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Acoustics - Summer Placements - Consulting

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Glasgow, Leeds, London, Solihull, Winchester
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At Arup, we design and deliver ground-breaking iconic projects 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. Our people are at the heart of our business and we pride ourselves in embracing the Arup values when dealing with both our colleagues and our clients.

As a global leader in acoustic consulting, Arup's experts make the unseen changes that can transform our daily experience in diverse environments. We design environments acoustically to promote health and wellbeing and minimise the unwanted effects of noise and vibration.

We create beautiful sound in concert halls around the world and control vibration in sensitive laboratory environments. We help reduce the impact of noise from airports, railways, highways and stadia, while making sure sound systems are heard with clarity in even the busiest transport hubs. Our international acoustic design team provides services in architectural, building, transport and environmental acoustics.

We help clients achieve their aspirations in acoustics by guiding projects from conception and planning through design, construction, testing and commissioning.

Are you interested in a career in Acoustics?

We have opportunities for Summer Placements to join our teams of bright professionals for a period of 6-8 weeks. Your role will be to assist the existing Acoustics team with an expanding workload and to offer complementary and new skills to growing this area.

As part of the acoustics team you will provide support to team members to deliver an effective and professional service to our clients.  Your project involvement will be extremely diverse and may include architectural acoustics; environmental noise and vibration; building services noise and sound systems design.  You will be working across a wide variety of markets which may include including performing arts, education, healthcare, commercial, residential, sport, rail, highways, aviation and energy.

Due to the nature of our work you may experience projects, including planning and feasibility studies; environmental and health impact assessments; building and/or infrastructure design; noise modelling; on-site measurements; auralisation (including Arup SoundLab) and sound visualisation; as well as many other activities.

About you

We are looking for undergraduates with enthusiasm, curiosity, personal drive, technical knowhow and an ability to communicate clearly and persuasively. If you can combine these skills with an understanding of (or willingness to learn about) the Acoustics Consulting sector and a desire to deliver excellent services for clients, we would like to hear from you.

Ideally you will have the following qualifications:

  • Working towards a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in acoustics, environmental science, applied sciences, mathematics, computer science, engineering or physics. Other subjects will be considered if you can demonstrate a strong interest in working and learning further in a technically demanding environment.
  • Modules such as sound, acoustics, waves, vibrations or digital/coding related modules.
  • A Level (or equivalent) in maths or a science subject.

Interest and skills in any of the following would also be useful:

  • Health effects of noise
  • GIS and/or coding
  • Sound systems
  • Sound recording
  • Signal processing

Arup offer

There are infinite possibilities with Arup. You'll receive an insight of the opportunities that a challenging, fulfilling career provides, and:

  • A competitive salary
  • 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 skills 

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London, North West, South East, Yorkshire and the Humber, Glasgow