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Graduate Environmental Consulting - Water Environment

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    Glasgow, Newcastle
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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:

We are seeking to employ a graduate water and environment engineer or scientist who will work as part of the North (Scotland, Northern Ireland and North East England)), and North West and Yorkshire geography. The role is within our Climate and Sustainability Services (CSS) team, and will ideally be based in Newcastle upon Tyne or Glasgow, although Belfast, Leeds or Manchester might also be possible. 

Specifically, the candidate will work on a range of projects focusing on Nature Based Solutions in the UK and abroad. The Nature Based Solutions could be in the form of natural flood and drought management, river and wetland restoration, blue green corridors in town and cities, urban greening, general river basin process restoration and natural approaches to coastal management. The candidate will play a role in the analysis of hydrological systems, developing an understanding of risks, problems and opportunities and designing and developing innovative and creative solutions. The role will work as part of multi-disciplinary water and environment project teams including hydrologists, geomorphologists, ecologists, landscape architects, carbon specialists and engineers. The role will present opportunities to work on a broad range of projects in the UK and abroad and contribute to increased resilience of the environment and society. The role will also present an opportunity to contribute to Environmental Impact Assessments, Flood Risk Assessments and Water Framework Directive Assessments for a range of developments.  The role will sometimes require other types of activity to be supported including ecological surveys, river surveys and support for other disciplines generally. 


Is this role right for you?

A degree in Engineering, Geography or Environmental Sciences would be expected.  Post graduate qualifications (e.g. MSc and/or PhD) would be welcomed but are not crucial. 

Technical attributes: 

  • A passion and enthusiasm for improving the environment and taking action on climate change
  • An understanding of river basin hydrology, nature based solutions and flood risk management
  • An interest in rivers and ecosystems, and the ecosystem services that rivers basins and their ecosystems provide
  • Ability in design and an interest in designing with and for nature. An aspiration to be an architect for water and ecological systems
  • Analytical, data processing and digital skills (including coding desirable)
  • Experience and knowledge of Geographical Information Systems
  • Experience and/or knowledge of hydraulic modelling and design software packages
  • An interest in Research and Innovation  

 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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