EICA Senior Principal


Cardiff, UK 🇬🇧

EICA Senior Principal

About Arup

Are you passionate about building a more sustainable future? At Arup we work to find solutions for some of the world’s most complex problems – providing expertise across all areas of the built environment from strategic approach and planning to design and engineering.

Join us and you will have the freedom to push boundaries, develop new skills and work on some of the world’s most inspiring projects. We believe that by giving our people the freedom to be creative, we will produce work that continuously redefines quality across our firm. Whatever the role or specialism, our people are passionate about what they do, they believe in our values and are happy to come to work every day. And this is why people choose to work here and stay.

The Opportunity:

We are seeking a senior team, project and technical leader to help create opportunities and deliver outstanding projects, primarily in the field of Water EICA and with a growing input into the Energy business through renewables and battery storage.  We are looking for an individual who is a technical expert, passionate about people, the environment and providing an outstanding service to our clients.

You will be an active member of our West Water Group Leadership Team, managing our EICA portfolio and EICA team.  You will be guiding collaborative teams on a wide variety of projects, with a dynamic pipeline of water company frameworks, data centres and energy advisory work. You will play a guiding and suportive role in developing our longer-term strategy for EICA services, linking this to the wider Arup and regional plans and will be empowered and have autonomy to develop and grow this side of our business. You will have the opportunity to make a difference – to Arup, to our staff and to the clients and communities we serve.

Our home offices are based in Cardiff, Bristol, and Winchester.  We enjoy the benefit of ‘Work Unbound’ our policy of encouraging flexible working and supporting a healthy work-life balance. We work closely with colleagues across the UK, particularly, Leeds, Sheffield, Birmingham, and Manchester. As such we welcome hearing from applicants, from across the UK.

Is this role right for you?

We’re looking for a colleague with curiosity, personal drive, and technical know-how. You will be as inspired as we are by the problems we are solving and excited to help clients and lead teams delivering the solutions. Ideally we would welcome candidates with a robust Water and Electrical engineering background. Knowledge of best practice EICA standards as well as team and client facing leadership skills are essential. If you have some or all of these skills and experience and a passion for delivering high value solutions, we’d love to hear from you.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • A relevant degree and Chartered Status;
  • A recognised subject matter expert who keeps a focus on continual improvement;
  • An ability to build, maintain and manage dynamic, long-term relationships within Arup and with our clients and stakeholders;
  • A desire and ability to share knowledge and proactively mentor and manage teams and individuals.

Not ready to apply just yet, or have some questions? Contact me via email at Mike.Overall@Arup.com. Please note that all applicants must apply directly via the job portal.

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Rewards and Benefits

We care about you and want you to perform at your best, which is why we offer one of the most competitive benefits packages in our sector.

As a member organisation, everyone shares in our success through a global profit share scheme (payments are dependent on the firm’s financial performance).

We also provide Private medical insurance, Life assurance, Accident insurance and Income protection cover. In addition, you’ll have access to flexible benefits to help you look after all aspects of your wellbeing and give you the freedom and flexibility to find the best solutions for you, your family, and your individual needs.

Different people, shared values.

At Arup, we believe when talented people collaborate, great things are possible. Arup hires people with proven skills and open minds. We are taking deliberate action to create an inclusive culture that is grounded in our purpose to shape a better world.

At Arup, we welcome candidates from all backgrounds, regardless of age, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and any other protected characteristic. Our internal employee networks – BAME, Culture, Disability, LGBTQ+ and Women – provide a space for you to express your views and to make a positive difference – discover more about life at Arup here.

At Arup, we are committed to making all stages of our recruitment process accessible to candidates with disabilities. Please speak to our recruitment team and we will work with you to make reasonable adjustments to ensure you can perform at your best throughout your application.

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.

Our Application Process

To understand what to expect next, please visit our UK Application Process page.

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At Arup, we are committed to making all stages of our recruitment process accessible to all candidates. Please let us know if you need any assistance or reasonable adjustments throughout your application and we will do everything we possibly can to support you.

Learn how our Work Unbound initiative is giving all our members greater flexibility in deciding how and where they work.





IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development