• Waste Assistant Consultant

    Requisition ID
    Work Location
    Department / Discipline
    Additional Work Location
    Position Type
    Staff / Permanent
    Additional Work Locations
    GB-Shropshire-Shrewsbury | GB-Cheshire-Knutsford | GB-Berkshire-Reading
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  • Overview / Responsibilities

    Wood is currently recruiting for an exciting opportunity within our Environment & Infrastructure Europe business. The successful candidate can be based in any one of the following offices: Knutsford, Shrewsbury, or Reading.


    This role would suit either a recent graduate or someone at the start of their career with an interest in working in the environmental sector as a consultant. Primarily supporting our waste and recycling collection and treatment work with local authorities both within the UK and overseas (including the Middle East), government clients (including WRAP) and industry, the successful candidate will be involved in all aspects of the teams work. The main focus will be on researching, data gathering, analysing complex data sets and modelling waste strategies and services and waste/resource flows. The candidate will be confident communicating with project stakeholders including supporting client meetings.


    The candidate will be required to manage discrete tasks, with the aim of supporting multiple projects from initial bidding through to completion.


    Suitable candidates may be asked to work onsite either within the UK and overseas (including the Middle East).


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    Prime Responsibilities and Duties

    • Undertake data gathering and research from a range of sources, analysing, critiquing, formatting and validating for use in modelling and other applications to support waste management projects;
    • To prepare modelling and analysis outputs to a high level of quality assurance for use in project reports, presentations etc. focussing on clarity and simplicity of presentation a range of technical and non-technical audiences;
    • Support the evaluation of procurement bids, using robust evidence and well-reasoned written arguments to underpin operational and financial assessments;
    • Develop efficient methodologies to solve problems and communicate these clearly and concisely through contributions to proposals for new work and project progression;
    • Understand project work sequences to contribute the delivery of projects;
    • Develop existing waste models to maintain effectiveness in line with changes in legislation and client requirements;
    • Organise, attend, contribute to and take actions from multi-disciplinary meetings with suppliers and clients, acting as Woods technical representative;
    • Prepare project and technical reports, including progress reports;
    • Provide support to the specialism in a range of ways; and
    • Contribute to other waste management projects.

    Skills / Qualifications

    Skills / Experience


    • A background in environmental science, science, research and / or previous data modelling experience;
    • A methodical approach to problem solving and a high level of attention to detail, including the ability to check calculations and models developed by colleagues;
    • Good time management skills, including the ability to respond to requests for outputs at short notice. An ability to innovate and tailor solutions to meet evolving requirements is therefore critical to the role;
    • Excellent organisational and interpersonal skills, including preparation of technical reports and the ability to engage in active verbal and written communications with colleagues, clients and supply chain contractors;
    • Confident communicator, able to appropriately communicate with colleagues and clients;
    • Able to understand and rapidly adapt to differing working procedures as required by individual clients; and
    • Able to deal proactively with senior colleagues and client personnel in the delivery of their work.


    • An interest in working within the environmental sector, focusing on waste management;
    • Experience of developing and / or updating data models with a high level of proficiency in the use of Microsoft Excel;
    • Knowledge of statistics and understanding of their application in a data modelling context;
    • An understanding of waste and recycling management systems;
    • Understanding of waste legislation and policy in the UK; and
    • Experience of working within a technical consultancy environment or within a client organisation involving direct contact with consultants or consultancy projects.



    • First degree in a relevant subject, expected to be in the field of environmental science, science, mathematics or engineering
    • Excel experience, demonstrated through work experience or academic training
    • UK driving licence


    • Second Degree in a relevant subject

    Company Overview

    Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 60,000 people, with revenues of over $10 billion.  We provide performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets, including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear, and general industrial sectors.  www.woodplc.com  

    Diversity Statement

    We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.


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