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Graduate Digital Consultant – Service Designer

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About us 

Arup is an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists offering a broad range of professional services. Through our work, we make a positive difference to the world. Arup Digital combines innovative digital solutions and processes with our domain expertise across the built environment.

Advanced Digital Engineering

We are a centre of excellence for digital in Arup. We combine advanced digital, engineering, technical, and project expertise to add new value for clients.

Arup's Advanced Digital Engineering group comprises over 300 advanced engineering, digital and project consultants, bringing together a seamless combination of digital and data-related capabilities with Arup's traditional engineering and design strengths. We use this to solve our clients most complex challenges and help them respond effectively to the fast-changing digital world. We combine advanced digital expertise in data, models, analytics, and user centred design, with world-class specialist engineering skills such as advanced dynamics, vibration and wind engineering, as well as digital advisory services, mobility consulting and digital product design and delivery.

We support Arup's longstanding commitment to work on the most interesting and innovative projects by using the right modelling, data, technology and automation capabilities to redefine the built environment with our clients. We provide digital advisory services that focus on working with clients on their digital strategy, design of new services, systems and assets, and helping deliver working solutions along with the development of new analysis tools and other cloud enabled digital services for clients.

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.

What are we looking for?

A service designer to join our existing service design, user experience design and strategic design capability, and help develop our digital consulting business across a wide range of relevant sectors. We welcome individuals with particular interest in designing services and experiences for the built environment.

You will have the drive to excel in your chosen career and enjoy this challenge and the satisfaction that accompanies success. The role will be to assist the Arup Digital Studio team, joining our existing front-line capability of architects, interaction designers and strategic designers, with an expanding workload and to offer complementary and new skills to growing this area of work in Arup's London Office.

What will Arup offer you?

The opportunity to thrive in a fast-paced and diverse working environment. Arup searches for the highest calibre recruits and supports and encourages enhancement of skills and career advancement.

The position will be based in London but it is expected that the successful candidate will be willing to travel to other offices (including international locations) and work there for short periods.

Your work will include designing and supporting client and collaborator workshops, as well as conducting user research, using tried and tested human-centred design processes (using aspects of ethnography, interviews, surveys, design probes and so on.) You will help turn original research into insights, and then core service design deliverables, such as service blueprints, user journeys and various forms of mapping. You will create sets of personas, drawn from demographic research, and co-create scenarios that identify practical yet opportunities for how digital services can support delivery, operations and customer experience. You will aid with prototyping and testing of potential products and services (at high level), mapping against identified opportunities, personas, and case studies.

What will you offer Arup?

Personal profile

You will be an experienced practitioner in one or more of service design, user experience design, interaction design, technology-led prototyping or equivalent design disciplines.

You should be an innovative problem solver, someone who thinks ‘outside the box' and who is able to communicate ideas and solutions. You should have a positive and forward-thinking approach and enjoy working as part of a friendly and supportive team. Workload will be diverse and the ability to multi-task and manage your workload is important.

An enquiring mind is key to our approach, as we work across numerous diverse contexts. You will be able to assimilate such new contexts rapidly, and to use various design techniques to help make sense of them, for colleagues, clients and collaborators.

Arup offers its employees opportunities to become involved in activities and areas of work beyond the scope of any job description. You should be a well-rounded person in terms of interests and ambitions as we look forward to you getting involved and becoming fully integrated into the Arup community.

The Studio's clients can often by overseas, so the ability to travel for work on occasion, to a reasonable amount, and arranged suitably in advance, will be required.

Technical qualifications

You will have a strong academic background and preferably some practical experience. A first degree in Service Design or Interaction Design (or similar) preferred. We would also welcome individuals with degrees in Urban Planning, Urban Studies, Anthropology, Architecture, Product Design, Digital Design with experience in combining original research and system thinking into creating systems for the built environment.

A relevant MSc (or equivalent) is desirable but not essential.

You will have strong communication skills and be able to persuasively communicate your ideas through verbal presentation, writing, and/or graphic design. Preference will be given to those with experience deploying applied research and service design solutions.

In return, we offer the following:

There are infinite possibilities when you join Arup. You'll receive all the opportunities that come with a fulfilling career, including a competitive salary and welcome bonus, profit share scheme, a flexible benefits fund and generous pension.

What else can you expect?

  • Opportunities to work on international projects.
  • An interesting and varied workload where you'll make a tangible difference to the world.
  • A collaborative, intelligent and friendly team in an excellent working environment.
  • A challenging workload that will stretch your mind and make the most of your skills.
  • The support you need to develop your career through professional accreditation and training.


How to Apply

Job ID Number: 1407
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Opportunity Overview

  • February 16th, 2019
  • Competitive + benefits
  • Masters and above
  • London

Disciplines accepted...

  • Architecture
  • Computer & IT

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