core work areas
  • Additional tickets including use of pole saws, large & windblown trees use of chainsaw from a MEWP etc.
  • CPCS/NPORS/FMOC for Tractor & 360 Excavator.

Please apply with your CV and a short statement or covering letter (<500 words) outlining your suitability for the role, salary expectations and any other relevant details to the email address below:

[email protected]

Closing Date: December 21st 2018

Blackdown Environmental - An NBC Company

Location: Midlands Office (Kenilworth) – note candidates will need to live within a reasonable commute of our office.

Salary: (dependent on experience), plus overtime and enhanced working for unsociable hours.

What we’re looking for: We require highly motivated team leaders with a background in one or more of the following;

  • Invasive species control and management
  • Habitat restoration and creation
  • Vegetation control and site clearance
  • Forestry and woodland operations
  • Pesticides application
  • Plant and machinery operation

You will have a keen eye to drive high quality works forward whilst adhering to company H&S policy. You will manage a team on a day to day basis to deliver high standards of work in a safe and productive environment. The successful candidate will assist with the smooth operation of allocated on-site contracting operations.

This role will be operating from our depot in Kenilworth. There may be a requirement to work across the UK and stay away as when required.  On some occasions, weekend or night working may be required. You will be employed on a permanent contract and benefit from a company pension.

Why Blackdown Environmental:

Blackdown Environmental are a young, dynamic company based in the South-West of England, in the picturesque county of Devon. We are a professional ecological contracting company, focusing on the delivery of arboricultural, ecology, countryside management, fencing and soft-landscaping contracts.

Blackdown Environmental is a great place to be; it is a fast moving, progressive company offering excellent career opportunities and rewarding effort and achievement.

About you:

Essential: Candidates will have certificates and experience in or be willing to undertake the following:

  • Full driving license including trailer towing
  • A valid LISS/CSCS card
  • First Aid at Work
  • LANTRA Brushcutter/Chipper
  • NPTC chainsaw qualifications CS 30/31
  • PA1 & 6AW
  • Experience in running and leading teams
  • Experience in delivering works on a range of main contractor sites.
  • Experience in completion of paperwork and job reports
  • Experience in meeting targets

Desirable: It is desirable that candidates have the following:

  • SSSTS/SMSTS
  • MEWP
  • Background in our core work areas
  • Additional tickets including use of pole saws, large & windblown trees use of chainsaw from a MEWP etc.
  • CPCS/NPORS/FMOC for Tractor & 360 Excavator.

Please apply with your CV and a short statement or covering letter (<500 words) outlining your suitability for the role, salary expectations and any other relevant details to the email address below:

[email protected]

Closing Date: December 21st 2018