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Forestry England is an organisation like no other. Our strong values and shared ambition to connect everyone with the nation’s forests underpin all that we do.
Civil engineering underpins the delivery of Forestry England’s operational activities. The infrastructure we build and maintain supports all that Forestry England delivers. From the supply of sustainably sourced timber, through to being the largest outdoor recreation provider in the country, civil engineering is vital to our success.
This post is an extremely varied and exciting opportunity to join the Forestry England Civil Engineering team. You will play a key role, providing civil engineering leadership, assurance and technical services, in support of our organisational objectives.
Being part of Forestry England is to be part of a progressive and inclusive organisation, where you will work in and amongst some of the most diverse and spectacular natural environments in England. Our benefits include a generous holiday entitlement, substantial training, development and volunteering opportunities, flexible and blended working arrangements and membership of an excellent civil service pension scheme.
You will be responsible for assisting the District Civil Engineer in providing ongoing management of all civil engineering assets, provide support to our harvesting operations and Recreational Activities and ensure that our infrastructure is up to Forestry England standards
Key Work Areas
• Assisting the District Civil Engineer in the implementation of the civil engineering delivery across the Yorkshire forest district to Forestry England standards.
• Undertake civil engineering asset inspections as part of the annual inspection programme across the district.
• Act as programme manager and engage with contractors to deliver on time and to budget under the Civil engineering framework.
• Monitor adherence to specification, quality of delivery, and health and safety management of contracts and address any shortfall with the District Civil Engineer.
• Assist the District civil engineer in fulfilling its obligations under CDM2015.
• Be aware of, and manage accordingly, the need to engage positively with other stakeholders including the project team throughout the project development and contract period.
• Encourage and promote a safe working culture through regular monitoring and recording of contractor Health and Safety performance.
• Assisting in creation and issuing of tenders under the Forestry England Civil Engineering framework contract.
• Assist with the provision of Engineering design details were necessary.
• The candidate should have proven relevant experience in civil engineering, particularly regarding management of contracts, construction activities and/or project management.
- HNC Civil Engineering or equivalent to meet the educational base requirement.
- Full UK Driving Licence.
• Degree in Civil Engineering or equivalent.
- Candidate should have good IT skills and be familiar with MS office packages and the use of Autocad and GIS.
- Membership of (or working towards) a relevant professional body.
- An understanding of procurement rules associated with public bodies.
- Land surveying e.g. setting out.
- Familiar with NEC contracts.
- Good knowledge of environmental protection requirements and permitting procedures associated with construction projects in remote environments.
- Experience in the safe design and delivery of projects, including responsibilities under CDM.
- Ideally candidates should possess a relevant and up-to-date health and safety qualification such as IOSH, SMSTS, or significant demonstrable experience of health and safety knowledge.
- Experience in use of GIS Software.
We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:
- Making Effective Decisions
- Managing a Quality Service
- Delivering at Pace
- Learning and development tailored to your role.
- An environment with flexible working options, including blended working based around the Pickering office as a base.
- A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity.
- A Civil Service pension with an average employer contribution of 27%.
- 25 days annual leave, increasing to 30 days after 5 years' service plus 10.5 public, privilege, and additional holidays.
- 3 volunteering days.
Selection process details
As part of the application process you will be asked to complete a CV and personal statement of up to 750 words. Further details around what this will entail are listed on the application form.
This vacancy is using Success Profiles, and will assess your Behaviours and Experience.
The application will require you to complete the following:
1. A CV showing your job history and experience including your key responsibilities for each role.
2. A Personal Statement of Suitability (no longer than 750 words) explaining why you are applying for the role and how you consider your personal skills, qualities and experience are suitable for the job, with particular reference to the criteria in the person specification and links to the key work areas.
Should a large number of applications be received, an initial sift may be conducted using the Personal Statement. Candidates who pass the initial sift may be progressed to a full sift, or progressed straight to assessment/interview.
Candidates will be assessed on Behaviours/Experience at interview.
Sift and interview dates to be confirmed but will be held at the Pickering office face to face.
A reserve list may be held for a period of 12 months from which further appointments can be made.
Any move to Forestry Commission England from another employer will mean you can no longer access childcare vouchers. This includes moves between government departments. You may however be eligible for other government schemes, including Tax Free Childcare. Determine your eligibility at here
If successful and transferring from another Government Department a criminal record check may be carried out.
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New entrants are expected to join on the minimum of the pay band.
This role is full time only. Applicants who wish to work an alternative pattern are welcome to apply however your preferred working pattern may not be available and you should discuss this with the vacancy holder before applying.
The duties of this post require the applicant to have a full current driving licence that enables them to drive in the UK. However, the Forestry Commission is willing to consider any proposals put forward by applicants that would allow them to do the job by any other means.
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