Senior Engineering Technician

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  • Sector:

    Construction, Engineering

  • Salary:

    Competitive salary

  • Published:

    2 months ago

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The company:

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. 

Our Civil Engineering group is a team of 60 Engineers and Technicians, working closely with the large international Arup skills base and the 350 Infrastructure London Group that provides design and consultancy services both internally and externally on a wide range of projects including: Strategic Planning for countries, regions, cities, districts, urban development, urban regeneration and waterfront development.  

As a key member within this close-knit, growing London team that functions as a global hub, your expertise will be essential in ensuring the continued success and growth of the team via a combination of technical and management activities e.g. designing, client liaison, project managing, advising, supporting and mentoring. 

The role

Reporting to the London Civil Engineering group Leader, and working very closely with technical professionals at all levels such as designers and project managers, you will be responsible for supporting the delivery of a wide range of projects: varying from small pre-feasibility studies through to detailed design and supervision of large-scale infrastructure projects. 

Your technical expertise will include a variety of skills which could include:

  • Highway Design

  • Flood Risk and Drainage

  • Water Supply

  • Power Supply

  • Civil Structures

  • Earthworks

and will include an understanding and interest in:

  • Resilience

  • Climate Change

  • Smart Cities

  • Sustainability

As a ‘one stop shop’ for clients whether they are external or internal.  We work across a wide range of sectors including Government, Public Sector and predominantly the Private Sector.

While the provision of Civil/Infrastructure Engineering is a key part of your role it is also important that you assist in developing our Civil Engineering business by attending client meetings, producing bid documentation and general business development activities, but also by taking personal responsibility for the management and development of your colleagues. You will be expected to actively share knowledge across the team to contribute to others development and strive to deliver the highest quality of service to our clients. 

As this role is critical to the continued success and growth of our business, it is essential that you are a naturally supportive individual who is highly motivated and proactive and demonstrates an excellent attention to detail combined with commercial acumen.  Confident and composed, you will be equally at home whether with the client on-site or in an office instructing and mentoring your colleagues or supporting others.  As a flexible, adaptable individual you will be comfortable working in multidisciplinary teams with colleagues from a wide variety of professional and cultural backgrounds. 

You will have technical expertise in civil/infrastructure that you will pass on to the team and supervise such design work ensuring excellent solutions are delivered to our client and the team skills are developed in the process.

Essential Skills and Knowledge

  • Experience of civil/infrastructure design and an ability to mentor others in this respect

  • Able to manage a complex and varied workload often involving multiple concurrent projects. 

  • Prior Project management experience on small-medium size projects

  • Strong capability in relevant design tools including CAD packages such as Autodesk Civil 3D and Bentley 3D AECOsim, hydraulic modelling packages such as Microdrainage, and GIS packages.

Desirable skills and knowledge

  • Management of small teams. 

  • Ability or experience managing clients directly

  • Track record of delivering small/medium projects on time and on budget / quality. 

  • A track record of success in managing client relationships. 

  • Civil/infrastructure engineering design


  • Incorporated or Chartered Engineer 

Reward and Benefits

We offer a competitive salary at all levels and one of the best benefits packages in our sector.

Core benefits including private healthcare and a range of other protection schemes are funded by Arup and made available to all permanent staff in order to support and safeguard your financial, physical and mental wellbeing.

Shape your time with us

Our goal is to shape a better world. And to do that, we need to make Arup a phenomenal 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 an encouraged 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.

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.