Graduate Public Health and Plumbing Engineering 2024

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The Opportunity 

At Arup we're dedicated to sustainable development and to doing socially useful work that has meaning.  Our purpose, shared values and collaborative approach have set us apart for over 75 years, guiding how we shape a better world.  

We solve the world's most complex problems and deliver what seems impossible, with curiosity and creativity. We're a thriving and growing organisation which offers you many possibilities to shape a better world, and your future. 

Well-designed water supply, foul and sanitation drainage and fire suppression systems are essential to safe, healthy and sustainable buildings. Arup public health engineers tackle a range of design challenges. Additionally, on some projects, our engineers carry out civil engineering tasks such as below ground drainage design, flood risk analysis and utility design required for new and existing building construction.     

Global water scarcity is on the rise and the design of sustainable water management systems helps save water and the energy associated with its use, from treatment to pumping to heating. From sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) to water reuse, our expertise helps clients to make better use of water and energy, and to make their buildings and construction sites more resilient. Our teams regularly implement efficient hot water generation, rainwater harvesting, greywater reuse, and other design approaches suiting each project and client.  

Together with Arup's mechanical and electrical engineers, we provide an integrated building services offering. We also collaborate with water engineers to ensure that plumbing and infrastructure work together, in sympathy with the complete water cycle. Our public health team offers our clients a broad spectrum of expertise and consulting services in a wide range of developments, such as commercial, residential and hospitality developments, universities, colleges and schools, hospitals and healthcare buildings, laboratories and research facilities, transport projects, including airports and rail stations, sports facilities and stadia, theatres and performance venues, museums and art galleries, large-scale industrial and manufacturing facilities and data centres.     

You will be working in a multi-disciplinary office with structural, mechanical and electrical engineers and specialists such as fire and acoustic engineers, preparing designs in co-ordination with their team as well as external architects, surveyors, contractors and clients for projects across a wide range of markets. 


Is this role right for you? 

We are looking for the following qualifications, skills and attributes in you:   

  • A master's degree (or bachelor's at 2:1 or above) in Civil, Environmental, Architectural, Mechanical, Building Services, Water, Chemical or Process Engineering, or Chemistry, Maths, Physics, Sustainability or Hydrology  
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office   
  • Strong analytical skills   
  • Being organised in your approach to work and meeting deadlines 
  • Enthusiasm for a career in public health engineering, underpinned by an understanding of our sector and work   
  • Demonstrate a creative and inquisitive approach to problem solving   
  • Seek to improve existing ways of working, by finding efficiencies in processes 
  • Develop and implement digital approaches to optimise our designs   
  • The aptitude to work on your own initiative and be proactive 


We're looking for people who are curious and ready to evolve how you think and work.  Our strength comes from how we respect, share and connect our diverse experiences, perspectives and ideas. At Arup, you belong to an extraordinary collective – in which we encourage individuality to thrive. If you can share your knowledge and ideas and encourage others to do the same; whilst having a desire to deliver excellent services for clients – we'd like to hear from you. 

You should be able to start this opportunity in September 2024.

DEADLINE 1st March 2024