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Infrastructure - Environment Summer and Industrial Year Placement (2019)

We deliver innovative solutions to some of the biggest 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, waste management, air quality, environmental impact assessments and urban design. This means varied careers for our environmental scientists, ecologists, hydrogeologists and acousticians.

Who we are
One of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies, we’re driven to ask ‘why’ and make the world a better place – today and tomorrow. In Water, Ground & Environment our solutions enrich people’s lives. We create dams, provide clean water, transform cities and protect homes from flooding. Together we share knowledge and create a better, more sustainable future for all.

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. 

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:

Planning and Environmental Consenting
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 (CLAH)
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.

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.

Acoustics, Air and Emissions

Water Management Consultancy

Environmental scientists – Here you’ll make a big impact across all kinds of sectors from energy, transport and urban regeneration to coastal defences and water & waste management. Your ideas and knowledge will help our customers to make the most of their assets and minimise their environmental impact.

Acousticians - Our consultancy services span far and wide from healthcare and the performing arts to HS2 and the 2012 Olympic Park. And there’s much more to our work than environmental noise assessments. We build acoustics projects, create PA/VA designs and develop digital models for environmental and room acoustics.

Hydrogeologists – Working with water and environmental specialists within our land & environmental consultancy, we play a lead role in environmental impact assessments. Our hydrology and hydrogeology insight supports the remediation of contaminated land and groundwater and surface water supply projects. 

Who we’re looking for
Talented graduates with a 2.1 degree or above in environmental science, ecology, hydrology, geology, hydrogeology, acoustics, chemistry or a relevant scientific or design 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.

Where you’ll be based
Environmental Scientist - You’ll could join us one of our WG&E practices in Birmingham, Bristol, Derby, Epsom, Glasgow, Oxford, Peterborough, Swansea or Warrington

Although there are some specific location requirements for;
Acoustics – Birmingham
Hydrogeologists– Birmingham or Epsom

So please take the above into consideration when selecting your initial location preferences as not all locations may be considering your discipline.

Rewards & Benefits
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How to apply 
Our deadline for applications is Monday 17th December 2018.
Some of our programmes are incredibly popular, to avoid disappointment (where some roles may close earlier) we recommend you apply as soon as possible. 

For further details on our recruitment process please click here.

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