Graduate Blast Engineer

The role

Arup's blast engineers have designed some of the world's leading buildings to withstand terrorist attacks.

Our resilience, security and risk practice has consistently been at the forefront of the field since it was formed in the mid-1990s. The practice brings together threat specialists, physical and electronic security engineers, operational security specialists and blast engineers in a unique multi-disciplinary environment, helping our clients manage malicious risk, natural hazards and operational reliability in each aspect of their businesses and operations.

Our world-leading blast engineering team has developed an enviable reputation for innovative, risk-based design to successfully develop the blast engineering design of some of the world's most complex buildings and structures including tall buildings, transport infrastructure, long-span bridges and stadia. Some of our recent projects include the Olympic Park venues for London 2012, Abu Dhabi International Airport, Singapore Sports Hub and the Gerald Desmond Bridge in California.

We bring together a talent for engineering with a sound knowledge of fluid theory and the theory of structural dynamics, allowing us to use first principles to understand the fundamental behaviour of structures under extreme loads and develop innovative design solutions.

What you’ll be doing

Right now we're looking for Graduate Blast Engineers to join our team of bright professionals in our Manchester and London offices. 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.

Your role will be to prepare blast engineering analysis and design of structural and façade systems, working in coordination with the multi-disciplinary design team of architects, engineers, cost consultants and project managers to integrate our design solutions into the building design.

Working outside mandatory codes of practice in a risk-based framework, you will be responsible for developing the design basis as well as then preparing a design to meet these requirements. At the outset of a project, you will work with our threat specialists to assist our clients develop their design requirements, and will manage the client relationship throughout the project to ensure the client remains involved in the decision-making process about the level of blast performance they require, the risk they are prepared to accept and the design and cost impact of mitigating these risks.

You will be collaborative in your approach but able to work independently, and will gain a thorough understanding of the role of a blast engineer, structural and façade engineering design, first-principles design and risk-based design frameworks. At the same time you will work towards chartership through the firm's accredited graduate training scheme and will also be committed to research, contributing to internally- and externally-funded research projects and writing conference papers and journal articles.

What are we looking for?

We're looking for graduate blast engineers with curiosity, personal drive and technical knowhow. If you can combine these skills with an understanding of (or willingness to learn about) the blast engineering sector and a desire to deliver excellent services for clients, we'd like to hear from you.

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:

  • The opportunity to work on some of the world’s greatest projects with technical challenges that will stretch and challenge your skills
  • Training and support towards professional accreditation and career development opportunities
  • A competitive salary and welcome bonus
  • Profit share scheme
  • A comprehensive package, including a flexible benefits fund and a generous pension
  • Opportunities to work on international projects
  • 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
  • Various sports and social activities in all our locations

Please note that we are unable to offer Tier 2 visa sponsorship for this role. Therefore you must ensure that you are eligible to work in the UK without our sponsorship in order for your application to be considered.

 

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