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Rolling Stock Consultant

Arup is an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists offering a broad range of professional services. Through our work, we make a positive difference in the world. We are an employee owned organisation which allows our members a unique opportunity to have a real say in our companies’ future and development.
We currently have an exciting opportunity to join Arup's emerging rolling stock capability. For many years Arup has been at the forefront of industry-leading railway consultancy and design. Now we are growing into the rolling stock domain and are looking for a senior consultant to help deliver a burgeoning workbank as part of our successful rail business strategy.
At Arup you'll find a community of talented people, who know their best work is always ahead of them. You will join a company with a reputation for the delivery of value-add engineering consultancy and strategic services, and a wide portfolio of work and clients within the Rail industry both in the UK and international markets.  

Role – What you’ll be doing:
Reporting to the Rolling Stock Lead, the role will comprise the following activities:
  • Contributing to the rolling stock strategy and business plan;
  • Helping to identify opportunities for the business;
  • Contributing to bids and proposals;
  • Carrying out technical analysis and / or manage analysis being conducted by Arup colleagues, compiling it into a coherent and holistic end-product;
  • Deliver technical work, either in formal reports or other suitable media;
  • Supporting internal delivery and maintaining excellent customer relations, quality, and programmes;
  • Delivery of consultancy advice.
Experience – What we look for in you:
You are a degree-qualified engineer who is committed in their pathway to being Chartered. Experience in one or more of the following areas is preferable:

  • Rolling stock specialist engineering
  • Rolling stock design
  • Rolling stock asset management
  • Rolling stock assurance / acceptance
  • Rolling stock systems engineering
  • Railway operations 
  • Railway business management
Your enthusiasm and ability to rapidly assimilate information will be considered as valuable as your experience, as will your affinity for problem solving and your understanding of the wider context than your chosen discipline(s).

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.
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 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 a grade-related Flexible Benefits Fund which you can choose to take as extra cash, or spend on a wide range of 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.  

How can we best work with you?? Whether you’re a parent, a carer, a student, or just have a busy lifestyle, it’s not always easy to commit to standard working hours. At Arup you have access to a range of flexible working options – including flexible start and finish times, working from home or working part-time. If you're interested in any of these options, please let us know when you apply and we'll discuss how this could work in your role.

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

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