Senior Facade Structural Engineer

London, WC2N
Jan 10, 2022
Jan 20, 2022
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type
Firm, Consulting Engineering
Arup is an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists offering a broad range of professional services.

Arup is the creative force at the heart of many of the world's most prominent projects both large and small scale in the built environment and across industry. With 90 offices in 35 countries our 12,000 staff offer a broad range of professional services and through our work we make a positive difference in the world.

Arup Façade Engineering is an enthusiastic, energetic, multi-disciplinary team of façade designers. It includes engineers, technical specialists, building physicists and architects, all of whom share a passionate interest in cladding design.
  • We are a leading dedicated façade consultancy, both nationally and internationally.
  • Our creativity and technical expertise allow us to take on ambitious projects that few companies can deliver.
  • We offer a depth and range of technical skills including; specialist glass and building physics engineering.
  • We have global forums to share technical advice and access to the latest software and technical documentation.
  • We work closely with other specialists; Materials Consulting, Advanced Technology and Research, Fire Engineering and Acoustics, Fire Engineering.
  • Our culture and values inspire us to think long-term and design with social purpose.
  • We care about what we do and it shines through in the quality of our work.

The Role

We are looking for an enthusiastic and talented Project Façade/Structural Engineer with excellent design, technical, and software skills who enjoys working collaboratively in multi-professional design teams, taking responsibility for projects from inception to completion to achieve outstanding results.

The successful candidate will become a permanent member of our creative, friendly team and will work on some of the most exciting buildings in the world including international airports, high rise commercial and residential towers and international stadia.

Key responsibilities:
  • You will develop excellent structural facade solutions in collaboration with other facade specialist and see these through from concept to implementation.
  • You will be able to perform and check structural calculations, finite element analysis and simple hand calculation from first principles to complex nonlinear analyses
  • As well as undertaking design yourself, you will use your knowledge and experience to guide graduate team members.
  • You will produce drawings, reports, specifications and correspondence and helping senior engineer to manage resources and budget.
  • You will attend meetings and communicate with clients and design disciplines to establish their needs.
  • You will review technical submissions for compliance with design intent.

Skills and Capabilities
  • Working towards to the Chartered Engineer (CEng) status with the Engineering Council via an appropriate professional institution such as the Institution of Civil Engineers or Institution of Structural Engineers
  • Good working knowledge of national and international design codes and technical guidance
  • Expert with CAD and 3D modelling softwares such as (Rhino)
  • Expert with Finite element and design packages (GSA, Strand 7, Tedds) , parametric design and scripting will be an advantage, (Grasshopper, python)
  • Eager to learn new façade materials and technologies
  • Strong technical and interpersonal skills
  • Versatile skillset including knowledge of detail design, structural and building physics, testing, inspections and investigations and site experience.

Rewards and Benefits
We offer a competitive salary at all levels, and one of the best benefits packages in our sector.
Core benefits include cover under the UK Healthcare Plan (private medical insurance), Life Assurance, Accident Insurance, and Income Protection (long term disability) cover. Core benefits are funded by us and made available to all permanent staff in order to support and safeguard your financial, physical, and mental wellbeing. You will also have access to Choice Benefits to help with your work/life balance and financial security.
In addition, all permanent employees are eligible for the Global Profit Share scheme. Subject to scheme rules employees can receive two Profit Share payments per year, which are dependent on the firm's financial performance.

Different people share different values

At Arup, we believe when talented people collaborate, great things are possible. Arup hires people with proven skills and open minds. We are taking deliberate action to create an inclusive culture that is grounded in our purpose to shape a better world.

At Arup, we welcome candidates from all backgrounds, regardless of age, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and any other protected characteristic. Our internal employee networks - BAME, Culture, Disability, LGBTQ+ and Women - provide a space for you to express your views and to make a positive difference - discover more about life at Arup here.

At Arup, we are committed to making all stages of our recruitment process accessible to candidates with disabilities. Please speak to our recruitment team and we will work with you to make reasonable adjustments to ensure you can perform at your best throughout your application.

At Arup, we appreciate that everyone's circumstances are different and having the freedom to flex the way we work is essential to our wellbeing. If flexibility matters to you let us know when you apply, and we will discuss how this could work in your role.

What happens next?

If this could be the next step in your journey, please apply online. All applications will be considered, and we will try our very best to respond to you within 72 hours of receiving your application.

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