Graduate Materials Engineer - Advanced Technology & Research
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Graduate Materials Engineer - Advanced Technology & Research

Competitive salary
London · Solihull
Time left to apply
26 days to apply on Prospects

Job description

Right now we’re looking for Graduate Engineers to join our team of bright professionals in our London or Solihull offices. From your first day, you’ll join an unrivalled community of experts, where everyone is supported in their career path and encouraged to work towards a professional qualification.

You’ll help us to deliver effective and professional services for a range of varied and high-profile clients. While you’ll have a great deal of responsibility from day one, we’ll give you the chance to take on more as you progress and broaden your skills.

Your role will be to provide specialist advice on a wide range of materials for a multitude of uses, including both research projects, and projects in the built environment. These are developed in co-ordination with engineering design teams, external architects and clients for projects in various sectors. You will gain a thorough understanding of the role of a materials consultant, experience the use of software, visit sites and manufacturers; while at the same time working towards the goal of becoming a Chartered Engineer.

Main duties:

  • Conduct finite element analysis
  • Carry out design and field research
  • Visits on site inspecting parts
  • Writing reports

The candidate will be following Arup's Institution-accredited graduate training scheme.

What we offer
There are infinite possibilities when you join Arup. You’ll receive all the opportunities that come with a challenging, fulfilling career, including:

  • A competitive salary and welcome bonus
  • Profit share scheme
  • A comprehensive package, including a flexible benefits fund and a generous pension
  • An interesting and varied workload where you’ll make a tangible difference to the world
  • A collaborative, intelligent and friendly team in an excellent working environment
  • A challenging workload that will stretch your mind and make the most of your skills
  • The support you need to develop your career through professional accreditation and training

Company information

At Arup, we design and deliver groundbreaking icons through our work in infrastructure, building design and specialist technical services. Independent in ownership and spirit, we’re a global firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical experts who use our skills to make a positive difference in the world.

Materials Consulting at Arup exists to ensure materials are used appropriately, working with our colleagues in other Arup disciplines, and external clients; enabling them to manage their costs, programme and risk and helping the owners of existing assets to understand and solve problems.

Everything in the built environment relies on the use of materials. As a consequence, the materials team enjoy the opportunity to work in virtually every market that Arup work in, providing specialist materials advice. With experts in concrete, metals, glass, stone, brick, ceramics, timber and composites, we advise at all stages of a project, from concept design through the full life-cycle.

Our specialists explore different combinations of materials, devise test programmes and carry out design and field research. This is based on knowledge – from tried and tested processes, such as forming and fabricating metals, to using glass structurally in adventurous new ways, and selecting more sustainable materials and processes to reduce resource consumption and environmental impacts.

We apply materials in novel and challenging ways, focussing on the importance of context. For our clients this means enhanced choice, based on optimised cost/value and reduced risks. We are passionate about making materials work and many of our team are members of or advisors to influential industry bodies. Our advice is truly independent and based on the most appropriate solution for a given application because our materials specialists are not linked to material suppliers and do not need to provide work for an in-house test facility.

We reduce our clients’ risk and provide freedom of choice, particularly when involved in the early stages of a project. This enables our clients to design and build more innovative, challenging and valuable projects. Our rigorous research on materials and manufacturing methods provides reassurance that the materials are used appropriately, aesthetically and cost effectively to produce a robust and durable solution.

Person requirements

We’re looking for graduates with curiosity, personal drive and technical knowhow. If you can combine these skills with an understanding of (or willingness to learn about) the industry and a desire to deliver excellent services for clients, we’d like to hear from you.

We’re looking for the following attributes and skills:

  • Interest/experience in engineering design, manufacturing and fabrication
  • Strong analytical skills

Qualifications and experience requirements

  • Strong A Levels (or equivalent) in all areas (B grade or higher)
  • A materials acience degree or Engineering degree (Masters level in general engineering, engineering science or mechanical engineering) with strong results in all modules (2:1/60% or higher)

Accepted degree subjects



Competitive salary


London · Solihull

How to apply

Assessments will take place in December 2017. Our Graduate Welcome Week will take place in September 2018. Although we can be flexible on start dates we would hope that the successful candidate will join their peers for this event.

Please note that we are unable to offer Tier 2 visa sponsorship for this role. Therefore you must ensure that you are eligible to work in the UK without our sponsorship in order for your application to be considered.

Closing date: 14/11/2017

This job listing will no longer be available on Prospects from 14/11/2017

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