Graduate / Assistant Environmental Consultant
Leeds or Manchester
Competitive salary and benefits
A fantastic opportunity to progress your career within Capita's Water & Environment division, working with a highly regarded team of environmental specialists and engineers for a range of public and private sector clients.
About the role
This is an exciting opportunity to become part of our expansion process and to help Capita maintain and grow our position as a leading supplier of engineering and environmental services.
With Capita, you will contribute to delivering a portfolio of projects for a multitude of large private and public sector clients across England and Wales. Projects will include a variety of multidisciplinary, environmental impact and strategic assessments within rail and railways infrastructure, fluvial and coastal flooding, commercial property and frameworks for local and regional development. Based in either of our Leeds or Manchester offices, you will apply your newly acquired skills to assist with the delivery of each environmental element of those projects.
You will learn about our business, our values, your team and most importantly, yourself. You will develop your decision making, communication, technical and critical leadership skills, have access to personal mentoring, and participate in a variety of developmental activities. You will also gain invaluable on the job experience and create networks that will last a lifetime.
Your role will develop as your knowledge of our business increases, but initially you will:
Participate in initiatives from design to construction;
Identify environmental risks and determine their risk rating;
Research materials and prepare technical content for submissions, including concise summaries of project findings and key recommendations;
Provide advisory support to clients, and work alongside senior environmental consultants to develop deliverables in a variety of formats to meet our clients' requirements; and
Help answer non-technical and technical queries.
Additional tasks may include:
Supporting the wider team and its daily administrative function;
Volunteering for fund raising and/or participating in team building events
Identifying ways to improve our function; and
Ongoing training and independent learning relevant to team objectives.
In turn Capita will reward you with a career as a respected Environmental Consultant, providing a breadth of opportunities to develop new skills and gain key experience across a diverse and challenging project portfolio. We are committed to supporting your development and as well as your achievement of chartered status within your given discipline.
We are looking for enthusiastic graduates with a flexible approach and a willingness to learn in a leading environmental consultancy.
To join our Environment team you will be highly numerate, have excellent communication skills, enjoy working in a collaborative environment and the ability to apply your skills whilst working with a diverse range of clients and projects. Above all, you will have:
Knowledge / experience of the EIA/SEA process;
Knowledge of UK environmental legislation and guidance;
Excellent written and verbal communication;
A keen eye for detail and an analytical approach;
Proficient in Microsoft office; and
A professional manner.
As the successful candidate, you will hold a BSc/MSc in a related Environmental Science field and be a member of a relevant institution. You will also drive on behalf of the company to visit clients/sites etc and therefore a valid UK driving licence is essential.
What's in it for you?
At Capita, training and development aren't optional extras: they're how we do our job. We will motivate you to perform at your peak, recognising your achievements and rewarding them appropriately. As well as a generous basic salary we also give you a company pension scheme and access to voluntary benefit options including; child care vouchers, share save scheme, life assurance, holiday buy and many more designed to suit your own personal lifestyle. All of this, in a professional but fun environment.
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