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Why is sustainability important? 

Sustainability is vital in ensuring we are able to support the well-being of current and future generations whilst preserving natural resources and maintaining an ecological balance. 

At AtkinsRéalis, our mission is to engineer a better future for our planet and its people. So behind every decision we make, we think about how we can reduce the impact that our activities have on the environment, society and economy, on a global and local scale. 

Are you ready to work on global projects that take on today’s most pressing challenges? We’re looking for professionals who have new ideas on how to embed sustainability into our projects and their roles. 

How to find a job in sustainability 

When you embark on a career journey with AtkinsRéalis in sustainability, it opens doors to impactful roles that merge a passion for environmental stewardship with professional growth. Here is how to navigate the path to a job in sustainability: 

  • Exploring jobs in sustainability - there is a lot of diversity in sustainability roles so you will need to research the different industries, the significance of sustainability in those industries, as well as companies you might be interested in. At AtkinsRéalis, a key aspect that makes the organization unique is that all of our roles have a sustainability focus. So whether you are a civil engineer, architect, designer, or consultant, sustainability will be a focus in your career. 
  • Assessing your skills and qualifications - spend some time understanding what skills and qualifications are typically required in sustainability roles. Some key skills include analysis, problem-solving, and communication. You might find that you have previous experience with these skills and can translate nicely into a new sustainability role. 
  • Tailoring your CV and cover letter - the next step is communicating the skills and qualifications you possess and highlighting why they would be a good fit for a job in sustainability. 
  • Networking - making connections in the sustainability space can help you to land your ideal role. Think about joining professional sustainability organizations and groups, utilizing LinkedIn and other networking platforms for connecting with professionals in the field, or attending seminars, workshops, and conferences. 

Is sustainability a good career choice? 

Sustainability stands as a remarkably promising career choice in today's world, driven by its intersection of global importance and professional growth. 

Embracing a career in sustainability offers an avenue to make tangible contributions toward environmental conservation, social equity, and economic resilience. 

Our vision at AtkinsRéalis is to create sustainable solutions that connect people, data and technology to design, deliver and operate the most complex projects. This means innovation is of utmost importance to us. What does this mean for your sustainability career? It means you’ll have the freedom to think creatively, and differently to find the best solutions. 

Is there a demand for sustainability jobs? 

With growing societal awareness and industry demands for sustainable practices, there's an increasing need for skilled professionals well-versed in implementing eco-friendly solutions, devising renewable strategies, and creating policies that foster a greener future. 

This field not only provides an opportunity to address critical challenges through global projects but also presents a diverse range of job prospects across markets, making it an excellent career choice for those seeking purpose-driven work aligned with positive societal impact. 

Sustainability jobs with AtkinsRéalis are a chance to be part of a forward-thinking team dedicated to driving positive environmental impact through innovative solutions and a commitment to sustainable practices.

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