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City Economics Summer Placement - London

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  • Job Type:
    Summer Placement
  • Closing Date:
    31 January 2019

Interested In This Role?

At Arup, we design and deliver ground-breaking consultancy through our work in infrastructure, building design and specialist technical services. Independent in ownership and spirit, we're a global firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical experts who use our skills to make a positive difference in the world. Our people are at the heart of our business. We pride ourselves in ensuring that our people embrace the Arup values when dealing with both our colleagues and our clients.

Cities are the world's engines for growth and will drive future prosperity; nearly seventy percent of the world's population will be living in them by 2030. Cities are the places which address global issues, provide the innovations of the future and fuel the global economy. Arup is at the forefront of thinking on many of the issues that will shape cities' development. We have developed powerful collaborations with some of the leading thinkers, lobbyists and drivers of city transformation, including:

  • City governments and mayors, such as the London Infrastructure Plan
  • Urban transport bodies
  • Airports, such as Heathrow, Luton and Gatwick
  • Property developers and regeneration companies
  • Civil engineering projects such as intercity rail, highways and ports

As part of Arup's Integrated City Planning practice, the City Economics team provides strategy, policy, economic and financial consulting services to high-profile clients on many of the most important issues that are faced by cities, particularly those pertaining to infrastructure and the built environment, such as housing and transportation. Our projects include appraisals of individual large-scale transport investments, regeneration and economic development strategies, ex-ante policy appraisals and development of infrastructure plans and business cases. We also develop feasibility studies and business plans for major new urban infrastructure, masterplans, visitor attractions and arts and culture facilities in collaboration with urban planners, landscape architects, urban designers, transport planners and sustainability experts.


Right now we're looking for students to join our City Economics team of bright professionals in our London office for a 6-8 week summer placement starting in June or July 2019.

You'll help us to deliver effective and professional services for a range of varied and high-profile clients. Working as part of a team, your role will be to advise city-focused clients on a range of strategic, policy, economic and financial issues. Across the public and private sectors, your work will help manage client relationships with public sector agencies, project and property developers, infrastructure operators and other organisations. This will involve primary and secondary research, data analysis, financial modelling, information design and report writing skills.

What do we look for? 


  • Working towards a Master's or an undergraduate degree in economics, finance, public policy/administration, economic geography/geography, urban studies, business, planning, urban design or public management with results of 2:1 or higher. 


  • Possess a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office, particularly Microsoft Excel
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to analyse data and drawings and maps
  • Ability to interpret the needs of clients and other stakeholders
  • Ability to take a strategic view on complex, multifaceted issues
  • Ability to help develop research methods and execute research projects
  • Strong numerical skills
  • Other skills such as GIS, statistical analysis, and graphic design are beneficial but not required

Interested in finding out more? Here's some additional information. 

This role will be based in our London office, and the deadline for applications is 31st January 2019. Candidates must upload the following in order to be considered:

  • Cover letter, detailing reason for application and why you are interested in the Town Planning sector
  • CV
  • Breakdown of modules and results to date

 Please upload as one document, and not three separate attachments.



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