Fire Engineering Summer Placement - UK Wide
Solihull, United Kingdom
At Arup, we design and deliver ground-breaking projects through our work in infrastructure, building design and specialist technical services. Independent in ownership and spirit, we are 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 ensuring that our people embrace the values for the company, as set out by our founder Ove Arup in 1970 and that still hold true today, when dealing with our colleagues and our clients.
Fire engineering is a fundamental component of multidisciplinary design in the built environment. Arup specialists work closely with clients to help them define their goals and objectives. Our innovative solutions go beyond compliance to include social, economic and environmental goals, as well as protection of people, assets, reputation and operation.
Our service offering is based on engineering fundamentals, founded through research and development. Our strong links with academia ensure we stay at the cutting edge of fire safety design. This allows us to innovate through extensive knowledge of fire dynamics, human behaviour, structural behaviour and risk, each essential to fire safety design in the built environment.
Fire engineering does not stop once the design is complete. Arup has a long track record of providing practical advice during tender, construction, commissioning and handover in order to maintain the quality and integrity of the fire strategy into the operational stage of the building. We also advise clients on fire safety matters related to their occupied premises. We believe this ‘Total Fire Engineering’ approach to be essential to the success of all projects.
Our 180-plus fire engineers are based in around 30 locations worldwide, with over 80 of these in the UK. Drawing on our global presence, we share knowledge, information and best practice across sectors and geographies, ensuring we deliver efficient, cost-effective results to our clients anywhere in the world.
If you are interested in finding out more about the type of work we do and the projects we work on please find a video of Barbara Lane, the Leader of Technology UK group at Arup:
About the role
Right now we're offering placement positions for students to join our team of bright professionals across several of our UK offices.
You will experience what we do as fire engineers and help us to deliver effective and professional services for a range of varied and high-profile clients. While you’ll have a great deal of responsibility from day one, we will provide you with the necessary support you may need to deliver the allocated task smoothly and broaden your exposure to fire engineering and the concept of Total Fire Engineering. As part of your role, you will have various opportunities to assist colleagues in various offices across the region in preparing fire strategies, undertaking numerical analysis, and review architectural plans against relevant fire safety design guidance. You may even have the opportunity to travel to other Arup offices to assist on local projects and meet the team there.
The fire team believes that placements are fantastic opportunities for students and the firm to learn about each other and potentially consider a future career with our growing teams in the UK. It is with no doubt that some of our brightest graduate recruits spent a few weeks with us on placements.
What we look for
We’re looking for students with curiosity, enthusiasm, a personal drive to learn and a desire to challenge the norm. If you think you have these skills with an understanding of (or willingness to learn about) Fire Engineering and a desire to deliver excellent services for clients, we’d like to hear from you. We’re looking for students with the following qualifications, attributes and skills: Qualifications
- Currently undertaking their BEng / MEng / MSc in Fire Engineering, Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Architectural Engineering or Mechanical Engineering, or other relevant degrees.
- Possess a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Strong numerical skills
- Be planned and organised in your approach to work and meeting deadlines
- Demonstrate a creative approach to problem solving
- The aptitude to work on your own initiative and be proactive
- Be flexible to the needs of the business, and changes to project plans
- Be dedicated to the delivery of the allocated tasks within defined timeframe and resources.
We have a limited number of roles available in the following office locations:
Our placements typically run for a period of 4 – 8 weeks. This will be dictated by each office needs and the applicant’s availability.
As part of your application we will require the following, uploaded as one document:
- A cover letter, outlining your interest in exploring a placement in Fire Engineering
- A CV identifying your educational qualifications and any relevant research that you are currently involved in
- Your preferred date and location for undertaking the placement
Please note that applications without the above items will be disregarded.