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2023 University Graduate (UK) - Sustainability


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Bechtel helps clients deliver projects of purpose that create a lasting positive legacy globally. These projects create jobs and grow economies; improve the resiliency of the world's infrastructure; connect communities to resources and opportunities; get us closer to net zero; tackle critical environmental challenges to protect people and the planet; and accelerate progress to make the world a cleaner, greener, safer place.

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To achieve this goal individuals from Bechtel bring their experience and expertise to a role while working within the client’s organisation as part of an integrated team. We commit to supporting the client’s goals while promoting our values of fairness, diversity, inclusion, trust and collaboration guided by our Vision, Values and Covenants. 

We are currently seeking a Graduate - Sustainability to work principally in an off-project role in support of the Bechtel Infrastructure Carbon Reporting Manager, UK Regional Sustainability Manager and Head of Sustainability. Initially, in line with current flexible working arrangements the role is largely home-based with regular Teams enabled contact with the Line Manager. However, you must be able to work from our central London office 2-3 days per week and to attend meetings when required, as determined. 

Position Summary

Contributing to economic growth and improving quality of life through our projects whilst minimising the negative impacts on the environment is one of the greatest challenges of our time. This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the world’s premier engineering and construction companies and contribute to our journey to build lower impact assets for our customers.

Sustainability as applied to the engineering and construction industry is a broad topic, encompassing eco-design, environmentally friendly construction, energy and water efficiency, low impact materials, and decarbonisation. Stakeholder and community engagement, creation of local economic opportunities and social value are also vital to sustainability within our industry.

This role will support Bechtel sustainability managers in collecting data, communicating, staying abreast of best practices and innovation. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to learn more about and potentially become certified in sustainable rating systems like BREEAM and CEEQUAL, Social Value, etc. 

Typical Responsibilities 

Immediate tasks will be carbon-focused, but there will also be opportunities to support implementation of the broader sustainability agenda. Other responsibilities include: 

  • Coordinating the GBU greenhouse emissions (Scope 1, 2 & 3) measurement and reporting, including data compilation, verification and assurance - for internal performance monitoring, and external required disclosures.
  • Supporting the continuous improvement of emissions and energy reporting systems, tools and procedures.
  • Supporting the Regional Sustainability Manager to implement and monitor the sustainability management system
  • Supporting projects in collecting data and application of sustainable design and construction tools
  • Supporting proposals in carbon opportunities analysis and emissions estimates
  • Staying abreast of carbon reporting tools and low carbon technologies
  • Capturing past and present sustainability project experience and accomplishments for use in tenders, external communications and qualifications, working closely with the external communications group and project teams.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Preferably a Masters degree in environmental science, policy, social science or other relevant field
  • Good analytical and data management skills
  • Good written and oral communications skills
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Knowledge of climate change, carbon management and climate resilience
  • Knowledge of sustainable development concept and frameworks
  • Competency using Microsoft Excel, with Power BI and other relevant software tools preferred

What you can expect from us

At Bechtel we offer a competitive salary package with the opportunity for flexible working to achieve greater work-life balance. Employee wellbeing is at the centre of our business and Bechtel is committed to offering you the benefits and resources to live healthy lives. We can offer: 

  • Graduate Training Programme
  • Excellent industry experience
  • Networking and social events with other graduates
  • Flexible Working
  • Private Medical Coverage
  • Life Insurance Programme
  • Pension Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Long Term Disability Scheme


Job ID Number: 263557
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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Starting Salary: Competitive + benefits
  • Master's and above
  • London
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Environment & Sustainability
  • Environmental Science
  • Sustainability

Also Accepting...

  • All STEM disciplines

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