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Mechanical Engineer - Water

Closing date
May 29, 2024
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Joining Arup

Arup's purpose, shared values and collaborative approach has set us apart for over 75 years, guiding how we shape a better world.

Our West Water team are passionate about water, the natural environment, and communities. We are proud of our friendly, talented, diverse team of creative and curious individuals. We imagine and deliver projects which make places and communities better. Our 150+ strong team work on five major Water company and flood risk management frameworks as well as numerous individual commissions. Our multi-disciplinary water engineers work closely together on a wide variety of flood and coastal, waste and clean water infrastructure and non-infrastructure assets. Our work is hugely rewarding, making a positive difference to people and the environment as well as pushing the boundaries of digital innovation.

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 have an opportunity for an individual with experience in mechanical design in the water industry to join our team and take a role in the delivery of mechanical solutions for our clients.

Our mechanical engineers apply their specialist skills to a range of feasibility, design and construction projects as well as supporting the on-going development and application of transformational digital solutions to the design process.

You will play a key role in several projects, becoming an integral part of the design teams delivering mechanical designs under a variety of frameworks. You will be joining a technical delivery team working on a wide variety of projects of global and national importance. These are primarily wastewater and clean water treatment works, while the team also look at wastewater and storm-water catchment studies, nature-based regenerative solutions of all kinds and environmental flood mitigation projects across our client frameworks.

You will be given the opportunity to specialise or gain a more varied experience; you can shape and grow your own future with us. The Arup community is an unrivalled network of local and global experts. Every person is supported and mentored in their career path and encouraged to work towards being the best that they can be.

Every year we invest in our people. To make them better at what they do, to allow them to pursue new ideas, and to develop a forward-thinking team at the forefront of innovation. We want you to be a part of that bright future.

At Arup, you belong to an extraordinary collective - in which we encourage individuality to thrive. Our strength comes from how we respect, share and connect our diverse experiences, perspectives and ideas.

You will have the opportunity do socially useful work that has meaning - to Arup, to your career, to our members and to the clients and communities we serve

Is this role right for you?

We would like to speak with people who have:
  • Background of working within the water sector and knowledge of mechanical equipment used in potable water treatment, wastewater and sludge treatment, and network infrastructure projects
  • Relevant degree in mechanical engineering (or equivalent)
  • Working towards Chartered or Incorporated member of the IMechE (or equivalent professional institution).
  • Knowledge of closed loop hydraulics, proficient in open channel hydraulics and also the relevant legislation and standards covering topics such as lifting operations and pressure systems.

Not ready to apply just yet or have some 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 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: 3-06-24


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