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Graduate Consultant - Climate Change & Cities

At Arup, we are passionate about designing and delivering ground-breaking work in infrastructure, building design and specialist technical services. Independent in ownership and spirit, we are re a global firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical experts using our skills to help shape a better world. Our Energy, Climate Change and Cities Consulting team in London is a multi-disciplinary team of engineers, policy experts and environmental scientists who focus on the challenges and opportunities of energy, climate change and cities. Our areas of business include:

  • Research and analysis of climate change mitigation, adaptation and resilience interventions at the city scale, drawing on both qualitative and quantitative data.
  • Modelling of energy, emissions and related data to inform climate change and sustainability strategies for cities, institutions and the private sector.
  • Multi-disciplinary strategic planning, policy analysis and advisory for city resilience, including stakeholder engagement, workshop design and facilitation.
  • Interpretation of climate science and climate change predictions to inform policy and adaptation planning.
  • ·Cost benefit analysis and economic analysis of climate change impacts and interventions.

The diverse nature of the work we do means that you will be working for a variety of clients, on projects across a wide range of markets, including the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, 100 Resilient Cities – pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and individual city governments, among others.

Our work is grounded in rigorous analysis and informed by engineering, commercial, policy and governance perspectives.

About the role

We have an opportunity for a graduate consultant with training in climate science, urban sustainability and/or climate policy to join our team of bright professionals in our London office. From your first day, you’ll join an unrivalled community of multidisciplinary experts, where you will be supported and mentored in your career path and encouraged to work towards a professional qualification.

You will work on a variety of projects ranging from detailed research studies to strategic planning and policy advice for city governments and other organisations.

As a Climate Change and Cities Graduate you will be expected to broaden as well as deepen your knowledge and skills in the other group disciplines, including low carbon energy strategy and the application of data modelling and programming.

Your day to day tasks may include:

  • Analysis and interpretation of climate and emissions data to inform robust policy and strategy proposals
  • Policy analysis to determine the likely implications for clients across sectors
  • Research and analysis of low carbon and climate resilient solutions for cities, including technical, policy and governance solutions and their social, economic or environmental implications.
  • Assessing carbon reduction benefits of a variety of technology options
  • Co-ordinating work with engineers, economists and other specialists.
  • Planning and delivering workshops with support from senior colleagues
  • Supporting the project managers on project management and administration.
  • Keeping up to date with technical and policy developments in the energy, climate change and cities sectors.
  • Contributing to project delivery and design advice supporting senior colleagues
  • Producing well written reports in clear English
  • Preparing high quality diagrams and presentations
  • Supporting the development of proposals for new commissions
  • Participating in the on-going group research activities
  • Organising internal and external events

The role is based in London but is likely to involve travel outside London from time to time.

What we look for

We’re looking for graduates with curiosity, personal drive and technical knowhow. If you can combine these skills with an understanding of (or willingness to learn about) the sector and a desire to deliver excellent services for clients, we’d like to hear from you.

We’re looking for the following qualifications, attributes and skills:

  • A Levels at grade B or above with at least one subject being maths or a science subject
  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s university degree with a 2:1 or higher in environmental science, geo-science, geography, urban studies or public/environmental policy
  • A strong interest in climate change and sustainability, with a commitment to a low carbon future
  • Strong research and communication skills, particularly writing technical and non-technical reports.
  • Excellent numerical and analytical skills.

Experience of, or interest in, some of the following would be an advantage:

  • Experience in policy analysis and planning
  • Experience in the planning and delivery of workshops.
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel
  • An awareness of analytical and modelling software, such as ArcGIS, SPSS, Python, R, Matlab or other statistical packages
  • Experience undertaking economic appraisal and/or climate risk analysis. An interest in the technology aspects of sustainability and the environment. A broad understanding of the multidisciplinary nature of climate change and climate policy.

What we offer

There are infinite possibilities when you join Arup. You’ll receive all the opportunities that come with a challenging, fulfilling career, including:

  • A competitive salary and welcome bonus
  • Profit share scheme
  • A comprehensive package, including a flexible benefits fund and a generous pension
  • An interesting and varied workload where you’ll make a tangible difference to the world
  • A collaborative, intelligent and friendly team in an excellent working environment
  • A challenging workload that will stretch your mind and make the most of your skills
  • The support you need to develop your career through professional accreditation and training

Additional Information

The deadline for applications is 31st October 2017, and assessments will take place shortly after. Our Graduate Welcome Week will take place in September 2018. Although we can be flexible on start dates we would hope that the successful candidate will join their peers for this event.

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