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Undergraduate CAD/BIM Technician

Structural Engineering
Europe Region
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With a love of innovation from design to project management, we are the trusted consultants that make the extraordinary possible. That’s why, at Arup, the possibilities are infinite.

Arup Ireland

Established in Ireland in 1946, we have over 600+ staff across our Dublin, Cork, Limerick and Galway offices.

The Opportunity

Arup Ireland are seeking talented students interested in the role of Engineering Technician in Civil, Structural and Building Services Engineering to join our team over a 6 to 8 week period over there summer holidays or as work placement. We are looking for students who have completed their Level 5, Level 6  or Level 7 in a technical course who are ready to jump into the professional world and develop their skills on technically challenging projects. Candidates should have strong technical, problem solving, presentation and quality controls skills.


The role will involve developing 3D Building Information Models for Sites and Buildings using advanced design software packages including, AutoCAD, Revit, AutoCAD Civil 3D, CADS RC, Navisworks and Solibri. For motived candidates the career path can develop into Senior Model Manager, BIM Coordinator and BIM Information Manager.


You will work alongside skilled professionals and contribute to the success of real projects. You will also enjoy learning from technical experts within your team, working on local and international projects. Project learning opportunities will include working within a multidiscipline team comprising engineers, technicians, and BIM specialists; producing CAD drawings using Revit etc. to Arup’s CAD Standards; ensuring outputs meet the required standards; meeting agreed deadlines; Maintaining drawing and model registers; following CAD and BIM protocols on projects; attending BIM coordination meetings.

Why Arup?

You’ll notice that we’re not the only organisation to work on large-scale, high-profile projects. Or the only one to have thousands of staff around the globe. Nor are we the only one to offer our clients a multidisciplinary service. So you might be wondering what sets us apart.


On July 9, 1970, our founder, Ove Arup stood before his partners in Winchester, England and made what would become known as ‘The Key Speech’.


“We shape a better world” was his message and it remains our mantra. Because we’re independent, we can do well by doing good. Owned in trust for the benefit of our employees, we don’t have to answer to external stakeholders.


Instead we live according to ‘reasonable prosperity’. Naturally, as a business we make a profit. But what we do with it is rather different from the norm.


60% of our profits are reinvested back into the company. This goes to research, training, sports and social activities; to our charities, and to allow us to take risks on projects. 40% is shared between employees in our profit share scheme. And that’s it – none goes on anything else. People trump profits.


Like our founder, we are part engineer, part philosopher. We are 12,000 designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists free to bend steel to our idealistic will. We are the defenders of visions against the barrage of short-term distractions. And we serve only our clients, our community and our conscience. Because Arup is not just our company. It’s our legacy.

Application Details
  • We encourage you to apply early.
  • Complete your Online Application Form and an account will be created for you.
  • Upload a cover letter, CV and current academic transcript.
  • We’ll confirm receipt and, after the application deadline, we’ll let you know if you are successfully through to the interview stage.

*Please note this role is suitable for those who are in full time 3rd level education and are looking for a placement for the summer months or for those who are required to complete a placement as part of their course requirements.

If you have recently graduated, please apply for one of our '2021 Graduate Programme' roles.



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