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Arboricultural and Landscape Inspector

  • Job reference: TR-003131
  • Sector: Asset Management, Environment, Infrastructure, Transportation
  • Location: Leatherhead, Dartford

Atkins, Balfour Beatty and Egis Road Operations UK are part of a consortium, creating Connect Plus Services, a unique partnership with a collective strength in highways asset care from finance, through to design, build, maintenance as well as day to day operation.


As part of our 30-year remit to manage and improve the capital’s orbital motorway network, we deliver major improvement projects, such widening 38 miles of the M25, refurbishing tunnels and bridges, and installing hundreds of variable messaging signs and gantries, helping to maximise the use of the network and deliver more reliable journeys. We also manage the Dartford River crossing, and operate and maintain 440 kilometres of motorway providing our customer and road user with a world-class highway service.


We value diversity and celebrate individual differences, believing that our inclusive culture helps the business continue to grow as a strong, dynamic and innovative organisation.



We are currently looking for a Arboricultural and Landscape Inspector to join us working out of either of our main depots (Dartford or Leatherhead)

Main purpose of the job:

Management of trees / woodlands and the soft estate element of the Environmental Asset in general, that meets all safety, performance, contractual and legal requirements, while taking account of industry best practice, and including liaison with the Maintenance Team to ensure delivery of works prescribed in the M25 DBFO Landscape Management Plan.


Line Management of Soft Estate Technician


Nature of formal contacts (with DBFO/HA etc):

DBFO Co, Highways Agency, DNCS, other members of CPS and external stakeholders including statutory environmental bodies.


Key responsibilities / duties:


·         Safety inspections of individual trees and woodland on both M25 DBFO operational and off-site land

·         Condition inspections and performance requirement inspections of the Soft Estate

·         Landscape surveys and site inspections in relation to schemes

·         Database management of inspection information to comply with contractual obligations

·         Report preparation in relation to Arboriculture and Landscape Management

·         Work schedule preparation and raising works orders for the Maintenence Team

·         Assist the Designated Funds Manager to devise and execute landscape schemes

·         Advisory services for tree and other soft estate related issues

·         Technical audits on works organised by the Maintenance Team and report on the findings

·         Review / update of the Landscape Management Plan

·         Environmental Impact Assessment reports as required

·         Environment Team tasks as required


Working arrangements (shift work, need for travel etc)


·    To be based in CPS office at Leatherhead (preferred) or Dartford with significant travel around the M25 network

Person Specification


Qualifications/ skills/ experience:


·         Proven tree / landscape inspection and management skills together with a knowledge of tree / landscape management techniques including industry best practice.

·    Holder of a current LANTRA Professional Tree Inspection award

     Minimum National Qualification Network Level 3-4 in relation to Arboricultural  and Landscape Management qualifications

·    Membership of the Arboricultural Association, Royal Forestry Society or International Society of Arboriculture

·    Holder of a current CSCS card

·    Full UK driving licence


Personal attributes:


·    Ability to communicate at all levels of the organisation

·    Understanding of commercial implications

·    Team player

·    Good time management skills, and ability to act autonomously

·    An interest in developing your career within the environmental management industry

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