Senior Civil Engineer, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene


London, United Kingdom 🇬🇧

Why 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. Arup is an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists offering a broad range of professional services.  Through our work, we make a positive difference in the world. 

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.

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The Opportunity

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and proactive Senior Civil Engineer who is a good team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills. 

This role is positioned within Arup’s Emerging Markets and Development Clients Group whose service offer of focused across four key portfolios – climate and sustainability, cities planning and design, economic advisory and social infrastructure.  The overall aim is to contribute safer, more sustainable and resilient communities in contexts where the impacts of today’s global challenges are felt most acutely.  We work with governments (national and sub-national), like minded partners including bilateral and multilateral agencies, foundations, civil society organisations and research institutions to deliver impactful projects in the global south. 

Within this role you will enhance the sustainability and resilience of communities in developing countries along with strengthening the technical and strategic capacity of our partners by putting sustainability and resilience at the center of development practice in creating and sharing knowledge, tools and approaches which improve development practice by demonstrating that social value can be the heart of business.  The successful candidate will be responsible for providing technical expertise and project management across a wide range of infrastructure projects which contribute to sustainable development in Emerging Markets prioritising Sub-Saharan Africa ad South Asia. 

Is this role right for you?

We are looking for individuals with the following experience –

  • MSc / Meng Degree in Civil Engineering (or equivalent) – must be a Chartered Engineer registered with a professional institution ideally within the development sector  
  • Extensive knowledge and technical expertise in Civil Engineering that may include a variety of skills, site development, site management, water infrastructure, flood risk and drainage 
  • Managing projects and multi-disciplinary projects teams and demonstrate strong commercial awareness  alongside managing client relationships and developing and maintaining successful client and team relationships, particularly in cross-cultural environments 
  • Understanding knowledge and interest in cross-cutting issues including sustainability, resilience, climate change, smart cities and independently undertake project analyses and report on results  
  • Knowledge or understanding of Autocad / Civils 3D design package along with GIS, BIM and Hydraulic Design Software with desirable abilities to speak a second language apart from English (French / Spanish / Arabic)  

Work Environment

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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

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IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development