Arup are an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists offering a broad range of professional services. Through our work, we make a positive difference in the world.
You will be part of a team responsible for the successful delivery of our design commissions for our major clients including Network Rail, contractors (in a design and build context) and other agencies such as Train Operators, Councils, Passenger Transport Executives and academic institutions.
Current multidisciplinary projects include Transpennine Route Upgrade – West of Leeds, major remodelling / enhancement GRIP 5-8 schemes with contractors and numerous GRIP Stage 1-4 commissions for Network Rail, HS2 Ltd, Merseytravel, TfGM and TfN.
Ensuring the successful delivery of technically excellent multidisciplinary rail projects and bids across our UK portfolio, you will be responsible for, and typical activities will include:
Determining the OLE design requirements from our client brief and be able to make sound decisions and propose the right design solution.
Produce the required OLE design to multidisciplinary design teams on large or medium sized projects.
Checking the OLE designs and calculations within implementation and renewal projects.
Sharing knowledge, best practice and innovation across our business, providing guidance, training and feedback with other related disciplines and skills, locally and across the UK.
You will have the freedom to work independently, managing your own personal development utilising our in house and external training opportunities.
Requirements and Skills
Essential Skills and Knowledge
Experience in the the production of Overhead Line Equipment Feasibility, Scheme and Detailed Design reports, layouts, schematics and calculations (including switch and crossing renwal and remodleling, cross-sections, sectioning, bills of qualities, Earthing and Bonding) within multidisciplinary rail projects.
Competent in the production of drawings using CAD (e.g. Bentley MicroStation) software.
Competent in the use of design software (e.g. PROL and ELFF).
Desirable Skills and Knowledge
Experience in undertaking site surveys / site visits and reporting on asset condition
Understanding of Third Rail and other railway electrification systems.
Understanding and experience in Traction Supply and Distribution.
Understanding of structural and geotechnical principles associated with OLE equipment design.
An appropriate HNC / HND or equivalent qualification.
Ideally, an associate member of the IMechE or IET.
Working toward Incorporated Engineer with the IMechE or IET or similar would be an advantage.
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. 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. You’ll have access to a range of flexible working options – whether you’re a parent, a carer, a student, or just have a busy lifestyle - we recognise it’s not always easy to commit to standard working hours so if you're interested in flexible start and finish times, working from home or working part-time, please let us know when you apply, and we'll discuss how this could work in your role.
Join us in shaping a better world.
Reward and Benefits:
We offer a competitive salary at all levels, and one of the best benefits package in our sector.
Core benefits include cover under the UK Healthcare Plan (private medical insurance), Life Assurance, Accident Insurance, and Income Protection (long term disability) cover. Core benefits are funded by us and made available to all permanent staff in order to support and safeguard your financial, physical and mental wellbeing. You will also have access to a grade-related Flexible Benefits Fund which you can choose to take as extra cash, or spend on a wide range of Choice Benefits to help with your work/life balance and financial security.
In addition, all permanent employees are eligible for the Global Profit Share scheme. Subject to scheme rules employees can receive two Profit Share payments per year, which are dependent on the firm’s financial performance.
How can we best work with you?? Whether you’re a parent, a carer, a student, or just have a busy lifestyle, it’s not always easy to commit to standard working hours. At Arup you have access to a range of flexible working options – including flexible start and finish times, working from home or working part-time. If you're interested in any of these options, please let us know when you apply and we'll discuss how this could work in your role.
If you share our passion, why not talk to us about a rewarding career with Arup?