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Civil Engineer (Drainage Exp.)

Closing date
Feb 5, 2023
Why Arup?

Why 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.

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The Opportunity

Our vibrant and diverse Civil Engineering team in the Cardiff Office is looking for an enthusiastic and creative colleague to work with us on varied, exciting, and often high-profile projects. From your first day, you will join an unrivalled community of experts, where everyone is helped and encouraged in their career and fully supported to work towards a professional qualification. We work across all phases of projects from advisory, concept, through to detailed design and construction supervision. This will provide a high variety of interesting opportunities for you to learn and grow your experience and capabilities.

The role involves working within an experienced team, designing civil engineering elements such as sustainable drainage, streets and public realm, earthworks, utilities co-ordination, and flooding. We look for a collaborative and creative approach to finding and optimising solutions. As you gain experience, you will become responsible for defined parts of a scheme and individual projects, with the ability to check the quality and accuracy of your own and others work. Our team contains experienced ICE Supervising and Delegated Engineers with a wonderful track record of enabling and providing opportunities, help and support to gain professional qualifications and develop your career further.

Is this role right for you?
  • Passionate to provide a design solution which aims to improve sustainability and social value
  • Civil Engineering Degree in line with a technical specialism; a Masters degree, in a relevant field
  • Experience in schemes involving drainage design and earthworks, street design, public realm, utilities co-ordination and flooding
  • Background in CAD package (AutoCAD, MicroStation or similar) for designs and some knowledge of civil engineering design software packages (MicroDrainage, Civils 3d)
  • Interested in GIS, BIM, Digital automation and/or conducting design in a 3D or digital environments as well as Digital Design processes

Interested in applying? Please contact Matthew Ngan for further details or email at

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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 are committed to making all stages of our recruitment process accessible to all candidates. Please 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.

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Our Application Process

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