Structural Engineer

12 Apr 2018
05 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Arup is an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists offering a broad range of professional services.

Arup is the creative force at the heart of many of the world's most prominent projects both large and small scale in the built environment and across industry. With 85 offices in 35 countries our 13,000 staff offer a broad range of professional services and through our work we make a positive difference in the world.

Clients trust Arup's people to question a vision as well as help to realise it. Arup's commitment to a sustainable approach to its projects is both enshrined in a formal sustainability policy and embraced personally by the individuals that together make up the firm.

Arup's independence, enabled by its employee ownership structure, fosters a distinctive culture and an intellectual independence that encourages collaborative working. This is reflected in everything we do, allowing us to develop meaningful ideas, help shape agendas and deliver results that frequently surpass the expectations of our clients. It also gives individuals the freedom to develop in a supportive and stimulating environment.

Why work at Arup?

•A place where creativity, innovation and exciting technical challenges are always possible.
•We are trust-owned - you will own shares in Arup and therefore have an invested interest in its success.
•To have fun! And be part of a team that enjoys what they do, embracing a unique culture.
•Develop your career in the UK or Abroad through international assignments.
•Continued training and development is key to ensure we continue to develop our staff and look to the future requirements of our clients.


We have an opportunity for a Structural Engineer who has recently achieved or is close to achieving Chartership status via ICE or IStructE (or equivalent), and who is looking for technically challenging work on cutting-edge projects, to join our creative and friendly growing Building Engineering Team based in our Winchester office to work as part of our Buildings West Region.

Our Winchester office now employs 45 staff and we have just extended the office to allow space for a further 25 staff. We have exciting growth plans for the next five years as we look to expand and win new projects. You will play a key role in continuing to build the business; working as part of project teams to deliver value to our clients.

You will be expected to:

•Join a team that seeks to set new standards in the built environment
•Challenge orthodoxy;
•Seek in their own way to change the world;
•Possess ambition on the Digital front and seek to lead its evolution in the built environment.
Arup offers great training, coaching and opportunities for your career development, and you will have the opportunity to work alongside high calibre engineers of many disciplines.

Key Responsibilities:

Your role will be challenging and varied, with opportunity to work on a variety of interesting projects in a multi discipline environment. Your role will be to contribute to a dynamic, challenging and stimulating environment with a myriad of opportunities to apply your growing knowledge and expertise to a range of exciting projects. You will be involved in feasibility, design and site stage activities of major and minor building projects (new and refurbishment)

•Working as part of a team to carry out hands on design for a variety of projects
•Use of technical analysis and design software packages
•Working alongside project managers to support day to day running of projects
•Liaison with architects, suppliers and contractors
•Attending and contributing to project meetings (internal and external)
•Working with the technician team to prepare and produce drawings
•Producing reports and correspondence
•Resolution of site queries
•Site inspections and surveys
•Working directly with clients and other specialists with minimum supervision
•Co-ordinating and liaising with engineers in other areas of the business in a variety of disciplines
•Technical supervision and coaching of more junior members of the team
•Facilitating and organising meetings and CPD training events to contribute to your own development and the development of others
•Representing Arup in links with local schools and universities

Currently the Winchester Building Engineering Team is involved in a wide range of projects across the South Coast, from Bournemouth to Brighton and in land as far as Reading, from concept design through to practical completion covering commercial, education, residential, hotels and leisure and many other specialist building types.

Requirements and Skills

About You

We are looking for an enthusiastic engineer with excellent design, technical, and software skills who enjoys working collaboratively in multi- professional design teams, taking responsibility for projects from inception to completion to achieve outstanding results.

We encourage applicants to demonstrate drive and motivation, a willingness to learn, and a desire to meet our client's goals. We are looking for the following qualifications, skills and attributes in you


•Master's degree qualified (2:1 or above preferred) in a relevant subject e.g. MEng, or equivalent
•Working towards gaining chartered status through your chosen professional institution or recently achieved.

Skills and Capabilities


•A passion for structural engineering and enthusiasm for a career in design
•Be able to design and deliver structural engineering solutions on major and/or complex projects
•Have a track record of working on varied and complex buildings
•Excellent technical skills combined with practical understanding of buildings and construction
•Aptitude to work on your own initiative and be proactive
•Excellent planning, organisation and time management skills
•Ability to work with the highest calibre of both UK based and international Architects and understand architectural intent.
•Shown success in contributing to a team orientated environment
•Highly motivated and willing to learn and take on new challenges, enthusiastic about developing your skills and experiences
•Keen to share knowledge and contribute to the development of others
•Experience of working with Eurocodes
•A good understanding of industry software packages
•Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
•Highly motivated and willing to take on new challenges


•A good awareness of building design beyond own discipline
•Experience of working with other disciplines which influence structural design such as Building Services and Geotechnics
•Seek to improve existing ways of working by finding efficiencies in processes
•Commercial awareness and keen to learn about the business side of our operations
•Enthusiasm in driving a Digital agenda including automation via software such as Revit to deliver organisational value, as well as utilising visualisation tools to communicate engineering concepts.
•Experience of working on construction sites
•Full UK Driving Licence

Key Behavioural Competencies:

•Communicates effectively
•Results focused
•Desire to challenge
•Client focused
•Enjoys working with others
•Creative and inquisitive
•Enjoys supporting and developing junior engineers
•Ability to present and explain thinking and design decisions
•Ability to work under pressure and to meet strict deadlines

Flexible and part time working

We are keen to support flexible working wherever the role allows, so if you would like to explore the possibilities associated with this opportunity, please let us know what you're looking for in your cover letter when you apply.

What Arup Offers

Arup offers an excellent opportunity for personal and professional growth.

We offer a competitive salary at all levels, and an award winning flexible 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.