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Architectural Assistant

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We are the architectural practice within the international consulting engineering group Arup – established by Ove Arup in London in 1963 as Arup Associates, we rebranded as Arup in April 2018 marking the expansion to for a global practice with teams in Europe, the Americas, Australasia and East Asia. We work closely with Arup's unparalleled range of experts in the built environment. Our aim is technologically advanced design that is simple, purposeful efficient and beautiful, and sensitive to environmental and human needs in line with Ove Arup's vision for ‘Total Architecture'.

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You will work within the project teams based in our London office as an Architectural Assistant. Projects will vary in duration, typology and scope.

This is a varied role, and your day-to-day responsibilities could include the following:

  • Assisting with design work using a range of physical and digital tools
  • Preparation of drawings, presentations and models
  • Planning your workload so that you can deliver on time or ahead of target.


  • Professional degree in Architecture, (RIBA Part 1) or equivalent at 2.1 or above
  • Strong conceptual and design talent
  • Fundamental understanding of the design process and ability to translate great architecture into a great building
  • Revit, AutoCAD, 3D Max, Rhino, and Adobe Suite skills an advantage
  • Ability to maintain organised and accurate project records
  • Ability to operate in a dynamic and changing environment
  • Fluency in English
  • Confidence in working in a complex and international environment
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work well in a team.

Reward and Benefits:

  • We offer a competitive salary
  • A supportive and friendly team, based in an excellent working environment
  • Technically challenging projects that will stretch and challenge your skills
  • A range of extracurricular activities from open crits to summer softball
  • Excellent work-life balance.

Additional Information

This is an 11-month placement opportunity.

This role will be based in our London office. Candidates must upload the following in order to be considered:

  • Cover letter, detailing your reason for your application and your interest in Architecture
  • CV
  • Breakdown of modules and results to date .

Please upload as one document, and not three separate attachments.

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.


How to Apply

Job ID Number: 1535
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Opportunity Overview

  • July 1st, 2019
  • Competitive + benefits
  • 2:1 and above (expected)
  • Year-long
  • London
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Architecture

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