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Role: Graduate Project Assistant

Location: Multiple roles, Salisbury or Coventry based.


Five Rivers Environmental Contracting Ltd is a specialist environmental contracting company with a head office located in the Avon valley, just north of Salisbury, Wiltshire.  Founded in 1994, we have over twenty five years of experience dedicated to nature conservation and habitat creation, restoration and management, particularly on environmentally sensitive and challenging sites. Works include River Restoration, Ecological Mitigation, Habitat Creation and Ecological Monitoring.


What you'll be doing


You will be joining a staff of thirty covering work in all areas of the UK, with a direct focus on supporting our Project Managers.  Each of the team members has skills and specialities which allow for a vast range of knowledge and experience sharing.


You will play a key role in delivering and supporting the expansion of the business through tendering, project management, consenting, consultancy and design. You will work closely with our Project Managers to ensure we successfully bid for work, and deliver projects to the high standards demanded by our clients.


This is an exciting role for a graduate or someone early on in their career to gain valuable experience, with a clear progression within the company.


Who we're looking for


  • We have positions based in our Salisbury and Coventry offices, with occasional travel and staying away
  • Supporting project managers on our construction sites, one role will predominantly site based.
  • Provide a key support role in all non-operational sides of the business including: tendering, consenting and project management
  • Completion of all projects to the required best practise




  • Positive attitude and a passion for the environment
  • Flexible and pragmatic, able to prioritise workload in a busy workplace
  • Ability to interact professionally with colleagues, client and stakeholders
  • Experience of working within a team
  • A commitment to promoting Health, Safety and Wellbeing within the company
  • A full clean UK driving licence
  • Good time management and punctual
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel


Desirable skills / qualifications


  • BSc or MSc in related field
  • Experience in using ArcGIS, CAD or drawing software
  • CSCS Card
  • Knowledge of CDM 2015 regulations
  • Ecological knowledge and interest in the outdoor environment


The package


This position will have a starting salary of 17,000, which will be reviewed on an annual basis. You will receive 20 days holiday, plus public bank holidays, with an additional day of leave accrued per year of service. You will have an annual training budget of 500, exclusive of any initial training agreed. For the right candidate, there will be career progression depending on aspirations and suitability.


We the right candidates we are looking for immediate start dates.  The advert will run until 29th March however we may arrange interim interviews before this date.


Email covering letter and CV to jobs@five-rivers.com

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