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Mechanical Engineer

Building Services - Mechanical

Arup is a multi–disciplinary firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists, working across every aspect of today’s-built environment. Together we help our clients solve their most complex challenges – turning exciting ideas into tangible reality as we strive to find a better way and shape a better world.


About this career opportunity…

  • Based in Newcastle and working as part of our North region covering Scotland, Northern Ireland and the North East of England, you will apply your engineering expertise to shape our projects as well as play an active role in all stages from feasibility through to completion across a number of sectors, including data centres, commercial, residential, education and energy. We have a diverse portfolio including local, national and international projects.  

In addition, you will make an impact in this role by…


  • Working in an interdisciplinary environment and aim to design buildings that maximise value for our clients whilst minimising their environmental impact.
  • Playing a part in the ever-increasing digital transformation of our business, seeking new ways to increase our efficiency through automation and to offer new services to our clients through our integrated digital approach to design.
  • Liaising with clients, other design team members and contractors.
  • Mentoring junior Engineers and Technicians.
  • Being responsible for meeting agreed deadlines.
  • Operating in accordance with local quality assurance procedures.
  • Delivering high quality, innovative design and specification work, requiring thorough knowledge and experience of the full range of project delivery including site supervision and inspections.
  • Contributing to the development of good practice within discipline through involvement with skills networks and team process improvement initiatives.
  • Being generally office based but with opportunities for local, national and international short-term travel.

To achieve in this role, you are likely to…



  • Be Degree qualified in Mechanical Engineering, preferably Masters or equivalent.

  • Be working towards Chartership through CIBSE, IMechE or other relevant body.

  • Have a wide knowledge of design of mechanical building systems including coordination, spatial planning and energy performance of buildings.
  • Ideally have experience in working in the Data centre sector, although this is not essential.

  • Have sound working knowledge of common mechanical building services software (Hevacomp, Cymap, IES)

  • Have sound working knowledge of Revit MEP.

  • Have experience supervising and providing technical mentorship to Technicians.
  • Be able to prepare and produce external and internal correspondence (using Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel).

  • Be a team player with good organisational skills and proven success.

  • Have excellent communications skills, verbal and written.

  • Be disciplined and consistent approach to work.
  • Be able to work independently with minimum supervision.

  • Have the ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines.

  • Be willing to take on new challenges.

  • Be flexible in approach to work and its demands

In addition to make a significant impact you will be joining a diverse bunch of incredibly talented individuals, each on a unique career development journey. We think an inclusive working environment is a great place to evolve, but don’t just take our word for it…

“Arup is a great company to work for, as it gives developing engineers the opportunity to enhance their technical and commercial skills in various sectors of industry including data centres, airports and healthcare. Their international mobility scheme allows Arup employees to work in other offices globally, giving employees the chance to gain international experience and work to different regulations and standards. My experience at Arup to date have been noteworthy, intriguing and has helped my professional development.”


Farai Mwashita, Mechanical Engineer


Shape your time with us

Our goal is to shape a better world. And to do that, we need to make Arup a great place to work for everyone. If we want to solve problems for people around the world, we must seek and attract the best people from the widest talent pool and create an environment that supports and includes them. We aim to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their contribution. This includes people with disabilities so please discuss any adjustments that you may require throughout the selection and assessment process with your recruitment contact.


At Arup, you’ll be a welcomed member of the team with opportunities to participate in cultural and social events with the local community (e.g. as a STEM ambassador) or by joining one of our staff networks for women, culture or LGBT+ people.  You’ll have access to a range of flexible working options – whether you’re a parent,  a carer, a student, or just have a busy lifestyle -  we recognise it’s not always easy to commit to standard working hours so  if you're interested in flexible start and finish times, working from home or working part-time, please let us know when you apply, and we'll discuss how this could work in your role. 


We are an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcome all qualified applicants. You will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to sex, race, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status. We recognise that not all disabilities are visible and will make reasonable adjustments to cater for diverse applicants in the selection and assessment process.


Join us in shaping a better world.


Reward and Benefits:


We offer a competitive salary at all levels and one of the best benefits package in our sector. Core benefits include Private Medical Insurance, Life Assurance, Accident Assurance and Income Protection cover. You will also have access to a grade-related Flexible Benefit Fund which you can choose to take as extra cash or spend on a wide range of Choice benefits to help you with your work/life balance and financial security.


In addition all permanent employees are eligible for the Global Profit Share Scheme where employees could receive two Profit Share payments per year.


Arup is a place where creativity, innovation and exciting technical challenges are always possible; we are part of a team that enjoys what they do, embracing a unique culture. As a global firm we can develop careers in the UK or abroad through international assignments, and our commitment to training and development is fundamental to ensure we continue to develop our staff and look to the future requirements of our clients.


If you share our passion, why not talk to us about a rewarding career with Arup?


Closing date for applications is 22nd January 2021

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