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Senior Mechanical Engineer - Water

Closing date
Oct 4, 2023
Why Arup?

At Arup, we see water in context. From delivering water infrastructure to advising on natural catchments, we consider commercial, economic, environmental and social implications.

Arup's global reach and keen insight into the entire water cycle, and our practical experience in contrasting climates and conditions, brings oversight to our work in water - including infrastructure design and engineering, asset management, flood mitigation, sustainable water management, water strategies and research.

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 seeking a senior mechanical engineer to help lead/manage a diverse range of projects within our major client portfolios. We are looking for individuals who are passionate about technical excellence and providing an outstanding service to our clients.  

You will be an active member of our mechanical team in the West. You will technically lead and/or manage projects to suit your individual skill set and preferred development needs, allowing you the opportunity to learn and grow your career. 

Arup is passionate about knowledge and research and we operate an open culture expecting all team members to contribute their knowledge to solving problems and developing new approaches. As a senior member of an established and growing team, you will mentor and delegate work amongst engineers and other specialists, supporting them with your experience. 

You will have the opportunity to make a difference - to Arup, to your career, to our staff and to the clients and communities we serve.  We are looking for senior mechanical engineers 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 clients and lead teams delivering the solutions. Engineering experience in the water sector or risk management authority sector is essential.

Is this role right for you?

We are looking for skills and experience in the following;
  • A relevant degree and ideally Chartered Engineer status or working towards this.
  • Demonstrable experience of delivering high quality mechanical engineering solutions in the water sector. 
  • A creative approach to problem solving with a focus on continual improvement and delivering sustainable and value led project outcomes. 
  • A desire and ability to share knowledge and proactively mentor and manage teams and individuals. 
  • Strong organisational and analytical skills with a great attention to detail.  

Ideally we are looking for applicants who can work from our Cardiff, Bristol or Winchester offices under our flexible working hybrid policy.

Not ready to apply just yet, or have some questions? Contact Anna Lipka via email

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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

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