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Jacobs Graduate Environmental Scientist in Christchurch, New Zealand

Your Impact:

Water supports all life, and is the foundation of our environment, society and economy. The management of our water resources is becoming increasingly critical as we see climate-related emergencies, like floods and drought, affecting communities across the World. At Jacobs, our water business provides the full spectrum of consulting services from advisory and adaptative pathway planning through to engineering design and asset management - our scientists, engineers, planners and community engagement teams work collaboratively with clients, communities and traditional owners to find the right solutions to their water challenges.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Graduate Environmental Scientist to join our Christchurch New Zealand Water Resources team in 2024 . You’ll be working on projects for a range of clients across New Zealand and Australia. The projects and tasks you’ll be involved in include data analysis, and spatial analysis for water resource and/or water quality assessments. You’ll also be involved in reporting of technical analysis and results as well as potential fieldwork – and we'll mentor you each step of the way to ensure you're set up for success.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Ideally, by January 2024 you'll hold a university degree in a field related to Environmental Science (e.g. Geography, Earth Science, Natural Resources, Water Quality, Aquatic Ecology, Hydrology, Hydrogeology) . This is a unique role that requires applicants to hold the right to work in New Zealand. Bring your curiosity, collaborative spirit and strong communication skills, and we’ll help you grow, pursue and fulfil what drives you – so we can make big impacts on the world, together.

Our 2024 Graduate Program

As a Graduate at Jacobs, you’ll be a valued member of our team from Day 1 and work on real projects, bids and tenders from the get-go. From gaining hands-on experience, to participating in networking events and structured learning sessions, you’ll find new and inventive ways to help our clients make the world a better place.

Our teams offer a supportive environment to help you to learn, grow and excel. Working under the guidance and mentorship of our experts and industry leaders, you’ll develop the skills and knowledge to deliver the boldest solutions for the extraordinary and the everyday.

We see graduates as the future leaders of our business, which is why we’re delighted to have placed #13 in the Australian Financial Review’s Top 100 Graduate Employers award for ‘ Most Popular Employer ’ in 2023! No matter what drives you, you’ll discover how you can cultivate, nurture, and achieve your goals – all at a single global company. 

Jacobs. A world where you can.

From our inclusive employee networks, to our positive mental health champions – we’re committed to driving a culture of caring where you can be you. We know that if we are inclusive, we’re more connected, and if we are diverse, we’re more creative. We accept people for who they are, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, mental health, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and whether you’re pregnant or on family leave. This is reflected in our wide range of Global Employee Networks centred on inclusion and diversity – ACE, Careers, Enlace, Harambee, OneWorld, Prism, Vetnet, and Women’s Network – find out more about our employee networks here (https://www.jacobs.com/about/inclusion-and-diversity) .

With safety, accessibility and flexibility always top of mind, we’ve gone beyond traditional ways of working so you have the support, means and space to maximise your potential. You’ll uncover flexible working arrangements, benefits, and opportunities to do good too – from participating in our global giving and volunteering program, to delivering ever more innovative and sustainable solutions for clients and communities.

We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage candidates of diverse backgrounds to apply. Māori and Pasifika peoples are strongly encouraged to apply. If you require support or reasonable adjustments with regards to our recruitment process, please contact the team here (https://www.jacobs.com/contact/careers2) .

Successful candidates may be asked to complete pre-employment checks including: Identity, Right to Work, Employment/Education History and Criminal Record. If you are unable to complete these checks or meet the associated criteria, then your offer of employment may be delayed or withdrawn.

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To be considered for this role, please apply via the link and attach your CV, cover letter, proof of working rights (e.g., passport) and academic transcript to your application. Applications close Wednesday, 5th April 2023 at 11.59 PM AEST.