Aboriculturalist/Landscape Specialist

My client, a main Joint Venture on HS2, is currently seeking a Aboriculturalist / Landscape Specialist to join their team in Aylesbury. This is a freelance role with a duration of at least 12 months.

Description of activities and duties to be undertaken

  • Possess excellent communication skills, with ability to prioritise own workload and work to tight deadlines with minimum supervision
  • Be able to implement the project specific requirements set by HS2. This will require the review and application of HS2 technical standards and other associated documentation
  • Design and review of tree management plans to appropriate industry best practice and project standards
  • Input technical advice and provide colleagues with guidance on tree management issues. To include appraisal and verification of designs, method statements and site activities
  • Able to work effectively within a dynamic work environment
  • Be able to react to a fluid work environment and provide strategic documentation to achieve project outcomes
  • Be able to produce individual tree and woodland management plans to meet client requirements. This should include the management of veteran / ancient trees and ancient woodland
  • Be able to present outline mitigation strategies to ensure EPS and their habitats can be managed and perpetuated for the long term
  • Be experienced in liaison with diverse range of Stakeholders
  • Be able to work in response to the requirements of project specific Undertakings & Assurances and liaise with Non-Governmental Organisations
  • Be aware of, and able to implement the recommendations of the relevant British Standards and other codes of practice relevant to their area of expertise
  • Have experience of undertaking and managing the delivery of tree surveys in accordance with BS5837: 2012, including the preparation and review of task / site specific Arboricultural Method Statements
  • Have experience in undertaking tree safety assessments and provide and prioritise recommendations appropriate to the management context
  • Experienced in undertaking large scale tree surveys, managing survey outputs and delivery of survey outputs to client
  • Have experience of undertaking and managing the design, delivery, audit and post planting management of planting specifications in accordance with Series 3000 MCHW, British Standards and project specific Environmental Statement
  • Critically analyse third party tree surveys and associated reports to ensure they conform to client specification
  • Be proficient in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Proficient at writing reports, presentations and site / task specific documentation
  • Ensure all work conforms to relevant Health and Safety standards
  • Manage commercial budgets, project planning and subcontractors

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Level 3 or above qualification in Arboriculture
  • LANTRA certificate of competence in Professional Tree Inspection
  • Achieved or working towards Technical Membership of the Arboricultural Association
  • CSCS
  • Full UK Driving Licence
  • Able to work within the natural environment in both clement and inclement conditions
  • Documented experience of above duties and activities for a minimum of 5 years

If this position is for you then please don't hesitate to contact me on 01844212058 for an informal chat or drop me an email with any questions you might have to

Alternatively if this position isn't for you but you think you know someone who might be suitable, then we offer a £500 referral fee (T's and C's apply).