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Principal Civil Engineer

Closing date
Dec 21, 2022

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Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type
Firm, Consulting Engineering
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About Arup:

Are you passionate about building a more sustainable future? At Arup we work to find solutions for some of the world's most complex problems - providing expertise across all areas of the built environment from strategic approach and planning to design and engineering.

Join us and you will have the freedom to push boundaries, develop new skills and work on some of the world's most inspiring projects. We believe that by giving our people the freedom to be creative, we will produce work that continuously redefines quality across our firm. Whatever the role or specialism, our people are passionate about what they do, they believe in our values and are happy to come to work every day. And this is why people choose to work here and stay.

Watch this short clip to discover how Arup are shaping a better world and how you could be a part of it!

The Opportunity: Senior Civil Engineer (Infrastructure)

We are looking for a Senior Civil Engineer (Infrastructure) to join a team of Engineers, Scientists and Technicians who collaborate with vibrant and dynamic teams with others throughout the Northwest of England and Yorkshire. They will be based in our Manchester office. They will be guiding and developing projects or technical components of projects. We are looking to increase our very busy team with a keen individual, vibrant and who would be professional qualified.

Our current projects are varied, exciting and often high profile including the fields of Infrastructure design (Utilities, Water and Drainage), Transportation (Rail and Road), Energy, Utility Provision, Site development and Master Planning. We work across all phases of projects from advisory, concept, through to detailed design and construction supervision. Our clients are varied including government agencies (both national and local), local authorities, private developers, contractors, and utility companies.

Is this role right for you?

We are looking for collaborative and vibrant colleagues with curiosity, personal drive, and technical know-how. You will be as inspired as we are by the problems we are solving and excited to help our clients and lead teams delivering the solutions. Experience in the UK Civil Engineering, Infrastructure Engineering, Water Engineering and Master Planning sector is desirable. You will have some appreciation of the design project cycle, from conception and feasibility through to consenting and delivery. Furthermore, you will have a desire to collaborate and support the development of peers and junior colleagues. The list below speaks to our skill and experiential requirements:

  • Suitable Civil Engineering Degree, a master's degree or equivalent experience.
  • A recognised professional qualification (chartered status) with the Institution of Civil Engineers or equivalent (MICE)
  • Demonstrable experience within the field of civil engineering, specialising in Infrastructure design or brownfield regeneration
  • Experience undertaking design, checking of calculations and drawings to ensure high quality deliverables. Delivering civil engineering design projects such Public Realm schemes, Infrastructure projects, Water/Flood Alleviation scheme, Utilities or Site Development projects
  • Mentoring and supporting the development of younger engineers within the team.

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Rewards and Benefits

We care about you and want you to perform at your best, which is why we offer one of the most competitive benefits packages in our sector.

As a member organisation, everyone shares in our success through a global profit share scheme (payments are dependent on the firm's financial performance).

We also provide Private medical insurance, Life assurance, Accident insurance and Income protection cover. In addition, you'll have access to flexible benefits to help you look after all aspects of your wellbeing and give you the freedom and flexibility to find the best solutions for you, your family, and your individual needs.

Different people, shared 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.

Our Application Process

To understand what to expect next, please visit our UK Application Process page.

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