graduate scheme
Expires25 days

Graduate Low Carbon Consultant

Job description

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 a global firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical experts using our skills to help shape a better world.

Resilience, Energy and Climate Change is a multi-disciplinary team of engineers, policy experts and environmental scientists who focus on the challenges and opportunities of resilience energy and climate change.

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 utilities and infrastructure providers, local governments, philanthropic organisations focused on low carbon and climate resilient development; international financial institutions, banks and other investors; and developers, among others.

Our work is informed by technical, economic, policy, social and governance perspectives.

Are you interested in a career in energy?

Right now, we're looking for an Graduate low carbon consultant to join our Bristol Office. From your first day, you'll join an unrivalled community of experts, where everyone is supported in their career path and encouraged to work towards a professional qualification.
You'll help us to deliver effective and professional services for a range of varied and high-profile clients. While you'll have a great deal of responsibility from day one, we'll give you the chance to take on more as you progress and broaden your skills.

Projects will vary in duration which helps to provide a diverse working environment. This is a varied role, and your day-to-day responsibilities could include the following:

  • Gathering, processing, analysing and interpreting data from a wide variety of sources to advise our clients
  • Carrying our energy and carbon modelling, across a variety of modelling platforms (e.g. matlab, python)
  • Analysis of qualitative data, using a range of social science techniques
  • Research into low carbon energy and wider system innovation.
  • Assessing carbon reduction benefits of a variety of technology options
  • Commercial analysis and financial modelling
  • Arranging and participating in client and stakeholder workshops
  • Contributing to project delivery 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

Arup offers

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

What we are looking for

We are looking for graduates with enthusiasm, curiosity, personal drive, technical knowhow and an ability to communicate clearly and persuasively. If you can combine these skills with an understanding of (or willingness to learn about) the resilience, energy and climate change consulting sector and a desire to deliver excellent services for clients, we would like to hear from you.

We are looking for the following qualifications, attributes and skills:

  • A commitment to a resilient and low carbon future
  • A self-starter, interested in applying your skills across a broad range of tasks and projects, working in collaboration with many different specialists
  • Have work experience, gained either through summer or industrial placements, or other relevant experience (e.g. voluntary work, research or university project work)
  • Communicating technical information and issues to non-technical audiences – with particular reference to report writing and oral presentation
  • Good Excel skills
  • Experience in data analysis and system mapping, GIS a plus
  • Collaborative, team player
  • An interest in new technologies, continual learning and applying research

Experience of, or interest in, some of the following would be desirable

  • Governance and policy
  • Business psychology
  • Economics
  • Circular economy
  • Energy systems
  • Software packages such as EnergyPRO, ArcGIS, DIgSILENT, ETAP, IES, NetSim, SPSS, or similar.
  • An interest in approaches to innovation

Please note that we are unable to offer Tier 2 visa sponsorship for this role. Therefore you must ensure that you are eligible to work in the UK without our sponsorship in order for your application to be considered.


Batchelor's or Master's degree in engineering, physics, maths, environmental science, climate change, social science or related degree with a prediction of 2:1 or above

Accepted degree subjects


Additional job details

Competitive salary

How to apply

Does this role sound of interest to you? Please find further information below:

  • Assessment centres will take place from December 2019, so we recommend that you apply as soon as possible so you don't miss out on this exciting opportunity.
  • Our Graduate Welcome Week will take place in September 2020. Although we can be flexible on start dates we would hope that the successful candidate will join their peers for this event.

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 15 November 2019

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Closing date:  15 November 2019

Expires25 days

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