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Logo: Five Rivers Environmental Contracting LtdJob Specification – Operations Manager


We are looking for an inspiring manager and strong leader with a background in construction project management that shares our passion for the environment. As Operations Manager, you will have the responsibly for the safe and timely delivery of our busy and diverse programme of Environmental Contracting works. The role will report directly to the Managing Director and be responsible for an integrated delivery team including Site Managers, Site Supervisors and Project Managers.




  • Inspire, mentor and develop the Operations team
  • Ensure all works are carried out in line with our Quality, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety policies and wider Management systems
  • Drive efficiency within the operations team and wider company
  • Provide operational input into the Senior Management Team, directly contributing to the direction and growth of the company


Person specification


We are looking for an experienced manager, you are likely to have over six years’ involvement managing teams in a related industry with good knowledge of Construction Design and Management Regulations 2015.  With responsibility for three construction teams working across the country you will need to be highly organised and motivated.  Experience of environmental mitigation and restorations works would be an advantage.




You will receive a competitive salary based on your experience and a company vehicle.  You will receive twenty days holiday, plus public bank holidays, with an additional day of leave accrued per year of service. The role will involve a mixture of office and site work and will require periods of working away, for which you will receive a staying away allowance and accommodation.  You will receive a minimum annual training budget of £500.




You will be based in our Salisbury office, located in a rural setting in the Avon Valley.


About us


Five Rivers Environmental Contracting Ltd is a specialist environmental contracting company located in the Woodford valley, Wiltshire.  We currently have twenty four years’ experience dedicated to nature conservation and habitat creation, restoration and management, particularly on environmentally sensitive and challenging sites. We currently have thirty staff, along with regular associates and sub-contractors.  We work for a range of clients and industries including: government agencies, utilities, civil engineers, consultancies, charities and private riparian clients.  We are best known for our award-winning river and wetland restoration works as well as diverse ecological mitigation and enhancement project over a range of habitats.


For examples of some of our projects look at our website


Next steps


To discuss the role contact Jason on 01722 783041, to apply send a CV and covering letter to jobs@five-rivers.com.  The closing date for applications is 25th May. 

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