The M25, despite the busiest motorway in Europe, comprises a huge, connected area of undisturbed woodland and grassland habitat which provides valuable habitat for a wide range of biodiversity. Often these areas offer the only viable habitat for some species and form an ecological corridor through urban and intensive managed agricultural areas. At Connect Plus Services we strive not only to protect the wildlife and vital habitats within on the highway verge, but we also aim to manage out soft estate proactively to enhance these habitats to their full potential.
This role sits within a progressive, forward thinking and multi-disciplinary Environment and Sustainability Team. This role will undertake site visits with the Landscape and Arboriculture Team, Ecologists and Environmental Assistant. On the job training will be provided by the team specialists as required and further training in tree surveys and Ecological Clerk of Works will be provided as and when necessary.
This is a great opportunity to develop within this discipline as working in CPS can provide experience, training and assistance to become member of a professional body, such as the Landscape Institute, Arboricultural Association or Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment.
Main Purpose of the Job:
The role will be an integral part of a team of specialists going out on site visits for landscape, arboriculture, ecology and air quality to ensure a safe working environment. They will also conduct depot inspections and undertake simple environmental assessments and environmental site inspections.
To be based predominantly on site around the M25 and motorways and truck roads crossing the M25
Office work based partly at home and partly in CPS office at Dartford or South Mimms (when it is safe to do so after the Covid outbreak)
Occasional night work maybe required to assist with ecological surveys
This role is available part time, job share or full time. This is because we want the best people for our roles, and we recognise that sometimes those people are not available full time
Assist with landscape and arboricultural surveys
Assist with air quality diffusion tube monitoring
Assist with ecological and balancing pond surveys
Undertake depot environmental management surveys
Undertake environmental site audits
Undertake Ecological Clerk of Works role
Undertake simple environmental assessments
Site visits relating to customer complaints
Assist with the development of landscape improvement schemes
Qualifications / Skills / Experience:
Degree in a relevant biological, ecological, or environmental management field.
Full UK driving licence
Basic knowledge of environmental assessment but training will be given
Knowledge of GIS
Competent in Microsoft Office Applications
Current UK driving licence
Ability to communicate at all levels of the organisation
Excellent communicator and team player
A problem solver
Good time management skills, and ability to act autonomously
An interest in developing your career within the environmental management industry
This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary it will be discussed with you at interview. If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.
ATKINS, part of the SNC Lavalin Group, is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability
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