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This inclusive employer is a member of myGwork – the largest global platform for the LGBTQ+ business community.

Joining Arup?

Arup’s purpose, shared values and collaborative approach has set us apart for over 75 years, guiding how we shape a better world.

Arup is an independent 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.

Watch this short clip to discover how Arup are shaping a better world and how you could be a part of it!

About This Career Opportunity...

We have an opportunity for a Professional Senior Structural Engineer to become a permanent member of our creative and friendly Property, Science, Industry and Technology team in South Africa. You will be based in Johannesburg and be a key part of... our wider South African multidisciplinary, combined team. Our projects are local and global and will allow you to work and succeed in an international, multi-cultural business environment.

The role involves inter-office working, skills development and knowledge transfer between Arup colleagues across the continent and region. You will play a part in the ever-increasing digital transformation of our business, seeking new ways to increase our efficiency through automation and to offer new services to our clients through our integrated digital approach to design.

The candidate should have sufficient exposure on medium to large scale property projects as a structural engineer. You should have managed a small to medium size teams and have strong technical knowledge in structural Engineering and a broad range of hands-on skills of different structural forms, construction materials, design stages and project sectors.

The candidate should also have skills in working within a multidisciplinary engineering team and have an appreciation for the role and interactions of all engineering services to execute a project. Preference will be given to candidates who have had exposure in the healthcare and technology industry and are conversant and comfortable playing a civil lead role in addition to the structure lead role.

At Arup, you belong to an extraordinary collective – in which we encourage individuality to thrive. Our strength comes from how we respect, share and connect our diverse experiences, perspectives and ideas.

You will have the opportunity do socially useful work that has meaning – to Arup, to your career, to our members and to the clients and communities we serve.

Is this role right for you?

We are looking for the following skills.
• Be a registered Professional Engineer via ECSA or equivalent with a minimum of 10 years of industry experience.
• Delivers own work, always in connection with other related work streams and broader goals of the group or project.
• Ability to plan and manage client and external relationships.
• Be conversant with design codes and guiding industry analysis and design software.
• Have strong commercial awareness and skills of predicting, planning and managing resource requirements to achieve financial targets and to meet deadlines.

Not ready to apply just yet, or have some questions? Please email Karin Spies at karin.spies@arup.com - Please note, to ensure we remain GDPR compliant do not send your CV directly to us via this email.

If this role is not quite what you are looking for, but you are interested in other opportunities for a future with purpose, please sign up to our Talent Community https://arupwhg.avature.net/talent where you will be kept up to date with roles suitable for you to shape a better world.

What We Offer You

At Arup, we care about each member’s success, so we can grow together.

Guided by our values, we provide an attractive total reward package that recognises the contribution of each of our members to our shared success. As well as competitive, fair and equitable pay, we offer a career in which all of our members can belong, grow and thrive – through benefits that support health and wellbeing, a wide range of learning opportunities and many possibilities to have an impact through the work they do.

We are owned in trust on behalf of our members, giving us the freedom, with personal responsibility, to set our own direction and choose work that aligns with our purpose and adds to Arup’s legacy. Our members collaborate on ambitious projects to deliver remarkable outcomes for our clients and communities. Profit Share is a key part of our reward, enabling members to share in the results of our collective efforts.

We also provide Private medical insurance, Life assurance, Accident insurance and Income protection cover. In addition, you’ll have access to flexible benefits to help you look after all aspects of your wellbeing and give you the freedom and flexibility to find the best solutions for you, your family, and your individual needs.

Different People, Shared Values

Arup is an equal opportunity employer that actively promotes and nurtures a diverse and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds, regardless of age (within legal limits), gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, neurotype or mental health, race or ethnicity, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and whether you’re pregnant or on family leave. We are an open environment that embraces diverse experiences, perspectives, and ideas – this drives our excellence.

Guided by our values and alignment with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, we create and contribute to equitable spaces and systems, while cultivating a sense of belonging for all. Our internal employee networks support our inclusive culture: from race, ethnicity and cross-cultural working to gender equity and LGBTQ+ and disability inclusion – we aim to create a space for you to express yourself and make a positive difference. Discover more about life at Arup at www.arup.com/careers/your-life-at-arup.

We are committed to making our recruitment process and workplaces accessible to all candidates. Please contact Karin Spies karin.spies@arup.com to let us know if you need any assistance or reasonable adjustments throughout your application or interview process, and/or to perform the essential functions of the role. We will do everything we can to support you.

Our Application Process

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Johannesburg South Africa


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