Civil Engineer

Belfast, Northern Ireland, gb
Company: Arup
Category: Architecture and Engineering Occupations
Published on 2021-06-18 06:01:05

Civil Engineer- Belfast

Arup is a multi–disciplinary firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists, working across every aspect of today’s built environment. Together we help our clients solve their most complex challenges – turning exciting ideas into tangible reality as we strive to find a better way and shape a better world. 

Would you like to join our Highways team in Belfast? We work on a variety of exciting projects, both in the UK and internationally.

What you'll be doing -

Based in Belfast, an exciting opportunity has arisen for a Highways Engineer to be a key part of the Highways team; the Highways Engineer will undertake design, project management and consulting services within highways design in order to enhance the team’s portfolio of skills and expertise. 

Responsibilities will include: participating in highways design for both minor and major projects working closely with other team members, providing technical support and mentoring to the other Highways Engineers, and taking an active role in pushing forward the skills and abilities of the highways team members, including supervising and training junior Engineers. Join a growing and dynamic team working on a variety of projects across multiple sectors.

The Role:
You will be working within a multi-discipline team of engineers, technicians and other professionals to develop highway and engineering designs from concept to detailed design and construction. Integrating with associated designs from drainage, structures, geotechnical, environmental and other disciplines.

You will be responsible for assisting with the production of highway designs and drawings to relevant standards. Assigning and checking the project work of graduate engineers and technicians.

Other duties will include:

  • Responsible for completion of specifically assigned tasks in accordance with programme and budget.
  • Ensuring compliance with Arup standards as set out in the company’s quality procedures.
  • Preparation of specifications, providing input to contract documents and supporting the delivery of designs through the construction process.
  • Assist with management and procurement of surveys and other site activities including liaison with stakeholders and supervision of contractors.
  • Qualifications/Experience/Attributes:

  • Degree qualified in Civil Engineering or similar.
  • Working towards chartered professional status.
  • Strong technical skills in the design of highway and general civil engineering projects including experience in the documentation and delivery of projects at various stages.
  • Experience of the current UK design standards.
  • Ability and experience of all aspects of highways design from conceptual layout to detailed design and construction.
  • Experience of design interfaces, e.g. geotechnical, environmental, drainage, structures etc.
  • Experience of using 3D highways modelling and design software such as Civil 3D, Bentley OpenRoads Designer, PowerCivil and MX Road.
  • Experience of using 2D drafting software such as AutoCAD and/or Microstation.
  • Ability to prepare and check reports and collate specifications from all parties to the project and to collect other data and statistics necessary for the preparation of progress and technical reports.
  • Ability to research information and data independently.
  • Ability to communicate technical issues to professionals, clients and the wider team.
  • You will have experience in some or all of the following areas:

  • Highway alignment design
  • Junction geometry design including priority and grade separated junctions 
  • Roundabout design 
  • Working knowledge of the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges
  • Preparation of Departures and Relaxations from Standard
  • Design of private developer led highway schemes
  • Traffic signs and road markings design
  • Vehicle restraint system design and assessment
  • Highways drainage design
  • Road safety audits 
  • Contract document preparation
  • Knowledge of common data environments such as ProjectWise
  • Rewards and Benefits

    We offer a competitive salary at all levels, and one of the best benefits packages 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 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.

    Shape your time with us

    Our goal is to shape a better world. And to do that, we need to make Arup a phenomenal 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 working, 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.

    We are an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcome all qualified applicants. You will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to sex, race, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status. We recognise that not all disabilities are visible and will make reasonable adjustments to cater for diverse applicants in the selection and assessment process.

    What happens next?

    If this could be the next step in your journey, please apply online. All applications will be considered, and we will try our very best to respond to you within 72 hours of receiving your application.

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