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.
You will play a key role in delivering and supporting projects to the high standards demanded by our clients. This is an exciting role for someone early on in their career to gain valuable experience, with a clear progression within the company.
Who we’re looking for
Initially based in our Salisbury office, with the ability to travel and stay away for extended periods.
Provide a key role in all operational sides of the business predominantly frontline delivery of projects under supervision of our skilled teams.
Completion of all projects to the required best practise
Adherence to risk assessments and method statements and work in a tidy efficient manner.
A passion for construction and the environment with ideally an interest in Habitat mitigation and River restoration, forestry, countryside management or agriculture.
Flexible and pragmatic with a can-do attitude to work tasks.
Ability to interact professionally with colleagues
Experience of working within a team hugely advantageous.
A commitment to promoting Health, Safety and Wellbeing within the company
Good time management and punctuality.
Physically fit and willing to undertake manual work in a variety of locations and conditions.
Application to a task and willingness to learn a vast array of skills.
Desirable skills / qualifications
Ecological knowledge and interest in the outdoor environment essential.
A full clean UK driving licence
Ability to swim.
This position will have a starting salary within the guidelines of the National Apprenticeship wage 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 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.
Who we’re looking for
Experienced Aquatic Ecologist/ Senior Aquatic Ecologist • Supporting the technical delivery of aquatic ecology projects to the required best practice
Managing multiple projects, all to a high standard and within budget
Good written and verbal communication skills
Compile risk assessments and method statements • Management of client interface and public perception in a professional manner
Ability to interact professionally with clients and stakeholders
BSc in Ecology, Biology, Zoology or a related Environmental / Biological discipline
An in-depth knowledge of aquatic ecology, legislation, and survey techniques
Experience in conducting surveys and species identification (e.g. macrophytes, fisheries and macroinvertebrates)
High level of competence in macroinvertebrate analysis to TL5 species level
High level of competence in identification of aquatic macrophytes, ideally with a recognised accreditation
Data analysis and use of standard indices (Including RIVPACS/ RICT & LEAFPACS2)
Good IT skills (e.g. Microsoft, Excel)
Must be comfortable working in or around water
Aware of health and safety hazards and responsibilities in aquatic fieldwork
A full clean UK driving licence
Valid First Aid certificate
Experience of Water Quality sampling and reporting
Valid CSCS card or equivalent
The position has a starting salary of £23,000 – £32,000 dependent 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 from home, for which you will receive a staying away allowance. 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.
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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 links below:
Five Rivers are closing for a two week period over Christmas, and we’ll be back raring to go on the 3rd January. If you need to get in touch please leave a message and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
We are delighted to be working on the restoration of the Lower Woodford Watermeadows SSSI*, a system of floated water meadows that were thought to have been constructed in 1660. Under this Higher Level Stewardship scheme we are restoring the bedwork in three fields as well as creating a number of wetland features.
Great article published in Norfolk’s Eastern Daily Press featuring phase two of the Upper Wensum Restoration Scheme currently being delivered by Five Rivers Environmental Contracting on behalf of Norfolk Rivers Internal Drainage Board. Click here to read the article. For information on phase one of the project see our case studies and click here for more information on our River and Wetland services.