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Associate Electrical

Electrical Engineering
Europe Region
COR00004R Requisition #

A career at Arup offers you the chance to make a positive difference in the world. Independently owned and independently minded, Arup is the creative force at the heart of many of the world’s most prominent projects in the built environment. We believe that flexible arrangements, such as hybrid working, create a more inclusive way of working that supports our diversity and the wellbeing of our people.

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.

Lead Electrical Engineer

Arup is seeking to add an Associate – Electrical Engineer, at leadership level, to join our multi-disciplinary buildings engineering team in Cork. In this leadership role we are looking for a candidate who is seeking to work in exciting and challenging projects. A candidate with the ability to manage multidisciplinary projects, lead the delivery of high-end electrical engineering work, build strong client relationships, and be active in the development and mentoring of our engineers.

This role comes with the opportunity for career progression and to work on interesting and innovative projects both in Ireland and globally. The successful candidate with will be responsible for leading multi discipline engineering teams including BIM. You will lead projects from business case through to commissioning.  The projects that we work on are underpinned by sustainability and digital influence. The role is also client and external team focused.

This role will give you the opportunity to work in an organisation where training and development is celebrated and will help you to further advance your knowledge and career in a progressive way working in a diverse environment that is people and client focused.

The successful candidate should have extensive design experience with Electrical systems in buildings including sustainable, low carbon, and innovative strategies demonstrated on projects.


Your responsibilities

  • Delivering high-quality engineering work, achieve internal project goals, develop and maintain good client relationships.
  • Manage internal operations and communication within the Electrical Team in Cork.
  • Create a culture of learning and development for the electrical team, examine the needs of the team and individuals, identify opportunities for growth and creativity.
  • Leading electrical engineering and multi discipline design on projects.
  • Using Electrical and MEP skills to provide business focus particularly on Commercial and SI&T areas, monitor clients and business in these areas and seek opportunities.
  • Coordinating with multiple disciplines and working in conjunction with project managers to help complete the work.
  • Participating in local Professional Associations.


Your Education/Profile

  • Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent.
  • Chartered or Professional Engineers Status.
  • 12 - 15 years of experience minimum in this area.
  • Strong technical knowledge in the area of electrical engineering.
  • Good track record of projects.
  • Experience leading project teams on medium to large scale projects.
  • The ability to prioritize effectively, balance assigned work, and exceptional organization skills required for our constantly evolving environment.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills essential for team-based working.
  • Presentation skills with colleagues and clients of all types.
  • Commercial, Healthcare and/or SI&T design experience is preferred but not


What to expect at Arup:

  • A multicultural and informal working environment where you can develop professionally by being part of a team who enjoy what they do.
  • Opportunities for short or long assignments at Arup’s offices and projects anywhere in the world.
  • Employees are eligible for the Global Profit Share scheme, which is dependent on the firm’s financial performance.
  • Competitive performance-based salary growth.
  • A strong corporate culture committed to its values: quality of work, holistic approach, humane organization, straight and honourable dealings, social usefulness and reasonable prosperity.
  • Continuous training and professional development that will allow you to adapt to the growing needs of our clients as we embrace digital transformation.
  • You will be expected to become a member of a relevant and necessary professional organisation.

Join us in shaping a better world.

Our goal is to shape a better world, finding solutions for some of the world’s most complex problems. From climate action to social value, we consider the most expansive impacts of our work. Our drive to build a more sustainable, resilient and equitable future shapes our culture and has made us leaders in sustainable development. The successful candidate will join our multi-disciplinary design teams focusing on technical excellence and innovative solutions that create a better future for people, places, and the planet.  

'A better way'- Sustainability and Social Equity

At Arup, we strive to bring environmental sustainability and social equity together. We put sustainability at the heart of our projects and invest in research and development that helps tackle issues such as climate change and poverty. We have made a commitment to reach net zero by 2030 and to contribute meaningfully to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, creating shared value for our clients and our communities while safeguarding our planet. Read our net zero carbon plan here. Read our net zero carbon plan here.

A career at Arup gives you the chance to have a positive impact on the world. For us, corporate responsibility is not just a policy; it’s a way of working.

Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion is at the heart of what we do

We are committed to creating an inclusive working environment for talented people of any background based on merit, fairness and respect. At Arup, you’ll be a welcomed member of the team with opportunities to participate in social, cultural and educational events with the local community (e.g. as a STEM ambassador) or with your colleagues by joining staff networks such as those for women, culture or the LGBTQ+ community.

 Recruitment Agencies We have a Preferred Supplier List of trusted partners to assist us when required and do not acknowledge any speculative CVs or unsolicited candidate introductions from agencies not on this list. Thank you’

We are a certified CPD accredited employer with Engineers Ireland.

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