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Structural Engineer


Winchester, United Kingdom

Arup is an employee owned firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists offering a broad range of professional services. Our mission is to shape a better world.

For over 65 years we have continued to pioneer distinctive creative structural designs. We maintain our reputation because our independent structure empowers us to pursue projects driven by our wider social responsibility and to invest in the industry-leading skills and expertise of our staff.

An exciting opportunity is open to join the Building Structures team in Winchester and play a key role in building the business by delivering a range of projects. Our Structural Engineers apply their specialist skills to buildings projects across the globe including schools and universities, sports and leisure facilities, government, commercial and industrial buildings. We follow the philosophy of Total Architecture, in which all elements of the design process are in harmony and in balance, and to our engineers this means working collaboratively within the design team, in particular with Architects and contractors.

We are currently recruiting for a Structural Engineer to join our well-established team. You will work as part of project teams to deliver effective and professional services to our clients. Due to the multi-disciplinary nature of our design teams, you will have the opportunity to work alongside Architects, Building Services and Geotechnical Engineers, Surveyors and Project Managers.

Typical responsibilities include:

• 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 professionals with minimum supervision
• Co-ordinating and liaising with engineers in other areas of the business in a variety of disciplines
• 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
What we look for:
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
• Well advanced towards gaining chartered status through your chosen professional institution or recently achieved.

Essential skills, knowledge and behaviours:

• A passion for structural engineering and enthusiasm for a career in design
• Experience of working in a similar consulting environment
• Excellent technical skills combined with practical understanding of buildings and construction
• Demonstrate attention to detail and accuracy in your work
• Experience of working with Eurocodes
• Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office and a range of software programmes for design and modelling
• A professional approach with both colleagues and clients
• Excellent communication skills; verbal, written, sketching, drawing and presentations
• Ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines
• Aptitude to work on your own initiative and be proactive
• Excellent planning, organisation and time management skills
• Proven 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

Desirable skills, knowledge and behaviours:

• Experience of working on construction sites
• Understanding of projects ‘in the round’; how projects come about and the contributions of other team members to their successful delivery
• 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


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