2019 UK Graduate Environmental Scheme

This job has closed

Competitive + benefits
South East, South West, London, The East, East Midlands, West Midlands, Wales, North West, North East, Scotland
Apply by:
18th November 2018
Start date:
September 2019
Job type:
Graduate job

Water, sanitation and environmental sustainability, these are just some of the fundamental requirements for healthy living. With fast growing global population and rapid urbanisation, environmental services have never been more vital. Join our world leading environmental experts and you’ll be using sustainability at every step to deliver better outcomes.

We have opportunities in the following areas:

Ecology: not only will you be working on a range of high profile projects alongside our team of experts but you’ll also be working closely with the Environment Agency as well as local environment groups. From carrying out site surveys to assessments of ecological systems, you’ll have the chance to really get stuck in. You’ll be working within the environment, highways and buildings or infrastructure sectors.

Environmental consultancy: this is a varied and interesting role. With the projects that you work on, you’ll have the responsibility of assessing their effects on the environment while ensuring that they comply with UK and international environmental standards. You’ll be working within the energy, buildings and infrastructure or highways and environment sectors.

Air quality or carbon management: with these roles comes a lot of responsibility. You will join our energy team and offer a vital, specialised service to a number of high profile UK and international schemes. The work that you will be involved in spans a range of our sectors. Our experts are involved in a variety of things from supporting with air planning assessments and reviewing processes to advising high profile lenders on current legislation, so there is always something exciting going on.

GIS: you will be joining a dynamic and proactive community of experts. They work on a diverse range of projects, from the routing and design of new water pipelines to national scale education improvement programs, so there is always something new to learn. There will also be an opportunity to join our active transport planning team.

Candidate Specification
We are looking for flexible and motivated graduates with a genuine passion for civil engineering, and a desire to make a difference in the world. If this describes you, apply today to launch your career at Mott MacDonald.

To apply for this scheme, you will have less than 12 months experience and have achieved a 2:1 or above in one of the following degree disciplines:
• Environmental science
• Environmental management
• Ecology
• MSc in air quality
• MSc in carbon management, climate change or sustainable energy.

When you apply you will be asked to choose which sectors you are applying for; your sector choices should reflect where you are passionate about starting your future career. You should be able to demonstrate your interest in your chosen sector through relevant experience, such as studying relevant modules, or previous work experience.

We are looking for graduates with the following characteristics;
• Methodical approach to problem solving
• Ability to use your initiative to undertake tasks efficiently and independently.
• Excellent verbal communication skills, which allow you to confidently liaise with clients and team members.
• Excellent written communication and attention to detail, and be able to demonstrate accurate technical drawings and good report writing.

Job Profile
We’re a global engineering, management and development consultancy focused on guiding our clients through many of the planet’s most intricate challenges. By challenging norms, we’re committed to making a positive contribution to the wellbeing of our staff as well as the environment, communities, and market places in which we operate.

About this scheme – is it the right one for you?
A graduate scheme should be more than just a job. We know this and so do you. That’s why with this programme, we aim to give you the experience and technical knowledge you need to progress your career.

From the moment you join us, you’ll receive the training you need. You will be assigned a chartered mentor, who will guide you to meet the objectives of your professional training agreement. We’ll support you on your journey to gaining chartered status with Chartered Institution of Water and Environment Management.

What else is involved?
With our innovative graduate development portal, you will be able to effectively track and plan your personal and professional development online. You’ll be enrolled onto the Mott MacDonald Academy, a development programme which runs alongside your professional development scheme. The programme introduces you to key business and commercial competencies, helping you to drive your career forward with us.

We understand that each person’s career goals vary, therefore we tailor make each individual’s development programme to suit them. With our vast library of e-learning courses available to you, you can choose which direction you want your career to go in.

You’re probably wondering what else is on offer. Join us, and you’ll get:
Biannual salary reviews: we believe that hard work should be rewarded and recognised. Therefore, for the first three years of your career with us, you’ll have biannual salary reviews.
A competitive salary: In addition to biannual reviews, we will ensure that you’re given a salary that matches the current industry standard.
Contributory pension: we have the best people on our team and we like to look out for them. With our support, you’ll have all the advice and options you need to be able to invest in your future.
A flexible benefits scheme: our company is made up of a range of different people and we understand that different people want different things. That’s why with our flexible plan, you’ll have the ability to manage the range of benefits we have on offer, to suit your specific needs.
A variety of subsidised sports and social activities: work isn’t just about work. We encourage a healthy work-life balance. Each of our offices have a dedicated and active sports and social team.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate, and take positive steps to create an inclusive culture.