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GROW Programme – Electrical & Electronic Engineering 2023

Electrical/Mechanical/Civil/Automotive/Computer Science.

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About us

Start Date: April or September 2023

At Arcadis we focus on attracting, retaining and developing people who share our passion and commitment to improve quality of life. In return we offer you the opportunity to transform your world and the world around you, that could be through client work, upskilling yourself, championing equality and inclusion or getting involved in charity work, to name just a few. Our people value different perspectives, they care about the sustainability of our planet and dare to shape the future.

Arcadis - in our own words

Arcadis has been named by the Sunday Times as one of the UK’s Top 25 Big Companies to work for.

One of our core values is ‘people first’, and supported by our Lovinklaan foundation, we invest in you for the long term, to ensure you reach your full potential.

You’ll have the opportunity to own your career and work on industry-defining projects, finding solutions to real challenges that make a difference to people’s lives. You’re encouraged to have a growth mindset and are given the space to develop personally and professionally, building a flexible career that works for you.

Programme Description:

At Arcadis you’ll be part of a community that encourages and supports you to thrive, to challenge everything, and to transform the world as we know it. Our graduate GROW programme is a three-year accelerated learning programme that focuses on professional Chartership.

As a GROW graduate you will play an active part in driving your career development and will be exposed to a variety of projects across the business. Technical experience is key in our sector, which is why we will provide you with a clear framework to work towards Chartership. You’ll benefit from structured training, mentoring, plus funding and support for accreditations relevant to your programme, as well as the assistance you need to develop and succeed.  

At Arcadis our mission is to improve quality of life for everyone. To do this we need your experience, your imagination, your passion, and your ambition. We need your ability to think differently and willingness to challenge the way we do things. Our success is driven by passionate and innovative people who sit at the very heart of our business, and our graduates are fundamental to this success.

The Engineering GROW Programme

On the Engineering GROW Programme, you will be given the opportunity to specialise within your chosen discipline of engineering and we ensure you obtain the appropriate experiences that you need to become a technical expert. 

Being an Engineer at Arcadis is about applying a human filter to all your technical expertise and training, and you’ll be responsible for transforming the world through innovation and creativity. During this three-year programme you will develop core engineering and consulting techniques that can be applied while working with our clients in the UK and potentially even some of our international clients around the globe.

As part of the Engineering GROW Programme, there are 4 options:

Electrical Engineering – Our inclusive and diverse Electrical, Instrumentation, Control and Automation team, work across a broad spectrum of UK and international projects and industrial sectors. This can offer variation of work, experience, and challenges within Water, Energy, Rail, Highways, or Building Services; with Electrical, Instrumentation, Control and Automation Engineers involved in design of all aspects from Electrical distribution and Motor Control, through to Instrumentation, Industrial Control, and Automation. Everything you do will have sustainability at its heart through the designing of energy efficient electrical systems, renewable energy systems and their integration.

  • Accepted degrees: MEng (or MSc) Electrical Engineering (preferred). We will also consider applicants with master's level degrees with Electrical element such as combined electrical & mechanical or electronics & electrical 

Systems Engineering – Our Systems Engineers work across various schemes spanning railway, highway and defence sectors delivering a whole system led approach in the delivery of the projects. We are at the forefront of the delivery of a project, through our broad engineering knowledge that spans all disciplines (i.e. Mechanical, Electrical, Civil etc) and engineering management skills in ensuring that we are delivering an integrated system or project.

Systems Engineers are at the heart of understanding the customer and stakeholder needs and ensuring that the project requirements and interfaces are managed through the design, installation, testing/commissioning, operation, maintenance, and obsolescence management phases of the project lifecycle.

  • Accepted degrees: Meng (or MSc) Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Telecoms Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or any other Engineering discipline. Candidates from Mathematics or Computer Science with an analytical mindset are also welcome.

Power Systems Analysis - Our Power Systems Analysis Engineers model the Electrical Power Systems and complete Grid Code compliance checks for new electrical Renewables, Transmission and Distribution Electrical Infrastructure systems at a local project, regional, and national level.

We provide the electrical compliance due diligence building blocks to deliver renewables generation projects and the associated local and national Electrical infrastructure upgrades and extension for the immediate and long-term future, whilst considering a wide range of issues such as safety, climate change, the economy, and the environment. As a Graduate, you will assist in the delivery of project related tasks to meet budget, timeframe, and quality targets, and will be able to learn new technical skills focusing on innovation, sustainability, and digital solutions.   

  • Accepted Degrees: Electrical Engineering or Power Systems Engineering Degree

Telecoms Engineering - Our Telecommunications team works across the business providing Network Design, Radio Communication, Structured Cabling and Information systems for a fully connected transport systems at a local, regional, and national level. We apply latest technology and methodology to design sustainable infrastructure for the future, improving quality of life. Within this team, you will assist in the delivery of project related tasks and will be able to learn new technical skills focusing on innovation, sustainability, and digital solutions.   

  • Accepted Degrees: Electrical, Electronics, Communications or a related system engineering discipline  

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Qualified to MEng/MSc level with a (predicted) grade of 2.2 in a relevant discipline.
  • You will enjoy working in a team environment and have the confidence to work under pressure
  • You will be innovative & creative
  • Resilient and able to deal with ambiguity
  • Be a strategic and analytical thinker
  • Excellent communication skills, and technical knowledge appropriate for the area you are applying to
  • Relevant work experience through internships would be advantageous  
  • Willing to travel and stay away from home when required (where possible we embrace virtual working)

What we offer you:

  • The opportunity to join an accelerated learning scheme with a commitment to your professional development
  • Competitive salary
  • 25 days' per annum + 8 days bank holiday
  • Private medical insurance cover
  • Matched pension contribution up to 8%
  • Professional subscription + support on becoming chartered
  • Flexible benefits 

Selection Process

  • Step 1: Apply Online
  • Step 2: Psychometric behavioural assessment
  • Step 3: Assessment Centre 
  • Step 4: Interview

Why Arcadis?

Our work with clients has a direct impact on people’s lives and on the planet. We make moving, living and belonging in cities safer, more resilient and more sustainable. By partnering with our clients as responsible custodians of our earth's resources, we can create a sustainable planet.
We continue to think of new ways to make positive impacts and create better experiences for people; data driven and digital solutions have become part of the Arcadis DNA. Working together with clients and using techniques like design thinking, we can get to the heart of our clients’ most pressing challenges and work together to solve them.

As a global business, we have committed to support five of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals to ensure that our projects contribute to a better and more sustainable future for all. But it’s not just the work that we do on client projects that benefits communities and our planet. As a global business, we are committed to making a positive impact to society by supporting local communities where we operate.

To help protect our planet, we monitor and measure non-financial information to inform business decisions and reduce our own environmental impact as part of our commitment to be net zero carbon as a global company by 2030.

Our Commitment to Equality, Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging: We want you to be able to bring your best self to work every day which is why we take equality and inclusion seriously and hold ourselves to account for our actions. Our ambition is to be an employer of choice and provide a great place to work for all our people. We believe that by working together diverse people with different experiences develop the most innovative ideas. Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the heart of how we improve quality of life and we work closely with our people across six ED&I Workstreams: Age, Disability, Faith, Gender, LGBT+ and Race. A diverse and skilled workforce is essential to our success.

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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Starting: April 2023
  • Multiple vacancies
  • Starting Salary: Competitive + benefits
  • 2:2 and above
  • Glasgow, Manchester, Leeds, Warrington, Birmingham, Cambridge, Cardiff, Bristol, London, Croydon, Exeter, Guildford (Surrey) and Plymouth
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Civil
  • Computer Science
  • Control & Instrumentation
  • Electrical
  • Electronic
  • Maths
  • Mechanical
  • Mechatronics
  • Systems
  • Telecommunications

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