Graduate Opportunity

Water Management Graduate Development Programme 2019

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The opportunity

Start your journey. Define your future.

PBA stands on the outskirts of convention and at the forefront of cutting edge consultancy, delivering trusted advice for over 50 years. Our graduates don’t conform to the ordinary – we design, we advise, we deliver and have a passion for what we practice. It’s that same approach to our clients that will help you succeed on our excellent Graduate Development Programme. 

This is an invitation for you to apply to join us on an exciting journey. One where you can bring to life a diverse range of projects and work with leading clients.

The Water Management team get involved in various tasks, including:

  • River and Coastal engineering
  • Flood alleviation schemes
  • River and lake restoration
  • Water Framework Directive Assessments
  • Consenting and permitting
  • Drainage design
  • Dams and Reservoirs
  • Development and Flood Risk
  • Hydraulic and Hydrological Modelling
  • Water Level Management
  • Pumping Station Design.

Our project work supports numerous public and private sector organisations to manage risk and maximise the value of their assets.

Working at PBA

At PBA, we’re continuously challenging ourselves. It’s an important part of being a sustainable, independent firm and we know that our success depends on the creativity, integrity and collaboration of our people.

About You

To join our Graduate Development Programme you need to be passionate and ready to join a leading consultancy to help deliver our projects for our clients. A creative mind is key; you’ll need to demonstrate ‘outside the box’ thinking and innovation in your work to date.

You’ll preferably have a Master’s degree and have achieved/ be on target for a minimum 2:1/ Merit for your studies. We really value relevant work experience gained through previous placements, internships and work experience so make sure you tell us about this if you have it.

To be considered for a role within our Water Management team you will need:

  • Have a Graduate BEng or MEng in engineering, science or hydrology related discipline with a specific interest in water and the environment.
  • Ideally be conversant with relevant software and analysis techniques including GIS.
  • You will be proactive, dynamic and intuitive.
  • You are happy to work on your own as well as in the team
  • Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK. 

Your Professional Development

A vital part of your development at PBA is your progression from graduate to a recognised professional in your chosen discipline. We work with you to offer not just the projects and opportunities to ensure that this happens but also the mentoring and support that you need too. We have capability to offer progression through incorporation, chartership and recognition with institutions such as ICE, IStructE, CIWEM, CIHT, TPP and more.

About PBA

We offer our Graduates a competitive salary, a discretionary bonus scheme, a matching contributory pension scheme, payment of one professional subscription, annual leave buy or sell and a flexible benefits package (including a flexible benefits allowance), which allows you to choose from a variety of flexible benefits including:

  • Gym Membership.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Dental insurance.
  • Private Medical insurance.
  • Critical Illness and Life Assurance cover.
  • Cycle scheme.

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How to Apply

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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • Competitive + benefits
  • 2:1 and above
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Environmental Science
  • Materials & Minerals
  • Science

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