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Civil Engineer

Closing date
Sep 29, 2023

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

Whether facing pressure from the community for civil engineering works that are sympathetic to their neighbourhoods or shareholder demands to generate revenue sooner through carefully phased construction, clients need solutions that help them stay in front.

Clients expect the best global standards in civil engineering. They want designs that draw on the latest in research and which customise tested solutions for individual requirements.

We can help because Arup's sophisticated knowledge management networks connect our civil engineers around the world. By sharing experience, we can tailor the best tested solution to fit a local client's project. Arup too funds and does research that defines and shares leading technology and thinking - and is always focused on delivering value to clients.

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

The Opportunity

We are looking for a proactive, collaborative, and dynamic Civil Engineer to deliver projects and bring fresh ideas to enhance the way we work. Due to the number of people and parties we engage with and support, excellent collaboration and reporting skills are essential. The role itself is nominally based in Cumbria, candidates could also work out of our Warrington office.

Our project variety is excellent and range in size and complexity. A significant percentage of our work in Whitehaven arises from our Infrastructure Strategic Alliance with Morgan Sindall and Sellafield Ltd and you will be working in collaborative teams with our client and the contractor developing solutions for a range of infrastructure projects. We work on many multi-disciplinary projects with our Mechanical, Electrical, and Process colleagues, and we play a key role in the overall project coordination.

The core skills within the group are infrastructure design across drainage, roads, and power /industrial infrastructure projects. We are involved in projects from master planning and feasibility through to detailed design and are required to support the site team during the construction period. We are happy to invite candidates with a Civil Structures, Rail, Highways and General Infrastructure background. You will be working within our team to develop design reports, calculations, and drawings to convey the project design to the site team.

As well as the work with the Alliance, we are developing a growing workload across Cumbria and beyond. We work closely with a number of our regional offices and there is scope to work with a number of multi-discipline teams, across the region. You will be committed to your own professional development ideally by working towards, or have already achieved, an appropriate chartership.

Is this role right for you?

We are looking for vibrant engineer 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/nuclear sector, renewables, highway and roads design, rail or structural engineering would be desirable. You will have some appreciation of the design project cycle, from conception and feasibility through to consenting and delivery.

In terms of skills, we are ideally looking for the below:
  • Suitable Civil Engineering Degree, Masters or equivalent experience
  • Holds a recognised professional qualification, or have experience which is equivalent to gaining a professional qualification
  • A passion for design delivery, and coordinating innovative design challenges with other disciplines as well as AutoCAD, Civils 3D and Micro-drainage experience
  • Proven success in delivering defined parts of design projects and individual projects, within a Civil Engineering, Rail, Bridges, Infrastructure or Roads discipline
  • It is a necessary that you are eligible for, and obtain a relevant security clearance. You will be supported in your applications for this.

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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 will 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.

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