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Careers at NBC Environment

NBC Environment are a National organisation providing expert services in Ecology and Wildlife Management to an impressive portfolio of Blue Chip customers. 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.

We are leading experts in our field, we commit to our people with excellent rates of pay as well as providing transparent career progression for those who seek the opportunity to progress and the training needed to get there. Your attitude and interest is incredibly important to us and we are prepared to invest time and money in the right people. When working at NBC Environment we hope you will enjoy a working experience with;

Opportunity: Each role has three grades with clear KPI’s and allocated training time to allow you to get there.
Recognition: We like to celebrate personal achievement and excellence.
Reward: Our transparent processes ensure efforts are easily identified and can then be rewarded accordingly.
Enjoyment: We work with some great people and get to see and do some amazing stuff.

Working through local branches, we encourage a community feel through a company forum, regular training and social events. We value all staff and operate systems to encourage career/personal development and recognise achievement.

Established for over 25 years we are also a stable organisation, financially secure and the perfect place to invest your future.

2019 is 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 with the desire and capability of delivery the expert service our clients have come to expect.

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

2019 is a period of continued growth for NBC Environment as we further strengthen our position as the go to business for large corporate companies for bird and wildlife management. NBC experts respect all nature, their colleagues and their clients when delivering innovative and ethical solutions to wildlife challenges. In turn this rewards us with a reputation which is the envy of our competitors. Would you like to be part of our team?

As part of NBC’s growth we are looking to recruit a Contracts Manager for the Home counties, working specifically in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire areas. The successful candidate will receive an Industry leading salary, company car, laptop, mobile phone and tablet along with the opportunity to work with a passionate, ambitious and supportive organisation.

Job role:

The role of the Contracts Manager is twofold; focusing on Account management you will be responsible for the delivery of works assigned to you, working with the operations team and the client during a project to ensure operations deliver within budget and to agreed specifications.

When focusing on Business Development, you will network and develop meaningful long term relationships with potential clients that will create opportunities for you to convert into business leads. You will work with the Service Desk and Team Leaders to ensure the most efficient process to deliver this. You will pro-actively manage the business’s operations at a branch level and create a positive environment for your colleagues, so that they are motivated to deliver the highest standards in Customer Service.
This is an extremely varied role and some of the traits we require to achieve the above are:
• Customer focused
• Computer Literate
• Literate
• Ideally some operational experience within the industry

Qualifications:

NBC are very interested in recruiting and investing in the right people for our business and for our clients. Ongoing training and support will be given. For the Contracts Manager role, experience and qualifications are important, as well as an applied interest in the countryside and natural environment and/or ecology. Please read our person profile and required qualifications below, to see if you could be who we are looking to recruit.
Required Attitude:
• A smart professional, organised with excellent attention to detail
• Self-motivated individual who enjoys responsibility
• Positive person with a can do attitude who enjoys being part of a team
• Confident personality with good communication skills
• Willingness to take responsibility
• Honest, trustworthy with strong values
• Be able to demonstrate the ability to develop lasting relationships with clients
• A career that demonstrates loyalty and commitment
• Ethically minded with strong social values
• Be good at solving problems and finding innovative solutions
• Self-motivated with a desire to self-improve and develop new skills
• A passionate and enthusiastic learner

Preferred Skills:
• Expert knowledge and experience at delivering Services NBC offer
• BPCA Level 2 (it will be a requirement of the role to gain this qualification with the first 12 months of employment)
• Falconry
• Account Management and Planning
• Good literacy skills
• Excel, word, PowerPoint
• Full driving licence, preferably clean
• Willingness to travel extensively and work away from home in other areas should the business need arise.

Location:

NBC Environment is a national company and this role will cover the Home Counties

Rewards:

NBC Environment will invest in every employee to ensure that you become the best you can be to deliver the expert service expected by our customers. We desire that your experience with NBC is one of Opportunity-Recognition-Reward-Enjoyment.
For this specific role, we offer the following package:
• Basic Salary of £30,000 to £40,000 (plus bonuses based on Growth)
• Company Car, phone, tablet and Laptop
• Career progression; there is always opportunity to progress at NBC. With our grading structure, your excellent performance will provide you with a rite of passage.
• Training and Development days. Training and Development Managers are committed to staff development.
• Recognition scheme for exceptional performance.
• Company Forum, Welfare Group and Employee Assistance Programme.
• Social events.
• 25 days holidays plus bank holidays

The recruitment process:

To find the best candidates, NBC now operates a three stage recruitment process as follows:
• Initial online application.
• Local Interview
• Assessment centre and final interview at Head Office in Norfolk

Your next step:

Please send your CV and covering letter to [email protected]

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent
Salary: £30,000.00 to £40,000.00 /year

2019 is a period of continued growth for NBC Environment as we further strengthen our position as the go to business for large corporate companies for bird and wildlife management. NBC experts respect all nature, their colleagues and their clients when delivering innovative and ethical solutions to wildlife challenges. In turn this rewards us with a reputation which is the envy of our competitors. Would you like to be part of our team?

As part of NBC’s growth we are looking to recruit a Contracts Manager for our North West region, primarily working in the Merseyside, north Wales and North Cheshire areas. The successful candidate will receive an Industry leading salary, company car, laptop, mobile phone and tablet along with the opportunity to work with a passionate, ambitious and supportive organisation.

Job role:

The role of the Contracts Manager is twofold; focusing on Account management you will be responsible for the delivery of works assigned to you, working with the operations team and the client during a project to ensure operations deliver within budget and to agreed specifications.

When focusing on Business Development, you will network and develop meaningful long term relationships with potential clients that will create opportunities for you to convert into business leads. You will work with the Service Desk and Team Leaders to ensure the most efficient process to deliver this. You will pro-actively manage the business’s operations at a branch level and create a positive environment for your colleagues, so that they are motivated to deliver the highest standards in Customer Service.
This is an extremely varied role and some of the traits we require to achieve the above are:
• Customer focused
• Computer Literate
• Literate
• Ideally some operational experience within the industry

Qualifications:

NBC are very interested in recruiting and investing in the right people for our business and for our clients. Ongoing training and support will be given. For the Contracts Manager role, experience and qualifications are important, as well as an applied interest in the countryside and natural environment and/or ecology. Please read our person profile and required qualifications below, to see if you could be who we are looking to recruit.
Required Attitude:
• A smart professional, organised with excellent attention to detail
• Self-motivated individual who enjoys responsibility
• Positive person with a can do attitude who enjoys being part of a team
• Confident personality with good communication skills
• Willingness to take responsibility
• Honest, trustworthy with strong values
• Be able to demonstrate the ability to develop lasting relationships with clients
• A career that demonstrates loyalty and commitment
• Ethically minded with strong social values
• Be good at solving problems and finding innovative solutions
• Self-motivated with a desire to self-improve and develop new skills
• A passionate and enthusiastic learner

Preferred Skills:
• Expert knowledge and experience at delivering Services NBC offer
• BPCA Level 2 (it will be a requirement of the role to gain this qualification with the first 12 months of employment)
• Falconry
• Account Management and Planning
• Good literacy skills
• Excel, word, PowerPoint
• Full driving licence, preferably clean
• Willingness to travel extensively and work away from home in other areas should the business need arise.

Location:

NBC Environment is a national company and this role will cover the North West & North Wales

Rewards:

NBC Environment will invest in every employee to ensure that you become the best you can be to deliver the expert service expected by our customers. We desire that your experience with NBC is one of Opportunity-Recognition-Reward-Enjoyment.
For this specific role, we offer the following package:
• Basic Salary of £30,000 to £40,000 (plus bonuses based on Growth)
• Company Car, phone, tablet and Laptop
• Career progression; there is always opportunity to progress at NBC. With our grading structure, your excellent performance will provide you with a rite of passage.
• Training and Development days. Training and Development Managers are committed to staff development.
• Recognition scheme for exceptional performance.
• Company Forum, Welfare Group and Employee Assistance Programme.
• Social events.
• 25 days holidays plus bank holidays

The recruitment process:

To find the best candidates, NBC now operates a three stage recruitment process as follows:
• Initial online application.
• Local Interview
• Assessment centre and final interview at Head Office in Norfolk

Your next step:

Please send your CV and covering letter to [email protected]

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent
Salary: £30,000.00 to £40,000.00 /year

Reporting to: Commercial Director

NBC Environment has an exciting new opportunity for a Bid Writer to join our Commercial Team.  Based in Edinburgh, working directly for the Commercial Director and supporting the business nationwide, this is a challenging and vital role within our organisation.  The role will support the Company Aim to:

 “Be the go to business of large corporate companies for the management of wildlife recognised as an organisation of experts who respect nature, their colleagues and clients when delivering innovative, ethical solutions that reward us with a reputation that is the envy of our competitors”

You will complete your activities striving to support the AIM whilst observing the Values of the Company that have made us successful;

Expert. Be the best we can be.

Passionate about delivering outstanding customer service.

Innovative, actively looking for improvements.

Respect for colleagues, clients and the environment.

Ethical, acting with integrity and honour.

Value, ensuring the client receives value for money.

The Role

The role of a Bid Writer is a key position in our organisation working within the Commercial Department supporting the Commercial Director, the Key Account Development Manager, the National Commercial Manager and the Contracts Managers on a variety of tender opportunities managing and contributing to the preparation and submission of PQQs, ITQs, and ITTs (RFQs, RFPs, RFIs).

The role will be responsible for creating compelling narrative, identifying key differentiators in NBC Environment’s offering to current and potential clients to win work and contribute to the growth of the business.   The incumbent will also be responsible for maintaining a central register of all tenders being submitted, checking daily sources for new tender opportunities and, when submitting tender documentation, ensuring compliance with company policies and commercial requirements.

Working alongside the Business Development Support Executive to maintain a repository/library of information and data from past tenders and documents in an easily accessible format that enables the data to be used to complete new tenders and PQQs.

Duties:

  • Responsible for ensuring tenders are submitted consistently ahead of the deadlines
  • Develop a knowledge base of the company that is second to none, with an ability to produce bids on all company services and works.
  • Objectively appraise tender submissions, to add and edit information as necessary in order to structure effective responses.
  • Assist the Commercial Director, the Commercial Manager and the Key Account Development Manager to plan key stages of individual tender projects and allocate appropriate deadlines with follow ups to ensure these deadlines are adhered to both within and outside the Commercial Department.
  • Own the end to end bid management process for some smaller tenders as agreed with the Commercial Director.
  • Contribute in depth analysis of tender outcomes in order to seek continuous improvement opportunities.

Responsibilities:

Key responsibilities

  • Managing and contributing to the preparation and submission of PQQs, ITTs and Tenders.
  • Monitoring out of date agreements and updating and advising the Key Accounts Team of said agreements
  • Maintaining a central register of all tenders being submitted
  • Checking daily sources for new tender opportunities
  • Supporting Commercial Director, Commercial Manager and Key Account Development Manager to produce written bid responses and presentation documentation in line with deadlines.
  • Creating Ad Hoc reports when required

Work Requirements:

5 days per week, Monday to Friday however some weekend or out of hours work may be required.

Location: Edinburgh with travel to NBC Head Office in Snetterton and Blackdown Environmental’s offices in Devon.

Essential Skills

  • Strong background working within a bid environment (at least 2 years’ experience is required)
  • Attention to detail is critical
  • Highly organised
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal with ability to manage priorities and work to tight deadlines whilst facing multiple pressures.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and effectively engage stakeholders across the business
  • Highly computer literate with excellent proficiency in Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Full clean driving licence.
  • Ability to write persuasive, compelling narrative which showcases the company and highlights key differentiators.

Preferred Experience

  • Ideally with experience in a related industry such as Ecology and/or construction.

Remuneration and Benefits:

Salary              £25,000 – £30,000 per annum

Holiday:           28 days per annum (including bank and public holidays)

To apply, please fill in the form below AND send your CV and covering letter to [email protected]

Closing date:      Friday 19th April 2019

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2018/19 is a period of continued growth for NBC Environment as we further strengthen our position as the go to business for large corporate companies for bird and wildlife management.  NBC experts respect all nature, their colleagues and clients when delivering our innovative and ethical solutions to wildlife challenges, and this rewards us with a reputation which is the envy of our competitors.  Would you like to be part of our team?

As part of NBC’s growth in the South, we are looking to recruit a new wildlife and environmental operative in the Greater London area.  The successful candidate will receive great rates of pay and the opportunity to work with a passionate, ambitious and supportive organisation.

Job role:

This is an extremely varied role but can be categorised into four main aspects:

  • With the highest standards, house and care for our birds of prey; expertly flying them to fulfil our bird management obligations.
  • To clean and proof buildings and structures against nuisance birds, with great attention to detail.
  • To provide a professional general pest and management service.
  • To provide a professional wildlife management service

In addition to above, there may be secondary opportunities to work with our ecology business Blackdown Environmental.

Qualifications:

Although experience and qualifications are important in the delivery of this role, please do not be discouraged from applying if you have neither.  NBC are more interested in recruiting and investing in the right people for our business and clients, for whom ongoing training and support is given. Please read our person profile below to see if you could be who we are looking to recruit.

The person we are looking:

  • Professional attitude. Positive can do approach, polite and presentable.
  • Passionate and enthusiastic learner.
  • Problem solver
  • Ethically minded with strong social values.
  • A team player who doesn’t mind travelling and lone working.
  • A career that demonstrates loyalty and commitment
  • Customer service and quality focussed.
  • Self-motivated with a desire to self-improve and develop new skills.
  • Organised but adaptable to change.

Specifics for this role:

  • A driving licence is required, ideally with no more than 3 points.

Location:

NBC Environment is a national company, and daily travel in and around the Greater London area is to be expected for this role.  However, extended travel and occasional overnight stays may be required to assist our other teams across the country if and when required.

Rewards:

NBC Environment will invest in every employee to ensure that you become the best you can be to deliver the expert service expected by our customers. We desire that your experience with NBC is one of Opportunity-Recognition-Reward-Enjoyment.

For this specific role, we offer the following package:

  • Basic Salary of 20,000 up to £26,000.
  • Company vehicle, phone and tablet.
  • The opportunity to develop earnings with overtime, bonus scheme and an operative lead reward scheme.
  • Career progression; there is always opportunity to progress at NBC. With our grading structure, your excellent performance will provide you with a rite of passage.
  • Training and development days. Training and development managers are committed to staff development.
  • Recognition scheme for exceptional performance.
  • Company forum, welfare group and employee assist program.
  • TOIL bank, banking your extra efforts rather than losing them.
  • Social events.
  • 28 days holiday.

The recruitment process:

To find the best candidates, NBC now operate a four stage recruitment process as follows:

  • Initial online application.
  • Formal questionnaire and invitation to telephone interview.
  • Local interview.
  • Assessment centre and final interview at head office.

Your next step:

If you have the ability and values to provide the highest standards of workmanship and professionalism, then please fill in the form below or click here

Please email any further queries to: [email protected]

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Full-time, permanentBlackdown Environmental

Salary: Dependent on experience

Location: Midlands Office (Kenilworth)

Blackdown Environmental   

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.

The Role:

Blackdown Environmental has an opportunity for an enthusiastic and committed Senior Ecologist to help deliver and develop an ecological consultancy service from our Midlands office. The role includes working alongside our existing small team of Ecologists based in Devon to deliver and expand our services both within the Midlands and other parts of the country. The successful candidate will be a good team player with excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Essential Requirements:

  • Degree in Ecology or related subject
  • At least 3 years’ experience of working within the field of ecological consultancy
  • Experience of undertaking Phase 1 habitat survey/ Preliminary Ecological Appraisal (and able to demonstrate good botanical identification), and a range of protected species surveys.
  • Holder of protected species licences.
  • Experience of performing Ecological Clerk of Works (ECoW) duties
  • Excellent written communication skills and experience of producing high quality reports
  • Full driving licence
  • Attention to detail and methodical approach to tasks
  • Self-motivated and ability to work independently
  • Professional appearance and manner with clients
  • 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, often at short notice
  • Willingness and ability to undertake training related to rail, highways and construction site work
  • Willingness to undertake drug and alcohol testing when required
  • Membership of CIEEM

Desirable:

  • Experience of applying for European Protected Species Licences (EPSLs)
  • Experience of GIS systems and mapping of ecological data
  • Experience of undertaking Ecological Impact Assessment (EcIA)
  • CSCS Card

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Full-time, permanentBlackdown Environmental

Salary: Dependent on experience per annum (plus Bonus)

Location: Midlands Office (Kenilworth)

The role:

We are looking for a full time, permanent Project Manager based our Midlands Office in Kenilworth. You will have experience of managing and delivering large and complex projects on time and to the satisfaction of our clients. Responsible for resourcing and line managing a site team whilst promoting compliance with all company systems and policies. Ideally, you will also have experience of working in ecological contracting, countryside management or a similar field.

Blackdown Environmental  

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.

Successful candidates will:

  • be commercial with relevant project management experience, ideally gained within the environmental / habitat management / ecological sector
  • be organised with experience of managing large, complex projects
  • be financially adept with the ability to manage and deliver projects on time and to budget
  • have experience of leading and motivating a team of both site and office-based staff
  • have a proven track record of preparing bids and tenders, winning work and generating new business opportunities
  • have excellent written communication skills and be able to produce accurate reports
  • be capable of working under pressure with the ability to meet deadlines
  • have a positive outlook and a strong desire to succeed
  • have a full UK driving licence and use of a car

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Blackdown Environmental

Introduction to 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.

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 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.

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.

Blackdown Environmental are very interested in recruiting and investing in the right people for our business and for our clients.  Ongoing training and support will be given.

Apply

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: 29th March 2019