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Graduate Mechanical Engineer (Available 2022)

Mechanical Engineering
Americas Region
CHI00003N 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 of Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) services within the built environment, with an emphasis on sustainable design 

  • Collaborate with clients, architects, engineers, and consultants to develop integrated solutions for complex buildings 

  • Perform engineering analysis and modelling, including whole building load calculations and energy analysis, façade thermal analysis, and airflow modelling 

  • Document system design in Revit MEP 

  • Communicate technical ideas to a broad range of audiences using various formats, including presentations and workshops 

  • Write reports documenting calculation methods and results, design assumptions, and other technical information 

  • The ability to prioritize effectively, balance assigned work and exceptional organization skills required for our constantly evolving environment




  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical or Architectural Engineering 

  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA or higher 

  • Coursework in HVAC design or heat transfer and thermodynamics, fluid dynamics 

  • Developing interest in the built-environment 

  • Proven leadership experience and time management skills 

  • Ability to communicate thoughts and technical ideas in an accessible way 

  • An attitude of taking initiative, enthusiasm, eagerness to learn, teamwork, creativity   

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills essential for team-based working  

  • Presentation skills with colleagues and clients of all levels  

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




  • Internship experience in an engineering-related firm  

  • Master’s Degree in Mechanical or Architectural Engineering  

  • Passed Fundamentals of Engineering examination  

  • Membership in ASHRAE or ASME 

  • Coursework in Energy/thermal modeling experience, Revit or 3D modeling experience and/or sustainability, 

  • Advanced computational modeling (e.g., CFD) 

  • Computer programming languages (e.g., Dynamo, Python, Grasshopper)

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 Mechanical Discipline include:


  • Second Avenue Subway (NYC)

  • Washington Union Station Renovation (DC) 

  • JFK Performing Art Center (DC) 

  • Child Safe (San Antonio, TX) 

  • DFW Terminal F (Texas) 


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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