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Summer Placement – Sustainability Consultant – Buildings


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Launch your career with Arup:

Arup is an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, architects, consultants and technical specialists, working across every aspect of today's built environment. Together we help our clients solve their most complex challenges – turning exciting ideas into tangible reality as we strive to find a better way and shape a better world. 

Create your own path at Arup

"You're given a lot of flexibility in terms of what area you want to specialise in. There's no formal training schedule, so it's up to you to create your own path." Mira, Graduate at Arup. To watch the full Gradcracker/Arup webinar, click here.

Overview of the role:  

Arup's sustainability experts provide support to internal and external building design teams to enhance the environmental performance of our projects.

The sustainability team is embedded in an integrated building design team which delivers complete building services for projects of all types.  We work at all stages of projects, from initial visioning and strategies to practical design implications.

Many clients want to find balance between commercial performance, usability, comfort and sustainability.  Such balanced solutions demand coordination, requiring the team to communicate and collaborate frequently with clients, design teams and specialists within the building sector.  

Are you interested in a career in Sustainability?  

Right now, we're looking for a Sustainability Consultant to join our team of bright professionals for a Summer Placement. This is an excellent opportunity for a student that is enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the Building Design sector to join a multi-disciplinary team for 4-8 weeks this summer. 

You'll help us to deliver effective and professional services for a range of varied and high-profile clients. While you'll have a great deal of responsibility from day one, we'll give you the chance to take on more as you progress and broaden your skills. 

Placement Students will be working in a multi-disciplinary office, preparing environmental assessments, energy modelling and sustainability statements in co-ordination with their team as well as external architects, surveyors, contractors and clients for projects across a wide range of markets. 

What are we looking for? 

We're looking for the following qualifications, attributes and skills: 

  • Working towards a degree in Environmental, Architectural or Building Services Engineering or a degree relating to Sustainability, Environment, Energy or the Built Environment
  • Ideally graduating in Summer 2023  
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office, particularly Word and Excel 
  • Good understanding of the fundamental principles of sustainability and a well-read knowledge of global, national and regional issues that will allow you to communicate the need for environmental design with passion, conviction and reasoning 
  • Planned and organised approach to work and meeting deadlines 

You must be able to take up this opportunity for four to six weeks between June and  September 2022 and commit to completing the programme in full. 

 What we offer you:  

There are infinite possibilities with Arup. You'll receive an insight of the opportunities that a challenging, fulfilling career provides, and:  

  • A competitive salary  
  • An interesting and varied workload where you'll make a tangible difference to the world  
  • A collaborative, intelligent and friendly team in an excellent working environment  
  • A challenging workload that will stretch your mind and make the most of your skills  
  • The support you need to develop your skills  

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Job ID Number: 2934
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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: May 31st, 2022
  • Multiple vacancies
  • Competitive salary + benefits
  • All grades
  • 4-8 weeks
  • Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester and Sheffield
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Architecture
  • Building Services
  • Energy/Renewables
  • Environment & Sustainability
  • Environmental Science
  • Sustainability

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