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Graduate Security Engineer - London

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    16 February 2019

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Arup is an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists. Our security engineers have designed some of the world's leading buildings against terrorist and criminal attack by implementing a range of physical security measures.

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 specialists, physical and electronic security engineers, operational security specialists 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 world-leading physical security engineering team has developed an enviable reputation for innovative, risk-based design to successfully develop the technical solutions of some of the world's most complex buildings and structures including tall buildings, transport infrastructure, long-span bridges and stadia. Some of our recent projects include the Olympic Park venues for London 2012, Forth Replacement Crossing, Beijing and Dublin International Airports and a range of speculative offices in the City of London. We work closely with our teams in the Middle East, South East Asia and the US and we are developing a number of BIM initiatives.

About the role

We have an opportunity for a graduate security engineer, working in our physical security engineering team based in London. Your role will be to learn the skills associated with designing, specifying and installing physical security measures, across a range of projects.  This work will be guided by our senior engineers and you will follow a structured development scheme, approved by the IET.  You will work in coordination with multi-disciplinary design teams of architects, engineers, cost consultants and project managers to integrate our design solutions into the building design.

Working within and outside mandatory codes of practice in a risk-based framework, you will need to understand the strategy behind the design basis then prepare designs to meet these requirements. At the outset of a project, you will work with our threat specialists to assist our clients develop their operational requirements which will lead to the physical design requirements.  You will assist with the production of information working in a BIM environment using Revit and other bespoke tools.

Ideally you will have a background in electronic and communications engineering which together with strong skills in written, verbal and sketch communication. You will be able to develop into an industry recognised security consultant. You will have excellent organisational skills and an understanding of multi-disciplinary design. You will be collaborative in your approach but able to work independently, and will gain a thorough understanding of the role of a design engineer. At the same time, you will work towards chartership through the firm's accredited graduate training scheme and will also be committed to research, contributing to internally- and externally-funded research projects and writing conference papers and journal articles as you progress.

In this role you will be required to travel both within the UK and overseas, which could be for periods of up to 3 months, once you have proven you have the skills to undertake projects away from the office.

What we look for

We look for our graduate security engineers to demonstrate drive and motivation, applying high levels of technical expertise and a willingness to learn to deliver an excellent service to our clients. You will benefit from working a field which gives you opportunities to acquire skills in a specialist area, together with high levels of client engagement. 

Essential Skills and Knowledge:

  • To be self-motivated and be able to organise your workload.
  • A Degree in electrical, electronic, IT & communications systems engineering, on track to achieve a 2:1/60% or higher.
  • An understanding of your own limitations and what is required to develop your skills to further your career.
  • An understanding of the design of electrical systems in buildings.
  • Good English written, verbal and sketch communication skills. 

Desirable skills and knowledge:

  • MSc or equivalent in security risk management, physical/electronic/information systems security or a related discipline.
  • A second language such as German, French or Spanish.  This should be greater than conversational and include written capabilities.
  • An interest/experience in IT & communications system design, electronic security system design, IP networks, cyber security.
  • Appreciation/knowledge in lighting design for both internal and external areas.
  • An interest in the causes of crime and terrorism.
  • An interest/experience in structural measures used to design against terrorist attack.
  • An interest in politics or social welfare.
  • Hold a full clean UK or European driving licence.

What we offer:

  • Competitive salary and welcome bonus
  • Profit share scheme
  • A comprehensive benefits 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
  • The opportunity to work in a uniquely important field on international, high-profile projects
  • A challenging workload that will stretch your mind and make the most of your skills
  • The opportunity to work in a research-led field and contribute to publications early in your career
  • A collaborative, intelligent and friendly team in an excellent working environment
  • The support you need to develop your career through professional accreditation and training  

Additional Information

The deadline for applications is 16th February 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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