Graduate Opportunity

Graduate Geospatial Specialist - Infrastructure & Consulting

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Arup is an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, architects, consultants and technical specialists, working across every aspect of today's built environment. Together we help our clients solve their most complex challenges – turning exciting ideas into tangible reality as we strive to find a better way and shape a better world.

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Overview of role:  

As one of the world's leading building and infrastructure design consultancies, we offer clients the innovation and technical know-how to continually deliver their projects on schedule and on budget, but without compromise.  

As Arup continues to focus on digital transformation, we seamlessly combine digital and data-related capabilities with Arup's traditional engineering and design strengths to help solve complex problems more efficiently and offer new ways of working in this digital age.  

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 and environmental skills, as well as digital advisory services and digital services 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're looking for Geospatial Specialists to join our team of bright professionals. From your first day, you'll join an unrivalled community of experts, where everyone is supported and mentored in their career path and encouraged to work towards a professional qualification. 

You will be joining a technical delivery team with a varied and potentially challenging workload. You may be working on wide variety of projects of global and national importance, such as HS2, Crossrail and other major infrastructure, strategic and master planning, research, environmental reviews. 

Day to day tasks will include GIS development for data management, data manipulation and visualisation, and automation. You will have the opportunity to use 2D and 3D data developing your core GIS and specific developer skills like for example web or apps development and configuration. 

You will have the opportunity to work with the full suite of ESRI's ArcGIS tools, FME, Open Source products and other key data management, manipulation and visualisation software. You will have the opportunity to develop your core GIS and supporting skills including web, server and development skills.

What are we looking for? 

For this opportunity, we are seeking the following qualifications, skills and attributes:  


  • Bachelors in GIS or Remote Sensing OR; 
  • Masters degree in a relevant subject such as Geography, GIS, Earth Observation, Remote Sensing 
  • Good technical expertise and a sound understanding of data management, spatial analysis, scripting, web development and visualisation work 
  • Proven academic experience of utilising and deploying data solutions  
  • Awareness of one or more front-end languages (e.g. HTML / CSS, JavaScript, XML, jQuery) 
  • Awareness of one or more back-end languages (e.g. Java, Python, PHP) and JavaScript frameworks (e.g. Angular, React, Node.js) 
  • Awareness of one or more Mapping libraries (e.g. leaflet, mapbox, geodjango frameworks, ArcGIS API's) 
  • Ability to manage own work, good communication skills, effectively translate technical language to the language of business, strong problem-solving skills, interest in working with clients 


We would be looking for demonstration of skills matching at least some of those listed below, but not all. 

  • Experience with SQL and non-SQL databases (PostgreSQL/SQL Server/MongoDB) and GIS servers (ArcGIS server/PostrgreSQL) 
  • Understanding and aptitude for using one or more of the following: ModelBuilder and/or ArcObjects, ArcPy/Python, SQL, HTML5, JavaScript, FME and ArcGIS Server 
  • Experience in integrating systems and building software customisations to make spatial and non-spatial data analysis more easily accessible 
  • Experience in the visualisation and analysis of complex and large data sets 
  • Aptitude for mentoring/training others 

You must be available to start this opportunity in September 2022.

What we offer you:  

Beyond a great salary and stimulating, technically challenging work, Arup offers a range of additional benefits to its people.  

As a membership organisation, everyone shares in our success through a global profit share scheme. Our people also have access to a range of broader wellbeing benefits.  

You'll have access to lots of learning opportunities including a structured induction and ongoing training through Arup university.  

Additionally, you'll have the opportunity to utilise your technical expertise to improve the lives of the most vulnerable in the communities in which we live and work through Arup's community engagement programme.  

Next steps:  

Complete the application form, attaching any required documents. We'll be reviewing applications on a rolling basis. You are therefore strongly encouraged to apply in advance of the application deadline. Our assessment centres for this opportunity will take place from December 2021. 

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Opportunity Overview

  • Tomorrow
  • Multiple vacancies
  • Competitive salary + benefits
  • 2:1 and above
  • Belfast, Solihull, Birmingham, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London and Newcastle
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Analytics
  • Computer Science
  • Data Science
  • Geology
  • Geophysics
  • Geotechnical
  • Maths
  • Statistics

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