Graduate Opportunity

Graduate Environmental Consultant

Bourne End, Buckinghamshire or Nottingham.

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About the Role:

Golder is now officially part of WSP, adding approximately 7,000 consultants and service providers across Canada, the United States, Latin America, Asia Pacific, Europe and Africa. Golder’s world class expertise within the Earth and Environmental sector and Mining industry will be added to WSP’s platform, creating new opportunities for employees and clients. Together we become the leading global environmental consulting firm, with approximately 14,000 environmental experts.

A wide range of benefits...

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A typical week would include:

  • Contribute to the timely delivery of the groundwater monitoring project, supporting the Project Manager and other technical staff.
  • Monitor daily notifications from the automated laboratory reporting system and respond in a timely manner to alerts/trigger warnings.
  • Ensure timely transfer of monitoring data from the monitoring sub-contractor, undertake QA of data, upload to database and manage database so that it is maintained and up to date.
  • Respond in accordance with project timelines to standard reporting events and non-compliance events.
  • Track laboratory performance and deal with sample queries through the monitoring sub-contractor;
  • Liaise with the monitoring sub-contractor to organise monitoring schedules, access permits and any other required consents, and act as the interface between the sub-contractor and clients.
  • Prepare accurate and timely monthly data summary reports, quarterly factual reports and annual interpretative reports.
  • Co-ordinate updates to monitoring plans, risk assessments and method statements.
  • Maintain project programmes and update quality and environmental plans in accordance with project requirements.
  • Undertake defined technical tasks within existing and new projects to produce deliverables on time to the required quality and to budget.
  • Work in a collaborative way, taking direction from and supporting intermediate and senior staff, to achieve project goals and meet deadlines as part of the SCR team.

While the focus of the role is as described above, in time, the successful candidate may have the opportunity to gain experience across the breadth of Golder’s environmental consultancy business as workload dictates.

Project-based travel and field work, working away from home in the UK, is required for this role.

The frequency and duration of this will depend on business and client need; however, it is anticipated that this will be not more than 20% of the time. 

We'd love to hear from you if you have:

  • Minimum qualification is a degree (BSc or BEng) in an earth science subject.
  • Interested in data management and handling, and interpretative reporting.
  • Aware of current environmental legislation related to groundwater, surface water and contaminated land.
  • Understand and aware of health & safety requirements.
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written (in English), and confidence to communicate with people at all levels.
  • Ability to write technical reports that are clear and concise.
  • Flexible and adaptable to changing situations.
  • Genuine enthusiasm for the role, displaying a willingness to learn and develop.
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team.
  • Ability to make decisions and display initiative.
  • Good organisational ability and time management skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access).
  • Full UK Driving Licence.
  • Flexibility, willingness, and ability to travel.

What if we can?

What if we can have work-life balance? What if we can be rewarded in ways that support our individual needs? What if we can be accepted for who we are? Here at WSP – we can!

WSP recognises that work is only one part of our lives and making time for the other things in our life is important – be that our families, our friends or ourselves. So, if working from home, working part-time or having flexible start and finish time will help with this let us know as part of your application.

As well as rewarding you with competitive pay, WSP offers standard benefits including pension schemes, life assurance, personal accident cover and paid professional subscriptions, and some not so standard benefits as part of our flexible benefits scheme – so if you would like to hop on a new bike (cycle to work scheme) or thrill the family with your Lego building skills (Discount at Legoland Windsor) – WSP can help!

Be you, be happy - Across our offices in the UK, we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture which respects and maximises the contribution individuals can bring to WSP. We recognise the benefits that people with varying backgrounds and experiences can bring contribute to both our culture and the way we innovate when delivering our projects. We have a number of colleague networks, that everyone is invited to join, including our LGBTQ+ group (VIBE), CREED (Championing Racial Equality and Ethnic Diversity) as well as WSP Connect (visible and non-visible disabilities) and our Gender Balance Group.  

Here at WSP we positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender confirmation, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy or maternity/paternity. We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.

In addition we support our people to achieve their personal health and well-being goals through our Thrive programme.

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Job ID Number: WSP06436
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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • Competitive salary + benefits
  • All grades
  • Bourne End, Buckinghamshire and Nottingham
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Environment & Sustainability
  • Environmental Science

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