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Civil Engineering Industrial Placement - Water - Sheffield

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  • Job Type:
    Industrial Placements
  • Closing Date:
    1 April 2019

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About us

Arup is an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists offering a broad range of professional services. Through our work, we make a positive difference in the world.

Arup's multifaceted design and engineering skills shape a full spectrum of water solutions.

We see water in context. From delivering water infrastructure to advising on natural catchments, we consider commercial, economic, environmental and social implications.

Arup's global reach and keen insight into the entire water cycle, and our practical experience in contrasting climates and conditions, brings oversight to our work in water – including infrastructure design and engineering, asset management, flood mitigation, sustainable water management, water strategies and research.

All-round thinking is the product of our specialist water engineers, project managers, management consultants and environmental and water scientists working seamlessly together – and in partnership with clients.


We are currently recruiting for Civil Engineering Industrial Placement Students to join our well-established Water team in Sheffield. This is an excellent opportunity for students that are enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the Water sector to join a multi-disciplinary team for a period of 11-12 months. Start and end dates can be flexible depending on the candidates' requirements.

You will provide support to team members to deliver an effective and professional service to our clients on strategically won projects. You will assist in preparing designs in co-ordination with the team, and gain a thorough understanding of the role of a design engineer by using relevant software and seeing first-hand how we operate.

Depending on performance, there may be an opportunity to receive a permanent offer of employment upon graduating.

You will work as part of project teams to deliver effective and professional services to our clients. Due to the multi-disciplinary nature of our design teams, you will have the opportunity to work alongside other disciplines such as Mechanical, Electrical and Geotechnical Engineers, Surveyors and Project Managers.


  • Strong A-levels (or equivalent) at Grade B or above
  • Studying an MEng in Civil Engineering
  • On track to achieve a 2.1 or above, as proven through the modules that you have completed to date
  • Graduating in Summer 2020 or Summer 2021
  • Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrate strong motivation and passion for a career in Water in the West 

Are you interested in this role? Want to find out more?

This Industrial Placement will last for 11-12 months.

These roles will be based in our Sheffield office. Candidates must upload the following in order to be considered, and should follow the instructions carefully:

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

Please upload as ONE document, and not three separate attachments. Candidates must follow these instructions precisely to ensure that they are considered for the role.

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