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Mechanical Engineering Industrial Placements - Buildings - UK Wide

Job Details

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  • Locations:
    Any available location:, Belfast, London, Nottingham, Solihull
  • Job Type:
    Industrial Placements
  • Closing Date:
    31 December 2018

Interested In This Role?

Arup's mechanical engineers provide simple and elegant solutions that enhance the long-term value of properties. Our experience encompasses passive and energy-efficient solutions that contribute to sustainable building design, and appraisal and retrofit for better performing services in existing buildings.

When thoughtfully designed, mechanical services such as ventilation, heating and cooling can go unnoticed. Yet these essential services help make offices and apartments attractive to tenants, and hotels appealing to guests. At their best they are resource-efficient, easy to control and maintain, and adaptable.

We integrate mechanical, electrical and environmental services engineering to deliver complete building services for projects of all types. Many clients want to find balance between commercial performance, usability, comfort and sustainability. Such balanced solutions demand coordination. Our mechanical engineers regularly collaborate – with façade designers and environmental physicists, for instance – to attain all-round performance.

We regularly go beyond standard mechanical engineering solutions to create a better balance for clients. Exceptional solutions often emerge from Arup's sophisticated use of design tools such as energy modelling and thermal software. Our mechanical engineers are at the forefront of 3D modelling and building information modelling (BIM), which support seamless virtual prototyping and maintenance management.

Arup delivers global best practice through locally relevant mechanical engineering services worldwide. Our specialists are active in their professional communities, closely connected with the sectors they work in and positively involved in shaping guidance on local building codes worldwide.

What is the role? 

Industrial Trainees will be working in a multi-disciplinary office, preparing designs in co-ordination with their team as well as external architects, surveyors, contractors and clients for projects across a wide range of markets.

The role is for students studying a relevant degree who are looking to take a year placement starting in September 2019.


• Strong A Levels (or equivalent) in Maths and Physics

• Studying towards a degree in Mechanical or General Engineering with a prediction of 2:1 or higher (or equivalent)

• Strong results in relevant modules (2:1/60% or higher)

Additional Information

Placements will last 11-12 months.

Candidates must upload the following in order to be considered, and should follow the instructions carefully:

  • Cover letter, detailing reason for application and why you are interested in the Buildings sector
  • CV
  • Breakdown of modules and results to date

Please upload as one document, and not three separate attachments.

Candidates must follow these instructions precisely to ensure that they are considered for the role.

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