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Graduate Environmental Consulting - Assessments

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A Future with purpose

At Arup we’re dedicated to sustainable development and to do socially useful work that has meaning. Our purpose, shared values and collaborative approach has set us apart for over 75 years, guiding how we shape a better world.

We solve the world's most complex problems and deliver what seems impossible. We explore challenges with curiosity and creativity - using technology, imagination and rigour to deliver remarkable outcomes.


The Opportunity 

Our Climate and Sustainability Services portfolio delivers specialist advisory services that address society's need to respond to the climate emergency. We help our clients to avoid and reduce carbon emissions, manage climate risk and enhance the resilience of their business systems and assets as well as the communities and natural environments they operate in.   

Typical roles available within this portfolio include Consultants who specialise in Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), Health and Equalities Impact Assessment (HIA), Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG), Climate, Sustainability, Waste and Resources, Air Quality, Historic Environment, Land Quality, Ecology and Environmental and Water & Land Scientists. 

Right now, we're looking for graduate consultants to join our London Environmental Assessments team of bright and motivated professionals. As our consulting team offers a multidisciplinary service, we are looking for graduates with diverse skills and interests to join our Environmental Assessments team. 

In your first year, you will have the opportunity to spend four months in two or more of our other environmental teams, totalling eight months, namely: Waste and Resources, Air Quality, Contaminated Land, Nature, Climate, Historic Environment, and Sustainability. This will provide invaluable opportunities for professional growth including developing a diverse range of technical skills, a wide support network and a good insight into our capabilities. 

Our consultants in our Environmental Assessment teams offer a multidisciplinary service aimed at developing policy, optioneering, assessing impacts, creative design, supporting stakeholder engagement, gaining regulatory approvals, managing risk and controlling costs. 

Develop your career on world class projects such as: 

  • Arkona Offshore Wind Farm due diligence 
  • Electricity North West sale 
  • Tishman Speyer Global Sustainability Reporting 
  • Corridor 10 – Environmental and Social Supervision, Serbia. 

During your time in the Environmental Assessments team, your day-to-day responsibilities as consultant could include the following: 

  • contributing towards assessment and improvement of environmental and social impacts of buildings, infrastructure and policy; 
  • supporting project kick-off by helping to figure out how to deliver a project or report; 
  • coordinating environmental and social specialists to input into projects; 
  • supporting project managers including organising meetings, helping prepare agendas take meeting minutes and follow up on actions; 
  • undertaking site visits; 
  • data analysis; 
  • supporting in the delivery of projects including reviewing and managing budgets, overseeing progress, and identifying risks; 
  • communicating information upward to clients and collaborators and downward to project teams;  
  • preparation of clear, well structured, logical and concise reports; 
  • summarising key messages from specialist inputs into non-technical communications 
  • assisting with preparation of bids and tenders as well as preparation of marketing material; and, 
  • planning your workload so that you can deliver on time or ahead of target. 

During the periods of rotation within other teams, your day-to-day responsibilities will vary and could include the following:  

  • assisting in the design and undertaking of surveys and site investigations; 
  • coordinating environmental specialists to input into projects; 
  • data analysis of survey results; 
  • reviewing environmental and historical information and preparing reports;  
  • data analysis of survey results; and, 
  • contributing towards impact assessments and other technical reports.


Is this role right for you? 

We encourage our graduate consultants to demonstrate drive and motivation, to develop 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: 

  • A minimum 2.1 Bachelor's degree or higher degree in Environmental or Social Sciences, Geography, Environmental Engineering, Environmental or Social Studies; 
  • enthusiasm for a career in environmental Consulting, underpinned by a knowledge and deep interest in the built and natural environment; 
  • general understanding of and interest in impact assessments in the UK; 
  • adaptability and versatility to work across and with many environmental, social and design disciplines and changing priorities; 
  • good planning and organisational skills; 
  • ability to communicate clearly and effectively in writing and verbally, adapting your approach to suit the audience; 
  • strong reasoning and analytical skills; 
  • demonstrate initiative and a creative approach to problem solving; 
  • the aptitude to work on your own initiative whilst being aware of own limits and knowing when to seek guidance; 
  • recognise the importance of client care including internal Arup clients, and your role in contributing towards it; 
  • able to work effectively as part of a team being respectful of the views and needs of others coupled with a willingness to re-prioritise activities when needed; 
  • possess a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel; and,  
  • interest and ability in digital techniques such as Geographical Information Systems (GIS) software, InDesign etc. would be an advantage. 

We're looking for people who are curious and ready to evolve how you think and work.  Our strength comes from how we respect, share and connect our diverse experiences, perspectives and ideas. At Arup, you belong to an extraordinary collective – in which we encourage individuality to thrive. If you can share your knowledge and ideas and encourage others to do the same; whilst having a desire to deliver excellent services for clients – we'd like to hear from you. 

You should be able to start this opportunity in September 2024. 


What we offer you

Beyond a great salary and stimulating, technically challenging work, Arup offers a range of additional benefits to its people.

As a membership organisation, everyone shares in our success through a global profit share scheme. Our members also have access to a range of broader wellbeing benefits. You’ll have access to lots of learning and development opportunities. This includes a structured induction and ongoing training through Arup university.

Additionally, you'll have the opportunity to utilise your technical expertise to do meaningful work that strengthens the resilience of communities and places to improve lives through Arup's community engagement programme.

Next steps

Please click on the role that most interests you to find out further information and to apply. We then ask that you complete the application form, attaching any required documents. We will be reviewing applications for this position on a rolling basis. You are therefore strongly encouraged to apply in advance of the application deadline.

Different people, shared values

At Arup, we encourage individuality to thrive by respecting, sharing and connecting our diverse experiences, perspectives and ideas so we can grow together.

At Arup we are an equal opportunity employer, and we accept people for who they are – we encourage applications from people of all backgrounds regardless of age, gender identity and expression, marital status, disability, neurodiversity and mental health, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and whether you’re pregnant or on family leave. Your difference belongs here. We are an open environment that embraces diverse experiences, perspectives, and ideas – this drives our excellence.

Our internal employee networks support our inclusive culture – from race, ethnicity and cross-cultural working to gender, LGBTQ+ and disability – we aim to create a space for you to express yourself and make a positive difference - Discover more about life at Arup at www.arup.com/careers/your-life-at-arup.

At Arup, we are committed to making all stages of our recruitment process accessible to all candidates and are a Disability Confident Level 2 Employer. Please contact UKEarlyCareersRecruitment@arup.com to let us know if you need any assistance or reasonable adjustments throughout your application and we will do everything we possibly can to support you.

We appreciate that everyone’s circumstances are different and it’s not always easy to commit to standard working hours. Work Unbound is our innovative hybrid approach to working and gives all our members greater flexibility in deciding how and where they work.

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