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Jacobs Graduate Arboriculturist - People & Places Solutions in Birmingham, United Kingdom

Your Impact:

Are you ready to start your career in an inclusive, flexible, and dynamic work environment?

What are you waiting for? Apply today!

Join the Jacobs Graduate Development Programme (GDP) and have a meaningful, positive impact on our environments, communities, and societies worldwide. As a Jacobs Graduate you will be part of a larger network of talent who are Challenging Today and Reinventing Tomorrow. Two of our very own Jacobs Graduates have contributed to this advert – so you’re getting a firsthand account of what it’s like to work for us!

What we do at Jacobs

We're invested in you and your success. Our People & Places Solutions business focuses on providing solutions to future challenges such as climate change, the need for renewable energy, low carbon economies, transportation, and material resource and waste management. While we shape some of the very largest and most challenging landmark projects in the UK, we also deliver local projects that protect communities. We lead with the environment and make social and natural capital central to how we solve our clients’ challenges. We are helping to create the sustainable and resilient cities and communities of the future, making attractive places for all to live and work.

What will you get?

Our Graduate Development Programme is a structured 2-year scheme, aiming to progress Graduates into global project leaders and problem solvers. We provide the framework, mentoring and experience, to help you maximise your skills and ambition across a variety of locations and markets. On joining our scheme in September 2023, you’ll rapidly gain knowledge of how our company works, where our motivations lie and, most importantly, where you can make innovative contributions to our projects and help us take a step towards a more connected and sustainable world.

About the opportunity

Jacobs has a growing UK Landscape and Arboriculture team of over 70 professionals, and we are looking for a graduate who can bring their arboricultural expertise and enthusiasm to this innovative and exciting team. As a Graduate Arboriculturist you will work on a wide variety of arboricultural projects throughout the UK, supported by the existing arboricultural team. There is scope to be based out of our offices in either Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham, London, Reading, Cardiff, Bristol or Exeter.

What will the role include?

  • Conduct tree surveys to BS5837:2012 Tree in Relation to Design, Demolition and Construction.

  • Working alongside our arboricultural team to ensure the delivery of comprehensive arboricultural reports, including Arboricultural Impact Assessments and Arboricultural Method Statements within tight time-frames to meet client requirements.

  • To provide technical arboricultural solutions in a design and build environment, with the foresight to design out trees where possible.

  • Consolation and communication with other environmental disciplines such as Ecology, Landscape Architecture and Sustainability.

  • Contribute new innovative ideas, materials, research and learnings to the team, as part of your management and project work.

  • Liaison with contractors

  • Travel to all areas of the UK!

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Working towards Degree or Masters in arboriculture (although relevant industry experience will also be considered)

  • Level 4 qualification or above in Arboriculture/Forestry/Countryside Management with the desire to work towards Level 5/6.

  • An awareness of BS5837:2012 and BS3998: 2010.

  • Familiarity with CAD and digital survey hardware and software, including GIS.

  • Ability to take on projects and work independently, or as part of the wider landscape and multi-disciplinary teams.

  • Familiarity of Streetworks UK: National Joint Utilities Group (NJUG) Volume 4, Woodland Management and TPO applications an advantage.

  • Site visits and survey work forms part of the role, sometimes in more remote locations, therefore a Full UK driving license is essential for this role.

  • You must have the permanent right to work in the UK.

We want you to bring your whole, authentic self to Jacobs – – have you travelled around the world? Worked in a bar? Been captain of a sports team or volunteered for a charity? Tell us - we’re looking for people with interesting stories and experiences!

Selection Process

Step 1: Apply Online

Step 2: Psychometric behavioural assessment

Step 3: Interview

What else we provide

  • A flexible workstyle, embracing a hybrid working pattern and supporting those who need to balance work/life commitments a bit differently than others

  • Free single medical cover and digital GP service

  • Reimbursement towards relevant professional development and memberships

  • An inclusive and diverse work environment, embracing the variety of disciplines, cultures, backgrounds and lifestyles of our employees through our Jacobs Employee Networks (https://www.jacobs.com/about/inclusion-and-diversity)

  • A focus on safety, health, and wellbeing, prioritising our people through a culture of caring and positive mental health champion network

  • Opportunities to give back to our communities through our Collectively program, incorporating matched-funding, paid volunteering time and charitable donations.

Jacobs partners with VERCIDA to help us attract and retain diverse talent. For greater online accessibility please visit www.vercida.com to view and access our roles. As a Disability Confident employer, we will interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy. We welcome applications from candidates who are seeking flexible working and from those who may not meet all the listed requirements for a role

If you require further support or reasonable adjustments with regards to the recruitment process (for example, you require the application form in a different format), please contact the team (TAEurope@jacobs.com) .

Your application experience is important to us and we’re keen to adapt to make every interaction even better. We welcome feedback on our recruitment process and if you need more from us before deciding to join Jacobs then please let us know.

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