Graduate Civil Engineer

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DEADLINE 23rd February 2024
Bristol | Cardiff | Exeter | Plymouth

Start Date: April and September 2024

Arcadis Overview:

Arcadis is the world's leading company delivering sustainable design, engineering, and consultancy solutions for natural and built assets.

We are more than 36,000 people, in over 70 countries, dedicated to improving quality of life. Everyone has an important role to play. With the power of many curious minds, together we can solve the world’s most complex challenges and deliver more impact together.

Programme Overview:

Our graduate GROW programme is a structured 3-year programme, designed to help you evolve and develop skills to become an experienced professional in your chosen field. You’ll benefit from training and development, mentoring, and assistance for accreditations relevant to your programme, as well as the support and guidance you need to develop and succeed.  As a GROW graduate you will be empowered to drive your career and will be exposed to a variety of experiences to assist you in gaining the skills you require to succeed.


Our success is created by passionate and innovative people who sit at the very heart of our business, and our graduates are fundamental to this success.

On the Engineering GROW Programme, you will be given the opportunity to specialise within your chosen discipline of engineering and we ensure you obtain the appropriate experiences that you need to become a technical expert. Being an Engineer at Arcadis is about applying a human filter to all your technical expertise and training, and making an impact through innovation and creativity. During this three-year programme you will develop core engineering and consulting techniques that can be applied while working with our clients in the UK and potentially even some of our international clients around the globe.


Our civil engineering community works across a range of sectors including highways, rail, energy and water management. Our work varies and covers projects of all scales across the sectors;

  • A highways engineer contributes to the design and development of safe, efficient, and sustainable transportation systems, and is responsible for maintaining and enhancing the overall quality of our road infrastructure.
  • A water management engineer works on a wide variety of waste and clean water infrastructure and non-infrastructure assets to deliver sustainable solutions. Ensuring resilience and quality of water supplies to our communities through innovative technologically advanced and natural solutions alike. 
  • A rail engineer works on all aspects of Civil Engineering, from earthworks to drainage and across all types of structures. They use materials from timber, steelwork, reinforced concrete to wood to support the Railway and provide the most viable and efficient solutions for our customers.
  • An energy engineer works on supporting our clients in delivery of new connections and grid upgrades to help the UK Electricity Industry meet its Net Zero carbon reduction ambitions.


No matter the sector, our programme is an opportunity for you to grow your skills and ability in the delivery of sustainable solutions. The work will potentially involve some site work visits and inspections.     

  • Accepted degrees: MEng (or MSc) Civil, Structural, Environmental or Geotechnical Engineering.


Qualifications & Experience:

  • You will be graduating in 2024 or have recently graduated with at least a 2:2 in a relevant master's degree
  • You will demonstrate typical Arcadian skills including Resilience, Creativity, Analytical Thinking and being a Team Player
  • You will have excellent communication skills and the ability to use your technical knowledge to influence and consult stakeholders.
  • Willing to travel and stay away from home when required (where possible we embrace virtual working)

Why Arcadis?

We can only achieve our goals when everyone is empowered to be their best. We believe everyone's contribution matters. It’s why we are pioneering a skills-based approach, where you can harness your unique experience and expertise to carve your career path and maximize the impact we can make together.

You’ll do meaningful work, and no matter what role, you’ll be helping to deliver sustainable solutions for a more prosperous planet. Make your mark, on your career, your colleagues, your clients, your life and the world around you.

Together, we can create a lasting legacy.

Join Arcadis. Create a Legacy.


Our Commitment to Equality, Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging

We want you to be able to bring your best self to work every day which is why we take equality and inclusion seriously and hold ourselves to account for our actions. Our ambition is to be an employer of choice and provide a great place to work for all our people. We believe that by working together diverse people with different experiences develop the most innovative ideas. Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the heart of how we improve quality of life and we work closely with our people across six ED&I Workstreams: Age, Disability, Faith, Gender, LGBT+ and Race. A diverse and skilled workforce is essential to our success.

DEADLINE 23rd February 2024