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Acoustics - Industrial Placement

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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 combines innovative digital solutions and processes with our domain expertise across the built environment.

In Arup Acoustics we are responsible for the beautiful sound in concert halls and for controlling vibration in sensitive laboratory environments. We help reduce the impact of noise from airports, railways, highways and stadiums, while making sure sound systems are heard with clarity in even the busiest transport hubs.

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Our international acoustics design team provides services in the design of acoustics, noise and vibration for buildings and transportation. Our venue design team leads the operational planning and technical systems design of venues from music to sports. Our industry leading work in the prediction and assessment of noise from new major infrastructure such as HS2 and Heathrow airport has expanded our expertise in modelling and data analysis through to innovative presentation to the public via auralisation and visualisation.

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 better inform the built environment with our clients.

What are we looking for?

This role is for students studying a relevant degree who are looking to take a mid-degree year placement starting in September 2019.

What will Arup offer you?

The opportunity to experience a fast-paced and diverse working environment. Arup searches for the highest calibre people and supports and encourages the enhancement of your skills in applying them to the practical world. The variety of projects and the technical expertise of specialist colleagues will make this a valuable and stimulating placement for you.

What will you offer Arup?

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Ideally you will currently be in your second or third year of study looking to enter graduate employment no earlier than September 2021, however, we will consider students/graduates at any stage of your education.

You should be an innovative problem solver, with a practical curiosity to understand how things work and how to make them better 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.

Data analytics, data quality, machine learning & artificial intelligence methodologies and the online use of data are techniques that we are developing to support our practice in acoustics, noise and vibration. We want someone who can help to expand this further through innovative thinking, enthusiasm and vision. You should be keen to learn and develop your skills as you gain experience in new areas of work.

You should be a well-rounded person in terms of interests and ambitions and keen to be deeply involved in both the Acoustics team and the wider digital communities.

Technical qualifications

You will be working towards a first degree and/or an MSc (or equivalent) in a relevant subject such as computer science, or data analytics, or physics and engineering degrees with a high proportion of computational thinking, algorithms and data structures, software development methodologies, object-oriented programming and database systems. You should have proven academic experience of utilising and deploying data solutions.

We are particularly keen to meet people with experience in ‘big data' and software development, including Python, C sharp, C++, visual basics, SQL, PowerBI, Pascal, Java, MatLab and/or PHP.

We would also be interested in applicants who have an interest or experience in the application of these skills to 3D geometry and data management (GIS, BIM, Revit etc), visualisation and gaming, and knowledge of related hardware.

The role

The role will typically include:

  • The integration of new data management technologies and software tools into existing engineering processes.
  • Recommendations for ways to improve data reliability, efficiency and quality.
  • Effective collaboration with engineers, designers, technical specialists and IT team members to successfully deliver project goals.
  • Develop processes for data modelling, mining and production from a wide variety of data sources, using SQL and AWS ‘big data' technologies.
  • Design, construct, install, test and maintain scalable data management systems to optimise extraction, transformation, and loading of data.
  • Taking part in technical design and progress meetings.
  • Discovering, learning and integrating new technologies into our existing engineering workflows to develop our capability and offer cutting edge services to our clients.
  • Design and build applications and interfaces utilising HTML5, CSS3, java script and server side scripting languages like Python.
  • Advise on existing and new web technologies and methodologies to complement our business.

In return, we offer the following:

  • 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.


How to Apply

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Opportunity Overview

  • June 9th, 2019
  • Competitive + benefits
  • 1st and above (expected)
  • Year-long
  • Manchester
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Acoustics
  • Analytics
  • Computer Science
  • Data Science
  • Hardware
  • Physics
  • Software
  • Systems

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