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Booker Tate Ltd

A Bosch Projects Company

AGRICULTURAL / FIELD ENGINEER, OXFORDSHIRE, UK

Booker Tate, owned by Bosch Projects, is a leading international agricultural production and processing company that supports clients to bring new agricultural and engineering projects to realisation, and to achieve technical performance improvements within existing projects in an environmentally, socially and economically sustainable manner.

Technical support to clients and projects is provided from our UK headquarters in Thame, Oxfordshire and in partnership with our parent company headquarters in Durban, South Africa.  We are now looking to recruit a well-qualified Agricultural / Field Engineer to complement a high calibre team.

Main responsibilities will cover:

  • Evaluating the performance of agricultural equipment, machinery maintenance, farm roads, drainage, irrigation and erosion control systems as applicable on projects where Booker Tate Limited provides management or technical support services.
  • Participating as Agricultural / Field Engineer on project feasibility and planning studies.
  • Assisting in the preparation of project cost calculations and capital and operating budgets.
  • Carrying out specific consultancy assignments for other parties as required for a variety of commercial and food security crops.
  • Optimising water management, irrigation systems and equipment operating techniques through staff training, demonstrations etc.
  • Keeping abreast of new technology and latest water management techniques.

In this role the incumbent will be working with business and technical managers in Thame and with technical and general managers overseas.  A good proportion of the time (around 80 days per annum) will be spent on overseas visits of varying duration, but typically two weeks.

We seek candidates with a degree in Agricultural, Environmental, Irrigation or Civil Engineering and good practical experience of commercial agricultural operations. This experience should cover all important aspects of machinery operations, precision agriculture and field engineering techniques in large scale and/or outgrower scheme agriculture, irrigated agricultural development and include time spent working in developing countries.  Knowledge of machinery specific to the agricultural / irrigation industry and practical experience of GIS and GPS systems would also be an advantage.

Applicants should be computer literate with experience of MS Office.  Excellent written communication skills are essential as report writing is a key output.  Fluency in English is essential.

We offer an attractive package commensurate with the level of the position.

Closing date is 31 May 2018

To apply, please forward your CV to:

Mrs B J Storey, HR Manager, Booker Tate Limited, Masters Court, Church Road, Thame, Oxon, OX9 3FA, UK
Fax :  + 44 (0)1844 251006
Email : [email protected]
Web : www.booker-tate.co.uk