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Infrastructure - Environment Graduate Scheme (ROLE CLOSED)

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We deliver innovative solutions to some of the biggest water and environmental challenges of our time. So, we’re looking to develop the skills of the industry experts of the future. Our specialisms include geo-environmental engineering, contaminated land, water management, waste management, air quality, environmental impact assessments and urban design. This means varied careers for our environmental scientists and engineers, ecologists, hydrogeologists and acousticians.

We offer a world of opportunities from the projects you’ll work on to the directions you can take your career in. Whatever your ambitions, we’ve a role to match your passion and degree.


Miriam is an Environmental Scientist within the Infrastructure division. Here she is talking about her experience at Atkins, in her own words, with her own camera!

What you’ll be doing
Our industry leading Infrastructure Academy is the ideal place to start your career. At its heart, being in the academy will mean you are part of a dynamic technical community with access to the latest thinking and developments in your field. As well as structured training that’s designed with you in mind, we’ll support you and help you achieve your professional accreditation.

Learning to become a future business leader, you’ll get involved with activities in one of these specialist teams:

Ecology (Birmingham, Bristol, London)
Our award-winning ecology experts combine technical excellence with a pragmatic approach. Biodiversity and our clients benefit from our innovations. Our clients, both in the UK and worldwide, include national and local governments, leading developers, transport, energy and water providers and international funding agencies. The dynamic and influential relationship between our ecology team and our engineering, planning and design colleagues combined with the support of our unique in-house Academy system provide exceptional opportunities for graduate ecologists to develop both their technical and commercial skills.

Water Management Consultancy (Epsom)
Operating at the interface between people and the water environment, we work with our clients in providing innovative research and advisory services. Our data analytics, modelling and robust decision support delivery of integrated solutions that provide long term sustainability and resilience in a changing world. Our key services include: regulation and assurance; strategic asset management; water resources and water quality planning; hydrogeology and hydrology; integrated catchment management; aquatic ecology, hydromorphology and river restoration; climate futures and resilience; environmental engineering, flood risk assessments and modelling; coastal and marine environmental management; environmental and economic appraisal.

Ideally candidates will be based in our Epsom or Warrington office but as we work across a range of office locations, we can be flexible to the right candidate. Our offices include; Epsom, Oxford, Peterborough, Warrington, Glasgow, Bristol, Swansea, Derby, Birmingham and Exeter.

Depending on your interest, you will have the opportunity to work in two exciting areas:

Hydrology - You will have the opportunity to develop experience in hydrology (flood flow estimation), flood economics (using both national and local approaches), hydraulic and integrated catchment modelling, flood risk assessment and Geographical Information Systems (GIS). Typical projects will include; Flood Risk Assessments, Flood Management Strategies, Flood risk management options identification and appraisal, Hydrological and Hydraulic Modelling Studies and Reservoir Flood Studies/Dam Breach Assessments.

Water resource, water quality and environmental management - Applications for this area have now closed
You will have the opportunity to develop experience in water resource, water quality and environmental management work in the UK and overseas. Typical projects will include; Water Quality and Monitoring Assessments, Catchment Risk Assessments (including Drinking Water Safety Plans), appraisal of water resources options, assessment of drought impacts on water resources, Hydro-ecological impact assessments (including EIA’s) and Environmental Monitoring Plans.

Planning and Environmental Consenting  Applications for this team have now closed
Through the successful delivery of planning and environmental consents we help our clients make the right decisions in a complex and fast-paced world in order to realise the value in their assets. Our expertise in policy, regulation and delivery allows us to influence regulators and decision makers, ensuring that we deliver sustainable and positive client outcomes across markets both in the UK and overseas. Here you’ll make a big impact across a range of services including; planning; development consent orders, economics, environmental impact assessment, stakeholder engagement, environmental management, environmental permitting, heritage, carbon and sustainability and waste and resource management. Your ideas and knowledge will help our customers to make the most of their assets and minimise their environmental impact.

Contaminated Land & Hydrogeology  Applications for this team have now closed
The Contaminated Land and Hydrogeology Practice is a well-established multi-disciplinary environmental and engineering practice with an extensive portfolio of projects.  We have a number of national frameworks and have considerable experience working with numerous local authorities on due diligence and peer review projects and private clients/developers on the investigation, assessment, remediation and redevelopment of brownfield land. We are looking for highly motivated graduates to work on risk assessments, brownfield land regeneration, regulatory engagement, project management and to help deliver the high standard of geo-environmental consultancy services for which we are renowned.

Where you’ll be based

Ecology - Birmingham, Bristol, London

Water Management Consultancy - Epsom - please note we are now only accepting applications from candidates with a Hydrology interest

Planning and Environmental Consenting - Applications for this team have now closed

Contaminated Land & Hydrogeology (CLAH) - Applications for this team have now closed

Who we’re looking for

  • Talented graduates with a 2.1 degree or above in environmental science, ecology, hydrology, flood risk or a relevant scientific, design or engineering discipline
  • Confident working on your own initiative and as part of multidisciplinary teams
  • A good communicator who can collaborate with a variety of colleagues and become a trusted customer adviser
  • Someone who can analyse problems, create innovative solutions and make sound decisions in a competitive and commercial environment
  • Keen attention to detail and the drive to keep on learning
  • Hydrogeologists will also benefit from a relevant MSc or PhD and skills in computer programming, groundwater and surface water modelling.

Rewards and Benefits
For further information please refer to our rewards and benefits

How to apply
This role has now closed.

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