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Graduate (Protective Intelligence) Consultant

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    2 January 2019

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About us

At Arup, we design and deliver ground breaking icons 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.

Arup's Protective Intelligence specialists have advised on malicious risks to some of the world's leading buildings and infrastructure projects. Our Resilience, Security and Risk practice has consistently been at the forefront of the field since it was formed in the mid-1990s. The practice brings together threat and risk specialists, physical and electronic security engineers, strategic operational security specialists, business continuity practitioners and blast engineers in a unique multi-disciplinary environment, helping our clients manage malicious risk, natural hazards and operational reliability in each aspect of their businesses and operations. Our Protective Intelligence team assess terrorism, civil unrest, crime and other malicious risks in the built environment worldwide. Actionable intelligence on threats has a vital role to play in informing the design of buildings, transport infrastructure, bridges and stadia. We work close with our teams in Blast Resilience and Security Engineering in North America, Australasia, Europe and the Middle East. Our intelligence enables businesses that construct and operate cities to become more resilient in an evolving threat environment.

About the role

Right now we're looking for a Graduate Protective Intelligence Consultant to join our team of bright professionals in our London office. 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 a professional qualification. You'll help us to deliver effective and professional services for a range of varied and high-profile 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.

Your role will be to collect and analyse open source intelligence on malicious risks. You will structure and analyse relevant intelligence data using Excel or other data manipulation tools. You will deliver written and verbal analysis to our clients and work with them in order to define their security requirements in accordance with their own risk appetite and other business objectives. You will support business development and marketing activities and work closely with our Blast Resilience and Security Engineering teams. You will be expected to contribute to research and report writing, update existing and develop new marketing material in collaboration with others. You will provide support to internal clients where relevant. You will also be involved in pre-conference planning and preparation and may represent Arup at relevant conferences and other external events. You will manage competing priorities and a varied workload. You will be comfortable working under pressure and to tight deadlines. You will demonstrate a high level of intellectual curiosity and interest in crime, terrorism, civil unrest, politics or international relations. You will enjoy solving complex problems. You will be comfortable making judgments about malicious risks based on imperfect information. You will enjoy working with people from a range of professional disciplines. You will be collaborative in your approach but able to work independently.

What are we looking for?

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

Essential Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor's degree in Politics, Sociology, Criminology, International Relations or International Security at 2:1 or higher (or equivalent).

Essential Skills and Knowledge:

  • A Master's degree in a relevant academic discipline.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Be excited by working directly with clients to understand their business, define security requirements accordingly and identify opportunities to broaden the work that Arup does with them.
  • Strong interest and curiosity in open source intelligence analysis and/or political and security trends in a country or region. Time spent living/working abroad would be an advantage.
  • Evidence of good commercial awareness (e.g. this could have been gained through an internship or part-time work in business, industry or other commercial organisation).
  • Be self-motivated, willing to learn and network extensively.
  • Ability to be creative to solve complex problems.
  • Demonstrable proficiency in working with data and data manipulation tools, e.g. Excel, Tableau or Spotfire.
  • Demonstrate experience in using Microsoft Word, Powerpoint and Excel.

Desirable Skills and Knowledge:

  • Client-facing experience.
  • Fluency in a second language; French, Arabic or Spanish is preferred.
  • Interest in developing intelligence analysis skills or commercial intelligence products.
  • Interest in international travel and working abroad.
  • An understanding or desire to know more about the built environment.
  • Quantitative analysis skills. 

What we offer:

There are infinite possibilities when you join Arup. You'll receive all the opportunities that come with a challenging, fulfilling career, including:

  •  A competitive salary and welcome bonus
  • Profit share scheme
  • A comprehensive package, including a flexible benefits fund and a generous pension
  • 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 application is 2nd January 2019. Our Graduate Welcome and Skills Week will take place in September 2019. Although we can be flexible on start dates we would hope that the successful candidate will join their peers for this event.

Please note that we are unable to offer Tier 2 visa sponsorship for this role. Therefore you must ensure that you are eligible to work in the UK without our sponsorship in order for your application to be considered.

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