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Site Surveyor/Operations Assistant

Japanese Knotweed Solutions Ltd (JKSL) are the UK’s longest established Japanese knotweed specialist. We treat Japanese knotweed and other invasive plants for commercial and residential clients nationwide.

We are looking for a dynamic new employee to join our excellent survey and operations team at our head office in Radcliffe, north Manchester to meet the demands of our constantly growing business.

This dual role would involve 2 days a week with the survey department, Monday and Tuesday. Probably Monday out surveying then Tuesday writing up what you have done. Then Wednesday-Friday working with the operations department.

With the survey department you will be involved with the following day to day tasks:

  • Site visits throughout the UK, mainly on your own or in a pair on a large survey
  • Report writing recommendations
  • AutoCAD drawings for surveys
  • Pricing tenders and budgets for the department
  • Following up projects/leads and securing the contracts
  • You will be given a sales target and also will qualify for the bonus scheme for this department
  • Assisting operations and the site teams undertaking the projects
  • With the operations department you will generally be doing the following:
  • Ordering plant, equipment
  • Arranging haulage, disposal of waste, delivery of materials
  • Booking hotels
  • Producing method statements and risk assessments for the various projects
  • Contacting clients to confirm access and sending over RAMS etc
  • Assisting the site teams and others with issues

As you progress in the operations role, we would look for you to be able to undertake site inspections to ensure that we are undertaking the works as we should be.

In addition to the above there may well be scope, should this be suited to your skillset, at certain times of the year when we are quieter in one department for you to be able to undertake a site role. For example, undertaking herbicide application or conducting a clerk of works type role over a mechanical excavation.

The successful candidate will have a training budget of circa £500-£1,000.00 +VAT per year and we would like to see you undertaking numerous courses to improve your knowledge and skill set, to benefit both the business and yourself.

Candidates can expect variety within the role and also the ability to progress in different directions within the growing business.

To meet the requirements of our clients, candidates will be required to work away from home at times when surveying, staying overnight nationwide. The company will provide an overnight allowance which pays for accommodation, breakfast and evening meal.

Overtime is available, dependent on our work load.

The following are desired:

  • Self-motivated, reliable, punctual, good communication skills and a positive professional attitude at all times.
  • Computer literate
  • A full, clean, UK Driving Licence
  • Reasonable plant knowledge
  • AutoCAD experience

The following would be advantageous, but are not mandatory:

  • Relevant degree
  • PA1, PA6 and PA6AW and other spraying licences
  • BASIS qualified
  • CSCS Card
  • H & S training such as IOSH or NEBOSH

Job Details

Location: Manchester
Job type: Permanent
Salary: Competitive
Salary per annum
Job start date: ASAP

If you wish to apply please email your CV to for the attention of Alexander Dayes.