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Graduate Security Engineer - London

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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.

Arup's security engineers have designed some of the world's leading buildings against terrorist and criminal attack by implementing a range of physical security measures.

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 physical security engineering team has developed an enviable reputation for innovative, risk-based design to successfully develop the technical solutions 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, Forth Replacement Crossing, Beijing and Dublin International Airports and a range of speculative offices in the City of London.

Are you interested in a career in Security?

We're looking for graduate security engineers to join our team of professionals in London or Manchester. You'll join an unrivalled community of experts, where everyone is supported in their career path and encouraged to work towards a professional qualification.

Your role will be to learn the skills associated with designing, specifying and installing physical security measures, across a range of projects.  You'll be guided by our senior engineers and you will follow a structured development scheme, approved by the IET.  You will work in coordination with multi-disciplinary design teams of architects, engineers, cost consultants and project managers to integrate our design solutions into the building design.

Working within and outside mandatory codes of practice in a risk-based framework, you will need to understand the strategy behind the design basis then prepare designs to meet these requirements. At the outset of a project, you will part of the team responsible for Security Needs Assessment and Threat Vulnerability and Risk Assessments, supported by our threat specialists, which will assist our clients to develop their operational requirements which will inform the physical and operational design requirements.

You will assist with the production of information working in a BIM environment using Revit and other bespoke tools.

About you

  • We're looking for graduates with curiosity, personal drive and technical knowhow.
  • We also look for our graduate security engineers to demonstrate drive and motivation, applying high levels of technical expertise and a willingness to learn to deliver an excellent service to our clients
  • As such we are looking for the following qualifications, skills and attributes in you:


  • Degree in Electrical, Electronic, IT & Communication Systems Engineering, on track to achieve a 2:1/60% or higher
  • Understanding of the design of electrical systems in buildings
  • Knowlede of risk assessment methodologies
  • Good sketching skills
  • Interest to travel within the UK and overseas, which could be for periods of up to 3 months, once you have proven you have the skills to undertake projects away from the office


  • Knowledge of a second language such as German, French or Spanish
  • Interest/ experience in IT & communications system design, electronic security system design, IP networks or cyber security
  • Appreciation/knowledge in lighting design for both internal and external areas.
  • Interest in the causes of crime and terrorism
  • Interest/ experience in structural measures used to design against terrorist attack
  • Understanding or desire to know more about the built environment
  • Interest in politics or social welfare
  • MSc or equivalent qualification in Security Risk Management, Physical/ Electronic/ Information Systems Security or a related discipline
  • Site experience
  • Experience in Microsoft programmes such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Visio
  • Knowledge of design software such as ACAD, REVIT, Microstation

Arup offers

There are infinite possibilities when you join Arup. You'll receive all the opportunities that come with a challenging, fulfilling career, including:

  • Competitive salary and a welcome bonus
  • Profit share scheme
  • A comprehensive benefits 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
  • The opportunity to work in a uniquely important field on international, high-profile projects
  • A challenging workload that will stretch your mind and make the most of your skills
  • The opportunity to work in a research-led field and contribute to publications early in your career
  • Opportunities to work on international projects
  • A collaborative, intelligent and friendly team in an excellent working environment
  • The support you need to develop your career through professional accreditation and training

Does this role sound of interest to you? Please find further information below:

Assessment centres will take place from December 2019, so we recommend that you apply as soon as possible so you don't miss out on this exciting opportunity.

Our Graduate Welcome Week will take place in September 2020. Although we can be flexible on start dates we would hope that the successful candidate will join their peers for this event.

Please note that we are able to offer Tier 2 visa sponsorship for this role.

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