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Electrical Engineering Industrial Placements - Buildings - London

Job Details

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  • Job Type:
    Industrial Placement
  • Closing Date:
    4 March 2018

Interested In This Role?

Around the globe, Arup’s electrical engineers bring specialist expertise to solutions for buildings, transport infrastructure and energy, water and waste utilities. Our comprehensive services include energy audits, demand assessment, supply and system resilience, utilities consultancy and sustainable electrical engineering design. Whether in commercial property, retail, sport, mission-critical facilities, the arts or any market, we meet the creative and commercial demands of designers and developers.

Our electrical specialists work seamlessly with mechanical and environmental services engineers to create complete building services solutions. We also work closely with lighting designers, façade engineers, theatre consultants and museum and gallery designers to realise expressive design ideas. Beyond standard areas of overlap, Arup expects its electrical engineers to become creative partners in the design process. Our collaborative approach is supported by advanced 3D modelling methods, known as building information modelling (BIM), that allow design teams to share an intelligent virtual project prototype.

At Arup, we are leaders rather than followers in technical advances and sustainability. Through in-house research and development, we ensure that clients get the benefit, rather than the risk, of innovation. As new energy ideas such as smart grids emerge, Arup helps clients understand where they are appropriate and viable in their businesses.


We are currently recruiting for Industrial Trainee Electrical Engineers to join our well-established Building Design teams during their mid-degree 11-12 month placement.

Industrial Trainees will be working in a multi-disciplinary office, preparing designs in co-ordination with their team as well as external architects, surveyors, contractors and clients for projects across a wide range of markets.

Typical responsibilities could include assisting with:

  • Design calculations
  • Lighting design
  • Fire systems design
  • Cable containment design
  • Earthing and lightning protection design
  • Security system design
  • Technical report writing
  • Site visits
  • Attend and participate in stakeholder meetings
  • Use of Autodesk Revit and 3D modelling software in the production of designs
  • Client and/or contractor liaison
  • Support through the construction phase of a project

You will provide support to team members to deliver an effective and professional service to our clients. Due to the multi-disciplinary nature of our design teams, you will have the opportunity to work alongside experts in the following fields: Mechanical Engineers, Public Health Engineers, Fire Engineers, Acousticians, Ecologists, Environmental Consultants, Surveyors and Project Managers.

The roles will be based in our London office, however we ask that you are flexible on location as you may at times be required to work from other locations across the UK. This is dependent upon the needs of our clients and business.

What we look for

We encourage our Industrial Trainee  Electrical Engineers to demonstrate drive and motivation, a willingness to learn about our sector, and a desire to effectively deliver an excellent service to our clients. As such, we are looking for the following qualifications, skills and attributes in you:


  • Strong A Levels (or equivalent) in Maths and Physics (B grade or higher)
  • Electrical and/or Electronic engineering degree, or any degree with Electrical engineering modules
  • Strong results in Power modules (2:1/60% or higher)


  • Possess a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • An interest in Autodesk Revit or 3D modelling software is an advantage
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Be able to analyse data and drawings
  • Understand the needs of your clients
  • Strong numerical skills

In return we offer the following

  • A competitive salary
  • An interesting and varied workload
  • A supportive and friendly team, based in an excellent working environment
  • Technically challenging projects that will stretch and challenge your skills

Additional Information

Roles will be based in our London office.

The duration of placements will be either 11 or 12 months starting 3rd September 2018.

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 Buildings 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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