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about 1 year ago
Location: Cambridge
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Environmental
Category: Graduate Jobs
About the Role

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.

We are looking for an exceptional person to add to our growing Ground Risk and Remediation team in our Cambridge Office.

The successful candidate will play a key role in the day-to-day delivery of projects, working closely with and being supported by team members, Project Managers and Directors. Activities will typically include investigating, assessing and remediating contaminated sites.

The position would suit a background in Environmental Geoscience, and/or site investigation and looking to move into consultancy. Some post-graduate experience in undertaking site investigations, groundwater and ground gas monitoring, sample collection activities and supervision of contractors is preferable, although not essential.

The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, practically minded, confident and self-motivated, with excellent verbal and written communication skills. Having flexibility working within a team setting is essential.

About You

We'd love to hear from you if you have:

* An appropriate degree and / or Masters.

* A full UK driving licence is essential

* Basic understanding of current contaminated land technical guidance, fieldwork techniques for sample collection and monitoring and health and safety practices/risk assessments.

* Basic understanding of different reporting requirements and styles.

* The ability to organise and analyse technical data.

* Ability to understand the importance of prioritising safety, health and environmental issues.

* Ability to understand the overarching principles of safe working, including HSE Systems.

* Commenced a route to a professional membership.

(This role will require moderate levels of travel around the SE England region with occasional nights away from home.)

About Us

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 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.

A little about us:

Together, our people make up one of the world's leading engineering professional services consulting firms. We’re dedicated to the communities where we live and work in the UK and propelled by international brainpower. Staying curious is what drives us. Looking at challenges from fresh angles helps us deliver future-ready solutions that break paradigms.

With around 7,900 talented people in 70+ offices across the UK, and 43,000 around the world, we engineer projects that will help societies grow for lifetimes to come.

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