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Graduate Civil Structural Engineer (Digital) - Infrastructure

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    25 June 2021
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Interested In This Role?

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At Arup, we design and deliver ground-breaking projects 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. We are committed to achieving sustainable solutions.

A career in any of our UK Bridges/Civils Structures teams provides an exciting, challenging and rewarding environment in which to work and develop. We are a truly diverse team of individuals delivering a vast range of projects, of all scales, throughout the UK and across the globe. Our work covers the full range of civil engineering structures, bridges and tunnels and we are a driving force behind many major infrastructure projects.

Projects in the built environment are increasingly sophisticated and demanding. We draw on Arup's global depth of expertise across many disciplines and create project teams that utilise the latest digital tools and techniques to deliver civil engineering structures anywhere in the world.

As the industry rapidly transforms through the use of digital technology we aim to be the leading digital consultancy in the built environment. In Bridges and Civil Structures this entails us being at the leading edge in the use of technology such as; 3d solid modelling, automation tools, coding, databases and data analytics. As such we are looking for individuals with an aptitude and interest in developing in these areas alongside the more traditional engineering skills.

At Arup, we strive to identify and implement the most appropriate engineering solution given the challenges of each project and provide our engineers with opportunities to develop their career aspirations. As one of the world's leading building and infrastructure design consultancies, we offer clients the innovation and technical know-how to continually deliver their projects on schedule and on budget, but without compromise.

Are you interested in a career in Bridges and Civil Structures?

We're looking for graduates to join our teams in Edinburgh. You'll join an unrivalled community of experts, where everyone is supported in their career path and where you will be guided towards gaining a professional qualification.

Our work covers the design of civil engineering structures in a range of sectors including; highways, rail, energy, water and ports & harbours. Whilst you'll have a great deal of responsibility from day one, you will have the full support of the team and we'll give you the opportunity to take on more responsibility as you progress and broaden your skills.

About you

We're looking for graduates with curiosity, personal drive and technical knowhow.

If you can combine these skills with an understanding of and willingness to learn about the Bridges and Civil Structures sectors, and a desire to deliver excellent services for clients, we'd like to hear from you.

We're looking for the following qualifications, attributes and skills:

  • Masters degree in Civil or Structural Engineering at 2.1 or above (predicted or attained)
  • Any modules or additional courses in Data Analytics, Automation, Software Development or Computer Science would be advantageous.
  • Studying, or have studied, an ICE or IStructE accredited course
  • Grade B or above in A-Level / Higher (or equivalent standard) Mathematics
  • Enthusiasm for a career in Bridges and Civil Structures, underpinned by a knowledge and understanding of our sector and work and slanted towards development and use of digital skills
  • Demonstrable understanding of general structural behaviour and an ability to use this understanding to develop practical engineering design solutions
  • Demonstrate a creative approach to problem solving, utilising digitally based solutions where appropriate
  • An interest in developing knowledge and understanding of other design disciplines such as geotechnics, drainage and general civil engineering to develop coordinated design solutions.
  • Strong numerical skills, an analytical thought process and excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Have coding skills in a language such as Python or C#, or at the very least have a strong interest in developing such skills.
  • Knowledge or interest in automation tools, databases and data analytics.
  • Knowledge in the use of CAD and 3D solid modelling would also be advantageous, (such as Solidworks, Revit, Tekla, or AECOsim).
  • Possess a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office software
  • Previous experience / capability in the analysis and design of civil engineering structures through university projects or vocational work experience is an advantage.
  • The aptitude to work on your own initiative and be proactive
  • Planned and organised in your approach to work and meeting deadlines
  • Flexible to the needs of the business and changes to project plans
  • Committed to the successful delivery of projects, meeting the needs of our clients, the development of the team and business as a whole
  • Able to start September 2021

Arup offers

Arup offers extensive opportunities for your personal and career development and:  

  • A competitive salary and settling in allowance
  • Profit share scheme
  • A comprehensive benefits package, including a flexible benefits fund and highly competitive pension
  • An interesting and varied workload
  • Technically challenging projects that will stretch and challenge your skills
  • A supportive and friendly team, based in an excellent working environment
  • Mentorship and support towards professional accreditation and career development opportunities
  • Potential opportunities to work on international projects and to work abroad

Shape your time with us
Our goal is to shape a better world. And to do that, we need to make Arup a great place to work for everyone. If we want to solve problems for people around the world, we must seek and attract the best people from the widest talent pool and create an environment that supports and includes them. We aim to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their contribution. We therefore welcome applications from diverse candidates. This includes people with disabilities so please discuss any adjustments that you may require throughout the selection and assessment process with your recruitment contact.

At Arup, you'll be a welcomed member of the team with opportunities to participate in cultural and social events with the local community (e.g. as a STEM ambassador) or by joining one of our staff networks for women, culture or LGBT+ people.  As a firm with an increasingly agile workforce, we're open to flexible working arrangements where appropriate.


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