Graduate Opportunity

Sustainability Graduate Consultant - 2020

Environment and Ground Engineering

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Job summary

AECOM is built to deliver a better world. We design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets for governments, businesses and organisations in more than 150 countries. As a fully integrated firm, we connect knowledge and experience across our global network of experts to help clients solve their most complex challenges. From high-performance buildings and infrastructure, to resilient communities and environments, to stable and secure nations, our work is transformative, differentiated and vital. A Fortune 500 firm, see how we deliver what others can only imagine at and @AECOM.

The Environment business line's 4,400 talented environmental professionals provide environmental solutions for private and public clients around the world. We offer environmental management services that meet client needs for feasibility, impact analysis, and operational compliance as well as remediation, restoration and reuse of impacted property.

We are currently recruiting for a graduate Sustainability or Carbon Consultant to join our well established and experienced Business Sustainability team. We work with our clients to make their businesses and projects more resilient whilst making a positive contribution to sustainable development, with sustainable production and consumption, carbon reduction and creating ethical and responsible supply chains as particular areas of focus.

Our projects span a range of businesses and infrastructure projects translating sustainable development into the relevant and material issues and help clients to integrate the management of these into day to day systems and decision making. Specific services include developing and refining business strategies, setting baselines and planning for action, measuring impact of programmes and reporting performance and progress. The successful candidate could be based in any one of 3 locations, Bristol, Basingstoke or Edinburgh and would be expected to provide support and research across all areas of our business.

AECOM is a growing and vibrant organisation offering excellent benefits and employment conditions. We are committed to your individual career development and are proud to be able to offer a range of exciting projects as well as a variety of career directions for all our staff. We are an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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Job responsibilities 

Main responsibilities will include:

  • Providing technical assistance and desk based support to consultants in carbon foot printing and management projects including for environmental impact assessment projects
  • Providing wider support on wider sustainability and resource efficiency projects conducted by the Business Sustainability team to include desk based research, qualitative and quantitative assessment
  • Supporting business development activities, including building a strong network of potential clients, participating in meetings with prospective clients and proposal development


  • MSc level or equivalent in Sustainability or Carbon Management
  • Strong undergraduate degree in a science or engineering based subject
  • Strong research and report writing skills (including web based research)
  • Strong scientific and numeracy skills
  • Commercial awareness for business development, marketing, and proposal preparation
  • Excellent verbal and written communications
  • Excellent inter-personal communication and relationship development – team player
  • Excellent written and verbal skills (in English); fluency in other languages an advantage
  • Strong quality and time management
  • Self-starter, develops and delivers work under own initiative
  • Problem solving abilities. Excellent analytical skills
  • Good negotiation skills
  • Solutions orientation


Our Graduate Development Programme (GDP), along with our huge scope of projects across the globe, will challenge and inspire you to make a real difference to the world we live in. Our programmes form a core part of our business strategy globally, designed to develop the best talent across numerous disciplines to lead our business into the future. We have over 1,000 graduates on our programmes across the UK & Europe, from over 30 different disciplines, and each and every one of them makes a tangible difference to the environment we all live and work in.

We will provide you with all the tools and support you need to achieve your professional development ambitions, including chartership with the relevant international professional institution – where we have graduates working towards over 30 professional institutions in the UK. We demand the highest standards and expect our graduates to pass their professional review first time. You will be assigned a mentor to support and guide your development, and undertake regular training modules throughout the programme. There will be on-the-job and classroom training where required, and the opportunity to work on live client projects with significant multi-disciplinary exposure.


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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • Competitive + benefits
  • All grades
  • Bristol, Basingstoke (Hampshire) and Edinburgh
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Chemistry
  • Data Science
  • Environment & Sustainability
  • Environmental Science
  • Materials & Minerals
  • Materials Science
  • Maths
  • Physics
  • Science

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