Graduate Opportunity

Digital Graduate - Water - 2023

Data Science/Computer Science/Maths/Water.

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About Stantec

Stantec is a professional services firm. Our team of 25,000 global experts provides engineering, architecture, environmental, and project management services across all phases of the project life cycle.

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We’re designers, engineers, scientists, and project managers, innovating together at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships. Balancing these priorities results in projects that advance the quality of life in communities across the globe.

From large-scale developments to challenging neighbourhood projects, we stretch across our global network to learn from others, offer our support, and gain new experiences along the way. So while we work to help the communities around us thrive, our own people thrive too.

Stantec provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for future and current employment and prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

We prohibit discrimination in decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, referral, promotion, compensation, fringe benefits, job training, terminations or any other condition of employment. Stantec is in compliance with laws and regulations and ensures equitable opportunities in all aspects of employment.

The Opportunity

Redefine your personal best.

Have you ever thought about joining a Graduate Development Programme, where you get to work in a diverse and welcoming environment whilst getting stuck into amazing projects?  With us, you can start your journey to become professionally chartered or qualified.

We are very proud that our last Graduate intake was the largest UK intake to date… and we intend to do it all over again.

We have a super enthusiastic and diverse graduate cohort, with a total global workforce of 25,000 talented individuals.

When you join us, you will be part of our 2-year Graduate programme, tailored to your development. You will learn from and be mentored by some of the best technical minds in the industry. After you finish the programme, you will be continuing your career journey as you develop your technical and leadership capabilities.

The role

Our Digital Services team are seeking a graduate to join them in applying the power of data and analytics to help clients achieve better outcomes.  We have a well-established team of 25 digital services experts across UK & Ireland, involved in GIS, data analytics, machine learning and statistics and we are continuously growing.   For this role, you could be based in one of our offices in Warrington, Leeds, Edinburgh, Bristol, Cardiff, Redditch or High Wycombe.  

Our data scientists and analysts thrive upon advising our clients across the Water Sector and help them gain insights from data and real value from the adoption of technology.

As a Digital Graduate (Data Analyst), you could be working with Stantec developed tools such as Surface Water Assessor to show potential opportunities for surface water management and sustainable drainage, or Flood Prediction Tools to prevent or react more quickly to internal flooding in water networks.

You could also be involved with:

  • Data Management, Processing & Translation – Database design and management, FME, GIS
  • Data Analysis – GIS, Tableau, Python, R, Machine Learning
  • Data Visualisation – GIS, PowerBI, web tools

About you

The successful candidate will have achieved or be on target to achieve a minimum of an Honours Degree in subjects related to technology or the environment including data/computer science, engineering, mathematics, or sciences. 

The ideal candidate will demonstrate an innovative and inquisitive nature, and will ideally have some knowledge of and a keen willingness to learn skills in:

  • Programming (e.g., Python, Ruby, C#, SQL…)
  • Web development (JavaScript, CSS, HTML, PHP)
  • Business intelligence (Microsoft Power BI or equivalent) and GIS (ArcGIS)
  • Data Mining/ Manipulation (FME)
  • How to communicate to technical and non-technical stakeholders and appreciate different perspectives.

Experience of engineering or environmental data science related analytics would be an advantage. 

Any evidence of the skills listed above (including examples from non-work activities or academic projects) would strengthen a candidate’s application.

Finally, you must be eligible to live and work in the UK at the time you start employment.    

Application closing date – Friday 18th November 2022.

**NB** closing dates are subject to change. We recommend applying as soon as possible as adverts may close earlier if we have sufficient applicants.


  • We offer a number of other leisure and lifestyle benefit options (from buying additional holiday to travel insurance and bikes) to help you tailor your benefits to your personal needs.
  • Ensuring you have a pension in place is a very important part of planning for the future. We offer tax efficient ways of saving towards your retirement plan with pension schemes that provide a wide variety of investment options.
  • We want all our employees to be happy, healthy and engaged at work. We have a number of campaigns that run throughout the year with the main objective being to improve the health, wellbeing and resilience of our employees. Information on local activities and initiatives is also available and regularly updated.

EDI + Reasonable Adjustments

At Stantec we are committed to ensuring our recruitment process is accessible to all so that every applicant has a fair opportunity. During the application process, we are happy to make any adjustments that may support you if required. Please contact a member of our talent team if reasonable adjustments are required.

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Job ID Number: 3353
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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: November 18th, 2023
  • Starting Salary: Competitive + benefits
  • All grades
  • Edinburgh
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Analytics
  • Computer Science
  • Data Science
  • Environmental Science
  • Information Technology
  • Maths
  • Water/Hydrology

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