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Foresight Analyst


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.

We are excited to recruit an analyst to work with Arup’s Foresight + Innovation (F+I) team in Brisbane. This role will be working directly with the Australasian Foresight +Innovation leader and manager to deliver a number of projects. These projects include publications as part of our “future of” series. For more information see You will provide creative, technical and commercial skills to support this important, fast-growing area of Foresight + Innovation in Australasia.

Arup Foresight, Research and Innovation (FRI) FRI is a multi-disciplinary team with representatives in Arup’s offices in London, San Francisco, New York, Hong Kong, Berlin and Brisbane. As part of the Arup University, the FRI team carries out research into trends and issues affecting the built environment and society as a whole. FRI also conducts and designs workshops, explores trends and creates future scenarios. The team also developed the Drivers of Change initiative:<>. The team encourages foresight, research and innovation capability across Arup and conducts research into future tools and methods for design. In addition, FRI has responsibility for managing Arup’s corporate R&D activities. This involves the development of the global research strategy, the management of relationships with strategic partners and the dissemination of research outcomes.

Key Accountabilities

As an analyst you will work on defined tasks relating to your appointed Business Unit with limited supervision.

You will require competence in desktop and other forms of research, including picture research and an interest in Futures, horizon scanning and sustainability.

You will assist in the preparation of reports, presentations, workshop material and other documentation under supervision. In achieving this you will apply a variety of standard methods and foresight techniques.

You will be accountable for providing all information in an articulate and organised manner in a within the agreed timeframes.

Keys Skills and Experience

• Good communication skills
• Writing skills including reports, thought pieces, presentations, etc
• Ability to interpret and carry out instructions
• Capable of prioritising and managing own workload using appropriate tools
• Acknowledges and acts upon the need for additional support from team members
• Interest in current and future trends and ability to critically analyse how these might effect industries
• Adopts a consultative approach when gathering information and opinions to reach a final decision
• Good visual design and graphics skills and a thorough knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (including InDesign, Illustrator).
• Ability to use basic theoretical knowledge of core principles relating to your discipline to analyse and interpret information

Nice to have
• Experience of developing content for websites and of writing concise copy as well as a good knowledge of social networks such as Twitter, Facebook etc
• Video and WordPress website editing skills.

“It is not the wish to expand, but the quest for quality which has brought us to this position… to do work of quality, we must have people of quality. There are many kinds of quality, and there are many kinds of job to do, so we must have many kinds of people, each of which can do their own job well.” Ove Arup, 1970.

Job Number: BRI00006T
Category: Research and Knowledge Management
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Date Posted: Nov. 16, 2017
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