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Graduate Environmental Consulting

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Arup

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19d ago

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Birmingham

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Graduate Job

Consulting, Sustainability‚ÄĘBirmingham

Description

  • Our consultants offer a multidisciplinary service aimed at developing policy, optioneering, assessing impacts, creative design and implementation, supporting stakeholder engagement, gaining regulatory approvals, managing risk and controlling costs. 
  • Right now, 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. 
  • From your first day, you'll join an unrivalled community of experts, where you will be supported and mentored in your chosen career path and encouraged to work towards a professional qualification (such as professional membership of CIEEM) during the early years of your career with us.   
  • You'll help us to deliver effective and professional services for a range of varied and high-profile clients. While you'll have good level of responsibility from day one, we'll give you the chance to take on more as you progress and broaden your skills. 
  • You will gain a thorough understanding and experience of the role of a consultant working with nature and biodiversity, whilst gaining the breadth of experience needed to achieve your professional qualification. 
  • We anticipate these roles will be varied but will focus on the collation, interpretation and mapping of ecological data, assessment (including Biodiversity Net Gain and related tools) and biodiversity-led design. 

Requirements

  • We encourage our Graduate Consultants to demonstrate drive and motivation, a thorough understanding of our sector, and a desire to effectively deliver an excellent technical service to our clients. With busy, diverse teams, we seek individuals who can work flexibly and respond to the needs of our clients. As such, we are looking for the following qualifications, skills, and attributes in you:
  • Bachelor's degree or higher degree in Ecology, Biology, Biological Sciences, Zoology, Geography or Environmental Sciences (Minimum 2.1) or equivalent
  • Experience in the use of geo-spatial mapping packages (notably ArcGIS)
  • Some experience of field surveying (including acquired at university)
  • Sound understanding of ecological processes and wider environmental trends
  • An appreciation and understanding of wildlife law and relevant policies, including emerging requirements under the Environment Bill
  • Active member of a relevant society or organisation, such as CIEEM student membership or IEMA. An active interest in the range of work opportunities in the nature sector e.g strategic biodiversity planning, nature design, contributing to inclusive urban green spaces with multi-faceted benefits e.g. air quality, health and wellbeing, flooding
  • Basic skills in botanical identification (desirable)

Area of Responsibilities

Consulting
Sustainability

Responsibilities

  • Your day-to-day responsibilities could include the following:
  • Conducting desk studies, including sourcing and evaluating biodiversity records
  • Analysis of survey data and results
  • Collation and assimilation of a range of environmental data captured in the field using a range of devices
  • Analysing companies supply / value chain to and running corporate assessments following the approach set out by the Taskforce for Nature related Financial Disclosure and similar assessment approaches.
  • Contribute to nature related strategies, including Green Infrastructure plans, design for Nature Based Solutions.
  • Run ecosystems services and natural capital assessments.
  • Use of ArcGIS and other software to produce high quality outputs to accompany technical reports
  • Preparation of clear and concise written reports
  • Collaborating within design teams to devise successful and meaningful solutions that maximise biodiversity gains
  • Managing delivery and budgets on small-scale projects
  • Assisting with the preparation of bids and tenders
  • Planning your workload so that you can deliver on time or ahead of target
  • Inputting to the team's research projects
  • Assisting the broader activities of the ecology and biodiversity group across Arup and related teams, including the co-ordination of social and other team-focused events
  • Depending on your interest there is also opportunity to presenting on webinars or at conferences, write press articles and take part in industry and government partnerships.

Details

Work type

Full time

Work mode

office

Location

Birmingham