Site Supervisor (Bristol/Southampton/Oxford/Coventry)

Closing Date - Open

Role: Site Supervisor
Location: Bristol/Coventry/Southampton/Oxford
Salary: £24,000 to £30,000 (dependent on experience)

RSK Habitat Management are a new and exciting business, providing practical ecological contracting solutions for our clients. We provide results-based outcomes for clients and biodiversity, with innovation at the heart of everything that we do. The successful candidate(s) will be joining a team of professionals who work closely with colleagues in other disciplines such as Ecology, Landscape and Arboriculture.

As part of the RSK Group, one of the UK’s largest environmental consultancies, we are able to provide our clients with an unparalleled combination of environmental assessment and management consultancy services. We are ranked 42 in the Sunday Times Fast Track 200, which rates the success of private companies in the UK. There has never been a more exciting time to join.

The role

We are looking for an experienced site supervisor, who is an outstanding team player and who has a positive and professional attitude to join our team working on a variety of projects locally and nationwide. You will be experienced in supervising and managing teams on-site, and will have demonstrable experience in maintaining site health, safety, environmental and wellbeing standards. This is a working supervisor position, and candidates must be prepared to undertake practical hands on work.

The ideal candidate will have prior experience of working within one or more of the following industries: ecological contracting, landscaping, agriculture, countryside management or vegetation clearance industries. The ideal candidate will have at least 2 years of demonstrable experience as a site supervisor, and will ideally significant experience in working on and around rail infrastructure.  

We are looking for a real go-getter and someone who will help the business to grow and improve. There is a real opportunity for progression within this role, with a clearly defined career pathway and opportunities for external training available.

Successful candidates will

  • Effectively manage site safety, environmental and wellbeing requirements ensuring the highest possible standards are adhered to and that company policies and procedures are followed at all times
  • Lead teams in the delivery and undertaking of ecological contracting work packages on site, ensuring that works are delivered on programme, on budget and with zero defects
  • Lead and motivate site teams
  • Operate effectively in a dynamic and challenging working environment
  • Keep accurate daily diaries for all site-based works
  • Monitor and track daily plant, labour, equipment and material allocations
  • Undertake daily compliance checks of equipment, plant and machinery
  • Assist the Contracts Manager in ensuring that plant, machinery and equipment is maintained in accordance with the PUWER and LOLER regulations
  • Be highly organized and able to adapt to quick changes in a dynamic working environment
  • Communicate effectively with site teams, suppliers, clients and office based staff
  • Lead by example, maintaining the highest standards of quality

Person specification

  • CSCS (ideally Gold card)
  • IWA/COSS (ideally)
  • CPCS/NPORS (ideally 360 excavator and/or Tractor)
  • 3 day FAAW qualification;
  • PA1/PA6W herbicide spraying;
  • CS30 & 31. Other chainsaw qualifications will be looked on favourably;
  • LANTRA Woodchipper;
  • LANTRA Brushcutter;
  • Experienced in operating a wide variety of plant;
  • Full driving licence, ideally with Trailer Licence (B+E).

Salary and benefits

  • £24,000 to £30,000 (dependent on experience)
  • Overtime and weekend enhancements.
  • Paid accommodation and subsistence allowance (when working away).
  • Access to a company vehicle.
  • Contributory Pension Scheme.
  • A flexible benefits programme including the option to buy additional holidays and private healthcare.
  • Regular training and career development.

We operate an open and relaxed management culture that nurtures continuous improvement and innovation. This also enables us to achieve a staff turnover rate that's consistently below the industry average. Adopting a proactive growth strategy helps us to run a sustainable and profitable business while providing new and exciting career opportunities for all.

As an entrepreneurial organisation, we encourage and foster the growth of our employees. When joining RSK, a mentor works with you to ensure you set and achieve your goals. We want to accelerate your professional development, including opportunities for a promotional fast track.

Further, retaining staff is the building block of a successful organisation. As a company, RSK wants to ensure you maintain a healthy work life balance, with many opportunities for flexible working hours, locality flexibility, social activities, and community involvement projects.

The company prides itself on providing its staff with a rewarding and challenging career, encouraging Continuous Professional Development, allowing employees to reach their full potential.  Having been recently placed within the top10 UK environmental consultancies (Environmental Analyst, December 2017) and number 42 in the Sunday Times Fastrack 200 which rates the success of private companies in the UK, there has never been a more exciting time to join. 

How to apply

To apply for this position please visit the RSK Group careers portal and click ‘apply’.  A personal online account will be set up so you can review the progress of your application.  If you require any additional information about the role please contact Lisa Hallington, HR Advisor on 01623 848341 or email

All candidates applying for positions with RSK Group must be eligible to work in the UK/European Economic Area. RSK is committed to our Corporate Responsibility strategy. We seek to minimise our impact on the environment; to engage positively with the community and education groups; to provide a safe and supportive atmosphere in which to work; and to promote Corporate Responsibility throughout our supply chain.

RSK Group is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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