Graduate Opportunity

GROW Programme – Structural and Bridge Engineer 2023

Civil/Structural/Building Services.

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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.

Bridge/Structural Engineering – At Arcadis, we pride ourselves in our 400-year history of being involved in some of the most iconic bridges in the world, such as Sydney Harbour Bridge, Humber Bridge, Victoria Falls Bridge, The Millau Viaduct to name but a few. You will be a member of an established community where you will be supported by experts as you undertake feasibility studies, design and site supervision on Bridge and Civil structures projects in Highways and Rail.

Working in teams of various sizes you will help develop first class, digital and sustainable solutions for our clients, gaining a wide variety of experience on projects such as HS2 and Lower Thames Crossing to heritage bridges over the Thames and moving bridges in central London to Iconic bridges in Texas, New Zealand, Cardiff or Belgium.

  • Accepted degrees: Meng (or MSc) Structural or Civils & Structures or Civils

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...

  • Building Services
  • Civil
  • Construction
  • Environment & Sustainability
  • Geology
  • Geotechnical
  • Structural

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