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Industrial Placement - Geotechnics - Infrastructure


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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:  

Our ground engineering specialists apply their skills to buildings and infrastructure projects across the globe. Our areas of expertise include civil engineering, geotechnical engineering, geology/geohazards, geo-environmental and hydrogeology. We offer our clients a broad spectrum of expertise and consulting services in a wide variety of areas including building developments and area masterplans, design for highways, railways, energy facilities, mining and water infrastructure projects as well as design of education, sports and leisure facilities.  

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.   

During your Industrial Placement, you'll help us to deliver effective and professional services for a range of varied and high-profile clients. You'll be given responsibility for tasks from day one, and we'll give you the chance to take on more as you progress and broaden your skills. You will predominantly be office-based, with opportunities to complete short durations of site-based work. 

What are we looking for?  

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

  • Studying for an Masters or Bachelors degree in Civil Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Engineering Geology, Hydrogeology, Environmental Engineering or a similar geo-science related subject. 
  • Able to demonstrate strong motivation and a passion for a career in ground engineering. 
  • An interest in and application of digital skills, such as computer coding for design automation and problem-solving.  
  • To be eligible, you must be studying a degree course that allows you to complete an industrial placement programme.  

Arup industrial placement opportunities typically run for 11-12 months. You must be available to start on the opportunity during Summer 2022 and commit to completing the programme in full.  

At the end of your placement, you will have the opportunity to be considered for a graduate opportunity at Arup. 

What we offer you:  

There are infinite possibilities with Arup. You'll receive an insight of the opportunities that a challenging, fulfilling career provides, and:  

  • A competitive salary  
  • 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 skills   

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Opportunity Overview

  • January 24th, 2022
  • Competitive salary + benefits
  • All grades
  • 11-12 months
  • London and Newcastle
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Civil
  • Environment & Sustainability
  • Geology
  • Geophysics
  • Geotechnical
  • Water/Hydrology

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