graduate scheme
Expires3 days

Graduate Hydrologist & Hydrogeologist

Still recruiting throughout COVID‑19

Job description

Recently named as one of Glassdoor’s Top 50 Best Places to Work in the UK, at Arcadis you’ll be part of a community that encourages and supports you to thrive, to challenge everything, and to transform the world as we know it.

Our graduate GROW programme is a three-year accelerated learning programme that focuses on professional chartership. As a GROW graduate you will play an active part in driving your career development and will be exposed to a variety of projects across the business. Technical experience is key in our sector, which is why we will provide you with a clear framework to work towards chartership. You’ll benefit from structured training, mentoring, plus funding and support for accreditations relevant to your programme, as well as the assistance you need to develop and succeed. 

At Arcadis our mission is to improve quality of life for everyone. To do this we need your experience, your imagination, your passion, and your ambition. We need your ability to think differently and willingness to challenge the way we do things. Our success is driven by passionate and innovative people who sit at the very heart of our business, and our graduates are fundamental to this success.

The Specialist & Scientists GROW Programme

Our Specialists and Scientists work within our Resilience business area which is focused on projects concerned with protecting our environment and water resources and powering our world for future generations. For those joining this programme you will specialise from day one in your chosen discipline. During the 3-year Graduate Programme you will learn about different value propositions within the sector, for instance sustainability, land management, clients and pursuits and development services.

Working in teams of consultants you’ll be responsible for your own deliverables, liaising with clients, and given every opportunity to build your skillsets. Working with multi-disciplined teams you’ll also develop core consulting techniques and tools to apply whilst working with our clients in the UK. 

You’ll be required to work on a range of environmental projects including major infrastructure, heavy industry and urban regeneration projects that will expose you to a variety of challenges and technical specialists. As part of this, you’ll assist in the delivery of project-related tasks to meet budget, timeframe and quality targets as well as working as part of wider project teams undertaking environmental desk studies, site surveys and assisting with the delivery of technical assessments and reports. 

Hydrology & Flood Risk Management

The Flood Risk and Hydrology team supports all parts of the Arcadis business in addressing the pressures of urbanisation and a changing climate, so we can guarantee our graduates an exciting range of duties and the opportunity to grow and develop your career. In your role you will work with hydrologists and flood modelling experts to deliver flood mapping projects, flood risk assessments, reservoir flood studies, and water environment EIA and consenting studies. Projects range from infrastructure developments to renewable energy schemes that we deliver for a range of clients.


As part of the multi-award-winning Site Evaluation & Restoration team you will undertake a range of tasks on major engineering structures, water resources and contaminated land projects to assess the impacts of groundwater. The hydrogeology team provides environmental impact assessments, groundwater modelling, dewatering assessments, abstraction appraisals (including pumping tests), contaminant migration assessments and ground-source heating investigations. The team is integrated within both engineering and environmental disciplines across the Arcadis service capability. As a graduate you will work as part of the project teams and undertake site visits, occasional site supervision, desk-based research and report writing.

What we are looking for

  • Accepted degrees: MEng or MSc civil engineering, geography, environmental science, water resources, engineering hydrology
  • You will be graduating in 2022 or have recently graduated with at least a 2:1 in a Masters or Bachelor’s degree in the relevant subject for the specialism you wish to pursue
  • You will enjoy working in a team environment and have the confidence to work under pressure
  • You will be innovative & creative
  • Resilient and able to deal with ambiguity
  • Be a strategic and analytical thinker
  • Excellent communication skills, and technical knowledge appropriate for the area you are applying to
  • Relevant work experience through internships would be advantageous 
  • Willing to travel and stay away from home when required (where possible we embrace virtual working)

Accepted degree subjects

  • environmental science and ecology
  • civil engineering and construction
  • geology and geography

Additional job details

Competitive salary

Contract, dates and working times
Fixed term


How to apply

Selection Process

  • Step 1: Apply online
  • Step 2: Psychometric behavioural assessment
  • Step 3: Assessment Centre
  • Step 4: Interview

It is very likely that you will need to complete all of your assessment virtually. We will make sure you have all the necessary information and can access IT prior to any potential assessment and will be able to answer any questions you may have.

I have a disability / health condition, is there any support available?

We can make a variety of adjustments and for different reasons. Please contact our Arcadis Early Careers team should you require reasonable adjustments.

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Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 31 May 2022

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Closing date:  31 May 2022

Expires3 days

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