KTP Associate - Jacobs UK Ltd

Full time/fixed term for 30 months 

The KTP Associate will be an employee of GCU but will based at Jacobs Glasgow office with regular supervision meetings with the University supervisory team. 

KTP is one of Europe’s leading graduate recruitment programmes. High calibre graduates are employed to work on specific projects of strategic importance to companies, whilst being supported by a dedicated University or College. All graduates spend around 10% of their time in training and development and are offered the opportunity to gain a further qualification. You will be employed by the University but your role will be based at the company. Many KTP associates are offered a permanent role with their company at the end of the KTP project. For more information, visit www.ktponline.org.uk/greatcareeroptions. 

In Scotland, Jacobs leads the road design consultancy market for central government (Transport Scotland), which is worth approximately £45m per year. Jacobs’ role includes the monitoring of road construction sites. Issues have arisen on some recent sites concerning the quality of surface water run-off, defining the measures a contractor is expected to put in place to address this issue and how this can be best specified to ensure compliance with the contract. The ability to clearly specify bespoke best practice measures in the contract documentation for a project will enable Jacobs to address these issues. 

The role holder will identify new approaches to managing water on road construction sites. With climate change impacts on weather patterns and increasingly extreme rainfall events, sustainable approaches to water and flood mitigation are needed and this is the focus of this role. Limited monitoring data exists on the capacity, operation and maintenance of drainage systems and this is necessary to model system performance. Gathering and modelling this data on a number of key sites will also form a part of the KTP Associate role. The project will address regulatory challenges posed by SEPA on ongoing highways projects where the control of sediment run-off has become a major focus. 

The essential requirements for this role are: 
• A 2.1 Honours, Masters degree or higher in Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering or an associated discipline. 
• Experience demonstrated through previous research, work experience or coursework of: 
- Working within a multi-disciplinary team and engaging with stakeholders. 
- Experimental (laboratory and in-situ) design. 
- Geo-environmental monitoring and data collection. 
- Working experience in numerical modelling. 
• Excellent critical thinking skills, including knowledge of and the ability to apply environmental scientific methodology into a practical engineering environment. 
• Excellent oral and written communication skills. 
• Ability to write for publication and present research findings to technical and non-specialised audiences. 
• Strong numerical and analytical skills. 
• Ability to engage with different stakeholders including the general public. 
• Driving licence and ability to travel. 

For further details contact Dr S. B. Mickovski at Slobodan.Mickovski@gcu.ac.uk or on 0141 273 1105. 

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