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A career at Arup offers you the chance to make a positive difference in the world. Independently owned and independently minded, we attract a diverse mix of people to work on ground-breaking global projects. We have an ambitious commitment to be the digital leader in the built environment and have digital teams and experts all over the world, who collaborate on world-leading software, data and technology projects and products. Being a global team means we value people with diverse experiences, backgrounds, specialisms and skills. 

The role

We have an exciting opportunity to join the team as an interaction designer.  In this role you’ll be exposed to a wide range of activities and technologies in a thriving and highly technical environment. You will discover how engineers work in different disciplines and cultures and what they need software to achieve.

You will develop designs that showcase our products and communicate complex technical detail clearly. You will need to be comfortable iterating your designs to conform to software requirements and capabilities while being an advocate for the user and their understanding of the product. You will be able to guide your own work and will be supported in your role where needed by subject matter experts, business analysts, marketing and user experience specialists.

This role will work closely with others in the Digital Development team, with the wider Digital Technology Group and with colleagues in business groups and engineering teams.  It reports to the senior designer who is currently based in the UK.

“The learning opportunities are endless, and that, added to a supporting network of colleagues and an abundance of challenging projects, makes working at Arup a great experience.”
Wenceslao, London

You should apply for this role if:

  • You get satisfaction from translating complex ideas into beautiful interfaces
  • You’re keen to play a key role in the development of innovative digital applications
  • You enjoy discovering how people think, including yourself

Responsibilities of the role include 

  • Work closely with engineers, marketing leads and product managers to understand the product and communicate it to clients and customers
  • Work with user researchers to carry out user interviews and describe user workflows
  • Produce high-fidelity mock-ups of user interface designs and iterate them based on user research (personas, user journeys etc.)
  • Ensure the products are designed in accordance with the appropriate standards, ensuring that key elements are built in from the outset
  • Contribute to developing style and brand guidelines, design principles, frameworks, and best practice approaches to UI design
  • Work with front-end developers on CSS
  • Disseminate expertise of how design decisions impact the usability of the system and the interaction with the wider reform program
  • Actively participate in team meetings, group meetings and user forums on a regular basis and to play an active role in Arup’s skills networks and digital transformation initiatives.
  • Contribute to developing design principles, frameworks, and best practice approaches to UI designs

Requirements and skills

Essential skills and knowledge:

  • Experience in graphic design tools such as Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign Xd, Figma etc.
  • Experience with dealing with complex technical information
  • Understanding of standard business software products and processes
  • Capable of producing designs for computer interfaces
  • Experience in producing style and brand guidelines
  • Strong team working skills and an ability to build trusted relationships with different people and groups
  • Able to write documentation and give clear instructions to developers

Desirable skills and knowledge:

  • Experience working in an Architecture, Engineering or Construction (AEC) firm or with one of the AEC technical software vendors would be useful
  • Experience of working in multinational, multicultural environments
  • Experience of front-end platforms such as react.js; vue.js etc
  • Experience working in an Agile development environment
  • Interest in developing design skills through participation of meet-ups or other self-learning methods

Required behaviours:

  • You have a passion for diversity, recognizing the innovation and competitive edge that comes from a diverse highly skilled team where equal opportunities are truly valued
  • You will be developing your leadership skills and strive to improve the teams understanding of good design
  • You will be creative and inventive in your approach to problem solving
  • You will be eager to take on new challenges and look for opportunities to improve current solutions
  • You will assist colleagues with your UI design skills
  • You will have good English written/verbal communication skills with both non-technical as well as technical audiences managing successful communications with governance boards and stakeholders


  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Graphic Design or equivalent or demonstrated significant experience in graphic design and the delivery of quality work

Rewards and Benefits

We offer a competitive salary at all levels, and one of the best benefits packages in our sector.

Core benefits include cover under the UK Healthcare Plan (private medical insurance), Life Assurance, Accident Insurance, and Income Protection (long term disability) cover. Core benefits are funded by us and made available to all permanent staff in order to support and safeguard your financial, physical, and mental wellbeing. You will also have access to Choice Benefits to help with your work/life balance and financial security.

In addition, all permanent employees are eligible for the Global Profit Share scheme. Subject to scheme rules employees can receive two Profit Share payments per year, which are dependent on the firm’s financial performance.

Different people, shared values.

At Arup, we believe when talented people collaborate, great things are possible. Arup hires people with proven skills and open minds. We are taking deliberate action to create an inclusive culture that is grounded in our purpose to shape a better world.

At Arup, we welcome candidates from all backgrounds, regardless of age, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and any other protected characteristic. Our internal employee networks - BAME, Culture, Disability, LGBTQ+ and Women - provide a space for you to express your views and to make a positive difference - discover more about life at Arup here.

At Arup, we are committed to making all stages of our recruitment process accessible to candidates with disabilities. Please speak to our recruitment team and we will work with you to make reasonable adjustments to ensure you can perform at your best throughout your application.

At Arup, we appreciate that everyone’s circumstances are different and having the freedom to flex the way we work is essential to our wellbeing. If flexibility matters to you let us know when you apply, and we will discuss how this could work in your role.

What happens next?

If this could be the next step in your journey, please apply online. All applications will be considered, and we will try our very best to respond to you within 72 hours of receiving your application, this will be subject to delays owing to the festive period

 No agencies please

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