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Technician - Civil Engineering

Closing date
23 May 2022

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About Arup

We are an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants, and technical specialists offering a broad range of professional services. Through our work, we make a positive difference in the world. As a wholly independent organisation, we are owned in trust for the benefit of staff and their dependants; with no shareholders or external investors we determine our own business priorities and direction. Arup is a place where creativity, innovation and exciting technical challenges are always possible; we are part of a team that enjoys what they do.

The Opportunity:

We are seeking a technician to report to the London Civil Engineering group Leader and work very closely with technical professionals at all levels such as designers and project managers, you will be responsible for supporting the delivery of a wide range of projects: varying from small pre-feasibility studies through to detailed design and supervision of large-scale infrastructure projects. The role is hybrid, you will be visiting the office 2-3 times a week.

Duties will include:

The provision of Civil/Infrastructure Engineering is a key part of your role and is also important that you assist in developing our Civil Engineering business by attending client meetings, producing bid documentation and general business development activities, and taking personal responsibility for the management and development of your colleagues. You will be expected to actively share knowledge across the team to contribute to others' development and strive to deliver the highest quality of service to our clients. As this role is critical to the continued success and growth of our business, it is essential that you are a naturally supportive individual who is highly motivated and proactive and demonstrates excellent attention to detail combined with commercial acumen. Confident and composed, you will be equally at home whether with the client on-site or in an office instructing and mentoring your colleagues or supporting others. As a flexible, adaptable individual you will be comfortable working in multidisciplinary teams with colleagues from a wide variety of professional and cultural backgrounds. You will have technical expertise in civil/infrastructure that you will pass on to the team and supervise such design work ensuring excellent solutions are delivered to our client and the team skills are developed in the process.

Desirable skills
  • Experience in civil/infrastructure design and an ability to mentor others in this respect.
  • Strong capability in relevant design tools including CAD packages such as Autodesk Civil 3D and Bentley 3D AECOsim, hydraulic modelling packages such as Microdrainage, and GIS packages.
  • Technical expertise in Highway Design, Flood Risk and Drainage, Water Supply, Power Supply, Civil Structures, Earthworks, and understanding of Resilience, Climate Change, Smart Cities, Sustainability.
  • Ability or experience managing clients directly and management of small teams.
  • Track record of delivering small/medium projects on time and on budget/quality and success in managing client relationships.

  • Level 3/Level 4 engineering/University degree in a relevant discipline/Chartered.

Rewards and Benefits

We offer a competitive salary at all levels, and one of the best benefits packages in our sector.

Core benefits include cover under the UK Healthcare Plan (private medical insurance), Life Assurance, Accident Insurance, and Income Protection (long term disability) cover. Core benefits are funded by us and made available to all permanent staff in order to support and safeguard your financial, physical, and mental wellbeing. You will also have access to Choice Benefits to help with your work/life balance and financial security.

In addition, all permanent employees are eligible for the Global Profit Share scheme. Subject to scheme rules employees can receive two Profit Share payments per year, which are dependent on the firm's financial performance.

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 - discover more about life at Arup here.

At Arup, we are committed to making all stages of our recruitment process accessible to candidates with disabilities. Please speak to our recruitment team and we will work with you to make reasonable adjustments to ensure you can perform at your best throughout your application.

At Arup, we appreciate that everyone's circumstances are different and having the freedom to flex the way we work is essential to our wellbeing. If flexibility matters to you let us know when you apply, and we will discuss how this could work in your role.

What happens next?

If this could be the next step in your journey, please apply online. All applications will be considered, and we will try our very best to respond to you within 72 hours of receiving your application.

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