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Water, Ground and Environment (Environment, Science and Urban Design) - Graduate Development Programme 2017

  • Job reference: GR-007
  • Sector: Environment, Infrastructure, Water
  • Location: UK wide
  • Current salary If you do not wish to provide your salary please Input zero: Competitive

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, landscape architects, 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 and 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.

At Atkins 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 WG&E 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 areas:

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.

Acoustics - 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.

Hydrogeology - 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 the following; ecology, flood risk, hydrology, hydrogeology, acoustics, civil/environmental engineering, air quality, mathematics, chemistry or a relevant scientific or design discipline
  • Hydrogeologists will also benefit from a relevant MSc or PhD and skills in computer programming, groundwater and surface water modelling
  • 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.


Where you could be

You’ll be able to find a home office from the list below based on your degree, but will need to be UK mobile.

Birmingham - Acoustics, Ecology, Hydrogeology

Bristol  - Applications have now closed for this location

Epsom/London - Air Quality, Civil Engineering, Contaminated Land, Environmental Engineering, Flood Risk, GIS, Engineering Geology, Hydraulic Flood Modelling, Hydroinformatics, Hydrology, Water Management

Glasgow - Applications have now closed for this location

Oxford - Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Flood Risk, Hydraulic Flood Modelling, Hydroinformatics, Hydrology, Water Management

Peterborough - Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Flood Risk, Hydraulic Flood Modelling, Hydroinformatics, Hydrology, Water Management

Warrington - Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Flood Risk, Hydraulic Flood Modelling, Hydroinformatics, Hydrology, Water Management


Closing date for applications; Tuesday 28th February 2017.
NB: Some of our programmes are incredibly popular, to avoid disappointment please make your application as soon as possible.

Assessment centres will be held from October to February 2017. Please note, positions for our Hydrogeology team will be advertised in February and assessed in May 2017.

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