Forestry England is a progressive and inclusive organisation, where benefits include a generous holiday entitlement, substantial training, development and volunteering opportunities, as well as flexible working arrangements and membership of an excellent civil service pension scheme. Our staff work in and among some of the most diverse and spectacular natural environments in England.
The District, with over 150 directly employed staff, covers an area of 35,000 ha from North Norfolk to Brighton; including Thetford Forest and the outlying beats of Sandlings, Kent, East Sussex, Chilterns and Thames Chase Community Forest.
The District has a varied landholding including the large pine forest at Thetford, community woodland on the outskirts of London and a range of mixed woodland, many of which are on sites of Ancient Woodland. There are numerous sites of conservation interest designated across the district, including SPA, SAC, SSSI, AONB, ASNW, CWS and Scheduled Monuments. The District offers outdoor recreation activities to hundreds of thousands of people each year at its recreation centres and the whole freehold estate is dedicated for public access on foot, with numerous small carparks and informal access points.
Support the delivery of the district’s civil engineering programme, through advice and support to colleagues, project planning and design, asset inspections and the management of contract delivery, whilst meeting all legal and policy obligations.
1. Assist the Area Engineer in the implementation of Civil Engineering (CE) delivery across East England Forest
2. Line manage and support the Civil Engineering team’s Works Supervisor and Admin Officer.
3. Undertake CE asset inspections to the set schedule and develop and deliver a programme of remedial works
in agreement with the Area Engineer.
4. Work with internal staff in developing project briefs and budgeting for the CE works they require.
5. Plan and deliver allocated CE projects including design, contract procurement (quote or tender), pre-
commencement meetings, works monitoring, payment authorisation, works completion and sign off.
6. Monitor contractor adherence to the contract specifications and requirements, quality of delivery and H&S
7. Ensure that CDM (CDM 2015) roles are clearly documented, understood and fulfilled.
8. Engage constructively and in a timely fashion with internal and external stakeholders ensuring that they are
kept informed of plans and progress and factors which affect their interest.
9. Encourage and promote a safe working culture through regular monitoring and recording of contractor H&S
performance and the prompt reporting and investigation of accidents and near misses ensuring that lessons
learned are shared.
- HNC/HND or higher in Civil Engineering (or equivalent field); candidates without a relevant qualification may be accepted if they can demonstrate significant relevant experience instead.
- The candidate should have relevant experience in civil engineering including contractor supervision / management and project planning and delivery.
We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:
Delivering at Pace
Changing and Improving
Making Effective Decisions
- Learning and development tailored to your role
- An environment with flexible working options
- A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity
- A Civil Service pension
- 25 days annual leave on entry, increasing to 30 days after 5 years service