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Full Time Graduate
  • Post Date: November 2, 2021
Job Description

Graduate Tunnelling Engineer – Infrastructure

For this opportunity, we welcome applications from individuals that are eligible to apply for / currently hold a Graduate visa. As appropriate, any offer we make will be conditional upon your visa application being approved.  

Please be aware that we can only accept one application during each recruitment period, so please only apply for the position that suits you best. If you decide to apply for a different role, please withdraw your first application before submitting the new one.



Launch your career with Arup:   

Arup is an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, architects, consultants and technical specialists, working across every aspect of today’s built environment. Together we help our clients solve their most complex challenges – turning exciting ideas into tangible reality as we strive to find a better way and shape a better world.


Overview of role: 

Arup is at the forefront of complex underground spaces – from subway systems that take cars off the street to underground strategies for moving people, freight and the vital power and water utilities needed to keep modern and developing societies functioning. Based on a strong core team of tunnel design engineers, we draw on the capabilities of a wide array of allied disciplines embracing all that is best in truly multidisciplinary design.

Our tunnel projects extend from inception to detailed design, operation to inspection and beyond. This total design approach, using committed engineers working closely together, has produced exciting and innovative answers to some of the world’s largest and most complex tunnel projects.

We implement projects of real value to our clients from our offices based in London and Solihull. We have recently completed the detailed design of all bored tunnels for the Crossrail project, are carrying out independent technical checking contracts for Thames Tideway contracts and have been selected as the contractor’s designer for High Speed 2 Euston Tunnels. We also have a specialised team that focusses on micro tunnels (up to 3m diameter) for utilities, infrastructure and energy applications, working on projects in the UK and internationally.

As one of the world’s leading building and infrastructure design consultancies, we offer clients the innovation and technical know-how to continually deliver their projects on schedule and on budget, but without compromise.


What are we looking for?  

Right now, we’re looking for Graduates to join our team of bright professionals in our London and Solihull Offices.

We’re looking for the following qualifications, attributes, and skills:

  • Civil Engineering, Tunnelling or Mining Master’s degree
  • An enthusiasm for a career in Tunnelling underpinned by a knowledge and understanding of our sector and work
  • You should have an analytical thought process and a good understanding of ground and structural behaviour
  • In this role, you will have the opportunity to partner with clients and colleagues internationally. Therefore, an ability to build relationships with a range of people from different background is important
  • Some experience with coding languages is advantageous, however this aspect can be learnt on the job
  • You should be motivated by seeking ways to improve existing ways of working, by finding efficiencies in processes, and to deliver sustainable and resilient design solutions

Please note that we are unable to offer visa sponsorship for this role. Your application can only be considered if you have eligibility to work in the UK.


You must be available to start this opportunity in September 2022.


What we offer you:  

Beyond a great salary and stimulating, technically challenging work, Arup offers a range of additional benefits to its people.

As a membership organisation, everyone shares in our success through a global profit share scheme. Our people also have access to a range of broader wellbeing benefits.

You’ll have access to lots of learning opportunities including a structured induction and ongoing training through Arup university.

Additionally, you’ll have the opportunity to utilise your technical expertise to improve the lives of the most vulnerable in the communities in which we live and work through Arup’s community engagement programme.


Next steps:  

Complete the application form, attaching any required documents. We’ll be reviewing applications on a rolling basis. You are therefore strongly encouraged to apply in advance of the application deadline. Our assessment centres for this opportunity will take place from December 2021.



Different people, shared values:  

At Arup we believe when talented people collaborate, great things are possible. We are taking deliberate action to create an inclusive culture that is grounded in our purpose to shape a better world. We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome all backgrounds.

Arup is committed to making all stages of our recruitment process accessible to candidates with disabilities. We strongly encourage you to share any adjustments that will support your participation in our recruitment process. Please contact:

At Arup, we appreciate that everyone’s circumstances are different and having the freedom to flex the way we work is essential to our wellbeing. If flexibility matters to you let us know when you apply and we will discuss how this could work in your role.


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