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Title  

Graduate Landscape Surveyor

Reference     (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors   Nature Conservation (Terrestrial Ecology)
Location   England (East Midlands)
Town/City   Market Harborough
Type   Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status   Full Time
Level   First Level
Deadline   09/06/2017
Company Name   The Environment Partnership (TEP) Ltd
Contact Name   Liz Plumpton
Email   recruitment@tep.uk.com
Website   Further Details / Applications
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Description  

TEP is the Homes and Communities Agency's (HCA) National Green Estates Consultant and assists with the management of the government’s surplus land portfolio awaiting development in England.  TEP are seeking to recruit a Graduate Landscape Surveyor to sit within the Land Management team, assisting the Procura survey team and other Landscape Managers working on the Homes and Communities Agency’s sites.

About TEP

TEP is an award-winning multi-disciplinary environmental consultancy employing environmental planners, landscape architects and urban designers, landscape managers, ecologists and urban foresters and other professionals working on a wide-ranging portfolio.  TEP is run by 3 Directors and employs around 130 professional and technical staff.  Our head office is in Warrington, with a further three offices in Market Harborough, Gateshead and London.  We also employ home-based staff in other parts of the country.  We are all passionate about creating quality places for the benefit of people, nature and business. 

Our client base is very diverse and also includes Forestry Commission, United Utilities, National Grid, many Local Authorities, National Trust, major energy infrastructure firms, house builders, Groundwork Trusts and a number of Community Forests.  Our green infrastructure work takes us across the British Isles. Please look at our website www.tep.uk.com to see the breadth of our commissions.

The Role and Requirements

The role of Graduate Landscape Surveyor would be a full time post, with opportunities based in our Gateshead, Market Harborough and Warrington offices, working primarily as part of a survey team on a project called Procura. The survey team play a critical role in TEP’s overall management of the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) national land portfolio. There are three key survey aspects.

Use and Access surveys; securing landholdings against potential Commons registrations by recording issues relating to site boundaries, encroachment, signage and access trends.

Water Safety surveys; ongoing surveys of a broad range of waterbodies, recording data based on the nature of the water, location and site usage.

Health and Safety surveys; comprehensive assessment of risk across sites, recording information relating to significant risks, allowing the location of potential hazards to be documented and evaluated.

The survey team use a bespoke field tool and collect data relating to all survey aspects. The data is then analysed through QGIS and, through liaison with the client, remedial works and site improvements implemented.

The Procura survey team work closely with other members of the Landscape Management team to provide a best practice approach to land management for the HCA.

In addition to the survey work, the role may also include aspects of Landscape Management, such as assisting with routine site inspections and reporting, contract management and administration, and preparation of management plan drawings.

Both office and field work are required and the successful applicant will be expected to travel to various sites across the Midlands, North West or North East areas (dependent on office location) on a regular basis.

Person Specification

Essential:

  • Relevant degree relating to the environmental, landscape management fields
  • Use of GIS (QGIS)
  • Good written skills and ability to produce written professional reports
  • Good numeracy skills and ability to manage digital information
  • Interpretation of maps in line with project requirements
  • Computer literacy in MS Office, Excel, Word and Powerpoint
  • Willingness to undertake training as appropriate
  • Good verbal communication skills
  • Able to work well alone and also as part of a team
  • Ability to prioritise and manage workload
  • Full driving licence

Desirable:

  • Familiarity with CAD and MapInfo
  • Understanding of the Commons Act 2006
  • Understanding of Water Safety issues
  • Knowledge of risk assessment and Theory and Methodology;
  • Understanding of Environmental Legislation
  • Use of field equipment (e.g. Personal Digital Assistant (PDA))
  • Basic botanical knowledge including common native and invasive species

Equal Opportunities

TEP is an equal opportunities employer and is positive about disabled people. We will guarantee an interview for all disabled candidates meeting the eligibility criteria.

Remuneration

Salary will be negotiable based on experience and qualifications.

To Apply

Please complete the application attached http://www.tep.uk.com/jobs/

Please send your completed application form and CV to recruitment@tep.uk.com.

Closing Date

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm Friday 9th June 2017.

 

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