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Exciting Recruitment Opportunities

Role: Graduate Project Assistant

Location: Multiple roles, Salisbury or Coventry based.

Five Rivers Environmental Contracting Ltd is a specialist environmental contracting company with a head office located in the Avon valley, just north of Salisbury, Wiltshire.  Founded in 1994, we have over twenty five years of experience dedicated to nature conservation and habitat creation, restoration and management, particularly on environmentally sensitive and challenging sites. Works include River Restoration, Ecological Mitigation, Habitat Creation and Ecological Monitoring.

What you’ll be doing

You will be joining a staff of thirty covering work in all areas of the UK, with a direct focus on supporting our Project Managers.  Each of the team members has skills and specialities which allow for a vast range of knowledge and experience sharing.

You will play a key role in delivering and supporting the expansion of the business through tendering, project management, consenting, consultancy and design. You will work closely with our Project Managers to ensure we successfully bid for work, and deliver projects to the high standards demanded by our clients.

This is an exciting role for a graduate or someone early on in their career to gain valuable experience, with a clear progression within the company.

Who we’re looking for

  • We have positions based in our Salisbury and Coventry offices, with occasional travel and staying away
  • Supporting project managers on our construction sites, one role will predominantly site based.
  • Provide a key support role in all non-operational sides of the business including: tendering, consenting and project management
  • Completion of all projects to the required best practise

Requirements

  • Positive attitude and a passion for the environment
  • Flexible and pragmatic, able to prioritise workload in a busy workplace
  • Ability to interact professionally with colleagues, client and stakeholders
  • Experience of working within a team
  • A commitment to promoting Health, Safety and Wellbeing within the company
  • A full clean UK driving licence
  • Good time management and punctual
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel

Desirable skills / qualifications

  • BSc or MSc in related field
  • Experience in using ArcGIS, CAD or drawing software
  • CSCS Card
  • Knowledge of CDM 2015 regulations
  • Ecological knowledge and interest in the outdoor environment

The package

This position will have a starting salary of £17,000, which will be reviewed on an annual basis. You will receive 20 days holiday, plus public bank holidays, with an additional day of leave accrued per year of service. You will have an annual training budget of £500, exclusive of any initial training agreed. For the right candidate, there will be career progression depending on aspirations and suitability.

We the right candidates we are looking for immediate start dates.  The advert will run until 29th March however we may arrange interim interviews before this date.

Email covering letter and CV to jobs@five-rivers.com.

 

Role: Senior Site Manager

Five Rivers Environmental Contracting Ltd is a specialist environmental contracting company with a head office located in the Avon valley, just north of Salisbury, Wiltshire.

What you’ll be doing

You will be joining a staff of 30 people working all over the UK delivering a variety of environmental projects including small civil engineering projects, river restoration, river re-alignment, floodplain re-connection, ecological mitigation and fish passes.

You will play a key role as Senior Site Management, responsible for the planning and delivery of two construction teams concurrently.

Who we’re looking for

Management:

  • To lead by example, from the front and ensure that Five Rivers is the best we can be.
  • Line manage the delivery of two projects, support two Site Foreman & act as a mentor
  • Responsibility for timely delivery for the construction phase within budget, reporting directly to the project specific PM.
  • Specific projects may be delivered with the SSM also operating as PM.
  • Responsible for plant management & reporting including all LOLER/Certifications requirements
  • Support the Contracts Manager & Project manager with project development & Initial project planning
  • Vehicle & plant organising, responsible for the condition of vehicles, weekly maintenance and management. Reporting faults.
  • Responsible for Staff allocations to each project
  • Responsible for ordering of all plant, materials required onsite, sub-contractors, tools and vehicles (with less than 1 months lead in time)
  • Spend a minimum of 2 day a week in the office (either at Meadow Barn or the Site Offices) to assist with planning, project management, development of RAMS and assisting the costing department.
  • Partake in Pre-Commencement Meetings (PCM’s) & Project Close down meetings with Project Managers & Ops Manager
  • Responsible for Teams Tool inventory, ordering repairs and replacements where required.

Reporting:

  • To report effectively to the PM on project progress and provide a daily Update Summary.
  • Provide early warnings of issues and highlight potential delays to the PM
  • To ensure our online construction project management software is used throughout the process.
  • To ensure compliance & internal Management System (IMS) reporting requirements are met
  • Seek approval from the PM should an item required onsite be over budget or not from Approved supplier list
  • Manage working hours and over time for Operations team and report accordingly to OM
  • To measure and report on all Approved Suppliers

Health & Safety:

  • Ensure all H&S legislation is complied with onsite.
  • Review RAMS and site paper work to ensure they are fit for purpose and up to date.
  • Immediate reporting of all accidents to the Client & PM
  • Weekly reporting of all near misses

Human Resources:

  • Recruitment – Assess submitted CV’s, help produce a short list & attend interviews for new staff
  • Managing staff appraisals of Site Foreman & Site staff
  • Responsible for Staff wellbeing and moral
  • Reporting concerns & Issues to relating to staff matters to the OM
  • Ordering of PPE replacements & uniform where required.
  • Organise Welfare and Staff accommodation
  • Management of client interface and public perception in a professional manner
  • Minimisation of waste and promotion of environmental best practice
  • Completion of all projects to the required best practise.

Requirements

  • CITB SMSTS qualified
  • Valid CSCS card
  • Knowledge and experience of CDM 2015
  • Ability to interact professionally with clients and stakeholders
  • Experience of managing field teams
  • A commitment to promoting Health, Safety and Wellbeing within the company
  • An area of specialism in one or more of the following: Civil Engineering, Environmental Contracting or River Restoration.
  • A full clean UK driving licence
  • Physically fit and hard working

The package

The position has a starting salary of £35,000 – £40,000 depending on experience, which will be reviewed on an annual basis. You will receive 21 days holiday, plus public bank holidays, with an additional day of leave accrued per year of service. The role will require working away from Salisbury a majority of the working week (Monday-Friday), for which you will receive a staying away allowance. You will have an annual training budget, exclusive of any initial training agreed. For the right candidate, there will be career progression depending on aspirations and suitability.

Closing date for applications is the 29th March, email jobs@five-rivers.com to apply

Job Vacancy – Plant Operator/Senior plant Operator

Five Rivers Environmental Contracting Ltd is a specialist environmental contracting company with a head office located in the Woodford valley, Wiltshire.  Founded in 1994, we have over 25 years of experience dedicated to nature conservation and habitat creation, restoration and management, particularly on environmentally sensitive and challenging sites. Due to our continuous and rapid growth we have an exciting opportunity available.

What it’s like to work here

Five Rivers is a forward-thinking company, and we offer a vast amount of experience in environmental consulting and management works. Within the operations team we have both permanent staff and subcontractors. We invest in staff development and as part of that we offer a £500 annual staff driven training budget. As a small company there are considerable opportunities for progression. We have an Employee of the Month scheme, photograph of the month award and an Annual Health & Wellbeing challenge, all contributing to a positive and rewarding place to work. Five-Rivers also offer employees the opportunity to join our NEST pension scheme.

What you’ll be doing

You will be joining a staff of 30 covering all areas of the UK, with a direct focus on delivering major environmental improvement projects. You will be responsible for the delivery of projects under the direct management of our site foreman and managers.

Every project we work is unique and Five Rivers prides itself on delivering the best possible environmental improvements on every site we work on. As a small company, every staff member has the opportunity to contribute to our growth.

Scope of work

  • Operation of heavy plant and machinery
  • Undertaking construction site roles
  • Working around protected species and within sensitive wildlife sites

Requirements

  • Valid NPORs/CPCS card
  • Valid CSCS card or equivalent
  • Awareness of environmental issues
  • Physically fit and highly motivated
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Able to stay away Monday – Friday
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and organisational skills
  • Someone that can lead by example and have a keen eye for detail
  • A positive can-do attitude
  • A full clean UK driving licence

Desirable skills

  • Valid First Aid certificate
  • Ecological knowledge
  • Working towards CPCS

Our offer

Competitive salary depending on experience, which will be reviewed on an annual basis. You will receive 20 days holiday, plus public bank holidays, with an additional day of leave accrued per year of service. The role will require periods of working away Monday-Friday, for which you will receive a staying away allowance and accommodation.

Please send your CV and covering letter to jobs@five-rivers.com. Closing date for applications is Friday 1st March 2019. We welcome applications before the closing date.

Job Vacancy – Site Technician/Senior Site Technician

Five Rivers Environmental Contracting Ltd is a specialist environmental contracting company with a head office located in the Woodford valley, Wiltshire.  Founded in 1994, we have over 25 years of experience dedicated to nature conservation and habitat creation, restoration and management, particularly on environmentally sensitive and challenging sites. Due to our continuous and rapid growth we have an exciting opportunity available.

What it’s like to work here

Five Rivers is a forward-thinking company, and we offer a vast amount of experience in environmental consulting and management works. Within the operations team we have both permanent staff and subcontractors. We invest in staff development and as part of that we offer a £500 annual staff driven training budget. As a small company there are considerable opportunities for progression. We have an Employee of the Month scheme, photograph of the month award and an Annual Health & Wellbeing challenge, all contributing to a positive and rewarding place to work. Five-Rivers also offer employees the opportunity to join our NEST pension scheme.

What you’ll be doing

You will be joining a staff of 30 covering all areas of the UK, with a direct focus on delivering major environmental improvement projects. You will be responsible for the delivery of projects under the direct management of our site foreman and managers.

Every project we work on is unique, and Five Rivers prides itself on delivering the best possible environmental improvements on every site we work on. As a small company, every staff member has the opportunity to contribute to our growth.

Scope of work

  • Working in waders / life jackets
  • Bank protection installations using hydraulic post drivers
  • Tree surgery, chainsaws & power tools
  • Undertaking construction site roles
  • Working around protected species and within sensitive wildlife sites

Requirements

  • Someone that can lead by example and have a keen eye for detail
  • Valid CSCS card or equivalent
  • Awareness of environmental issues
  • Physically fit and highly motivated
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Able to stay away Monday – Friday
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and organisational skills
  • A positive can-do attitude
  • A full clean UK driving licence

Desirable skills

  • Valid First Aid certificate
  • Ecological knowledge
  • Working towards CPCS

Our offer

Competitive salary depending on experience, which will be reviewed on an annual basis. You will receive 20 days holiday, plus public bank holidays, with an additional day of leave accrued per year of service. The role will require periods of working away Monday-Friday, for which you will receive a staying away allowance and accommodation.

Please send your CV and covering letter to jobs@five-rivers.com. Closing date for applications is Friday 1st March 2019. We welcome applications before the closing date.

Graduate Ecologist Required – Applications Closed

Job Specification

Five Rivers Environmental Contracting Ltd is a specialist environmental contracting company with a head office located in the Avon valley, just north of Salisbury, Wiltshire.  Founded in 1994, we have over twenty years of experience dedicated to nature conservation and habitat creation, restoration and management, particularly on environmentally sensitive and challenging sites. Works include River Restoration, Ecological Mitigation, Habitat Creation and Ecological Monitoring.

What it’s like to work here

Five Rivers is a rapidly expanding company and as our team continues to grow we are able to offer a vast amount of experience in all aspects of environmental consulting and management works. We have thirty permanent staff, plus a number of seasonal staff and subcontractors that work with us in various roles. As a member of this close-knit team you will be given the opportunity to take on direct responsibilities of different aspects of the business.

What you’ll be doing

You will be joining the ecology team covering work in all areas of the UK. Five Rivers provides ecological sampling and consultancy for freshwater ecosystems. Each of the team members has skills and specialities which allow for a vast range of knowledge and experience sharing. You will play a key role in delivering and supporting the ecological survey programmes and consultancy services which include: macroinvertebrate sampling and analysis; fisheries; macrophytes; water quality and protected species. You will work closely with our ecologists to ensure we successfully deliver projects to the high standards demanded by our clients. This is an exciting role for a graduate or someone early on in their career to gain valuable experience, with a clear progression within the company.

Who we’re looking for

  • Someone based in our Salisbury office, with travel and staying away for surveying and sampling.
  • A person with a love of the outdoors and knowledge of freshwater ecosystems and sampling/surveying methodology.
  • Excellent organisation and IT skills to provide support with essential office-based tasks required for the efficient planning and delivery of projects.
  • Completion of all projects to the required best practise standard.

Requirements

  • Positive attitude and a passion for the environment
  • Flexible and pragmatic, able to prioritise workload in a busy workplace
  • Ability to interact professionally with colleagues, client and stakeholders
  • Experience of working within a team
  • A commitment to promoting Health, Safety and Wellbeing within the company
  • A full clean UK driving licence
  • Good time management and punctual
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel

Desirable skills / qualifications

  • BSc or MSc in related field
  • Experience in using ArcGIS
  • Ecological knowledge and interest in the outdoor environment

The package

This position will have a starting salary of £17,000, which will be reviewed on an annual basis. You will receive 20 days holiday, plus public bank holidays, with an additional day of leave accrued per year of service. You will have an annual training budget of £500, exclusive of any initial training agreed. For the right candidate, there will be career progression depending on aspirations and suitability.

 

Email covering letter and CV to jobs@five-rivers.com.

Site Technicians Required

Role: Site Technician/Senior Site Technician

Five Rivers Environmental Contracting Ltd is a specialist environmental contracting company with a head office located in the Woodford valley, Wiltshire.  Founded in 1994, we have over 20 years of experience dedicated to nature conservation and habitat creation, restoration and management, particularly on environmentally sensitive and challenging sites.
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Apprenticeships Available

CITB

Course: Level 2 Diploma and NVQ in General Construction Ops.

You will be joining a staff of twenty-five covering work in all areas of the UK, with a direct focus within the site team which consists of Site Manager, Site Foreman, Senior Site Technicians and Site Technicians. Each of the team members has skills and specialities which allow for a vast range of knowledge and experience sharing.
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Five Rivers are Recruiting – Spring 2018

Do to expansion we are recruiting for the following positions:

Operations Manager (Salisbury based)

Site Manager (Salisbury based)

Site Supervisors (Salisbury based)

Project Manager (Midlands based) – advert to follow

Project Assistants (Salisbury based)

Project Assistants (Midlands based) – advert to follow

Seasonal Fisheries Assistants x 4 (Based in either Salisbury or Kent/Sussex)

If interested please send in a CV and covering letter to jobs@five-rivers.com

Aquatic Ecologist / Senior Ecologist

We are looking to recruit an Aquatic Ecologist / Senior Aquatic Ecologist to carry out field work, macroinvertebrate laboratory analysis and reporting. For the right candidate there will be opportunities for business development and contract management. We carry out pre-and post aquatic monitoring for many of our restoration schemes, as well as providing data collection and consultancy services for a range of clients across the UK.
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Five Rivers Are Recruiting!

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We are looking for motivated people who would like to work on river restoration and conservation projects within our Operations Team. If you want to work outdoors on conservation projects and enhancing habitats, please apply via the following links:
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