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Graduate Environmental Consultant – Ecology - Consulting

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    22 November 2020
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Interested In This Role?

At Arup, we deliver ground-breaking designs through our work in infrastructure, buildings, master planning, policy 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, Shenzhen coastal zone, and the Eurasia Tunnel Project in Turkey: we have opportunities for environmental consultants across the UK.

Are you interested in a career in Ecology?

Right now, we're looking for Graduate Consultants to join our team of bright professionals in our London office. As our consulting team offers a multidisciplinary service, we are looking for Graduates with diverse skills and interests.

From your first day, you'll join an unrivalled community of experts, where you will be supported and mentored in your chosen career path and encouraged to work towards a professional qualification (such as Chartership) during the early years of your career with us.

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 ecological consultant whilst gaining the breadth of experience needed to achieve your professional qualification.

This is a varied role, and your day-to-day responsibilities could include the following:

  • Conducting desk studies, including sourcing and evaluating ecological records
  • Assisting in the design and undertaking of surveys and site investigations
  • Analysis of survey data and results
  • Preparation of clear and concise reports
  • Managing delivery and budgets on small-scale projects
  • Contributions towards both statutory and non-statutory impact assessments, technical reports, environmental and ecological strategies, corporate reporting and prepare documents for submission within the planning system
  • Preparation of bids and tenders
  • Planning your workload so that you can deliver on time or ahead of target
  • Inputting to the team's research projects
  • Assisting the broader activities of the ecology and environment teams, including the co-ordination of social and other team-focused events

About you

We encourage our Graduate Consultants 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 qualifications, skills, and attributes in you:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher degree in Ecology, Biology, Biological Sciences, Zoology, Geography or Environmental Sciences (Minimum 2.1)
  • 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, TCV, RSBP, local wildlife trust or bat group, or relevant university societies
  • Adaptability and versatility to work across and with many environmental, engineering and design disciplines and changing priorities
  • Good planning and organisational skills
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in writing and verbally
  • Strong reasoning and analytical skills
  • Demonstrate initiative and a creative approach to problem solving
  • The aptitude to work on your own initiative
  • Recognise the importance of client care including internal Arup clients, and your role in contributing towards it
  • Understanding of sustainability, carbon and climate change
  • Use of bat analysis software packages (desirable)
  • Skills in botanical identification (desirable)
  • Experience in volunteering in the UK or abroad (desirable)

Arup offers

There are infinite possibilities when you join Arup. You'll receive all the opportunities that come with a challenging, fulfilling career, including:

  • A competitive salary and welcome bonus
  • Profit share scheme
  • A comprehensive benefits package, including a flexible benefits fund and a generous pension
  • An interesting and varied workload where you'll make a tangible difference to the world
  • The opportunity to work on projects across the UK and potentially internationally
  • A challenging workload that will stretch your mind and make the most of your skills
  • A collaborative, intelligent and friendly team in an excellent working environment
  • The support you need to develop your career through professional accreditation and training

Interested in finding out more? Here's some additional Information.

Assessment Centres will take place from December 2020, so we recommend that you apply as soon as possible so you don't miss out on this exciting opportunity.

‘Please note that we are unable to offer Skilled Worker Visa sponsorship for this role. Therefore you must ensure that you are eligible to work in the UK without our sponsorship in order for your application to be considered.'


Shape your time with us
Our goal is to shape a better world. And to do that, we need to make Arup a great place to work for everyone. If we want to solve problems for people around the world, we must seek and attract the best people from the widest talent pool and create an environment that supports and includes them. We aim to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their contribution. We therefore welcome applications from diverse candidates. This includes people with disabilities so please discuss any adjustments that you may require throughout the selection and assessment process with your recruitment contact.

At Arup, you'll be a welcomed member of the team with opportunities to participate in cultural and social events with the local community (e.g. as a STEM ambassador) or by joining one of our staff networks for women, culture or LGBT+ people.  As a firm with an increasingly agile workforce, we're open to flexible working arrangements where appropriate.

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