Graduate Air Quality Consultant
Buro Happold

Closing date: Saturday 17 December 2022

From helping shape entire cities to adapting infrastructure to deal with the climate emergency, a career at Buro Happold presents the chance to make a difference. With a world class reputation, our creativity and our people have delivered positive change to clients, the environment, and communities alike. If you want to be part of something bigger, this is your chance.

Be Challenged 

Buro Happold is currently looking to recruit a Graduate Air Quality Consultant to join the air quality team based in the London office. This is an excellent opportunity for someone with good professional and/or academic experience to join a growing air quality team. 

To find out more about our Environment discipline, please click here. 

To find out more about our Air Quality team specifically, please click here.

Be Respected 

As a Graduate Air Quality Consultant, you will work closely with stakeholders, both internal and external, to ensure air quality is a primary consideration throughout development design, providing design advice and undertaking robust impact assessments; 

  • The air quality team works on a huge variety of projects, ranging from construction and urban regeneration work in the UK (project examples; Blackwall YardNatural History MuseumMayfield RegenerationLords Cricket Ground) to environmental input into international masterplans (project examples; Al Ula, Al Dayaan, HBKMC)
  • Ensure the impact of projects on air quality are minimised by influencing project design through specialist consulting advice. Using bespoke assessment technique to inform design recommendations and identity mitigation solutions
  • Typical deliverables include; air quality assessments (typically a planning requirement for major applications), dispersion modelling, site suitability assessments, indoor air quality assessments, on site monitoring and regular monitoring reports, odour assessments and air quality positive statements
  • There is opportunity to network within the company, and externally, to increase the exposure and awareness of the air quality team, improve the wider companies understanding of the importance of air quality and build connections with key disciplines

What would I do? 

  • Provide specialist air quality input to projects at the feasibility, masterplan design, planning and post-planning stages
  • Working closely with key stakeholders, both internal and external, to ensure project are designed in an Air Quality Positive manner and are suitable for the proposed use
  • Technical environmental modelling using bespoke air quality software
  • Communicate and liaise effectively with colleagues, project design teams, clients and local authorities
  • Analysis of modelled and monitored air quality data, as well as road traffic data and energy system information to assess air quality impact of high-profile projects
  • Thinking creatively and logically in order to deliver projects successfully, providing the maximum value to clients whilst ensuring that the health of people and ecological sites is safeguarded
  • Technical report writing for contribution to environmental impact assessments and standalone reports
  • Composing air quality plans and strategies including indoor air quality plans and low emission strategies for developments
  • Compiling geographic data, analysing mapped information, and utilising site data in a range of GIS applications
  • Plan, manage and carry out on-site air quality monitoring

About you

Key requirements: 

  • Academic experience to bachelors’ level or equivalent in a relevant discipline such as Environmental Science, Environmental Technology, Physics, Geography, Meteorology etc and/or relevant work experience
  • Excellent understanding of the science of air pollution, including its key sources, measures for reducing it and likely future trends
  • Experience and understanding of GIS (notably QGIS and/or ArcGIS)
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and adapt to changing needs of multiple projects
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills
  • Passionate about environmental issues and a sense of responsibility for solving air quality issues
  • Interesting in urban regeneration, town and urban planning, development  
  • Positive attitude and an ability to collaborate effectively in a team

Preferred but not required: 

  • Experience with R, Python and/or FME
  • An understanding of air quality within the planning process, including how air quality should be incorporated into Environmental Impact Assessments
  • Experience with and understanding of dispersion modelling software (notably ADMS)
  • Graduate membership or working towards full membership of the IAQM/IES

What’s in it for you? 

  • Broad insight within a team, mentored by a subject matter expert. The opportunity to experience our culture and values, and learn what sets us apart from other organisations. Exposure to a wide range of portfolios, including local community led projects and global large scale clients. The diversity of the projects we work on is one of the many reasons Consultants love to work at Buro Happold. 
  • A plethora of interesting and challenging projects to stretch your professional skills, a friendly and close knit team, flexible working and a competitive reward package. The opportunity to work on multidisciplinary projects aside a range of specialist engineers and designers both within Buro Happold and our collaborators. 
  • Opportunity to be supported (or even join) our Young Employees Forum in your local office, join bi-annual events/trips, and contribute your experience and learnings to the next generation of consultants and engineers through various outreach activities.  
  • Our Graduate Connect program allows our Graduates to learn the fundamentals of design and technology whilst building a base in consulting and professional skills. This is a blended learning programme where participants gain experience against our internal professional and technical frameworks in relation to their specialism. 
  • In addition, we see membership of a professional body and professional registration as crucial to the development of our engineers and offer substantial support to those aspiring to achieve this. We aim to support employees to achieve the highest level of membership and registration their academic background allows. 

To apply

Visit the link below to complete the online application.

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