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Civil Engineer: Buildings

Civil Engineering
UNI000089 Requisition #


Arup is an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists offering a broad range of professional services. Independent in ownership and spirit, we combine innovative digital solutions and processes with our domain expertise across the built environment to make a positive difference to the world.  

Digital Transformation is at the heart of Arup’s strategy, combining digital and data-related capabilities with traditional engineering, design and consultancy strengths. We use this to solve our clients most complex challenges and help them respond effectively to the rapidly evolving digital world. 

The Opportunity

We have an opportunity for a Civil Engineer who is working towards or has recently passed the Incorporated or Chartered examination of the Institution of Civil Engineers and is looking for technically challenging work on cutting edge projects to join our established Building Engineering team in Solihull, although please note that the office will relocate into the centre of Birmingham in 2023.

You will play a hands on role in all stages of our projects from feasibility through to completion on diverse assignments, across a number of sectors.  Not only will you be  involved in the production of design information, you will also be involved in mentoring junior staff and reviewing project deliverables.  

Key Responsibilities

  • Interpreting client’s requirements in order to produce sustainable, efficient and cost effective designs as part of an overall Civil Engineering deliverable package involving below ground drainage design, vehicle tracking, pavement design and earthworks analysis.
  • Collaborate with other construction professionals and specialist designers in order to integrate the civil engineering deliverables into an overall coordinated BIM model.  
  • You will be expected to liaise and communicate with both internal and external design teams and clients and represent the discipline at project meetings as the need arises.
  • You will be expected to negotiate with Statutory Authorities such as Lead Local Flood Authorities, Environment Agency, Highways departments etc as the need arises.You will ensure standards are kept by seeking best practice throughout the firm using and contributing to technical forums.  In doing this you will know when to challenge accepted practice in order to advance the discipline through a solid understanding of core principles.
  • Mentor and provide guidance to our graduate engineers and technicians in all aspects of Civil Engineering.

With Civil Engineers located in most of Arup’s offices around the world you will be able to draw upon a vast knowledge bank via the firm’s technical forums.  Whether looking for specialised National code interpretations or looking for utilisation of Arup sponsored research throughout the world, Arup’s technical forums will put you in touch with the right information.

Currently our buildings civil engineering team is actively engaged in over 30 live local, national and international projects.  Our work ranges from concept design through to construction covering commercial, residential, airports, railways, hotels, sports stadia, swimming pools, museums, laboratories and many other specialist building types.


  • Degree qualified in Civil Engineering 
  • Have a solid technical background in below ground drainage design, SuDS, pavement design and earthworks analysis 
  • Be a confident user of Microdrainage
  • Have a detailed understanding of current Planning legislation and its implications on drainage design 
  • Have a passion for intelligent public realm design with an enthusiasm for sustainable drainage  
  • Able to work on several projects concurrently, delegating work to graduate engineers yet maintaining responsibility for their output
  • Have a good sense of humour! 
  • Working knowledge of AutoCad Civils 3D desirable


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. We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome all backgrounds.  

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.  

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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