Junior Operations & Safety Consultant
At WSP, you’ll find yourself challenged in more fascinating and far-reaching ways than ever before. You’ll explore new and inspiring opportunities to make the most of your expertise, broaden your professional horizons and create exciting new possibilities for people, organisations and society in general.
About the role
WSP is looking for a number of consultants to join its industry-leading Intelligent Transport Services team. We provide consultancy and engineering services to transport clients throughout the UK and overseas.
As a key part of our team you will be able to access a range of benefits, from targeted professional development, the opportunity to contribute to the direction of our business and to help us improve the way we do things.
We are continuing to secure exciting new projects and are therefore looking to grow our team by recruiting a range of consultants – from recent graduates to individuals with extensive consultancy experience.
Working within the Operations and Safety Group, our consultants work with clients to explore challenges and trends in the transport and mobility space, identify. develop and advise on solutions to transport issues. We work across the whole lifecycle of projects providing expertise in areas including: safety risk assessment, transport operations, emerging mobility trends and future transport, feasibility studies, project appraisal, business cases, safe systems approach, traffic and safety analysis, stakeholder management, customer impacts, digital design, digital customer, data driven operations, sustainability and decarbonisation of transport and a range of future ready initiatives.
Our current projects include trials of connected and autonomous vehicles, a large range of tasks providing specialist consultancy skills in policy, technical support and assurance, several smart motorways schemes, management of Highways England’s CHARM (Next generation strategic traffic management control system) and TOC (Technology Operational Capability) programmes.
A typical week would include:
- Scoping issues and developing methodologies for addressing them
- Strategy development and planning
- Researching and gathering evidence
- Carrying out qualitative and quantitative data analysis
- Identifying scheme risks and mitigations
We'd love to hear from you if you have:
- A degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline (e.g. engineering, transport studies, geography, psychology, liberal arts) or are a technician with BTEC, HNC/HND and an appropriate level of experience
- A proven track record in a consultancy role or can demonstrate the aptitude and skills required to provide excellent consultancy support
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to undertake qualitative and quantitative data analysis
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 a 37.5 hour working week, 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 WiL (Women in Leadership) 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.
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.