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Industrial Internship in Energy, Water & Resources


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Launch your career with Arup:

Dedicated to sustainable development, Arup is a collective of designers, consultants and experts working globally. Founded to be humane and excellent, we collaborate with our clients and partners using imagination, technology, and rigour to shape a better world.

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Introduction to Energy, Water and Resources

The energy sector is in transition towards a net zero future. We're committed to working with clients, the wider industry and government partners to get there as fast as possible by exploring low carbon and net zero solutions that are sustainable and long term. Whether it's investment or transaction advice, energy system integration, or the detailed design of energy infrastructure, or supporting the planning of new offshore wind developments we help clients to chart a sustainable path forward

Arup helps the world manage its water – from the supply of clean drinking water to understanding flood risks, from drainage to sanitation. We've evolved our own ‘Design with water' methodology, drawn on our experiences designing, implementing, and maintaining water infrastructure around the world. ‘Design with water' places an understanding of the local water cycle at the centre of responses to wider local issues like economic development, food and agriculture, community, and energy use.
We use consultancy, engineering, and research to bring the most insightful approaches to energy, water and resource projects wherever they are in the world.

Disciplines available within Energy, Water and Resources

Chemical Engineering

The Arup Process Engineering team currently have an opportunity for a chemical engineering industrial intern to join the team.  You will be expected to undertake a 12 month internship.
The work is extremely varied involving projects across many different sectors, such as a water and wastewater treatment, waste, energy, hydrogen, nuclear and other process related industrial work. Our team is focused both on the local market and international opportunities, supporting local Arup efforts across the globe. Our main goal is to deliver sustainable solutions to our clients.
To strengthen our capabilities, we are looking for Graduates to join our team of bright professionals in Leeds. From your first day, you'll join an unrivalled community of experts, where everyone is supported in their career path and encouraged to work towards a professional qualification.
You are expected to have a good understanding of the fundamentals of Chemical Engineering. Experience of system design, programming and digital tools such as Hysys would be beneficial. 
We are looking for individuals who are currently working towards a master's level degree in Chemical Engineering.  

Civil Engineering

Our Civil Engineers can find themselves working in diverse roles from river and coastal engineering, dams and reservoirs, sustainable urban drainage, green infrastructure, tunnels, site development and water or wastewater infrastructure and treatment. Energy, collaboration, and effective communication is fundamental to success as our Civil Engineering teams are often at the core of these projects acting as integrators or facilitators, working closely with many internal specialists and external bodies from clients and contractors to statutory approval organisations.

Please be aware, due to the nature of the work in Whitehaven, applicants must be security clearable.

Electrical Engineering

Our Electrical Engineers apply their specialist skills to projects across the globe. We offer our clients a broad spectrum of expertise and consulting services in, but not limited to the following industries:

  • Water - water and wastewater treatment, pumping stations, reservoirs, water distribution;
  • Energy - hydro, CHP, waste-to-energy, wind, gas;
  • Power – HV/LV Transmission and Distribution;
  • Industrial Clients – steam generation, chemical handling;
  • Process - food and beverage processing.

Please be aware, due to the nature of the work in Whitehaven, applicants must be security clearable.

Mechanical Engineering

Our Mechanical Engineers apply their specialist skills to deliver design and consulting services for the vital infrastructure that makes modern life possible. Our work includes, but is not limited to water and water treatment, bio-resources, pumping stations, reservoirs, active flood defences, hydro power, offshore wind and renewable energy, steam generation, industrial manufacturing and process plants.

Please be aware, due to the nature of the work in Whitehaven, applicants must be security clearable.

What we offer you:

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

Different people, shared values:

At Arup, we believe when talented people collaborate, great things are possible. Arup hires people with proven skills and open minds. We are taking deliberate action to create an inclusive culture that is grounded in our purpose to shape a better world.
At Arup, we welcome candidates from all backgrounds, regardless of age, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and any other protected characteristic. Our internal employee networks - BAME, Culture, Disability, LGBTQ+ and Women - provide a space for you to express your views and to make a positive difference.

At Arup, we are committed to making all stages of our recruitment process accessible to all candidates. Please let us know if you need any assistance or reasonable adjustments throughout your application and we will do everything we possibly can to support you.

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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: April 6th, 2023
  • Multiple vacancies
  • Starting Salary: Competitive + benefits
  • 2:1 and above (expected)
  • 12 months
  • Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Glasgow, Leeds, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Sheffield and Whitehaven (Cumbria)
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Acoustics
  • Architecture
  • Building Services
  • Building Surveying
  • Civil
  • Construction
  • Construction Management
  • Energy/Renewables
  • Environment & Sustainability
  • Geotechnical
  • Infrastructure
  • Project Management
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Structural
  • Transport Planning
  • Water/Hydrology

Also Accepting...

  • All STEM disciplines

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