Forestry Civil Engineer x2
Contract type: Permanent
Work pattern: Full time, 37 hours. Compressed Hours (E.g. 9 day fortnight) discussions at interview stage welcome.
Post numbers: 200492 & 202602
As an organisation we support flexible working. This role allows hybrid working (a mix of home and office working) and a working pattern suitable for you can be discussed on appointment if you are successful.
You will be contracted to the nearest NRW office to your home. You will be required to attend meetings, training and one-to-one meetings with your manager at any of the offices stated above. These will be planned in advance.
The natural resources of Wales provide us with clean air, clean water, food and shelter. They give us all a better quality of life, opportunities to enjoy the outdoors against the backdrop of Wales’ natural beauty and are part of Welsh culture, heritage and language.
At Natural Resources Wales (NRW) we’re passionate about sustainably managing our natural resources and enjoy working in the mountains, woodlands and beautiful landscapes of Wales.
The post holder will join the Integrated Engineering team who, amongst other programmes, design and build the roads and infrastructure in the Welsh Government Woodland Estate to allow the careful management of this valuable resource.
As a Civil Engineer you will deliver projects which facilitate the extraction of timber from our forest estates. You’ll be involved in the design, management, construction and maintenance of forest roads, bridges, culverts, junctions and tracks in our forest estate.
Your responsibilities include:
- Manage the new construction, upgrade & maintenance of network roads and harvesting facilities for the area within the allocated budget.
- Undertake inspection of roads and footbridges, at specific intervals, ensuring data is forwarded for recording and maintaining records.
- Undertake regular inspections of quarries and borrow pits in line with current regulations. Ensure all health & safety and environmental standards are being applied and meet current requirements. Report any breaches.
- Produce concise and persuasive written drafts, identifying the key issues, examining options and proposing a way ahead
- Plan, prioritise and organise resources to ensure projects are delivered in line with agreed time, cost and quality standards
- Make informed decisions but know when to refer upwards for advice.
- Monitor budget and advise engineer of any potential under or over spend.
- Undertake EDM or level survey work and setting-out as required.
- To produce working contract drawings and others as necessary
- Liaise with statutory authorities and other stakeholders regarding proposed works.
- Incident Response requirements: Required to take part in incident response activities
Qualifications, experience and knowledge
You will have knowledge and experience of the following (or similar transferable experience):
- Experience in civil engineering contract management & project planning & understanding of NEC3 form of contract.
- Knowledge and understanding of CDM2015 and construction Health, Safety & Environmental risk management.
- Knowledge of forest road construction (wet bound macadam) and of working in a rural / upland environment.
- Knowledge of concrete and timber bridge construction techniques.
- Knowledge of Forest and Water Guidelines (V5) and the European Water Framework Directive.
- Knowledge of the Quarry Regulations (1999) and quarry management procedures.
- Knowledge of CAD packages such as AutoCAD.
- Knowledge of MS Project.
- Knowledge of Project delivery via framework contracts.
- Knowledge and Experience of managing team/individuals.
- Experience of compiling tender documents/drawings.
- Member of professional body e.g. ICE.
Welsh language requirements:
- Essential Level 1 – Able to pronounce Welsh and use basic phrases
- Desirable Level 3 – Able to communicate with confidence in Welsh in some work situations
Please note if you do not meet the level 1 requirement i.e., ability to understand basic phrases and ability to pronounce Welsh names correctly, then NRW offers a variety of learning options and staff support to help you meet these minimal requirements during the course of your employment with us.
Applications to this role will be assessed based on the following competencies, both at shortlisting and interview. Please give examples of how you demonstrate these competencies when completing your application form.
Essential Knowledge and Skills
Evaluation of Information
Decision Making and Autonomy Requirements
Communication and Relationships with Others
Benefits of working for us
This role will offer a range of benefits, including:
- agile and flexible working (role dependent)
- Civil Service Pension Scheme offering employer contributions of 26.6% to 30.3%
- 28 days annual leave, rising to 33 days
- generous leave entitlements for all your life needs
- health and wellbeing benefits and support
- weekly well-being hour to use at your choice
See full details for all the employee benefits you will receive.
How to apply
Please read our Guidance on completing a job application form before applying.
Application closing date: Sunday 29th January 2023
Interviews will take place via Microsoft Teams.
If you have any queries about the role, please contact Nicholas.Thompson@cyfoethnaturiolcymru.gov.uk
Natural Resources Wales embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunity. We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition.
We welcome and encourage applications from groups currently underrepresented, including women, black and ethnic minority groups and people with a disability. We have a guaranteed interview scheme for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.
We put the principles of human rights, equality, fairness, dignity and respect at the heart of our values.