Graduate Electrical Engineer - Buildings - UK-wide

At Arup, we design and deliver groundbreaking icons through our work in infrastructure, building design and specialist technical services. Independent in ownership and spirit, we’re a global firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical experts who use our skills to make a positive difference in the world.

Our Electrical Engineers offer our clients expertise and consulting services in a wide range of buildings projects in the UK and overseas.

Arup are one of the world’s leading building design consultancies with a project portfolio that is second to none. Our engineers operate in an environment where collaboration and innovation go hand-in-hand to deliver cutting edge solutions to problems and world class projects.

Building the future

'Building the future' – common passion and purpose in Building Design.

The role

We are currently recruiting Graduate Electrical Engineers to join our multi-disciplinary design teams across the UK.

As well as an IET accredited training scheme to support you towards obtaining professional status we offer excellent training and development opportunities to our staff. We pride ourselves on our extensive support network and our strength in numbers.

Typical responsibilities could include:

  • Design of electrical infrastructure in and around buildings projects
  • Close collaboration with engineers of other disciplines
  • Working as part of a wider professional team
  • Attend and participate in stakeholder meetings
  • Client and/or contractor liaison
  • Site visits
  • Support through the construction phase of a project
  • Technical report writing
  • Use of Revit and 3D modelling software
  • System design and drawing production, e.g. resilient power systems, fire system design, cable containment design, security system design, earthing and lightnight protection design
  • Design calculations, e.g. lighting design, cable calculations, demand assessments, and network analysis and coordination studies

You will provide support to team members to deliver an effective and professional service to our clients. Due to the multi-disciplinary nature of our design teams, you will be working alongside experts from many disciplines, including structural, mechanical and environmental services engineers, acousticians, fire engineers as well as external collaborators including architects and quantity surveyors.

Our projects often require us to have a presence on site or to work closely with our clients in co-located offices. This means that it is helpful to us if you are sometimes able to work at other locations in the UK, depending on the needs of our projects.

What we look for

We need our Graduate Electrical Engineers to demonstrate drive and motivation, a willingness to learn about our sector, and a desire to deliver an excellent service to our clients. As such, we are looking for the following qualifications, skills and attributes in you:


  • Either an MEng in Electrical Engineering; or,
  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering plus an MSc in a relevant field;
  • BEng candidates with other suitable experience will be considered
  • All qualifications are expected to be at 2:1 or above
  • It is important that your degree is accredited by the IET or the Engineering Council as this helps with the process of becoming professionally registered.


  • Analytical and problem solving ability
  • Communication – verbal and written
  • Presentation skills
  • Ability to work in multidisciplinary teams
  • Understand the needs of clients and architects
  • Possess a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office and an ability to learn new software


  • Enthusiasm for a career in building design, underpinned through a knowledge and understanding of electrical engineering
  • Organised approach to planning work and meeting deadlines
  • Demonstrate a creative and inquisitive approach to problem solving
  • Seek to improve existing ways of working, by finding efficiencies in processes
  • The aptitude to work on your own initiative and be proactive
  • Be flexible to the needs of the business, and changes to project plans
  • Be dedicated to the delivery of projects, the development of the team and business as a whole

Meet our Graduates

Hear from a range of our Graduates that are now a year into their employment, to find out more about the projects that they have worked on, what they have enjoyed the most, and what has challenged them over the last 12 months.

 In return, we offer the following

  • The opportunity to work on some of the world’s greatest projects with technical challenges that will stretch and challenge your skills
  • A competitive salary and settling in allowance
  • Profit share scheme
  • A comprehensive benefits package, including a flexible benefits fund and highly competitive pension
  • Opportunities to work abroad
  • A supportive and friendly team, based in an excellent working environment
  • Various sports and social activities in all our locations
  • Support towards professional accreditation and career development opportunities

Additional Information

We have vacancies in the following offices: Belfast, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Sheffield and Solihull.

Opportunity Overview

  • Closing Date: Jun 4, 2017
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Minimum Degree: 2:1
  • Type of Degree: Masters
  • Location: UK Wide
  • Region: East Anglia, East Midlands, London and South East, North East, North Wales, North West, Northern Ireland, Scotland - North, Scotland - South/Central Belt, South Wales, South West, West Midlands, Yorkshire
  • Type: Graduate Programme

Other benefits...

  • A comprehensive benefits package, including a flexible benefits fund and highly competitive pension
  • Opportunities to work abroad
  • Profit share scheme

Disciplines accepted...

  • Electrical

Contact Arup

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Job ID Number: 0950
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