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AECOM Arboricultural Consultant in Leeds, United Kingdom

Company Description

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

Job Description

We have an opportunity for an Arboricultural Consultant to join our established team. You shall be working on projects around the North of England You can be based from our Leeds or Manchester offices, the role will include some flexibility on working location, including the potential for home working where appropriate.


Want to work on a huge variety of projects to develop your career in arboricultural consultancy as part of a supportive team? If so, this is the job for you. Contact us to find out more about this exciting opportunity and how our Freedom to Grow policy will enable you to achieve a rewarding work-life balance.


You’ll be proactive, technically competent and passionate about delivering high quality work in the arboricultural sector. You will also be a flexible and pragmatic team player with good attention to detail and a willingness to learn new skills.


This is an exciting opportunity to join an award-winning team (we won the Gold Green Apple Award for our tree protection measures for London’s Thames Tideway project). Ours is a supportive and growing team; with a full range of consultant grades, we provide excellent career support and development. We have our own integrated technical team producing our plans as well as a dedicated internal software development team. We are part of a wider group of technical experts that includes planners, engineers, ecologists and landscape architects, which enables knowledge sharing and support across the business. We work across a broad range of sectors and on a diverse range of projects (both large and small) in the UK and internationally.


Your core responsibilities will be:

  • Undertaking tree surveys for planning purposes and to assess tree condition

  • Preparing arboricultural reports to BS 5837:2012, Arboricultural Impact Assessments (AIA) and Arboricultural Method Statements (AMS)

  • Preparing Tree Condition Reports

  • Working independently or with other arboricultural and environmental professionals, in the planning, delivery and management of arboricultural services


Minimum Requirements

  • Sound level of knowledge of arboricultural principles, including awareness of BS5837:2012, BS8545:2014 and BS3998:2010

  • Competency in tree identification, inspection, condition assessment and necessary management options

  • Technicians Certificate in Arboriculture (or equivalent Level 3/4 qualification) or higher

  • Knowledge of relevant UK legislation, best practice and policy relating to arboriculture

  • Professional, organised and thorough approach to work which demonstrates an attention to detail

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written

  • IT skills should include Microsoft Office

  • Full clean UK driving licence

Preferred Qualifications

  • Lantra Professional Tree Inspection certificate

  • Level 5 Arboricultural qualification or higher

  • If you can fulfil these requirements but other factors are holding you back from applying, please get in touch so we can work together to address any concerns you may have.

Additional Information

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.

With infrastructure investment accelerating worldwide, our services are in great demand, and there’s never been a better time to be at AECOM! Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Join us and let’s get started.

ReqID: J10085071

Business Line: Environment

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Europe & India

Career Area: Science

Work Location Model: Hybrid