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Working at Fishtek

Fishtek has been steadily growing over the last decade, adding new members to the team as new opportunities arise and the company’s reputation grows.

We are steadily expanding into new areas that are linked to our core area of expertise, as well as developing opportunities in parts of the world where we currently don’t work. We offer very competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits package (including a generous company bonus scheme, maternity and paternity pay, payment of professional fees and a pension scheme).

Current job opportunities 

Principal Fisheries Scientist[988528]
 
  • Up to £60,000 depending on experience
  • Fishing
  • UK - South West
  • Fishtek
 
Principal Fisheries Scientist[988528]

Fishtek ltd, part of the RSK Group, is looking to appoint a Principal Fisheries Scientist on a full time, permanent basis. Our purpose-built office is based in Dartington, South Devon, however the location can be flexible depending on candidate.

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Fishtek Consulting is a specialist fisheries science and river engineering consultancy based in Devon but with a global client base. Our team of environmental scientists, fisheries biologists and engineers work in synergy to find innovative solutions to fisheries and environmental problems, covering topics such as fish and eel pass design, natural flood management, river restoration, off-take and abstraction design and screening, fisheries impact assessments, invasive species surveys and fisheries monitoring.

We seek an experienced and enthusiastic freshwater Principal Fisheries Consultant with extensive consultancy experience that includes preparing bids, project management and being the technical lead on fish and eel pass design projects.

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare initial quotations and tender responses
  • Undertake site visits and surveys
  • Liaison with clients, stakeholders and government agencies
  • Obtaining permissions and consents, including liaising with the Environment Agency fish pass panel
  • Act as the technical lead on a range of projects including fish and eel pass design
  • Undertake technical report writing and provide specialist knowledge to clients and colleagues
  • Project management, including budget and programme management
  • Supervising and mentoring junior staff
  • Work closely with our engineers and CAD technicians to develop designs
  • Review of technical work according to relevant industry guidance and standards (i.e. IFM Fish Pass Manual, WFD, EA SHEWCoP, CDM, FRAP permitting system)

Person Specification:

Essential

  • A minimum of a bachelors degree in scientific or environmental discipline
  • Relevant years' Environmental consultancy experience.
  • Full driving licence
  • Previous knowledge of fish and eel pass design
  • Excellent technical report writing skills
  • Understanding of fisheries legislation and industry standards, including the fish pass application process
  • Experience of working in another discipline, such as freshwater fisheries monitoring, geomorphology, river restoration or similar
  • Evidence of project management experience and supporting junior staff

Desirable

  • Post graduate qualification in a scientific or environmental discipline
  • Relevant years' consultancy experience
  • Experience of using MS project
  • Chartered Environmentalist (IFM, CIWEM or similar)
  • GIS or CAD experience
  • Prince 2 project management or similar

Salary and Benefits:

  • Up to £60,000 depending on experience
  • Preferably full time, but other arrangements considered
  • Life assurance and company pension scheme
  • 2 days annual volunteering
  • A flexible benefits programme including the option to buy additional holidays, health cash plan, discounted gym membership, EV car lease and cycle to work schemes

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Site Manager[973846]
 
  • Up to £50,000 depending on experience
  • Fishing
  • UK - South West
  • Fishtek
 
Site Manager[973846]

Fishtek Ltd, a member of RSK Group, has an opportunity for a qualified and motivated Site Manager to join the team on a full time, permanent basis. This position will be based from Fishtek’s purpose-built office, in Dartington, South Devon, which offers excellent facilities and a super work / life balance. It should be noted that a significant amount of working away within the UK and staying at site should be expected.

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The successful candidate will oversee our small site team with the installation and construction of the fish passes, eel passes, screens and habitat improvement works that we deliver.

Fishtek Ltd provides high quality civil engineering and fisheries consultancy services across the UK, Ireland, SE Asia, and West Africa. We are composed of a team of Civil, Structural and Mechanical Engineers, fisheries biologists and environmental scientists and site operatives engaging with a wider network of specialists across the river environment. We also have a small installations team who deliver the installation of our specialist fish and eel passage solutions.

Key Responsibilities

  • Organisation of preliminaries before starting on site, including the preparation of site documents such as RAMS, COSHH forms and CPP, organisation of welfare facilities, liaison with the client and landowners regarding access
  • Liaison with the wider team on aspects such as the buildability and H&S aspects of projects and co-ordination between the site team and design team
  • Management of materials, stock and site tools, including management of a stock and tool list
  • Organisation and management of the site team during the installation and construction of projects
  • Assistance on site to install eel passes and fish passes. This would typically include the use of hand tools and where necessary small machines. Adequate training will be provided if required.
  • General client and stakeholder liaison

Person Specification

  • Relevant years experience preferably working in the water industry
  • First Aid training, CSCS card, CITB Site Safety + (or similar qualification), CIRIA, CITB or IEMA Construction Environmental Awareness and Current CITB Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) or IOSH Safety, Health & Environment for Construction Site Managers
  • Experience preparing documents such as RAMS and CPP
  • Experience managing the construction of small to medium civil construction projects, ideally in the water environment
  • Experience delivering small to medium civil construction projects, including use of a wide-range of hand tools
  • Excellent inter-personal skills and effective ability to liaise with team-members, clients and external stakeholders
  • Reasonable computer literacy, including working knowledge of MS Word, Excel and Outlook

Salary and Benefits

  • Salary up to £50k depending upon experience
  • Life assurance
  • A flexible benefits programme including the option to buy additional holidays, health cash plan and discounted gym membership
  • RSK Group is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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#Fishing #Water #rskfamily

RSK will not accept unsolicited CVs from agencies other than RSK PSL or Secondary agencies.

Site Operative[973710]
 
  • Up to £35,000 depending on experience
  • Fishing
  • UK - South West
  • Fishtek
 
Site Operative[973710]

Fishtek Ltd, a member of RSK Group Ltd has an exciting opportunity for a motivated Site Operative to join our small site team with the installation and construction of the fish passes, eel passes, screens and habitat improvement works that we deliver. This permanent, full-time position will be based from Fishtek’s purpose-built office, in Dartington, South Devon, which offers excellent facilities and a super work / life balance. It should however be noted that a significant amount of working away within the UK and staying at site should be expected.

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Fishtek Ltd provides high quality civil engineering and fisheries consultancy services across the UK, Ireland, SE Asia, and West Africa. We are composed of a team of Civil, Structural and Mechanical Engineers, fisheries biologists and environmental scientists and site operatives engaging with a wider network of specialists across the river environment. We also have a small installations team who deliver the installation of our specialist fish and eel passage solutions.

Key Responsibilities

  • Necessary work to set-up a small site prior to work starting (including establishment of access points and set up of welfare)
  • Installation of small cofferdams, using sand-bags, dumpy bags or framing and boards where necessary
  • Work on site to install eel passes and fish passes. This would typically include the use of hand tools and where necessary small machines. Adequate training will be provided if required
  • Assistance with mixing of concrete, mortar and other site materials, where required
  • General client and stakeholder liaison

Person Specification

  • Preferably experience working in the water industry
  • First Aid training, CSCS card, CITB Site Safety + (or similar qualification)
  • Experience working on the construction of small to medium civil construction projects, ideally in the water environment. This should include the use of a wide-range of hand tools
  • Excellent inter-personal skills and effective ability to liaise with team-members, clients and external stakeholders
  • Reasonable computer literacy, including working knowledge of MS Word, Excel and Outlook

Salary and Benefits

  • Salary up to £35k depending upon experience
  • Life assurance

  • A flexible benefits programme including the option to buy additional holidays, health cash plan and discounted gym membership

  • RSK Group is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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#Fishing #Water #labourers

RSK will not accept unsolicited CVs from agencies other than RSK PSL or Secondary agencies.

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