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Graduate Opportunities in Energy, Water & Resources

Job Details

  • Locations:
    Birmingham, Leeds
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  • Closing Date:
    30 March 2023
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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. 


Launch your career with Arup 

Dedicated to sustainable development, Arup is a collective of designers, consultants and experts working globally. Founded to be humane and excellent, we collaborate with our clients and partners using imagination, technology, and rigour to shape a better world.


Introduction to Energy, Water and Resources 

​The energy sector is in transition towards a net zero future. We're committed to working with clients, the wider industry and government partners to get there as fast as possible by exploring low carbon and net zero solutions that are sustainable and long term. Whether it's investment or transaction advice, energy system integration, or the detailed design of energy infrastructure, or supporting the planning of new offshore wind developments we help clients to chart a sustainable path forward. 

Arup helps the world manage its water – from the supply of clean drinking water to understanding flood risks, from drainage to sanitation. We've evolved our own ‘Design with water' methodology, drawn on our experiences designing, implementing, and maintaining water infrastructure around the world. ‘Design with water' places an understanding of the local water cycle at the centre of responses to wider local issues like economic development, food and agriculture, community, and energy use.  

We use consultancy, engineering, and research to bring the most insightful approaches to energy, water and resource projects wherever they are in the world.  


Disciplines available within Energy, Water and Resources  

Electrical Engineering (Click here for more information and to apply)  

 This opportunity will be based in Birmingham


For this opportunity, Arup can support applicants in obtaining a Skilled Worker visa. Any offer we make will be conditional upon your visa application being approved.   

Our HV Power Systems team apply their specialist skills to support the wider Arup business in infrastructure projects across the globe. We offer our clients a broad spectrum of expertise and consulting services in, but not limited to, the following industries: 

Energy - hydro, CHP, waste-to-energy, wind, gas, solar PV, hydrogen and storage;

Power – Transmission and Distribution, Interconnectors;

Industrial Clients – steam generation, chemical handling, data centres;

You will work with experts in power system design and analysis in the delivery of projects with a focus on the energy transition and achieving net-zero goals. You will provide support to team members to deliver an effective and professional service to our clients. While you'll have a great deal of responsibility from day one, we'll give you the chance to take on more as you progress and broaden your skills. 


We are looking for individuals with a minimum of a bachelor's degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Power Systems Engineering (2.1 or above).


Hydrology (inc Hydraulics) (Click here for more information and to apply) 

This opportunity will be based in Leeds 


For this opportunity, we welcome applications from individuals that are eligible to apply for or currently hold a Graduate visa. An offer of employment will be conditional upon your Graduate visa application being approved. Please note, further sponsorship on a Skilled Worker visa will be subject to business needs and performance. If you are successful in being appointed, this will be reviewed periodically throughout your employment. 

Our hydrologists and hydraulic modellers deliver analysis and design to a range of public sector and private clients working on a variety of projects across the whole water cycle, including catchment science and management, dams and reservoirs engineering, flood and coastal risk management, natural flood management and river restoration, river and waterway engineering, water environmental management.

Graduates will be working in a multi-disciplinary team of hydrologists, hydraulic modellers and economists, within an even more multi-disciplinary office. Our team develops hydrological assessments that in turn inform environmental and flood risk models, undertaken in numerical hydraulic models. We use those models to develop designs including river restoration and reservoir spillways, flood alleviation and environmental improvement. Those same models are used by the team to make the economic case for these designs to be constructed. You would be surrounded by experts who care about the work, and about your training and career development.


We are looking for candidates with a Masters in Geography, Environmental Science, Civil or Environmental Engineering (or equivalent) at 2:1 or above, ideally with some degree of specialism towards catchment science. Bachelors at 2:1 or above will also be considered. Preference for grade B or above in A-Level Mathematics, but not essential. 


What we're looking for:    

We're looking for graduates with curiosity, personal drive, design flair and technical knowhow. If you can combine these skills with an understanding of (or willingness to learn about) and a desire to deliver excellent services for clients, we'd like to hear from you.    

You should be available to start this opportunity in September 2023  


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 people also have access to a range of broader wellbeing benefits.    

You'll have access to lots of learning opportunities including a structured induction and ongoing training through Arup university.   

Additionally, you'll have the opportunity to utilise your technical expertise to improve the lives of the most vulnerable in the communities in which we live and work 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'll be reviewing applications on a rolling basis. You are therefore strongly encouraged to apply in advance of the application deadline. Our assessment centres for this opportunity will take place from December 2022.     


Different people, shared values:    

At Arup, we believe when talented people collaborate, great things are possible. Arup hires people with proven skills and open minds. We are taking deliberate action to create an inclusive culture that is grounded in our purpose to shape a better world.    

At Arup, we welcome candidates from all backgrounds, regardless of age, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and any other protected characteristic. Our internal employee networks - BAME, Culture, Disability, LGBTQ+ and Women - provide a space for you to express your views and to make a positive difference - discover more about life at Arup here.  

At Arup, we are committed to making all stages of our recruitment process accessible to all candidates. Please 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.   


Learn how our Work Unbound initiative is giving all our members greater flexibility in deciding how and where they work.    




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