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Graduate Experience Design (XD) Consultant (Available 2022)

Americas Region
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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 designers, 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.

Arup’s multidisciplinary experience design team integrates digital and physical spaces to create immersive experiences in the built environment. We practice human-centric design to really understand what users need.  Then we bring a multidisciplinary team together to shape the visual, sound, lighting, software and media design to create interactive and immersive environments of all scales.

For UX Strategy and Design, the focus of this work will equally address physical spaces, digital environments and human operations. One or more of the following are strongly preferred:

  • Ability to visually storyboard early experience design concepts and narratives a plus
  • Demonstratable skills in developing user personas and profiles, use cases and user journeys that shape experiences in the built environment
  • Graphic design, infographic and diagramming skills (Adobe Illustrator, InDesign),
  • Design writing skills
  • Workshop facilitation skills
  • Knowledge of experience design disciplines (physical design, technology design, UI design and/or content design)
  • Experience with user research and community engagement activities 

Responsibilities of these roles will include, but not be limited to the following:




  • Bachelor’s Degree in Acoustics, Music, Interactive Media, Audio/Sound, Architecture, Physics, Computer Science, Mechanical, or Electrical Engineering
  • Strongly demonstrated coursework in your field of interest
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Professional demeanor
  • Skills in planning and organizing
  • Ability to communicate thoughts and technical ideas in an accessible way
  • Attitude of taking initiative, enthusiasm, and eagerness to learn
  • Evidence of past internship or extracurricular activity in the field
  • History of technical presentations and technical writing
  • Presentation skills with colleagues and clients of all levels
  • Proven ability to perform in a deadline environment
  • The ability to prioritize effectively, balance assigned work
  • Exceptional organization skills required for our constantly evolving environment
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills essential for team-based working





Notable Projects

Arup is the creative force at the heart of many of the world's most prominent projects across our industry. We offer a broad range of professional services to clients around the world that combine to make a real difference to our clients and the communities in which we work.

  • SF MoMA, California
  • Delta LaGuardia Media Wall, New York
  • Reverberation Chamber for Bjork’s Cornucopia Tour
  • United States Olympic & Paralympic Museum, Colorado
  • Tippet Rise Arts Center, Montana
  • 2nd Avenue Subway, New York
  • Steinway Hall, New York

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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