Civil Engineer - East England
This post is an exciting opportunity to join the Forestry England Civil Engineering team. You will play a key role in the delivery of civil engineering projects across East England Forest District, based out of the district’s head office at Santon Downham, Brandon, Suffolk. You will be working as part of a team, assisting the district’s Area Engineer in the planning and delivery of civil engineering projects including the construction, inspection and maintenance of civil engineering and recreation assets such as forest roads, recreational trails, play and car parks.
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.
As the districts Civil Engineer, you will work as part of a small civil engineering team covering East England Forest District and will be supported by the district’s Area Engineer. You will assist the Area Engineer in the planning and delivery of civil engineering projects in a forestry environment, including the construction, inspection and maintenance of civil engineering and recreation assets such as forest roads, recreational trails, play and car parks. You will be involved in all aspects of civil engineering delivery, including providing technical advice to local colleagues, planning and design, and the supervision of delivery through contractors. The role will also include the inspection of civil engineering assets including bridges, reservoirs, dams, forest roads and play structures.
East England Forest District employs over 150 staff and covers an area of 35,000 ha from North Norfolk to Brighton. The district’s woodlands are varied and range from the conifer plantations of Thetford Forest to the Ancient woodlands of the South East and the community woodlands of Thames Chase on the outskirts of London. The woodlands are important for timber production and conservation, with a large proportion of the landholding designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), and offer opportunities for a wide range of recreation from the informal use of open access woodland to the adventurous play and trails at three Forest Centres, Bedgebury, Wendover and High Lodge.
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