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Principal Engineer - Water

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May 29, 2024

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Joining Arup

The successful design, development and maintenance of our water infrastructure requires the integration of many disciplines. Arup's water team has wide-ranging skills spanning advisory and specialist technical services. We apply them on every kind of project, from flood risk management and water resource planning, to dam engineering, treatment works design and river engineering.

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The Opportunity

We are looking for a talented and enthusiastic Associate to help us with our growing workload in the field of water and wastewater engineering. The role will focus on the delivery of projects for our major clients in the Midlands, including Severn Trent Water and 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. You will build a strong relationship with client teams leading the technical and commercial delivery of projects. Developing best-practice within the team whilst identifying new project opportunities and areas of business activity. Line management will also feature in this role.

Is this role right for you?

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:
  • Experienced in 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.
  • An academic background in science, engineering, or the environmental field./ Chartered member of a relevant professional body.

A recognised subject matter expert in the field of water and wastewater solutions, hydraulic design and flooding, SuDS and civil engineering project delivery is greatly desired.

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: 17-06-24

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