Graduate Engineer - Water Industry

Mechanical/Civil/Environmental Science/Maths/Computing.

RPS are recruiting Graduates in Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Geography, Environmental Science, GIS, Computing or Mathematics to join our Water Consultancy team. The Water Industry is exciting and evolving, providing challenges and opportunities which require innovation, efficiency, dedication, and collaboration to meet our clients’ challenging needs.

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RPS is unique in the water industry, with our ‘strategy to operations’ approach bringing together the practical operational knowledge of our field teams together with the deep technical understanding of our engineers, modellers, analysts, and asset managers. This enables us to develop and deliver confidently pragmatic water strategies, solving problems that matter to our clients and their customers – improving water quality, reducing flooding and pollution and optimising performance of their systems.

The Graduate roles available in the Enhanced Cleanliness Index team will combine office/home-based work with site-based deployments, working alongside design and delivery professionals who are at the forefront of the industry.

Career pathways available for candidates joining us in this graduate position include both engineering and project management roles.

These roles will initially be based in Kirkintilloch– we will be relocating a few miles along the road to Stepps in early 2024.

Typical Responsibilities include:

  • Development of survey designs – highlighting assets on the water network for surveying
  • Completion of surveys – this role will involve extended periods during which you will be part of the ECI Site Survey Team, undertaking surveys of assets across the Scottish Water network
  • Development of Final Designs – reviewing survey results and detailing which assets will be sampled
  • Preparation of factual and interpretative reports
  • Extensive use of GIS, including software such as FULCRUM
  • Data handling and analysis of large datasets
  • Client and stakeholder engagement and management

Skills, Education & Qualifications required:

  • A degree in Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Geography, Environmental Science, GIS, Computing or Mathematics
  • Good communication skills and written English
  • Ability to work in a team to solve problems that matter
  • Computing skills, including previous experience of Excel
  • A full clean driving license

What we offer you

RPS is a great place to do great work. PROGRESS@RPS is our global performance and development framework, which puts our employees in the driving seat of their growth and development so that our people achieve their personal and professional ambitions and ensures our people feel valued for the contribution they make.

In the water technical team, we provide in-depth on-the-job training to complement the full catalogue of learning modules available through our online learning platform, POD (Progress on Demand). Our graduates are part of small teams, taking ownership of projects, their own workload and development to allow individuals to rapidly gain the skills required. We encourage graduates to rise to the challenge and push for progression through the business using our development pathways which allows our employees to specialise as they step up from graduate level.

We support our people to innovate, collaborate and build meaningful careers. Our network of people and knowledge will expand your horizons and give you access to a variety of interesting projects.

Our employees are rewarded with a customisable total rewards package tailored to their terms of employment.

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Job ID Number: req5194
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  • Salary
    Competitive + benefits
  • Degree required
    All grades
  • Location
    Kirkintilloch (Glasgow)
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Preferred Disciplines...
  • Civil
  • Computer Science
  • Environmental Science
  • Geology
  • Information Technology
  • Maths
  • Mechanical
Also Accepting...
  • Data Science
  • Environment & Sustainability
  • Geophysics
  • Geotechnical
  • Hardware
  • Software
  • Structural
  • Sustainability
  • Systems
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