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Assistant Solid Waste Management Consultant

R-053719
  1. Birmingham, London, Epsom, Bristol
  1. Environment & geoscience

Assistant Solid Waste Management Consultant

We have a great opportunity for a dynamic and motivated individual with one to two years’ experience in solid waste management to join our Waste and Resource Management team in Epsom, Bristol, Birmingham and/or London. The Consultant shall take a supporting role and input into some of our exciting and projects. The work involves UK and international projects and frameworks being delivered by Atkins across a range of exciting markets, including the development of Cities, Sanitation and Energy Infrastructure. We are looking for someone with the drive and enthusiasm to embrace the future of the industry.  We have the depth of knowledge and breadth of expertise to help you build a bright career in this exciting and rapidly evolving sector.

Atkins, a member of SNC Lavalin is one of the world’s leading engineering and design consultancies; we have the breadth and depth of expertise to respond to the most technically challenging and time critical infrastructure projects.  The Solid Waste and Resource Management Practice is a well-established, award winning, multi-disciplinary, environmental, and engineering practice with an extensive portfolio of regeneration and development projects and a highly skilled team. 

The successful candidate will be an important part of an innovative and technically excellent team, helping deliver projects to a number of the largest UK-based and international infrastructure projects.  We provide flexible working arrangements and the provisions for remote working. We are looking for highly motivated, proactive, confident and ambitious individual with excellent communication, writing and presentation skills with evidence of having already started their carrier in the field of solid waste management.  As a member of our team you will be involved in range of office- and site-based projects.  Atkins’ waste managers use the full range of their skills, working on infrastructure, strategy and feasibility projects as well as providing innovative solutions to engineering challenges.  Our client and project base is highly diverse with current projects in the water, utilities, transportation and energy sectors. 

Responsibilities

  • Provide technical input and delivery of waste management and infrastructure projects.
  • Inputs to relevant Environmental Impact Assessment chapters.
  • Inputs to various permitting and regulatory plans, applications and reports.
  • Support our clients who are constructing infrastructure projects by way of developing and implementing waste management strategies and processes.
  • Work effectively as part of a team and with other professionals (environmental scientists, engineers, planners) to provide a consistent and integrated service to our clients.  
  • Maintain excellent professional relationships.
  • Supporting senior management with bid preparation and project management to ensure projects are delivered on-time, on budget and to quality and client expectations.
  • Developing own competence and maintain CPD necessary to fulfil the responsibilities of the role with support from the business with training and development needs.

Criteria

  • Experience in relevant  post-graduate experience (ideally within a consultancy environment).
  • Knowledge of common analytical modelling packages will be considered as a positive additional skill.
  • Good in knowledge and demonstrable understanding of the relevant legislation, technical guidance, industry standards and best practice.
  • Excellent communication skills and proven ability to manage time and work as part of a team as well as individual working.
  • Ability and willingness to travel throughout the UK and work on short term assignments overseas.
  • BSc/MSc in environmental sciences, engineering or other relevant subject (e.g. earth science or other science discipline).
  • Commitment to become chartered through a relevant professional body in the future.
  • Full UK driving licence.

What we offer

Atkins recognise that there are many well qualified people who are looking to further their career, but who cannot commit to full time employment. We support flexible working arrangements and are interested to discuss how we can accommodate individual requirements. As part of this commitment, we understand the need for a diverse and flexible workforce, where a work-life balance is important. So, by default Atkins offers flexible working, where there is no fixed 9 ‘till 5, no need for a 5-day week, no requirement for a full-time contract, and no requirement to spend all your working time in the office.  Our IT systems support home-working, so where you have parental or career duties; or you simply need to be elsewhere for a parcel, servicing your car, or waiting in for a tradesperson; Atkins will work for you.  Similarly, Atkins’ corporate social responsibility provides the opportunity to give something back to the community, and we run professional networks supporting groups such as local schools, charities, parents, those coming out of the armed-forces and women in engineering.

Training

Atkins develops individuals through a portfolio of training and development activities designed to help you make the best of your abilities and talents. These are reviewed with individuals through an annual appraisal process. We actively support staff in achieving corporate membership of relevant institutions .

Rewards and Benefits

We offer a competitive salary that is regularly tested against other consultants with a default 25-days leave each year plus bank holidays and options to buy some or sell of that leave.

To support and safeguard your physical and mental wellbeing we provide an employee assistance programme offering advice and support in times of need.  Our offices run their own sports and social club providing activities such wine tasting, as surf trips, and a kids’ Christmas party.  You will also have access to our Flexible Benefits, where you can opt in to a wide range of benefits to complement your work/life balance: such as medical insurance, gym membership, the cycle-to-work scheme, child care vouchers, charitable giving, additional pension contributions etc.

Please refer to our website for details of our full benefits package . https://yourrewarduk.snclavalin.com/

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary, it will be discussed with you at interview. If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

Atkins recognise that there are many well qualified people who are looking to further their career, but who cannot commit to full time employment. We support flexible working arrangements and are interested to discuss how we can accommodate individual requirements. ATKINS, part of the SNC Lavalin Group, is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability.

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