Graduate Environmental Consultant - Impact Assessment and Permitting

GHD Group
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
Closing date
9 Dec 2023

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Contract Type
Full Time
Job Description

Kick Start your Career with GHD!

We are looking for exceptional Graduate Environmental Consultants to join our 2023 Global Graduate Programme

Are you looking for an opportunity to develop a career as a Graduate Environmental Consultant ?

During the course of our two year global graduate development programme our Graduate Consultants will work with our multidisciplinary teams developing skills across a wide variety of projects both in the UK and overseas. Your contribution will make a positive lasting benefit to the environment and our communities.

Graduate Development at GHD

The Graduate Development Program is an integrated approach to developing future leaders and technical specialists.

During the program, you will learn about our business and our values, your team, and most importantly, yourself. You will develop your decision-making, communication, technical and leadership skills. We offer mentoring and a variety of development activities, providing on the job experience and exposure to a diverse range of projects, as well as support towards gaining chartered status within your Engineering field.

About the Position

Based in our Nottingham or London office, we have a great opportunity for a graduate to join our expanding Environment team. You will provide input on delivery of projects, expanding the capability in the region and supporting the ongoing activities of a leading multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy.

GHD's UK Environment team supports clients operating across most industrial sectors, addressing a variety of environmental issues, including:
  • Development planning and consents
  • Environmental impact assessment
  • Environmental permitting and compliance
  • Ecology and ecosystems services
  • Water quality and resource management
  • Air and noise quality
  • Water quality and resource management
  • Environmental management systems
  • Contamination assessment and remediation

You would be part of the Impact Assessment and Permitting Team and would be able to work across multiple technical disciplines as workload demands, on a journey to become a well-rounded environmental consultant.

Working with Technical Directors and Service Group Manager with support from the wider team, you will be involved in, and leading, an exciting variety of work. The role is comprised of a variety of environmental professional service tasks and responsibilities and will see you involved in delivering health, safety, and environmental management services for planning and consenting, permitting and regulatory compliance, and monitoring and management services related to project approvals. The projects you will be involved in will be varied, ranging in complexity, subject areas, and sectors of industry. It could involve enabling a client to transform a manufacturing site to a wholly different use, permitting the decommissioning of a large industrial site with competing needs, or supporting the development of new technology towards a sustainable future use.

Core responsibilities

You are likely to work on a portfolio of different projects and will apply your acquired skills and knowledge in a range of environments. Your role and responsibilities will develop as your knowledge of our business increases, but initially you will be required to:
  • Deliver and be accountable for technical assignments such as report writing
  • Draw on your technical knowledge to solve routine problems with guidance from senior team members
  • Communicate your progress and deliver reports to other team members and seniors
  • Assist with the preparation of proposals for routine projects
  • Help develop our business through good client relationships and ensuring client loyalty and repeat work through excellent customer service and delivery.

What you will bring to the team
  • Have a degree qualification in a relevant discipline
  • Be highly numerate with a focus on problem solving and data analysis
  • Have strong communication skills and enjoy working in a collaborative environment
  • Have excellent report writing and presentation skills
  • Have a growing commercial awareness and the capacity to work with a diverse range of clients and projects
  • Be an agile learner, actively learning through experimentation and experience and seeking ways to grow and to be challenged

What we offer

We offer a professional, friendly and inclusive culture based on our core values of Safety, Teamwork, Respect and Integrity.

We are committed to the success of our people which is why we want to create the best employee experience that supports each member through all the stages of their career.
  • A competitive salary
  • A comprehensive benefits package; medical insurance, income protection, life insurance 25 days holiday with the option to buy an additional 4 weeks.
  • Enhanced parental leave
  • Voluntary benefits designed to suit your lifestyle - cycle to work, discounted gym membership, season ticket loan, discounts on retail and wellbeing classes
  • Access to our Employee Network Groups, which represent every strand of diversity and allow colleagues to connect and learn from each other on an open, inclusive platform
  • Wellbeing resources and tools, and demonstration of our commitment to wellbeing by signing up to the Mental Health at Work Commitment
  • Team led flexible working
  • Opportunities to grow your skills and shape your career towards technical expertise, developing the market or leading a business or team
  • International, multi-cultural team of highly motivated individuals
  • An exciting referral program; bring people with you!

Our commitment to you

Commitment is a powerful word that defines how we do business, how we serve our clients and how we care for one another. We will support your needs by giving you the tools to do your best work and then recognise achievements. We will set your curiosity free to allow brilliant minds to do their best work. We will invest in new ideas, removing barriers where we can. Finally, we will encourage you to collaborate with thousands of diverse people across our global business.

Equality, diversity, and inclusion lies at the heart of our team culture. We operate a flat intellectual hierarchy meaning every voice is heard and has genuine influence. We believe deeply in diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin, and experience, and we recognise the value this brings our collective team approach to solving challenging client problems.

Inclusion is hugely important to us and we want to ensure every team member can balance work around their unique personal circumstances. We will advocate for your professional development and provide access to formal education through the GHD Business School and practical application through technical delivery.

Please note that for graduate positions, we do not offer sponsorship for work visas or immigration. Candidates must have the legal right to work in the UK to be considered for this role.

Interested? Please hit the apply now button.

At GHD we encourage individual achievement and recognize the strength of a diverse workforce. GHD aims to provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants without regard to gender reassignment, age, disability, religion, or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or race.

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