Graduate Environmental Consultant (Contaminated Land) Leeds 2024

Launch your career and find your professional home at Ramboll. Be part of a supportive and engaging environment, where you can challenge and explore your professional interests, passions and curiosity in ways that make the most of all the opportunities ahead of you.

At Ramboll, we offer a unique work environment. Our culture is built on openness, understanding, and respect, allowing you to shape your role to match your working style, aspirations, and personal life. Our Nordic heritage drives our commitment to improving conditions for people and nature through our projects. As a foundation-owned multinational company, the profit we make is reinvested into the company. This ensures the continued development of employees or is used to fund research, charity, and humanitarian projects. Our commitment to be 'The Partner for Sustainable Change' ensures your work makes a meaningful impact on people, communities, and the environment.

We invite you to bring your interest in contaminated land assessment in the UK into play as you work on site investigations, risk assessments and interpretative reporting. To succeed in this role, you must have an appropriate degree in geology, geography or an environmental science subject such as contaminated land. Prior experience will be considered.

Please note that as part of this role, it will be necessary to complete site visits. A full clean driving licence is therefore essential.

Our Early Careers Programme 

You will join a community that will help you thrive. We have designed a training programme which will help you boost your personal, commercial and technical development to kick start your career with Ramboll. You will also be paired with a mentor and have access to a clear framework to work towards your professional development.

The Early Careers Challenge is one of the highlights of the graduate training. This is a fun and exciting event where you get to travel around the UK and work on a project that will provide you with an insight of the concept of design. You also get the opportunity to collaborate and network with amazing people and peers.

Role description

As our new Graduate Contaminated Land Consultant, you will be part of our UK Environment & Health team based in across a range of busy Ramboll offices.

The role will involve being an active member of an established national team, including preparation and managing of environmental and contaminated land assessments, supervision of site investigations and environmental monitoring, site inspections and associated site works, and remediation supervision. This is a great opportunity to join a dynamic team of experts and build a successful career within the environmental consultancy sector.

Key tasks and responsibilities

Phase 1 environmental site assessments

  • Undertaking desk-based research.
  • Carrying out site visits.
  • Preparing factual and interpretative reports.
  • Coordinating portfolios or Phase I environmental site assessments.

Phase 2 environmental and geo-environmental site investigations including

  • Planning and supervising environmental and geo-environmental site investigations.
  • Assessment and interpretation of soil and groundwater analytical data.
  • Environmental risk assessments and detailed quantitative risk assessments.
  • Interpretative report writing and client liaison.

The key deliverables for this role over the first 12-24 months will be

  • Safely planning and undertaking intrusive site investigations.
  • Writing reports efficiently and to a high standard.
  • Working with analytical and environmental data.
  • Project management, from inception to interpretative report delivery.

Your skills and experience

We believe your starting point for this role is a Bachelors or Masters’ level qualification in one or more of the following subjects:

  • Geology, geography, hydrogeology or an environmental science subject such as contaminated land.

Additionally, we would expect you to

  • Hold a full clean driving licence.
  • Have experience with IT packages including Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Be numerically competent.
  • Possess excellent English communication skills, both orally and in writing.
  • Have excellent report writing skills.

A master’s degree in a related discipline such as hydrogeology would also be advantageous, although not essential.

We don’t expect you to know everything, but that you show curiosity, take responsibility, and want to deliver high-quality work. Ramboll strives to deliver excellent cross-functional solutions to our clients in a professional and well-coordinated manner. Therefore, we believe you should have good communication and collaboration skills.


  • Hybrid & Flexible Working;
  • 27 days holiday per year + 8 days Bank Holiday;
  • Professional subscription + support on becoming chartered;
  • Matched pension scheme;
  • Private Medical Insurance;
  • A great list of flexible benefits you can choose from including discounted taste card subscription, cycle to work scheme, gym flex and many more!
DEADLINE 30th April 2024