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Graduate Lighting Designer/Engineer

At Arup, we design and deliver ground-breaking 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.

We provide leading lighting design, engineering and consulting services throughout the world on major infrastructure schemes and internationally acclaimed buildings, in collaboration with leading architects, artists, engineers and planners.

Arup’s commitment to sustainability drives a creative approach with the application of state-of-the art technology. We work in harmony with aesthetics and vision, delivering lighting designs that help our clients save energy and create sustainable buildings.

From harnessing and controlling daylight to creating drama and delight with electric light, our lighting design work can be characterised as engaged and involved, with a strong emphasis on creativity combined with the technical excellence for which Arup is famous.

About the role

We’re looking for Graduate Lighting Designers / Engineers to join our team of bright professionals across several of our UK offices to assist on all aspects of lighting projects, from concept development to detailed lighting specifications. 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.

Working mainly with our senior designers, and supporting other team members, this is an excellent opportunity to learn about lighting design, develop skills and subsequently work on your own projects. Although you could be straight from university, ideally you may have gained experience in a lighting, architectural and/or engineering consultancy practice.

Main duties

You will work alongside experts in architectural and daylighting design on a wide range of national and international projects.

The role involves:

  • Hands on lighting design for a range of projects
  • Providing lighting calculations
  • Preparation of renderings, drawings, and specification
  • Assisting the production of project related correspondence and reports
  • Project and team administration duties
  • Co-ordinating work with designers and engineers of other disciplines.
  • Attend design team meetings and present design outcome

What we look for

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

We’re looking for the following qualifications, attributes and skills:

  • Recognised degree or diploma in lighting, architecture, engineering, product design or interior design with prediction of 2:1 or higher
  • An A level (or equivalent) in Maths is desirable but not a pre-requisite
  • A 2.1 or above in relevant modules such as architecture, art, design, maths, science, engineering and technology related subjects are advantageous
  • Familiarity with 3D modelling software is desirable
  • Some knowledge of lighting software would be advantageous, including daylight analysis software

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

Additional information

We have opportunities in Cardiff, London and Manchester. The deadline for applications is 31st December 2017 and assessment centres will commence in February 2018. Our week-long Graduate Welcome Event will take place in September 2018. Whilst on occasion we may be flexible with our start dates, we would ask that the successful candidates join their peers for this event.

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