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Graduate Landscape Architecture - 2023 Graduate Programme

Landscape Architecture
Europe Region
DUB0000GD 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. When you join Arup, you immediately become part of our global community working on some of the world’s most recognised projects.

Dedicated to sustainable development, Arup is a collective of advisors and experts working across 140 countries. Founded to be both humane and excellent, we collaborate with our clients and partners using imagination, technology and rigour to shape a better world.


The Opportunity
As part of our 2023 Graduate Programme an exciting opportunity exists for a highly motivated Graduate Landscape Architect to join Arup Ireland’s Masterplanning & Landscape Architecture Team.

Your responsibilities:

  • To work on multidisciplinary projects across Ireland, Europe and the world.
  • To assist with all stages of landscape and urban design analysis, conceptual design, planning, detail design and construction.
  • Assist in the preparation of presentations, design reports, specifications, visual impact assessments, research work and other documentation.
  • To develop and enhance your skills to produce, deliver and present exceptional work for our clients and colleagues.
  • To work in a culture that is inclusive, nurturing and challenging.
  • To further your development with tailored professional and personal development plan, workshops, access to our skills network and Arup University. 


We seek the following qualifications, attributes, and skills:

  • A recognised degree in Landscape Architecture. MA Level qualifications are desirable but not essential.
  • Excellent design skills along with strong analysis, research, drawing and written skills.
  • Strong skills and knowledge in detail design, planting, and material selection – and an appreciation of their impacts on wider environmental agendas and ecology.
  • Competency in AutoCAD, Adobe Package and Microsoft Office.
  • Revit, Rhino, Sketch Up and GIS are desirable but not essential.
  • Great verbal, written and graphic communication skills.
  • Good planning, organisation and team working skills.
  • Previous relevant work experience would be an advantage but not essential.


Some of our team’s exciting projects:

  • Galway Green Space Strategy - Our team are currently working closely with Galway City Council and the Galway community to develop a strategy and series of masterplans for the green spaces of Galway.
  • Finglas Five Arm Junction – Teams across Arup have collaborated to develop a new proposal for this important urban node that will help rationale traffic, prioritise people, enliven the space and integrate more tree planting and rain gardens making it all round better place to be.
  • Our Green Vision – Arup worked closely with clients at The Southern Regional Assembly to develop Ireland’s first regional framework on the implementation of Nature-based Solutions and Blue-Green infrastructure. www.southernassembly.ie/uploads/general-files/BGC_Framework_web.pdf
  • Grand Canal to Lucan Urban Greenway – Arup worked closely with the client team to develop a proposal for the greenway that connects local schools and destinations to an arterial route for cycling traversing existing and new parks, parklets and public realm.


The Graduate Development Programme offers:

  • Europe Graduate Induction programme.
  • Professional Development Training Programme along with a tailored personal development plan to help you grow in your team.
  • Mentor and buddy system.
  • Continuous support for you to achieve chartership.
  • A working culture that is inclusive, nurturing, and challenging.
  • The opportunity to work abroad as a part of our global mobility programme.
  • Access to our skills networks and Arup University.
  • A generous reward package which includes salary, benefits and twice annual profit share.

'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.

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 strive to embed inclusion in our way of working, our interactions with one another, and the projects we deliver. We are committed to creating an inclusive working environment for talented people of any background, based on merit, fairness, and respect.

Join us in shaping a better world

We place social purpose high among our values. Working with a wide range of partner organisations, we use our technical and strategic capabilities to support the most disadvantaged, vulnerable, and marginalised communities in the world. Our community engagement programme aims to produce a more sustainably developed world, focusing on food security; clean and renewable energy; water and sanitation; improved shelter; and social mobility.

Arup is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are also a certified CPD employer with Engineers Ireland. In 2016, we received the Business Working Responsibly Mark from Business in the Community Ireland, recognising our sustainable business practices.

Share your passion and experience in a global culture that believes your potential to achieve is endless. This is your opportunity to shine. IREGrad #LI-Hybrid

Application Details

  • Please upload a copy of your CV and portfolio in your application. CVs and portfolios should be in PDF format.
  • Links to online portfolios can also be submitted. 
  • We encourage you to apply early.
  • Job applications will be reviewed on a weekly basis.



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