Graduate Environmental Consultant Manchester 2024

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At BWB we know from experience that talented graduates are vital to our on-going success. We are recruiting Graduates across our growing business to join our 2024 Graduate Programme, so this is a great time to join us. For more information about BWB Consulting and our Graduate programme, please Click Here

“Choosing your first job after Graduation is a big decision and one you really need to get right if you’re to get the best possible start in your career” Steve Wooler, CEO, BWB

We believe BWB is unique, our ethos guarantees you a truly rewarding experience as you embark on the next stage of your career whilst working in a fun and friendly work culture. We provide opportunities so you can collaborate at all levels helping you flourish and grow within your career. We’re passionate about supporting the next generation and harnessing the fresh perspectives they bring to our company.

BWB is a multi-award-winning engineering and environmental design consultancy with a proven reputation for technical excellence and exceptional client satisfaction.

Proud to be awarded ACE Best Large Consultancy of the year 2022 and rated Platinum Investors In People (IIP), a prestigious accolade that demonstrates our commitment to our people and establishes us as an employer of choice.

BWB is a signatory to the Pledge to Net Zero initiative and is committed to achieve net zero carbon by 2050. We are committed to playing our part in tackling climate change and we recognise the significant impact the design and consultancy solutions we provide can have on carbon emissions and the environment, and as such will provide meaningful solutions and a continued commitment to pioneer change.

The BWB Graduate Programme

Our Graduate Programme is the perfect place for you if you are an ambitious and passionate individual. Our programme will develop you to become a 'complete professional' and offer you a supportive induction programme, the opportunity to work alongside some of the most talented and respected engineers and consultants in the industry. You will receive independent mentoring, support through to Chartership and the opportunity to gain responsibility on a range of exciting projects.

Through our in-house PROpel scheme we will help you plan your career development and reach your full potential through a technical syllabus & skills development program.

What you’ll be doing

  • Project support providing valuable support in general project management for multi-discipline schemes.
  • Data collection and analysis, assisting in gathering and assessing environmental data to support processes and identify mitigation to make a positive difference.
  • Client interaction to engage with key project stakeholders, ensuring effective communication and understanding of project requirements.
  • Research and innovation to stay abreast of industry trends, regulations, and best practices to contribute innovative ideas and solutions.
  • Work collaboratively, inputting into projects across the BWB Offices.
  • Progress towards Chartered status membership of a relevant professional body, such as IEMA, with support from the business.

What you’ll bring

  • Degree in environmental science, environmental engineering, geography or a related field or related subject.
  • Familiarity with local, regional, and national environmental regulations and laws applicable to EIA processes.
  • Understanding of sustainability principles and the ability to integrate them into environmental impact assessments.
  • Ability to identify potential environmental issues and propose effective solutions or mitigation measures.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to effectively convey technical information in reports and interact with diverse stakeholders.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills for assessing the potential environmental impacts of projects.
  • Well organised and able to prioritise workload independently.
  • Strong communication skills and can work effectively either individually or as part of a team.
  • Willingness to conduct fieldwork, site visits, and environmental assessments.
  • Proficiency in use of Microsoft packages (including Outlook, Word, Excel and Publisher).
  • Experience in using GIS and AutoCad packages would be advantageous but not essential.
  • Previous experience of, or understanding of, one or more of the following is advantageous but not essential: Health Impact Assessment; Climate Change Appraisal; Sustainability Statement’s; Socio-Economic Statements; Construction Environmental Management Plans (CEMPs).

What we offer

Empowering you to be your most authentic self

  • Competitive Salary
  • Pension – BWB matches 5% of your salary into your pension to help save for the future
  • 25 days holiday with the option to purchase more
  • Life Assurance 4 x salary
  • Wellbeing support – qualified confidential support through Westfield Health
  • Healthcare cash plan
  • Driving your own experience
  • Values driven culture
  • Hybrid working
  • Access to personalised fully funded Learning & Development opportunities
  • Professional membership support
  • Paid professional subscriptions
  • Dedicated graduate networking opportunities
  • Access to discounted rail travel
  • Perkbox - Access to exclusive savings, discounts, free advice and benefits
  • Cycle to Work
  • Paid volunteering days
  • Regular social events
  • Long service reward scheme

Successful applicants will be invited to an Assessment Centre.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates, regardless of their race, gender, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation, or age.

If you have a medical condition or an individual need for an adjustment to our process, and you believe this may affect your ability to be your best - please let us know so we can talk about how we can best support you and make any adjustments that may be needed.

DEADLINE 7th March 2024