Interested In This Role?
At Arup, we deliver ground-breaking designs through our work in infrastructure, building design and specialist technical services. Independent in ownership and spirit, we're a global firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical experts who use our skills to make a positive difference in the world.
Arup's innovative approach to environmental consulting enables clients to achieve their sustainable business and corporate responsibility aspirations.
Our consultants offer a multidisciplinary service aimed at developing policy, optioneering, assessing impacts, creative design and implementation, supporting stakeholder engagement, gaining regulatory approvals, managing risk and controlling costs.
Develop your career on world class environmental projects such as High Speed 2, Smart Motorways, and the Eurasia Tunnel Project in Turkey: we have opportunities for environmental consultants across the UK.
About the role.
Right now we're looking for summer placements to join our team of bright professionals across several of our UK offices. As our consulting team offers a multidisciplinary service, we are looking for students with diverse skills and interests, with a passion to specialise in one of the following disciplines when you graduate:
You'll help us to deliver effective and professional services for a range of varied and high-profile clients. While you'll have good level of responsibility from day one, we'll give you the chance to take on more as you progress and broaden your skills.
You will gain a thorough understanding and experience of the role of an environmental consultant on live projects, potentially of national significance or across a range of sectors.
This is a varied role, and your day-to-day responsibilities could include the following:
What do we look for?
We're looking for students to demonstrate drive and motivation, a thorough understanding of our sector, and a desire to effectively deliver an excellent technical service to our clients. With a busy, diverse team, we seek individuals who can work flexibly and respond to the needs of our clients. As such, we are looking for the following general qualifications, skills, and attributes in you:
In addition, we are looking for the students who are studying towards the following stream-specific qualifications, skills, and attributes:
Prediction of 2.1 Bachelor's degree or higher degree in Science; Meteorology; Engineering; Maths; Geography
Excellent numerical skills
Some experience of air quality monitoring and/or modelling
Student/graduate member of Institute of Air Quality Management and Assessment
Historic Environment (Archaeology and Cultural Heritage)
Prediction of Bachelor's degree or higher degree in Archaeology, Built Heritage, Cultural Heritage Management or GIS
Experience of archaeological excavation in the UK, and basic desk-based assessment writing
For built heritage candidates, an awareness of history of UK architecture
For archaeology candidates, an awareness of processes of UK archaeological theory and practice, and management
Awareness of CIFA, IHBC guidance
Student/graduate member of the Chartered Institute For Archaeologists (CIFA)
Use of GIS software
Land Quality (Contaminated Land) & Waste
Prediction of 2.1 Bachelor's degree or higher degree in Contaminated Land; Environmental Studies, Chemistry, Geology, Geography, Hydrogeology, or Civil, Environmental, or Chemical Engineering
Understanding of contaminated land, pollution, environmental engineering or brownfield development
Completed dissertation on contaminated land or pollution related topic
Experience of GIS software (preferably ArcGIS) and CAD
Knowledge of geochemistry
Work placement with environmental consultancy
Student/graduate member of Geol Soc, CIWEM or similar
Prediction of 2.1 Bachelor's degree or higher degree in Ecology, Biology, Biological Sciences, Zoology or Geography or Environmental Sciences
Some experience of field surveying (including acquired at university)
Sound understanding of ecological and evolutionary processes
An appreciation and understanding of wildlife law
Active member of an ecological club or organisation such as BTO, BTCV, RSBP, local wildlife trust or bat group, or relevant university societies
Experience in volunteering in the UK or abroad
Use of bat analysis software packages
Skills in botanical identification
Use of GIS software
Student/graduate Member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM)
Prediction of 2:1 Bachelor's degree or higher degree in Environmental Sciences, Ecology, Geography, GIS, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Environmental Studies, Archaeology, Built Heritage or Cultural Heritage Management
General understanding of and interest in the EIA process in the UK.
Student or graduate member of IEMA or similar professional body
Completed dissertation on EIA
Work placement within an environmental consultancy ideally focusing on EIA
Use of Photoshop, Indesign or other design software packages and/or GIS would be advantageous
Sustainability, carbon and climate change
Prediction of 2:1 Bachelor's degree or higher degree in Environmental Sciences, Geography, Civil & Environmental Engineering or Environmental Studies
General understanding of and interest in sustainability, carbon and climate change
Student/graduate member of IEMA or similar professional body
Work placement within an environmental consultancy ideally focusing on sustainability, carbon and climate change
Use of Photoshop, Indesign or other design software packages would be advantageous
Interested in finding out more. Here's some additional information.
Student placements are available in the following office locations: Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, London, Manchester, Newcastle and Solihull.
Our placements typically run for a period of 6–8 weeks starting in June or July 2019.
As part of your application we will require the following, uploaded as one document:
Please note that applications without the above items will be disregarded.
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