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Resilience Risk Analyst Intern - Summer Placement


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Help keep taps flowing and toilets flushing across the North West

At United Utilities, we’re not only essential service providers to over 7 million customers across the region but we’re also at the forefront of tackling some of the biggest climate and environmental challenges in a generation.

We're looking forward to seeing you around...

Meet some of our people who keep the water flowing for our 7 million customers and find out what a career with us can offer you.

All our people are essential in achieving our net zero targets and creating a more resilient North West.

It's a big job and a lot of work goes on behind the scenes to keep things running smoothly for our customers. From operating our pipes and improving water quality, to embracing new technologies and safeguarding the local environment – whether you're in our head office or out on site, there's always plenty going on.

Our internship programmes will give you the opportunity to learn first-hand how we make this happen. 

We have been awarded with a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award, recognising the Best Places to Work in 2020. We were ranked #19 company in the UK, based solely on the input of employees, who provide feedback on their jobs, work environments and companies on Glassdoor, one of the world’s largest job and recruiting sites. 

You will be joining the United Utilities family of over 5,000 employees who all help to provide great service for our 7 million customers.

Role Overview

In the Environment, Planning and Innovation department you will join our Long Term Strategy team, a forward-thinking team working to generate value for our customers and stakeholders through partnerships and sustainability.

You will support the mapping of risks and interdependencies from flood (both natural and from impounding reservoirs) and from power supplies.

Internship Duration: 3 months (July - September)

Responsibilities will be to support with:

  • The building of a GIS workspace that overlays the power supply system to UU assets
  • Reviewing and updating our flood risk assessment including identified electricity assets 
  • Cross checking UU asset criticality information to evaluate potential impact of power loss to UU systems
  • Building a GIS workspace that overlays the power supply system to UU assets
  • Reviewing and updating our flood risk assessment including identified electricity assets 

Don't worry, we won't throw you in at the deep end. You'll have mentors and managers with you as you progress through your placement and support you as you work towards your personal development goals.

Who we are looking for

  • You will be aiming for a minimum of a 2:1 in a related degree such as Geography, Environmental Studies, Sustainability studies and a student in your penultimate year at university.
  • You must have data analytics experience and knowledge of and experience using GIS with a desire to develop GIS capability.
  • You should possess excellent written and interpersonal skills and have the ability to communicate and influence across all levels within the organisation, including being able to creatively use a range of media and presentation skills for qualitative and quantitative information.
  • You must be motivated and enthusiastic, understand the importance of team work and possess ambition and drive to succeed and make the most out of you 10 week internship.
  • You should be able to be comfortable working flexibly across a range of tasks and activities to deadlines, be able to prioritise your time and be proficient with Microsoft Office applications.


If you want to join an FTSE 100 company that wants to disrupt the water industry and you want to make a positive change in the world we would like to hear from you.

We celebrate and support diversity and are committed to ensuring equal opportunities for both employees and applicants. Due to the length of your programme you will be engaged via our resourcing partner Rullion. 

We've signed the Gradcracker feedback pledge.

(This means that we will supply feedback if requested after an interview.)


Job ID Number: 18892
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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: May 29th, 2022
  • £20,000 + benefits
  • 2:1 and above (expected)
  • 3 months
  • Lingley Mere (Warrington)
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Environment & Sustainability
  • Environmental Science
  • Sustainability

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