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Graduate Digital Consultant – Smart Cities – London

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    16 December 2018

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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 to the world. Arup Digital combines innovative digital solutions and processes with our domain expertise across the built environment.

Advanced Digital Engineering

We are a centre of excellence for digital expertise in Arup. We combine advanced digital, engineering, technical, and project expertise to add new value for clients.

Arup's Advanced Digital Engineering group comprises over 300 advanced engineering, digital and project consultants, bringing together a seamless combination of digital and data-related capabilities with Arup's traditional engineering and design strengths. We use this to solve our clients most complex challenges and help them respond effectively to the fast-changing digital world. We combine advanced digital expertise in data, models, analytics, and user centred design, with world-class specialist engineering skills such as advanced dynamics, vibration and wind engineering, as well as digital advisory services, mobility consulting and digital product design and delivery.

We support Arup's longstanding commitment to work on the most interesting and innovative projects by using the right modelling, data, technology and automation capabilities to redefine the built environment with our clients. We provide digital advisory services that focus on working with clients on their digital strategy, design of new services, systems and assets, and helping deliver working solutions along with the development of new analysis tools and other cloud enabled digital services for clients.

What are we looking for?

A smart cities consultant with a passion for cities, the infrastructure and services that underpin them and how digital technologies can be harnessed to improve outcomes. You will join our existing team multi-disciplinary team in London or Manchester and help develop our digital consulting business across a wide range of relevant sectors.

You will have the drive to excel in your chosen career and enjoy this challenge and the satisfaction that accompanies success. In this role you will work in our cutting edge Smart Cities team as part of our Advanced Digital Engineering group, joining our existing front-line capability of architects, interaction designers and strategic designers, with an expanding workload and to offer complementary and new skills to growing this area of work in our London Office.

What will Arup offer you?

The opportunity to thrive in a fast-paced and diverse working environment. Arup searches for the highest calibre recruits and supports and encourages enhancement of skills and career advancement.

The position will be based in London or Manchester but it is expected that you will be willing to travel to other offices (including international locations) and work there for short periods. 

What will you offer Arup?

Personal profile

You should be an innovative problem solver, someone who thinks ‘outside the box' and who is able to communicate ideas and solutions. You should have a positive and forward-thinking approach and enjoy working as part of a friendly and supportive team. Workload will be diverse and the ability to multi-task and manage your workload is important.

An enquiring mind is key to our approach, as we work across numerous diverse contexts. You will be able to assimilate such new contexts rapidly, and to use various design techniques to help make sense of them, for colleagues, clients and collaborators.

Arup offers its employees opportunities to become involved in activities and areas of work beyond the scope of any job description. You should be a well-rounded person in terms of interests and ambitions as we look forward to you getting involved and becoming fully integrated into the Arup community.

You will need to demonstrate an understanding and ability to work with subjects from across the breadth of technology, engineering, planning, architectural and design disciplines, and be able to recognise and articulate the ways in which developments in digital technology are affecting them.

Technical qualifications

  • Bachelors degree at 2:1 or higher (or equivalent) in geography, politics or economics.
  • A relevant Masters degree (or equivalent) is also desirable.


Knowledge gained through your studies which specifically relates to smart cities is also desirable.

We are particularly keen to meet people with an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of national and local government, and/or an understanding of digital impacts on socio, economic and environmental aspects of cities.

In return, we offer the following:

There are infinite possibilities when you join Arup. You'll receive all the opportunities that come with a  fulfilling career, including a competitive salary and welcome bonus, profit share scheme, a flexible benefits fund and generous pension.

What else can you expect?

  • Opportunities to work on international projects
  • An interesting and varied workload where you'll make a tangible difference to the world
  • A collaborative, intelligent and friendly team in an excellent working environment
  • A challenging workload that will stretch your mind and make the most of your skills
  • The support you need to develop your career through professional accreditation and training

Additional Information

The deadline for applications is 16th December 2018. Our week-long Graduate Welcome Event will take place in September 2019. Whilst on occasion we may be flexible with our start dates, we would ask that the successful candidates join their peers for this event. 

Please note that we are able to offer Tier 2 visa sponsorship for this role.


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