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Graduate Structural Engineer (Available 2022)

Structural Engineering
Americas Region
SAN0000KZ 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:

  • Create solutions to built environment challenges using the art and science of structural engineering
  • Design structural systems and perform structural analysis within a team of engineer
  • Deliver structural engineering drawings, calculations, reports, sketches and presentations
  • Collaborate with internal and external parties
  • Attend meetings and learn from listening, asking questions and discussion
  • Working in a multi-disciplinary design team to develop sustainable solutions
  • Learn and implement software and technology skills to perform structural analysis, design, and documentation
  • Continually develop new skills and experience through Arup University, Arup Structural Skills Network, and on the job learning
  • Learn and understand local and international codes and regulations


About the San Francisco Structural Buildings Group:

We are a group of roughly 20 Structural Engineers that sit together in our San Francisco Office, giving our group a “mid-sized office” feel within a much larger network. We work with other Arup offices often on large projects and share knowledge and skills daily.

We have a commitment to actively working towards an equitable and inclusive work environment all the way from our group level to the broadest reaches of our firm. This has been done through office-wide and regional equity diversity and inclusion committees since 2013.

We strive to work holistically with our project teams to deliver work aligned with sustainability goals. We often work closely with our Sustainability Specialists to track project carbon and influence material selection. 

Our clients tend to be architects and we often work with our other Arup disciplines to deliver those projects. Some but not all those disciplines are Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Advanced Technology and Research, Sustainability, Acoustics, and Geotechnical.

Aside from the wealth of learning you will do on the job, there are ample additional training opportunities – at least one week per year is allotted for you to attend trainings such as self-guided courses or conferences. Arup also hosts events designed to gather engineers across our regional offices at different stages in their careers to promote growth, facilitate connections, and further Arup’s design culture. In your first couple years you can expect to be growing your general breadth of knowledge while gaining experience through working on a wide variety of projects with all of your colleagues



  • Bachelors degree in civil engineering, architectural engineering or related fields
  • 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Coursework in structural analysis, advances steel design and advanced reinforced concrete design
  • Skills in planning and organizing
  • Ability to perform in a deadline environment
  • Ability to communicate thoughts and technical ideas in an accessible way
  • Attitude of taking initiative, enthusiasm, and eagerness to learn
  • Ability to prioritize effectively, balance assigned work and exceptional organization skills required for our constantly evolving environment
  • Presentation skills with colleagues and clients of all levels
  • Candidate must not now, nor in the future require visa sponsorship to be considered for this role


  • Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering or Architectural Engineering with emphasis on Structures
  • Coursework in structural dynamics or earthquake engineering
  • FE/ EIT certification
  • Structural software skills, AutoCAD skills, Revit skills, 3D modeling skills (Rhino, SketchUp, etc.), coding skills (MySQL, Python, etc.)
  • Past internship experience with a design firm or extracurricular activity in the field
  • Personal engagement in an academic, volunteer or extracurricular field

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.

  • 181 Fremont Tower
  • Apple Park
  • Las Vegas High Roller Observation Wheel
  • Newport Beach Civic Center and Park
  • UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay
  • San Francisco Zuckerberg General Hospital
  • California College of the Arts Campus Expansion
  • Stanford Graduate School of Business
  • Santa Clara Valley Medical Center Existing Building Rehabilitation
  • Grand Hyatt SFO Hotel
  • Reflected Loop Sculpture
  • COSMOS Sculpture in Sunnyvale
  • Arizona State University Creative Futures Lab at Mesa City Center
  • Houston Endowment Headquarters
  • Little Island
  • 80M (showcasing a recent timber and retrofit project) Allegiant Stadium Las Vegas
  • (W)rapper Tower Los Angeles
  • Loma Linda University Hospital Campus
  • Modernization of T2 and T3 at Los Angeles International Airport for Delta Airlines


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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