Surveyor Vacancy 2021

SJAtrees is a leading arboricultural consultancy in the SE of England. We provide a full range of arboricultural consultancy services with an emphasis on arboriculture in the planning system and we work with a range of prestigious commercial clients.

We are now looking to recruit a Trainee Arboricultural Surveyor/Technician to support our experienced team, which includes two AA Registered Consultants. The role, based from our offices in Tadworth, Surrey will provide a wide variety of work, the majority of which will be focused on pre-development tree surveying and reporting but also includes tree risk assessment surveys, veteran tree assessments, woodland surveys, aerial inspections, supervision and monitoring of new building works close to trees and the production of plans using AutoCAD. Sites range from single trees to large developments with 1000 + trees.

Candidates should have a background of sound practical experience in tree contracting and would suit arborists or tree officers looking for a career move, or arboricultural graduates looking for a career in the private sector.

The role requires excellent written and verbal communications skills, IT literacy and a can-do attitude. A full, clean driving license is also essential. A level 3 or higher arboricultural qualification, PTI certification and CAD experience are all advantageous but full training will be offered for the right candidate.

We offer regular training and CPD, pension contributions, a PPE budget and 20 days annual leave (plus Bank Holidays).

Salary will be according to experience and qualifications and will be in the range of £25k to £28k pa progressing to £34k pa for a full Surveyor Technician. Start date would be as soon as possible, COVID-19 dependent, as the role will necessitate regular attendance at our Tadworth office.

To apply please email your CV and a short covering letter, setting out your competencies based on the above information to Frank Spooner by 9th April 2021; or phone Frank for an informal chat on 01737 813058.


Future Vacancies

Whilst we are not always looking for any new staff, as our workload continues to increase, we will be looking for the right people to join our dynamic team. If you are suitably qualified and experienced and looking to expand your experience base, then we are interested to hear from you. Please write to us with a copy of your CV.

Posts we often look to fill include:

  1. Consultants: This would suit experienced arboriculturists with five or more years’ experience in the public and/or private sector. A level 4 qualification is also recommended.
  2. Surveyor Technicians: This would suit graduates or experienced contractors looking to gain experience in the private sector. A tree inspection qualification (such as the Professional Tree Inspection certificate) and a high level of computer literacy is recommended. AutoCAD experience is also of great advantage.