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Civil Engineering

Civil Engineer- Bristol

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. Our unique ownership structure allows us to invest our time and energy in the interests of our staff, rather than external shareholders, making for an exciting and enjoyable environment to work in.

Our Bristol office is looking for proactive and driven Civil Engineers to own and deliver projects and bring fresh ideas to enhance the way we work. You will be required to liaise with internal and external teams to take a lead on coordination activities.

The existing Civil Engineering team is technically strong, has a very inclusive culture, and is a great place to further develope your career.  We need new engineers to join us to help deliver a very strong pipeline of interesting and varied work.
Ideally you will have a variety of skills which could include flood risk management, drainage, sustainable drainage, earthworks, pavement design, level strategies, utilities and access road designs. You should be technically strong, energised to assist with our digital transformation, driven towards better sustainable designs and motivated to help reduce effects from climate change

Planning and statutory approvals are an essential part of the job so experience in local and national legislation along with the approval process is beneficial.  Knowledge of design documents such as Sewers for Adoption, Design Manual for Roads and Bridges, British Standards and the Building Regulations is expected.

Qualification Requirements

The following qualifications are beneficial but not essential. However we encourage applicants to demonstrate drive and motivation, a willingness to learn, and a desire to obtain a suitable professional qualification. 

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree qualified (2:1 or above preferred) in a relevant subject. 
  • Working towards, or have obtained Incorporated or Chartered Engineer status through your chosen professional institution

Essential skills, knowledge and behaviours

  • Good technical knowledge base, including some or all of those noted in the job overview.
  • Up to date with latest software including Microsoft Office, CAD and 3D modelling software.
  • Experience of hydraulic modelling, Microdrainage is beneficial.
  • Professional and respectful approach to both colleagues and clients.
  • Motivated and willing to learn and take on new challenges, enthusiastic about developing your skills and experiences.
  • Keen to share knowledge and contribute to the development of others.

Desirable skills, knowledge and behaviours

  • Climate change resilience design, and good understanding of the UN SDG’s.
  • Coding experience, desire to manage data better and improve automation.
  • Experience of working with other disciplines which influence infrastructure design such as Geotechnics.
  • Experience of working on construction sites.
  • Seek to improve existing ways of working by finding efficiencies in processes .
  • Commercial awareness and keen to learn about the business side of our operations.
  • Experience of planning and statutory approvals.

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.

Shape your time with us

Our goal is to shape a better world. And to do that, we need to make Arup a phenomenal place to work for everyone. If we want to solve problems for people around the world, we must seek and attract the best people from the widest talent pool and create an environment that supports and includes them. We aim to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their contribution. This includes people with disabilities, so please discuss any adjustments that you may require throughout the selection and assessment process with your recruitment contact.

At Arup, you’ll be a welcomed member of the team with opportunities to participate in cultural and social events with the local community (e.g. as a STEM ambassador) or by joining one of our staff networks for women, culture or LGBT+ people. You’ll have access to a range of flexible working options – whether you’re a parent, a carer, a student, or just have a busy lifestyle - we recognise it’s not always easy to commit to standard working hours so if you're interested in flexible working, please let us know when you apply, and we'll discuss how this could work in your role.

Join us in shaping a better world.

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcome all qualified applicants. You will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to sex, race, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status. We recognise that not all disabilities are visible and will make reasonable adjustments to cater for diverse applicants in the selection and assessment process.

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.
Stay safe online - Arup will never ask for payment or your bank details as part of our recruitment process.

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