Local recruitment: Associate (Water)


London, UK 🇬🇧

Closing Date: 14th April

Why Arup?

Arup works with clients in a broad range of industries, providing talented teams of project management professionals who support projects throughout the whole building lifecycle – developing the initial business case, procurement, undertaking design management, and then construction management.

Join us and you will have the freedom to push boundaries, develop new skills, share knowledge 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 currently have an exciting opportunity for an Associate to join our growing water business.  You will be part of a diverse collaborative team responsible for the successful delivery of our project and programme management commissions throughout the infrastructure lifecycle for major clients including Water Companies, Ofwat, Defra, Environment Agency and others.

The role of an Associate will be to drive, challenge and successfully deliver complex strategic and operational water projects using best practice PPM knowledge and advisory skills.  Your typical activities will include generating new work and delivering against business plans & being the day-to-day project manager on complex or high-risk infrastructure projects and programmes.

In addition to the wide range of technical specialists and designers, PPM works closely with other Arup client advisory teams across the UK providing a range of services including strategy & insight, finance & economics, and assets & operations. There is also the potential to lead and support projects in other infrastructure sectors such as energy, rail and aviation.

Is this role right for you?

We are looking to speak to individuals who:

  • Have experience working in the water sector leading & managing complex high risk projects / programmes.
  • Are chartered within a relevant discipline, ideally Project and Programme Management e.g., AMP PPQ, ChPP

You will also be able to demonstrate experience one or more of the following areas;

  • Leading a programme to deliver digitally enabled change
  • Leading the delivery or development of advisory services for clients
  • Framework management experience
  • Responsible for delivering projects incorporating sustainable development outcomes
  • Experience in managing a team of water specialists to deliver work across AMP Cycle opportunities.

Interested in applying? Submit your cv and we will be in touch! Not ready to apply just yet, or have some questions? Please email me on Cameron.emerson@arup.com

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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.

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

Our Application Process

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

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IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development