A Future with purpose
At Arup we’re dedicated to sustainable development and to do socially useful work that has meaning. Our purpose, shared values and collaborative approach has set us apart for over 75 years, guiding how we shape a better world.
We solve the world’s most complex problems and deliver what seems impossible, with curiosity and creativity. We’re a thriving and growing organization which offers you many possibilities to shape a better world, and your future.
Carry out empirical, analytical, and numerical analyses for purposes of tunnel and shaft design (initial support and final lining) for various tunnel construction methods such as drill and blast, sequential excavation method, or TBM.
Interpret and organize design results into project documentation such as Technical Memos Geotechnical Data, Interpretive, or Baseline Reports, or Basis of Design reports
Characterize and classify ground conditions for different tunnelling methods based on geotechnical information.
Communicate design work through Preparation of drawing sketches indicating support types, geometry, construction sequencing, and instrumentation.
Use tunnel design software such as Plaxis 2D/3D, FLAC/FLAC3D, UDEC/3DEC, RocScience, or FracMan.
Undertake geological mapping and rock mass classification on site.
Apply rock and soil mechanics skills to assess likely failure modes and develop ground support schemes.
Undertake linear and non-linear structural analysis of shotcrete and concrete tunnel linings based on Code requirements using first principles or structural design software packages (SAP, GSA).
Make use of automation and established workflows to follow best practice. Develop workflows and ideas for automation where none exist.
Work in multidisciplinary teams for delivery of large scale infrastructure projects for transportation, water/wastewater, or mining.
Is this role right for you?
We’re looking for graduates who are curious and ready to evolve how you think and work. Our strength comes from how we respect, share and connect our diverse experiences, perspectives and ideas. At Arup, you belong to an extraordinary collective – in which we encourage individuality to thrive. If you can share your knowledge and ideas and encourage others to do the same; whilst having a desire to deliver excellent services for clients – we’d like to hear from you.
Bachelor’s of Science in Underground Construction/Tunneling, Geotechnical, Structural, Geological, or Mining Engineering
Sound knowledge of civil engineering fundamentals, soil and rock mechanics, and tunneling methods
Good time-management habits, ability to multi-task, ability to sustain focus on long tasks
Ability to communicate thoughts and ideas in an accessible way – distill design tasks and solutions into concise text and presentation slides
Attitude of taking initiative, enthusiasm, eagerness to learn, teamwork, creativity.
Master of Science or Master’s of Engineering in Underground Construction/Tunneling, Geotechnical, Structural, Geological, or Mining Engineering
3.0 GPA or higher
Numerical modeling skills using one of the tunnel design software packages described above
Computer programming and visualization skills (Matlab, Python, Rhino)
A relevant internship with an engineering design or contracting firm
Past history of creative problem solving and communication of solutions through technical presentations or reports
Our team’s notable projects
For over seven decades Arup has been at the forefront of the most ambitious and innovative design and engineering. From concert halls to national stadiums, renewable energy to driverless cars, we continue to add to that history every day. Notable projects from our Tunneling team include:
Long Baseline Neutrino Facility
BHP Jansen Shaft Project
Billy Bishop Pedestrian Tunnel
What we offer you
When you start your career with Arup, you will have the opportunity to deliver high quality valuable work for our clients. Our inclusive and diverse work environment will allow you to thrive and build your technical, project management and business development skills needed to be successful in our firm. As a Graduate you have the opportunity to attend our Graduate Experience Program giving you the opportunity to meet your peers across the region and learn about our people, projects, and clients through panel discussions, design activities, and networking events.
Los Angeles Hiring Range – The good faith base salary hiring range for this job if performed in Los Angeles, CA is $71,000 to $78,000 per year. Benefits are not included in the base salary. Please note hiring ranges for candidates performing work outside of Los Angeles, CA will differ.
Benefits that Work – At Arup, we have a comprehensive and valuable benefits program that works for our employees and their families while keeping costs low. These benefits provide health and welfare security for you as well as paid time off for rest and renewal. Our Global Profit Share Plan (paid bi-annually) provides an opportunity for you to share in the success of the Firm. As a valued employee of Arup, you can also choose to participate in our 401(k) plan with up to 10% company match to help you save for your future.
Flexible Working – We believe that flexible arrangements create a more inclusive way of working that supports our diversity and the wellbeing of our people. Options for alternative schedules and the ability to work outside of the office for a portion of your workweek are available.
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