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Graduate Environmental Consulting

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  • Locations:
    Belfast, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Sheffield, Whitehaven, Winchester
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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.


Please be aware that we can only accept one application during each recruitment period, so please only apply for the position that suits you best. If you decide to apply for a different role, please withdraw your first application before submitting the new one.  


The Opportunity:

Our Environmental teams offer a multidisciplinary service and 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. You'll help us to deliver effective and professional services for a range of varied and high- profile clients. You'll have a good level of responsibility from day one which will increase as you progress and broaden your skills.     

Teams available within Environmental Consulting: 

Environment (click here to apply) 

Available locations: Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Newcastle; Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Sheffield, Whitehaven

This role would be working with disciplines who specialise in Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), Sustainability, Ecology, Air Quality, Noise and Environmental and Water & Land Scientists. Typical day-to-day responsibilities will vary as you will be supporting our environment, nature and climate teams. 

We are looking for individuals with a bachelor's and/or master's degree in an environmental related topic (minimum 2.1/60%) including, but not limited to, Environmental Sciences, Geography, Environmental Studies, Environmental Health, Ecology, Biodiversity, Sustainabilty and other environmental related subjects.   


Ecology (click here to apply) 

Available locations: Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Winchester, Newcastle, London

We're looking for graduate consultants to join our team of bright professionals. As our Nature Teams within Climate and Sustainability Services offer a multidisciplinary service, we are looking for graduates with diverse skills and interests. Our consultants offer a service aimed at developing policy, optioneering, assessing impacts, creative design and implementation, supporting stakeholder engagement, gaining regulatory approvals, managing risk and controlling costs. 

We are looking for individuals with Bachelor's degree or higher degree in Ecology, Biology, Biological Sciences, Zoology, Geography or Environmental Sciences (Minimum 2.1) or equivalent.


Water Environment (click here to apply) 

Available locations: Glasgow and Newcastle

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. 

We are looking for individuals with 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.   


Assessments (click here to apply) 

Available locations: London

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. 

We are looking for individuals with a minimum 2.1 Bachelor's degree or higher degree in Environmental or Social Sciences, Geography, Environmental Engineering, Environmental or Social Studies.


Specialist Environmental Services (click here to apply) 

Available locations: London

We are looking for a graduate consultant to join one of our London SES teams. You will form part of our wider environmental consulting team offering multidisciplinary services, across waste and resources, air quality, historic environment, health and equalities impact assessment, land quality, ecology and environment, due diligence and ESG, water quality, land quality and contaminated land. 

We are looking for individuals with a bachelor's and/or master's degree in an environmental related topic (minimum 2.1/60%) including, but not limited to, environmental sciences, geography, civil and environmental engineering, environmental studies, contaminated land, chemistry, geology, hydrogeology, archaeology, built heritage, and cultural heritage.   


Is this role right for you?

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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