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Engineering Design

We shape a better world

We 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. We shape a better world.

Founded in 1946 with an initial focus on structural engineering, Arup first came to the world’s attention with the structural design of the Sydney Opera House, followed by its work on the Centre Pompidou in Paris. Arup has since grown into a truly multidisciplinary organisation. Most recently, its work for the Singapore Sports Hub has reaffirmed its reputation for delivering innovative and sustainable designs that reinvent the built environment.

Arup brings together broad-minded individuals from a wide range of disciplines and encourages them to look beyond the constraints of their own specialisms.

This unconventional approach to design springs in part from Arup’s ownership structure. The firm is owned in trust on behalf of its staff. The result is an independence of spirit that is reflected in the firm’s work, and in its dedicated pursuit of technical excellence.

A career at Arup offers you the chance to make a positive difference in the world. Independently owned and independently minded, we attract a diverse mix of people to work on ground breaking projects around the world. You will find a rich culture that is naturally curious and always stimulating.

Our employees tell us that they are proud to work at Arup.

This pride comes from the firm’s unique values, which stem from our special independent ownership structure. It comes from the opportunities they get to work with talented people – leading experts who are keen to share their knowledge. And it comes from working on some of the most exciting projects in the world, supported by unrivalled opportunities for learning.

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Arup Latest Reviews

  • Infrastructure Sector - Highways Department

    My placement at Arup was very memorable and Enjoyable, I learnt a lot and also met a lot of inspiring engineers, with a vast amount of experience, and stories to tell....


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  • Planning trainee

    I really enjoyed my placement year and the tasks I was involved in. I felt extremely valued and supported by everyone I worked with. The team were very welcoming allowing me to feel part of the team. I worked on a variety of interesting tasks and was given a various of roles which helped me develop my understanding and knowledge of planning in practice. I was never short of work and was given prior notice of the tasks which will be given. The knowledge I have gained throughout this year will stand me in good stead for my final year at university. Overall I found my placement year hugely beneficial, and Arup being a brilliant company to work for....


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  • Industrial Trainee, Water Team

    My placement year was fruitful, intense and rewarding. Amazing people on my team, with a significant drive to reinvent the built environment, inspired me to always do my best and strive for the excellent quality in everything I do. I was lucky to work with professionals who were always eager to help and show me the best way of completing the tasks. I ascertained that Arup is my dream company, a workplace that I will definitely come back to as a graduate student. Furthermore, I had a profound insight into the industry, which showed me different construction career alternatives....


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