Graduate Engineering Geologist/Hydrogeologist (Infrastructure)

London, United Kingdom
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
Private Sector
Experience Level: 
Entry Level (0-2 Years)
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)


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At Arup, we design and deliver ground-breaking and iconic projects through our work in infrastructure, consulting, building design and provision of specialist technical services. Independent in ownership and spirit, we're a global firm of engineers, designers, consultants and technical experts who use our skills to make a positive difference in the world.

Our global engineering geology and hydrogeology expertise underpins Arup's project work, from design of buildings and infrastructure to consulting advice for city resilience.  We advise on projects in the realms of water, energy, road & rail, highways, aviation, dams, mining, reservoirs, tunnels & underground spaces, flood mitigation and sustainable water management strategies. We provide engineering geology and hydrogeology expertise in natural hazards and risk to governments and their advisors both in developed cities and in the context of international development.  

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.

Are you interested in a career in Engineering Geology or Hydrogeology?

We are looking for outstanding graduates to join our Geology and Hydrogeology teams in London. 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.

The Graduate Engineering Geologist will be working within the Geotechnics team in a multi-disciplinary office, preparing ground models and contributing to the geotechnical design process. They will also provide their geology expertise for external clients on projects across a wide range of markets and the role could include site work both in the UK and internationally. To undertake this role, the candidates would be expected to have a good understanding of GIS for interrogating and presenting data. 

The Graduate Hydrogeologist will be based in the same office, preparing hydrogeological assessments, models and designs in co-ordination with a team of expert hydrogeologists for projects across a wide range of markets. The candidates will be expected to have a good understanding of groundwater modelling. They will be responsible for input to multi-disciplinary projects and for groundwater-specific projects covering groundwater resources and supply, groundwater control and management, contamination and geothermal engineering both in the UK and internationally.

Due to the multi-disciplinary nature of our design teams, you will also work alongside experts in other Arup disciplines. Our operating structure requires you to support the team across the region you work within and may require you to work in any of our offices from time to time to support workload, network development and skill development.

About you

We're looking for graduates with curiosity, personal drive and strong technical know-how with an enthusiasm for problem-solving and with the following qualifications, attributes and skills:

  • A Bachelor's degree in Geology, Hydrogeology, Environmental Science, Geophysics, Science or Engineering-based degree at 2.1 or above;
  • Preferably a post-graduate qualification (Masters or PhD) in Hydrogeology, Geochemistry, Engineering Geology, Geophysics or Environmental Science;
  • Enthusiasm for a career in Geology or Hydrogeology, underpinned by a knowledge and understanding of our sector and work and an analytical thought process;
  • Rounded engineering knowledge supplemented with a good understanding of sustainable development principles, digital design and automation;
  • Some experience with coding languages, finite element software, or digital design would be beneficial;
  • Have an informed world-view and be able to communicate complex ideas and solutions to our clients; some knowledge of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, carbon management or Planetary Boundaries would be beneficial;
  • The aptitude to work on your own initiative and be proactive, seeking to improve existing ways of working, as well as enjoying working as part of a team;
  • Enthusiasm for working out-of-doors from time to time; and
  • Possess a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office (particularly Excel) and demonstrate an aptitude for learning new software that utilises 3D design.

Arup offers

Arup offers extensive opportunities for your personal and career development as well as:  

  • A competitive salary and settling in allowance;
  • Profit share scheme;
  • A comprehensive benefits package, including a flexible benefits fund and highly competitive pension;
  • An interesting and varied workload;
  • The opportunity to work on international projects;
  • Technically challenging projects that will stretch and challenge your skills;
  • Opportunities to work abroad;
  • A supportive and friendly team, based in an excellent working environment; and
  • Mentorship and support towards professional accreditation and career development opportunities.

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Assessment centres will take place from December 2020, so we recommend that you apply as soon as possible so you don't miss out on this exciting opportunity.

Shape your time with us
Our goal is to shape a better world. And to do that, we need to make Arup a great place to work for everyone. If we want to solve problems for people around the world, we must seek and attract the best people from the widest talent pool and create an environment that supports and includes them. We aim to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their contribution. We therefore welcome applications from diverse candidates. This includes people with disabilities so please discuss any adjustments that you may require throughout the selection and assessment process with your recruitment contact.

 At Arup, you'll be a welcomed member of the team with opportunities to participate in cultural and social events with the local community (e.g. as a STEM ambassador) or by joining one of our staff networks for women, culture or LGBT+ people.  As a firm with an increasingly agile workforce, we're open to flexible working arrangements where appropriate.