Graduate Acoustics Engineer 2021
At WSP, there’s nothing we love more than pushing boundaries. Harnessing innovation and sharing insights across our diverse, international team to create a tomorrow’s world that's cleaner, greener and safer. Join us and you’ll be part of an organisation that takes pride in its people and purpose: creating long-lasting solutions to meet the needs of generations to come.
WSP is one of the world's leading engineering consultancy firms. We are dedicated to our local communities and propelled by international brainpower. We are technical experts and strategic advisors including engineers, technicians, scientists, planners, surveyors and environmental specialists, as well as other design, program and construction management professionals.
We design lasting solutions in the Property & Buildings, Transportation & Infrastructure, Environment, Industry, Resources (including Mining and Oil & Gas) and Power & Energy sectors as well as project delivery and strategic consulting services.
With 7,000 talented people in 60 offices across the UK and Ireland, we engineer projects that will help societies grow for lifetimes to come. We have approximately 45 acousticians in the UK and approximately 200 worldwide, working together as part of a global, well respected and collaborative team with a culture of empowerment and trust.
A typical week would include:
Supporting others who are undertaking acoustic assessments for developments throughout the UK, including carrying out noise and vibration surveys, writing technical reports and liaising with clients and other industry professionals.
In terms of project work, your role will be varied giving you an opportunity to work in multiple sectors including residential, infrastructure, construction, and healthcare
The WSP acoustics team is regular recipients of industry awards and our leading experts often present at conferences and produce cutting edge research papers and guidance documents.
With approximately 45 acousticians in the UK, covering Environmental, Building Acoustics and complex vibration assessments, we are proud of our wide-ranging knowledge and expertise. Equally important to us is nurturing an inclusive team with a true family-feel, which is supportive of your technical progression and personal and professional development. Being an integral part of a multi-disciplinary and global organisation will provide excellent opportunities for you to flourish within a team of motivated individuals. This includes acoustics-led training, being part of the team’s technical working groups, as well as mentoring and professional support for those wanting to achieve chartership.
We'd love to hear from you if you have:
- A relevant degree or equivalent qualification
- Enthusiasm and drive
- A social and team spirited attitude
- An ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of people
What if we can?
What if we can have work-life balance? What if we can be rewarded in ways that support our individual needs? What if we can be accepted for who we are? Here at WSP – we can!
WSP recognizes that work is only one part of our lives and making time for the other things in our life is important – be that our families, our friends or ourselves. So, if working from home, working part-time or having flexible start and finish time will help with this let us know as part of your application.
As well as rewarding you with competitive pay, WSP offers standard benefits including 25 days annual leave, pension schemes, life assurance, personal accident cover and paid professional subscriptions, and some not so standard benefits as part of our flexible benefits scheme – so if you would like to hop on a new bike (cycle to work scheme) or thrill the family with your Lego building skills (Discount at Legoland Windsor) – WSP can help!
Be you, be happy - we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture which respects and maximizes the contribution individuals can bring to WSP. We recognise the benefits that people with varying backgrounds and experiences can bring. Our VIBE (LGBT + employee network) and PLEDGE (Promoting Leadership, Encouraging Diversity & Gender Equality) networks work with the business to help ensure we continue to promote the right environment to enable LGBT+ and female employees to reach their full potential, and to ensure we continue to promote equality, inclusivity and diversity for everyone.
Here at WSP we positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy or maternity/paternity. We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.
In addition we support our people to achieve their personal health and well-being goals through our Thrive programme.
WSP is one of the world's leading engineering professional services firms providing technical consultancy to the built and natural environment. We believe that for societies to thrive, we must all hold ourselves accountable for tomorrow. For us, that means creating innovative solutions to the challenges the future will bring to the communities and environments where we live and work across the UK.
We are locally dedicated and propelled by international brainpower. We are technical experts and strategic advisors, including engineers, technicians, scientists, architects, planners, surveyors and environmental specialists, as well as other design, programme and construction management professionals. Our experts design lasting solutions in the property & buildings, transportation & infrastructure, environment, industry, resources (including mining, and oil & gas) and power & energy sectors as well as project delivery and strategic consulting services. And safety and sustainability are embedded in everything that we do.