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Job description


Mechanical Engineering - Summer Placement - Consulting

Job Details

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  • Job Type:
    Internships, Summer Placements
  • Closing Date:
    16 May 2021
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Interested In This Role?

Please note that we are unable to offer Skilled Worker 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.

Arup is an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists offering a broad range of professional services. Through our work, we make a positive difference to the world. Arup Digital combines innovative digital solutions and processes with our domain expertise across the built environment.

Advanced Digital Engineering

Arup's Advanced Digital Engineering group comprises over 300 advanced engineering, digital and project consultants, bringing together a seamless combination of digital and data-related capabilities with Arup's traditional engineering and design strengths. We use this to solve our clients most complex challenges and help them respond effectively to the fast-changing digital world. We combine advanced digital expertise in data, models, analytics, and user centred design, with world-class specialist engineering skills such as advanced dynamics, vibration, and wind engineering, as well as digital advisory services, mobility consulting and digital product design and delivery.

We support Arup's longstanding commitment to work on the most interesting and innovative projects by using the right modelling, data, technology, and automation capabilities to redefine the built environment with our clients. We provide digital advisory services that focus on working with clients on their digital strategy, design of new services, systems and assets, and helping deliver working solutions along with the development of new analysis tools and other cloud enabled digital services for clients.

Are you interested in a career in Structural/Mechanical Engineering?

We're currently looking for a Summer Placement to join our ADE Oasys LS-DYNA team for 6-8 weeks starting in June or July 2021.

You will have the opportunity to become involved in areas of our work that might require an understanding of structures, finite element modelling, and materials science, and you will be open to developing skills in these areas.

Your role will be to prepare a structural finite element analysis study in co-ordination with the LS-DYNA technical support team, as well as working closely with the Oasys LS-DYNA software development team. You will gain a thorough understanding of the role of an engineer, experience the use of LS-DYNA and the Oasys LS-DYNA environment. Main duties:

  • Perform literature reviews to assess state-of-the-art modelling and simulation methodologies and techniques
  • Build finite element models and perform simulations on high performance computing (HPC) servers
  • Report and interpret results from simulations
  • Write reports and prepare presentations

The role may also include periods supporting ADE consulting project work.

About you

We are looking for people with curiosity, personal drive and technical knowhow. If you can combine these skills with an understanding of (or willingness to learn about) the industry and a desire to deliver excellent services for clients, we would like to hear from you. We are looking for the following qualifications, attributes and skills:

  • Working towards an engineering degree (graduate level in engineering science, mechanical, structural, civil, aeronautical, or aerospace engineering) with strong results in all modules (2:1/60% or higher) 


  • Graduated in 2020 / 2021 having achieved a 2:1 or higher (or equivalent) in engineering science, mechanical, structural, civil, aeronautical, or aerospace engineering Interest in, or experience of, numerical analysis or simulation 


  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent team working skills

Arup offer

The opportunity to experience a fast-paced and diverse working environment. Arup searches for the highest calibre people and supports and encourages the enhancement of your skills as part of making this a valuable and enjoyable summer placement for you.

There are infinite possibilities with Arup. You'll receive an insight of the opportunities that a challenging, fulfilling career provides, and:

  • A competitive salary
  • 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 skills 


Shape your time with us
Our goal is to shape a better world. And to do that, we need to make Arup a great place to work for everyone. If we want to solve problems for people around the world, we must seek and attract the best people from the widest talent pool and create an environment that supports and includes them. We aim to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their contribution. We therefore welcome applications from diverse candidates. This includes people with disabilities so please discuss any adjustments that you may require throughout the selection and assessment process with your recruitment contact.

 At Arup, you'll be a welcomed member of the team with opportunities to participate in cultural and social events with the local community (e.g. as a STEM ambassador) or by joining one of our staff networks for women, culture or LGBT+ people.  As a firm with an increasingly agile workforce, we're open to flexible working arrangements where appropriate.  


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