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.

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.

What you’ll be doing

You will be joining a staff of 25 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
  • Willingness 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

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.

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.

Requirements

  • 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
  • Computer literate.
  • Ability to swim.

The package

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.

 

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.

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

Requirements

  • 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
  • Reporting
  • CIEEM membership
  • A full clean UK driving licence

Desirable skills

  • Valid First Aid certificate
  • Fisheries experience
  • Experience of Water Quality sampling and reporting
  • RHS Accreditation
  • Valid CSCS card or equivalent

The package

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.

Please submit your CV and covering letter to helen@five-rivers.com

 

 

 

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 links below:

 

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We also have openings for:

Please send a CV and covering letter to jobs@five-rivers.com

Christmas and New Year Closure

Merry Christmas from the team at Five Rivers!

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.

Water Meadow Restoration

Watermeadow Restoration

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.

This is just one of the River and Wetland services we offer, get in touch for more details.

*Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)