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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.

2018 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:

Based in Kenilworth. Working away may be required.Blackdown Environmental

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 EnvironmentalFull-time, permanent

£30,000 – £35,000 pa (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

Apply

Please apply as soon as possible with your CV and a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role (max 500 words) to martin@blackdownenvironmental.co.uk

Closing date: 31st August 2018

Blackdown EnvironmentalLocation: 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.

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:

martin@blackdownenvironmental.co.uk

Closing date: August 31st 2018

Blackdown EnvironmentalLocation: 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.

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:

martin@blackdownenvironmental.co.uk

Closing date: August 31st 2018

Location: Dunkeswell – note candidates will need to live within a reasonable commute of our office.

Blackdown Environmental

Salary: £9.20 to £11.20 per hour (dependent on experience), plus overtime and enhanced working for unsociable hours.

We require highly motivated team leaders with a background in one or more of the following who can lead an on site team to deliver;

  • Invasive species control and management
  • Vegetation clearance on commercial sites
  • Aquatic habitat restoration and creation
  • Fencing and boundary maintenance.
  • Herbicide application
  • Grounds maintenance
  • Small civil structures
  • Habitat creation

Blackdown Environmental are a leading, dynamic company based in the South-West of England and this role will be based from our office in Dunkeswell, however, there may be a requirement to work across the UK and stay away as when required. On some occasions, weekend and/or night working may be required. You will be employed on a permanent contract.

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

We deliver a professional ecological contracting service, focusing on the delivery of arboricultural, ecology, countryside management, fencing and soft-landscaping contracts.

Candidates will ideally have the following:

  • Full driving license inc towing
  • A valid LISS/CSCS card
  • First Aid at Work
  • LANTRA/NPTC Brushcutter/Chipper/chainsaw
  • PA1 & 6AW
  • Experience in running and leading teams
  • Experience in delivering works on main contractor sites.
  • Experience in completion of on site paperwork

And the following would be an advantage:

  • Background in our core work areas
  • Additional tickets including large tree and multiple windblown trees.
  • SSSTS/SMSTS
  • CPCS/NPORS/FMOC for Tractor & 360 Excavator.

Apply

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

Edward@blackdownenvironmental.co.uk