MSc Graduate Climate Risk Analyst
Acclimatise is looking for a self-motivated MSc graduate with strong technical knowledge of hydrological and climate-related systems, combined with a commitment to make what we do even more awesome.
The role entails extremely varied and hugely interesting work that gives you the opportunity to make a real contribution to understanding and conveying the risks that physical climate change poses for governments and businesses. You will help us continue to shape the climate change adaptation agenda worldwide.
The cross-cutting nature of Acclimatise' advisory work means that the successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on Acclimatise projects across our global portfolio and teams. Have a look at some of our amazing projects here.
Deadline for applications Friday 26 July 2019, 6pm GMT.
All applicants must have full rights to reside and work in the UK. Acclimatise will not consider candidates who require sponsorship to secure visas and work permits.
About the role:
This solution-orientated position is about applying your technical fluency in the physical sciences to generate rigorous, meaningful insight that helps our clients understand climate risks and adapt to a changing climate.
The successful candidate will primarily work on Acclimatise’s global portfolio of projects that focus on analysing climate change risk and resilience, with an emphasis on hydrological systems, including fluvial and surface flood risk, coastal inundation and broader water resources issues. You will also be expected to use your scientific background to assess a range of other climate-related physical risks, such as extreme heat.
You will bring a creative approach to the use of the latest methods and data to address client challenges. As part of our ambitious plans for our Analytics business, you will also be given the latitude to propose and help develop new analytical tools and applications for climate risk.
Most of the time you will be working on more than one project, balancing competing priorities. You will also be involved in helping us to write winning proposals and business development.
Your responsibilities will include:
- Sourcing, cleaning, and analysing multi-source datasets for climate risk and resilience projects
- Modelling future rainfall run-off and fluvial/pluvial/coastal flood risk taking account of climate change
- Performing water availability analysis, as well as assessing other climate-related risks
- Working as part of multi-disciplinary teams to deliver consultancy projects
- Report writing
- Provide cross-business analytical support
- Support our expanding Analytics business through contributing to the development of new and existing science-based digital applications and tools
- Presenting in training and workshop sessions
- Proposal writing and business development
Essential skills and experience:
- Masters degree in physical geography, hydrology, engineering or other relevant subject
- Rainfall run-off / hydraulic modelling and analysis, including impacts of climate change
- Flood risk assessment, including impacts of climate change
- Water availability modelling and analysis, including impacts of climate change
- Experience using climate change model outputs
- GIS capabilities (e.g.using ArcGIS or QGIS)
- Excellent written and verbal English
- Excellent numeracy and problem-solving skills
- Skilled in the use of Microsoft Office suite, with advanced proficiency in Excel
- Ability to work independently and possess an entrepreneurial approach
- International travel will be required occasionally
- All applicants must have full rights to reside and work in the UK. Acclimatise will not consider candidates who require sponsorship to secure visas and work permits