Graduate Consultant - Shanghai - China

This position supports the existing water team in China, working as part of a wider multi disciplinary team. The role will be to work closely with internal and external clients on all aspects of our water / environment projects delivering high quality products on time and on budget.

Main Purpose of the Job:

This position promotes a culture of ‘Safety First’, and ensures H&S Regulations and internal policies are adhered to in day-to-day work; working in a safe manner and challenging co-workers, including non‑Arcadis staff, if actions appear unsafe.

On the job technical training will be provided but graduate level knowledge of key technical services (such as water and wastewater assessments, infrastructure integrity assessments, wastewater treatment optimization and design, as well as other environmental aspects) will be an advantage.

Support development of proposals, reporting, and client interaction with the guidance from the management as required.

The role will potentially involve significant travel within China and occasional international travel. These assignments may be at short notice and for extended periods.

This role would suit an enthusiastic and team orientated graduate, who is interested in growing a career in a challenging and innovative working environment, who is able to demonstrate a “can-do” attitude approach to task in hand and who works to contribute to a thriving team across our team.

Job Description:

  • Gaining experience and proficiency in Arcadis systems and procedures and developing a skills and knowledge base. This will include keeping up to date with relevant Environmental / Water Legislation, Policy and Guidance etc; 
  • Becoming familiar with Arcadis’ safety procedures to promote a culture of Safety First and ensuring H&S issues are adhered to in your day to day role; 
  • Analysing data effectively and undertaking desk-based studies and site visits and site-based works, when required; 
  • Water and wastewater assessments; including undertaking site investigations, data collection, water sampling and in situ testing; 
  • Environmental site assessments; including undertaking site investigations, data collection, soil and groundwater sampling and in situ testing; 
  • Completing project documents to the high standard Arcadis requires in accordance with project timescales and budget, client requirements as well as national standards and codes of practice and supporting senior colleagues as and when required. 

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor degree in Environmental Science or Engineering (or similar subject)
  • A good team player with the ability to communicate at all levels in English and Chinese
  • A positive attitude towards Health & Safety
  • Flexibility in working hours
  • A dedicated member of staff who is engaged with Arcadis Asia
  • Willing to travel (>50%) in China and abroad to undertake site-based work 
  • Experience in soil, water, groundwater or gas sampling
  • Knowledge of China Water / Environmental Legislation 
  • Knowledge of Environmental Assessment in the China.

We are an active equal opportunity employer committed to equality and diversity within an inclusive workplace. 

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