Remediation Graduate-Environmental Scientist (22-23) - Dublin/Cork

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Job Summary Job Title: Graduate Environmental Scientist Business Line: Remediation - Environment and Ground Engineering Locations: Dublin and Cork (requirements may change by location and numbers required) Salary: Competitive Opening & Closing Date: Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible since CVs will be reviewed, and candidates selected on a rolling recruitment basis for either immediate or advanced offer start. These roles are a mixture of immediate and summer/autumn 2023 starts. JOB SUMMARY Our Remediation Services team in Dublin are looking for an enthusiastic Environmental Graduate Consultant. At AECOM our Remediation Services Team has one of the largest environmental site investigation and assessment divisions in the UK&I part of a wider organisation with an unprecedented global footprint, serving clients in many sectors including property and development, oil and gas, industrial and manufacturing, major infrastructure/ transportation and the public sector (including local and national regulators). The team has a well-established network of specialists in the UK&I and around the world which enriches the prospects for graduates, allow the learning of advanced technology applications and contribute to our best practice and strong safety culture. AECOM is built to deliver a better world. We design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets for governments, businesses and organizations in more than 150 countries. As a fully integrated firm, we connect knowledge and experience across our global network of experts to help clients solve their most complex challenges. From high-performance buildings and infrastructure, to resilient communities and environments, to stable and secure nations, our work is transformative, differentiated and vital. A Fortune 500 firm see how we deliver what others can only imagine at and @AECOM. The Environment business line's 4,400 talented environmental professionals provide environmental solutions for private and public clients around the world. We offer environmental management services that meet client needs for feasibility, impact analysis, and operational compliance as well as remediation, restoration and reuse of impacted property. JOB RESPONSIBILITIES When a graduate starts with us, we pair them with an experienced member of the team who will guide and mentor them through their initial period working on live projects. You work as part of a team who will support you in your learning and development through our mentoring and graduate development programme. Key duties will include designing and undertaking desk studies, site investigations, risk assessments and remediation solutions including laboratory procurement for environmental analysis, data analysis, factual and interpretative report writing. You will coordinate field service/ laboratory subcontractors and fully supervise ground investigation works, collecting soil and groundwater samples/ data during assessment and remedial action activities at various sites in Ireland and overseas. You will learn to compile and interpret field and analytical data into conceptual models to inform risk assessments for human health, ground/ surface water and ground gas/vapour and design mitigation measures/ remediation solutions. You will be an advocate of best health and safety practice and make sure issues are addressed throughout the life of a project. You will learn how to implement AECOM’s industry leading principles of environmental protection and sustainability (our role within the circular economy) within the context of the Remediation Services business. TRAINING Our Graduate Development Programme (ADVANCE), along with our huge scope of projects across the globe, will challenge and inspire you to make a real difference to the world we live in. Our programmes form a core part of our business strategy globally, designed to develop the best talent across numerous disciplines to lead our business into the future. We have over 1,000 graduates on our programmes across the UK & Europe, from over 30 different disciplines, and each one of them makes a tangible difference to the environment we all live and work in. We will provide you with all the tools and support you need to achieve your professional development ambitions, including chartership with the relevant international professional institution – where we have graduates working towards over 30 professional institutions in the UK. We demand the highest standards and expect our graduates to pass their professional review first time. You will be assigned a mentor to support and guide your development and undertake regular training modules throughout the programme. There will be on-the-job and classroom training where required, and the opportunity to work on live client projects with significant multi-disciplinary exposure. Professional Institutes you may work towards include the Institution of Engineers Ireland (IEI), Institute of Geologists of Ireland (IGI), Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA), Chartered Institute for Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM), Institute for Environmental Sciences (IES) - to become a Chartered Environmentalist; Society of Brownfield Risk Assessment (SoBRA) to become an accredited Risk Assessor. For certain roles training may be given via Specialists in Land Condition (SiLC), The Site Management Safety Training Scheme and/or the UKPIA / SPA Petrol Retail Contractors Safety Passport. Minimum Requirements MSc preferred but not essential • A degree in Environmental Engineering, Engineering Geology, Applied Geology , Exploration Geology, Environmental Geology, Physical Geography, Geo-sciences, Hydrology, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Process Engineering (to include modules on land contamination), Environmental Management, Environmental Science, Mineral Resources, Environmental Chemistry, Land Reclamation and Restoration, Environmental Assessment and Control - all must have contaminated land interest. You will also have the following: Knowledge: • Practical application of geological and hydro-geological concepts • Chemistry • Working knowledge of MS Office applications. • You must have an interest in contaminated land Skills: • Willingness and ability to work outdoors in sometimes challenging conditions. • Willingness and ability to travel • Flexible with working hours and locations, frequent travel within 1 – 2 hrs drive of home office, and occasionally further afield. • Ability to communicate effectively to internal and external clients, both verbally & in writing with the confidence to engage with a variety of people (clients, colleagues, stakeholders and sub-contractors alike) and the aptitude to rationally explain, explore and discuss technical issues and capture feedback • Willingness and ability to learn and rapidly master new tasks and work under pressure, • Enthusiastic, hard-working, with ambition and drive • responding to changing project and programme demands. • Strong research and report writing (including web-based research). • Good Microsoft Office skills essential such as Word, Excel & Powerpoint • Strong numerate skills. • Ability to work in a team and independently without losing initiative & focus. • Ability to structure & prioritise work effectively through close cooperation with the team as a whole • Solid attention to detail and thorough approach to work. • Commercial awareness for business development, marketing, and proposal preparation. Preferred Qualifications • Field investigation experience. • Experience collecting groundwater data and samples. • Understanding of contaminated land assessment. • Understanding of field sampling and data review. • Some experience of working in a corporate environment (within or outside of environmental consultancy) • Fluency in other languages is an advantage. • Previous experience of working in a consultancy environment would be beneficial, including work placements or relevant voluntary experience • A full driving licence or access to reliable public transport networks. would be beneficial as the role will involve travel for site surveys often with equipment What we offer We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed. You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients. We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business. We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career. When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.