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Principal/Senior Structural Engineer

Closing date
Sep 27, 2023

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Structural Engineering
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type
Firm, Consulting Engineering
Why Arup?

Dedicated to sustainable development, Arup is a collective of designers, consultants and experts working globally. Founded to be humane and excellent, we collaborate with our clients and partners using imagination, technology, and rigour to shape a better world. 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.

Arup has been named in Glassdoor's Top 10 best places to work in the UK. The good news? We're looking for more people to add to the already fantastic culture we have here.

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The Opportunity

We have an opportunity for a chartered Senior Structural Engineer with excellent design, technical and sustainability skills. You will enjoy working collaboratively in multi-professional design teams, taking responsibility for projects from inception to completion to achieve outstanding results. Our projects are local, regional, national and international and will allow you to work and succeed in a multi-cultural business environment. Our work focuses on technical buildings for which engineering drives the overall building design. You will be joining a growing team, and will have access to great training, coaching and opportunities for your career development, as well as having the opportunity to work alongside high calibre technicians and engineers of many disciplines.

Is this role right for you?

As a senior member of the team, you will supervise and co-ordinate the work of others and provide technical guidance and mentoring to junior members of the team. You will be taking a leading role in the structural engineering design of projects, always seeking to minimise the wholelife carbon impact of our designs while achieving client's objectives. You will manage project teams to understand priorities, ensure production of deliverables to agreed timelines and within budget. This will often include coordinating the input of other disciplines into projects, liaising with clients, architects, contractors and other external team members, and sharing and expanding knowledge through participation at relevant skills networks

  • Be degree qualified and chartered with IStructE, ICE or equivalent.
  • Have a strong understanding of engineering principles, and the appropriate use of technical analysis and design software packages.
  • Experience with Eurocodes or equivalent
  • Good understanding of digital workflows.
  • Interest in low- and zero-carbon design.

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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.

Learn how our Work Unbound initiative is giving all our members greater flexibility in deciding how and where they work.

Our Application Process

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

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