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Senior Water Engineer

Closing date
May 29, 2024

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Joining Arup

Arup has a long track record in the UK water industry working with all the major water companies and the Environment Agency. In the current round of procurement for the AMP8 frameworks Arup recently secured major framework commissions with Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water and Thames Water, as well as its continuing framework with Severn Trent Water. Arup are continuing to actively bid for other major AMP8 frameworks across the UK Water Industry.

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The Opportunity

We are looking for a talented and enthusiastic senior team member to help us with our growing workload in flood risk management and river engineering. The role will focus on the delivery of projects for our major clients in the Midlands, including the Environment Agency.

The role will involve: Working with Arup colleagues in specialisms such as Flood and Coastal Risk Management, Water Companies, regulatory, infrastructure and water advisory, dams and reservoirs, site development, sustainability and environmental planning to deliver projects to agreed scope and budget.

Is this role right for you?

Ideally you will be a chartered member of a relevant professional body with an academic background in science, engineering, or the environmental field.

You will build strong relationships with client teams, lead the technical and commercial delivery of projects while developing best-practice within the team. You will enjoy identifying new project opportunities and areas of business activity.

If you have all or some of these skills and experience, and a willingness and passion to work in our team, we would like to hear from you.

We're looking for the following specific qualifications and attributes:
  • Project management of multidisciplinary projects in the water sector.
  • Skills in writing project scopes, business cases and reports.
  • Knowledge of the engineering projects in the water sector.
  • An ability to build, maintain and manage strong, long-term relationships within Arup and with our clients and stakeholders.
  • A desire and ability to share knowledge and proactively mentor and manage project teams.
  • Commercially savvy with highly effective and open communication skills.

We are particularly interested in candidates with good awareness of the Environment Agency and Flood Risk Management processes.

Not ready to apply just yet, or have a few questions? Contact Kylie O'Hanlon

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What we offer you

At Arup, we care about each member's success, so we can grow together.

Guided by our values, we provide an attractive total reward package that recognises the contribution of each of our members to our shared success. As well as competitive, fair and equitable pay, we offer a career in which all of our members can belong, grow and thrive - through benefits that support health and wellbeing, a wide range of learning opportunities and many possibilities to have an impact through the work they do.

We are owned in trust on behalf of our members, giving us the freedom, with personal responsibility, to set our own direction and choose work that aligns with our purpose and adds to Arup's legacy. Our members collaborate on ambitious projects to deliver remarkable outcomes for our clients and communities. Profit Share is a key part of our reward, enabling members to share in the results of our collective efforts.

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

Arup is an equal opportunity employer that actively promotes and nurtures a diverse and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds, regardless of age (within legal limits), gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, neurotype or mental health, race or ethnicity, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and whether you're pregnant or on family leave. We are an open environment that embraces diverse experiences, perspectives, and ideas - this drives our excellence.

Guided by our values and alignment with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, we create and contribute to equitable spaces and systems, while cultivating a sense of belonging for all. Our internal employee networks support our inclusive culture: from race, ethnicity and cross-cultural working to gender equity and LGBTQ+ and disability inclusion - we aim to create a space for you to express yourself and make a positive difference. Discover more about life at Arup at

We are committed to making our recruitment process and workplaces accessible to all candidates. Please contact Kylie O'Hanlon to let us know if you need any assistance or reasonable adjustments throughout your application or interview process, and/or to perform the essential functions of the role. We will do everything we can to support you.

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Closing date:31-05-24

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