Environmental Assessment Graduate

Wokingham, United Kingdom Countrywide
16 Nov 2016
07 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
Our Sustainable Solutions business provides a focus for advising our clients on sustainability issues including renewable energy, low carbon economies, impacts of climate change and waste and resource management. Our environmental capabilities comprise of in excess of 1000 staff based predominantly in the UK, but with reach into the Middle East

Position Summary

To meet our growing UK business needs and future development aspirations we are looking for an Environmental Assessment Graduate to be based from either our Reading or Croydon office. The successful candidate will be based within our Environmental Assessment team and support a range of projects for clients in major public and private sector organisations.

The successful person will become part of a respected and ambitious company with excellent career prospects and international opportunities. Responsibilities will include:
  • Working with members of the EIA and Planning teams across the UK to help deliver the environmental input for a range of infrastructure projects; these can include site based studies as well as desk based assessment.
  • Writing and checking reports.
  • Communicating and liaising effectively with colleagues.
  • Thinking both creatively and logically to resolve design and development problems.
  • Helping project managers with financial monitoring of projects, document control, progress reporting and other project management tasks.
  • Identifying potential health and safety hazards of specific projects and demonstrating a commitment to your own safety and that of those around you.

  • A relevant degree.
  • An excellent understanding of environmental impacts associated with infrastructure developments.
  • Strong organisational skills.
  • Strong team working capabilities as well as the confidence to take responsibility for smaller tasks allocated to you on a more individual basis.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including a sound knowledge of standard IT programmes; the ability to produce well-presented reports is essential.
  • Strong attention to detail and an ability to apply knowledge into practical schemes.
  • A focus on results and project delivery.

  • A Masters degree in a relevant discipline;
  • Awareness of the planning system.
  • Previous related work experience with an environmental consultancy, an environmental regulator, or relevant industry sector company; and
  • Graduate membership of IEMA or other relevant professional body.

Start your journey with Jacobs.

As well as our accredited training programmes which will help you to achieve professional status, you will be supported by an experienced mentor to complete the Jacobs Graduate Development Programme (GDP). Working through a range of internal and external training courses, key skills will aid your development in all technical management and interpersonal skills required for success in a project focused environment.

As well as development opportunities, we offer a range of benefits to complement a competitive salary:

• Salary increase for every GDP key skill completed on time

• An invitation to attend our residential 'Graduate Conference' weekend in the Lake District to meet Jacobs graduates from across the UK and members of senior management

• Paid holidays of up to 32 days; inclusive of national and public holidays

• A broad flexible benefits package including the option to buy additional holidays, travel insurance, contributory pension scheme and the cycle to work scheme

Join Jacobs. Imagine the possibilities...

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