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Jacobs Principal Arboriculture in London, United Kingdom

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Your Impact:

Do you have a passion for trees? Jacobs has a growing UK Landscape and Arboriculture team of over 70 professionals and we are looking for someone who can bring their arboricultural expertise to this innovative and exciting team. The successful candidate will be responsible for the continuing implementation of arboriculture advice and surveys within the Landscape and Arboricultural team across a wide range of project stages and types reporting to the Associate Director of arboriculture.

We are currently looking for a Principal Arboriculturist to join our team, location is flexible but the ideal location would be from one of our offices in northern England.

Main Responsibilities:

You will lead and work collaboratively within a team on projects including:

  • Undertake tree surveys in relation to planning and development and provide technical arboricultural solutions

  • Undertake Veteran tree surveys and give advice

  • Support the wider arboricultural team on a national scale

  • Ensuring the delivery of comprehensive arboricultural reports, including Arboricultural Impact Assessments and Arboricultural Method Statements within tight time-frames to meet client requirements.

  • Work with a range of disciplines within Jacobs and with outside consultants

  • Contribute new innovative ideas, materials, research and learnings to the team, as part of your management and project work

  • Work with arboricultural sub-contractors as part of the arboricultural offering

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • A level 4-6 QCF or equivalent arboriculturist qualification, with previous practical experience as an arboricultural consultant

  • Have an in depth understanding of BS 5837:2012 and BS3998: 2010 and Knowledge of Streetworks UK: National Joint Utilities Group (NJUG) Volume 4.

  • Understanding of National Planning Policy Framework (Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government, 2021) in relation to trees.

  • Experience of working on large scale infrastructure projects and within a multi disciplinary environment

  • Familiarity with CAD and digital survey hardware and software, including GIS and experience of MS Word and Excel required

  • High standard of report writing skills

  • Site visits and survey work forms part of the role, sometimes in more remote locations, therefore a driving licence is essential for this role.

Why Jacobs?

We clear the way for inventive thinking so you have the support, means and space to deliver the boldest solutions for the extraordinary and every day. Jacobs. A world where you can.

We clear the way for inventive thinking, so you have the support, means and space to deliver the boldest solutions for the extraordinary and every day. Jacobs. A world where you can.

Our Culture:

We’re invested in you and your success. Our values stand on a foundation of safety, integrity, inclusion and diversity. We put people at the heart of our business and we truly believe that by supporting one another through our culture of caring, we all succeed. We value positive mental health and a sense of belonging for all employees.

We aim to make inclusion and diversity core attributes of our identity, embedded in all our employment and business practices in all locations. We know that if we are inclusive, we’re more connected, and if we are diverse, we’re more creative.

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Successful candidates will be asked to complete a Baseline Personnel Security Standard Pre-Employment check and will be required to undergo various checks including: Identity, Right to Work; Employment/Education History and Criminal Record. If you are unable to meet this and any associated criteria, then your employment may be delayed or rejected.

At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.