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Graduate Facilities Management Engineer

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A Future with purpose

At Arup we’re dedicated to sustainable development and to do socially useful work that has meaning. Our purpose, shared values and collaborative approach has set us apart for over 75 years, guiding how we shape a better world.

We solve the world's most complex problems and deliver what seems impossible. We explore challenges with curiosity and creativity - using technology, imagination and rigour to deliver remarkable outcomes.


Please be aware that we can only accept one application during each recruitment period, so please only apply for the position that suits you best. If you decide to apply for a different role, please withdraw your first application before submitting the new one.  


The Opportunity

Right now, we're looking for a Graduate Facilities Management Engineer to join our multi-disciplinary team based in Bristol. From your first day, you'll join an unrivalled community of experts, where everyone is supported in their career path and encouraged to work towards professional qualifications.  

You'll help us to deliver effective and professional services for a range of varied and high-profile clients. Whilst you will have some responsibility from day one, we will give you the opportunity to progress further and broaden your skills. 

As a graduate engineer, your role will include undertaking: 

  • Condition surveys  
  • Assessment of existing buildings  
  • Report writing and contributing towards strategies to help achieve Carbon targets 
  • Preparation of asset registers; maintenance specifications or tenders and procuring maintenance contracts 
  • Undertake audits of compliance and statutory regulations associated with the operation of buildings and portfolios.  
  • Auditing maintenance contractors 
  • Life-cycle assessments and costing.  
  • Review of designs for maintainability 


You will need to possess a good understanding of: 

  • Excel, including creating solution generated formats 
  • Databases 
  • Have experience / understanding of AutoCAD 
  • Presentation aids such as Power BI and a good understanding of digital formats in general 


You'll be working in a multi-disciplinary office, delivering projects in collaboration with project teams as well as external architects, surveyors, contractors and clients for projects across a wide range of markets. You'll have the opportunity to work on a range of projects, some of these will be located outside of the UK and at different project stages.  


Is this role right for you?

For this opportunity, we are seeking the following qualifications, skills and attributes:  

  • Masters degree in, Mechanical, Electrical or Building Services Engineering, however a strong Bachelors degree in these subjects will also be considered  
  • Studying, or have studied, an IMechE, a CIBSE or an Engineering Council accredited course  
  • Have a desire and plan for working towards your CEng and full membership of a recognised professional institution 
  • A keen interest in developing digital tools to aid automation of processes  
  • Enthusiasm for a career in assisting clients maximise the life of their buildings / assets underpinned by an understanding of our sector and work  
  • Demonstrate a creative and inquisitive approach to problem solving 
  • Seek to improve existing ways of working, by finding efficiencies in processes  
  • The aptitude to work on your own initiative and be proactive 


We're looking for people who are curious and ready to evolve how they think and work. Our strength comes from how we respect, share and connect our diverse experiences, perspectives and ideas. At Arup, you belong to an extraordinary collective – in which we encourage individuality to thrive. If you can share your knowledge and ideas and encourage others to do the same, whilst having a desire to deliver excellent services for clients – we'd like to hear from you. 


You should be able to start this opportunity in September 2024.


What we offer you

Beyond a great salary and stimulating, technically challenging work, Arup offers a range of additional benefits to its people.

As a membership organisation, everyone shares in our success through a global profit share scheme. Our members also have access to a range of broader wellbeing benefits. You’ll have access to lots of learning and development opportunities. This includes a structured induction and ongoing training through Arup university.

Additionally, you'll have the opportunity to utilise your technical expertise to do meaningful work that strengthens the resilience of communities and places to improve lives through Arup's community engagement programme.

Next steps

Please click on the role that most interests you to find out further information and to apply. We then ask that you complete the application form, attaching any required documents. We will be reviewing applications for this position on a rolling basis. You are therefore strongly encouraged to apply in advance of the application deadline.

Different people, shared values

At Arup, we encourage individuality to thrive by respecting, sharing and connecting our diverse experiences, perspectives and ideas so we can grow together.

At Arup we are an equal opportunity employer, and we accept people for who they are – we encourage applications from people of all backgrounds regardless of age, gender identity and expression, marital status, disability, neurodiversity and mental health, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and whether you’re pregnant or on family leave. Your difference belongs here. We are an open environment that embraces diverse experiences, perspectives, and ideas – this drives our excellence.

Our internal employee networks support our inclusive culture – from race, ethnicity and cross-cultural working to gender, LGBTQ+ and disability – we aim to create a space for you to express yourself and make a positive difference - Discover more about life at Arup at www.arup.com/careers/your-life-at-arup.

At Arup, we are committed to making all stages of our recruitment process accessible to all candidates and are a Disability Confident Level 2 Employer. Please contact UKEarlyCareersRecruitment@arup.com to let us know if you need any assistance or reasonable adjustments throughout your application and we will do everything we possibly can to support you.

We appreciate that everyone’s circumstances are different and it’s not always easy to commit to standard working hours. Work Unbound is our innovative hybrid approach to working and gives all our members greater flexibility in deciding how and where they work.

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