At Arup, we design and deliver ground-breaking iconic projects 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 people are at the heart of our business and we pride ourselves in embracing the Arup values when dealing with both our colleagues and our clients.
Arup · A Short Introduction
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Arup provides theatre and venue consultancy to arts, culture and entertainment clients around the built environment – for experiences, places, buildings and districts. Projects range from: school or community arts facilities, important in our local areas; to new-build international theatres, studios and concert venues: to master-planning entire cultural districts. We guide projects from inception and planning, through design, testing and commissioning to help clients achieve their aspirations, working closely with public authorities, operators, architects, engineers and theatre staff.
About the role
We are looking for a Graduate Consultant to join our team of bright venues professionals in London and Winchester. You'll work with Arup's theatre/ venue consulting team to undertake conceptual and technical design, provide high quality design information and support projects through construction, commissioning and early operation.
From your first day, you'll join an unrivalled community of experts, closely linked with our colleagues around the globe, where everyone is supported in their career path and encouraged to work towards a professional qualification.
You will be engaged on a portfolio of projects, working with different teams and ranging in scale, duration and design stage, providing you with a diverse working environment.
Under the guidance of experienced practitioners, you will undertake design and consultancy in the following areas:
Stage machinery and automation control systems
Performing arts centre design, auditorium planning and operational design
Production lighting and lighting control systems
Audiovisual systems, including production sound, video, communications and projection
Digital performance technical infrastructure.
You will be expected to:
Develop innovative solutions within constraints of project budgets
Undertake conceptual through to technical design
Undertake calculations, drawings and modelling of theatre technical systems
Prepare presentations and technical documents for clear communication with design teams and users
Contribute to and review designs of other parties
Review systems onsite and assist with specialist performance systems inspection and commissioning.
We're looking for graduates with curiosity, personal drive and technical knowhow. If you can combine these skills with a practical understanding of the performing arts and a desire to deliver excellent services for clients, we'd like to hear from you.
We're looking for the following qualifications and skills:
Bachelor's degree in a relevant subject, such as Engineering, Sciences, Architecture or Technical Theatre
Experience of working in performing arts production, and knowledge of specialist technical equipment and rigging
Enthusiasm for performing arts, and the design of facilities for the performing arts
Proficiency in use of drawing packages (eg. AutoCAD, Revit, Rhino)
Creativity in developing design solutions
Excellent planning and organisational skills
Good time management and ability to work concurrently on multiple projects
Relevant professional membership (eg. Associate Member of the ABTT, ALD or ASD) is desirable
Ability to maintain personal effectiveness and team relationships at times of pressure.
Arup offers extensive opportunities for your personal and career development and:
A competitive salary and settling in allowance
Profit share scheme
A comprehensive benefits package, including a flexible benefits fund and highly competitive pension
An interesting and varied workload
The opportunity to work on international projects
Technically challenging projects that will stretch and challenge your skills
Opportunities to work abroad
A supportive and friendly team, based in an excellent working environment
Mentorship and support towards professional accreditation and career development opportunities.
Does this role sound of interest to you? Please find further information below:
We are growing our teams elsewhere in the UK, and opportunities may be available to transfer to our Liverpool, Leeds or Manchester offices after an initial training period is complete.
Assessment centres will take place from December 2019, so we recommend that you apply as soon as possible so you don't miss out on this exciting opportunity.
Our Graduate Welcome Week will take place in September 2020. Although we can be flexible on start dates we would hope that the successful candidate will join their peers for this event.
Please note that we are unable to offer Tier 2 visa sponsorship for this role. Therefore you must ensure that you are eligible to work in the UK without our sponsorship in order for your application to be considered.