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Graduate Water Engineering

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    Bristol, Cardiff, Leeds, London, Winchester
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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 

At Arup we deliver schemes across the whole water cycle. From upland catchment management to flood risk management, and water treatment. The successful design, development and maintenance of our water infrastructure requires the integration of many disciplines. Key areas we support include: resilience shift; our adaption to a changing climate, asset management, catchment science and management, dams and reservoirs engineering, flood and coastal risk management, integrated drainage network modelling – 1D, 2D and 3D water modelling, natural flood management and river restoration, River and waterway engineering, Water environmental management – making our waterways cleaner, sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) and green infrastructure, wastewater infrastructure and treatment, water resources management, water treatment and supply.  


Teams available within Water: 


Hydrology (Hydraulics)  (click here to apply) 

Available locations: Leeds 

 Arup's water team has wide-ranging skills spanning advisory and specialist technical services. We consider the commercial, economic, environmental and social implications of projects.  

Key areas we work in include: catchment science and management, dams and reservoirs engineering, flood risk management, integrated drainage modelling and network rehabilitation, asset management, and climate change studies. 


Hydrogeology  (click here to apply)

Available locations: Leeds or London 

Arup's design and engineering skills shape a full spectrum of water solutions. We see water in context. From delivering water infrastructure to advising on natural catchments, we consider commercial, economic, environmental and social implications. 


Catchments and Hydraulic Modelling (click here to apply)

Available locations: Cardiff 

At Arup we deliver schemes across the whole water cycle. From upland catchment management, to flood risk management, and water treatment. The successful design, development and maintenance of our water infrastructure requires the integration of many disciplines. Arup's talented and diverse water team has wide-ranging skills from strategic advice to specialist technical services. We consider the commercial, economic, environmental and social implications of projects in our work to deliver better outcomes for nature and people. 


 Building Information Modelling (BIM) (click here to apply)

Available locations: Bristol or Cardiff 

The Building Information Modelling (BIM) team is at the centre of excellence within Arup's Energy, Water and Resources (West Geography) Portfolio. The team provides exemplary advice, information modelling, design drawings, 3D Visualisations and Models within a BIM environment to exacting standards. 

The portfolio is undergoing continued growth and development as it continues to win major work and is committed to providing sustainable solutions to our clients within our core values of providing carbon neutral solutions to complex engineering. 


Coastal / Maritime (click here to apply)

Available locations: Bristol or Winchester

Our water team is made up of passionate multi-disciplinary water engineers and consultants that work closely on a wide variety of projects involving flooding & coastal risk management schemes, waste and clean water infrastructure and non-infrastructure assets.   


Chemical Engineering (click here to apply)

Available locations: Bristol or Cardiff 

The Arup Process Engineering teams have opportunities for chemical engineering graduates.  The work is extremely varied involving participation within the Public Sector and Private Sectors across the UK and abroad. 


Is this role right for you?

We're looking for people who are curious and ready to evolve how you think and work.  . 

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

  • Enthusiasm for a career in Water, underpinned by a knowledge and understanding of our sector and work 
  • Minimum of a Bachelors in Geography, Civil and/or Environmental Engineering OR; 
  • Masters or post-graduate Degree in a similar Water related discipline. 
  • Studying, or have studied, a course accredited by ICE, CIWEM or equivalent 
  • A good understanding of the theoretical approach and practical application within the Water sector 
  • Possess a strong working knowledge of common software and digital tools, and demonstrate an ability to learn new software within a working environment  
  • Additional experience with coding languages, digital development, and use of specialist software would be an advantage 
  • Have an analytical thought process 
  • Contribute to improve our existing ways of working; new ideas, tools, process. 

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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