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Graduate Electrical Engineer (Available 2022)

Electrical Engineering
Americas Region
CHI00003M Requisition #

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Want to work for a company that invests in innovation and people who catalyze impact in the built environment? Arup is proud to be recognized by Fast Company in their third annual Best Workplaces for Innovators list, which honors businesses and organizations that demonstrate a deep commitment to encouraging innovation at all levels.

We find solutions for some of the world’s most complex problems. From climate action to social value, we consider the broadest impacts of our work. We strive to build a more sustainable, resilient, and equitable future. This purpose shapes our culture and has made us leaders in sustainable development. You’d be joining our multi-disciplinary design teams focusing on technical excellence and innovative solutions that create a better future for people, places, and the planet.

During your career at Arup, you’ll have the chance to engage in a fulfilling career and work with some of the most highly respected engineers and specialists in the world. You’ll also get the opportunity to work on exciting and significant projects, delivering quality work that has a positive and lasting influence on the community and the environment.


Responsibilities of this specific role will include, but not be limited to the following:

  • Design power distribution, lighting controls, fire alarm, grounding and lightning protection systems with respect to buildings projects 

  • Electrical load calculations 

  • Short circuit, overcurrent coordination and arc flash studies 

  • Lighting photometric calculations  

  • Assign circuitry for Power and Lighting devices 

  • Technical report writing 

  • Work on projects using Revit MEP 

  • Give structure to ideas – lots of “taking a first pass” at spreadsheets, reports and analyses for discussion later rather than instruction 

  • Attend meetings and learn from listening, asking questions and discussion 

  • Work with people from other disciplines and/or vendors to gain knowledge on new subjects 

  • Attend meetings - listen, ask questions. Be involved in discussions with other disciplines and Architects to gain knowledge & experience.




  • Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) or Bachelor Degree in Architectural Engineering (BSAE) 

  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA or higher 

  • BSEE: coursework in electrical power systems design, control systems, electric machines 

  • BSAE: coursework in building systems design, electrical power systems design and codes and standards 

  • Demonstrated interest in the electrical engineering industry with an emphasis on the power side of the discipline 

  • Experience with Microsoft Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel 

  • Skills in planning and organizing 

  • Ability to communicate thoughts and technical ideas in an accessible way, both in person and in writing 

  • Attitude of taking independent initiative, exhibiting creative problem-solving, eagerness to learn, while remaining dedicated to teamwork 

  • 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 levels 

  • Candidate must not require sponsorship, now or in the future to be considered for this role 



  • EIT/ FE certification 

  • BSEE: coursework in building systems design and codes and standards 

  • BSAE: coursework focusing on specialties within the construction side of the electrical engineering industry 

  • Internship experience in a consulting firm with emphasis on buildings electrical power system design  

  • Academic research or testing with relevant focus 

  • Demonstrated interest in sustainability as evidenced by extracurricular activities, etc 

  • Academic research, coursework, or other experience with alternative energy systems and other technologies new to the construction industry 

  • Experience with Revit MEP, AutoCad, Autodesk MEP, AGI 32, SKM Power Tools 

  • Experience with automation or machine learning 

  • Proven ability to perform in a deadline situation 

  • Evidence of teamwork and leadership such as professional accomplishment or honor society 

Notable Projects 

For over seven decades Arup has been at the forefront of the most ambitious and innovative design and engineering. From concert halls to national stadiums, renewable energy to driverless cars, we continue to add to that history every day. Notable projects from our Electrical Discipline include:

  • Little Island (NYC) 

  • OBO Curacao 

  • Apple Campus (CA)


Benefits that Work - At Arup, we have a comprehensive and valuable benefits program that works for our employees and their families while keeping costs low. These benefits provide health and welfare security for you as well as paid time off for rest and renewal. Our Global Profit Share Plan (paid bi-annually) provides an opportunity for you to share in the success of the Firm. As a valued employee of Arup, you can also choose to participate in our 401(k) plan with up to 10% company match to help you save for your future. 


COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement - Arup requires all new employees to be vaccinated for COVID-19.  Arup is an equal opportunity employer and consistent with federal, state, and local requirements, will consider requests for reasonable accommodation based on disability or sincerely held religious beliefs where it is able to do so without undue hardship to Arup.


Flexible Working - We believe that flexible arrangements create a more inclusive way of working that supports our diversity and the wellbeing of our people. Options for alternative schedules and the ability to work outside of the office for a portion of your workweek are available.


Arup is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider all qualified candidates regardless of minority, veteran, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or other status protected by law. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please contact us at americasbenefits@arup.com.


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