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Highways (ITS) Engineer


A career at Arup offers you thechance to make a positive difference in the world. Independently owned andindependently minded, we attract a diverse mix of people to work on groundbreaking projects around the world.

Primary Focus

We are seeking an experiencedHighways/Roads Engineer, with interest in developing their skills in theIntelligent Transport Systems discipline.


This role will be based in Perthbut will initially spend some time with our ITS team in the Sydney office inorder to gain experience, and bring those skills back to the Perth office.


The primary focus of theappointment will be:

  • Manage ITS design projects
  • Provide technical input for ITS projects
  • Apply technical skills to ITS projects
  • Mentor less experienced staff
  • Contribute to business development in the ITS and allied fields
  • Deliver a high value product within the marketplace
Key Responsibilities

In conjunction with the teamleadership:

  • Ensure consistent completion of ITS and allied projects within quality, budget and programme expectations
  • Administer project monitoring and control mechanisms consistent with Arup Australia’s guidelines
  • Undertaking ITS and allied projects and developing high-value strategies for clients across public and private sectors
  • Contribute to an efficient team that effectively wins and undertakes projects
  • Develop and maintain good relationships with industry networks, clients, government agencies and sub-consultants
  • Minimise the firm’s risk exposure via the application of appropriate contract formation, project management and OH&S procedures
  • Work collaboratively with other Groups in the Region in the effective pursuit, conduct and resourcing of projects
  • Participate in broader Office, Group, Region and/or Global activities as assigned or appropriate
  • Prepare proposals/submissions within Arup Australia’s framework for such activity
  • Support and actively implement the Arup vision and strategy statement, as measured through the key areas identified in the Australian Region’s Balanced Scorecard

Technical Skills andQualifications

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications and/or equivalent industry experience appropriate to the position
  • Chartership or professional qualifications with equivalent professional institutions, or actively working towards this
  • Experience in the consulting environment is preferred
  • Strong interest in developing a career in the development and implementation of ITS systems
  • Understanding of electrical and communications systems
  • Experience in relevant business areas and with targeted client groups
  • Successful experience in the management of key projects and programmes, including effective financial, technical and resource management, and strategic input into multi-disciplinary project teams
  • Good working knowledge of relevant legislation, regulations, codes of practice, and guidelines – and Arup’s related procedures including for OH&S 

Personal Attributes

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills (including formal and informal presentations, written communications and reports)
  • Keen sense of maintaining high standards
  • Keen understanding of “customer” needs, and issues which may impact on maintaining effectiveness within a commercial environment
  • Ability to relate and work well with other people at all levels within the team and within the wider office, as well as externally with clients
  • Ability to motivate and provide input into the development of less experienced team members
  • Ability to maintain personal effectiveness and team relationships at times of significant pressure, and assisting others within the team to meet deadlines
  • Organised and able to effectively prioritise even when demands are significant

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


Job Number: PER000004
Category: Highways
Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Date Posted: Aug. 17, 2016
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