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Vertical Transportation Engineer


Arup is 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 are seeking a senior vertical transportation engineer to join a multidisciplinary building engineering design team in London.

The successful candidate will become a permanent member of our creative, friendly group and will work on some of the most exciting buildings in the world.

Our portfolio includes:

• Tour Sisters, Paris.

• 6 to 8 Bishopsgate, London.

• SAMA Gardens, Dubai.

• Agora, Buderpest.

• Mexico International Airport, Mexico.

• The Scalpel, London.

• New Childrens Hospital, Dublin.

The role will require:

• Undertaking vertical transport design for major projects.

• Working closely with principal designers to lead the Vertical Transport Design.

• Managing the production of drawings and reports and preparing lift and escalator specifications.

• Supervising and coordinating the work of others and coordinating work with engineers of other disciplines.

• Attending meetings and communicating with clients to establish their needs.

• Inspecting installations and witness testing on site.

• Managing project team to ensure production of deliverables to agreed timelines and within budget.

• Providing technical guidance and mentoring to junior members of the team.

Requirements and Skills

The successful candidate will have:

Essential Skills and Knowledge

• Demonstrable buildings-focused vertical transport engineering design experience.

• Be able to design and deliver vertical transport solutions on major and/or complex projects.

• A strong analytical knowledge and understanding of engineering principles.

• A desire to work constructively in a team, finding holistic building design solutions in a multidisciplinary environment.

• The ability to communicate clearly, through sketching, speaking and in writing, with client s and design teams.

• Proven experience of undertaking lift and escalator design, using passenger traffic analysis software where appropriate.

• Excellent planning, organisational and time management skills, with a proven ability to work under pressure and to meet strict deadlines.

• An engineering degree, ideally at Masters level.

• Membership of an appropriate professional institution (MCIBSE), and have achieved Chartered status.

• Able to understand the balance of engineering priorities on differing projects.

• Able to quickly develop successful client relationships.

Desirable Skills and Knowledge

• Design experience of working on commercial, residential buildings and hotel projects.

• Experience of working with existing buildings and modernisation of existing lift installations.

• Experience of working to ASME codes.

Most of all they will have a passion for the work that we do and a proven ability to work positively in a t earn to achieve outstanding results.

Reward and Benefits

We offer a competitive salary at all levels, and one of the best benefits package in our sector.

Core benefits include cover under the UK Healthcare Plan (private medical insurance), Life Assurance, Accident Insurance, and Income Protection (long term disability) cover. Core benefits are funded by us and made available to all permanent staff in order to support and safeguard your financial, physical and mental wellbeing. You will also have access to a grade-related Flexible Benefits Fund which you can choose to take as extra cash, or spend on a wide range of Choice Benefits to help with your work
/life balance and financial security.

In addition all permanent employees are eligible for the Global Profit Share scheme. Subject to scheme rules employees can receive two Profit Share payments per year, which are dependent on the firm’s financial performance.


Applications Start: 27/11/2017

Applications Close: 24/12/2017

Job Number: LON0000AZ
Category: Vertical Transportation
London, London, United Kingdom

Date Posted: Nov. 27, 2017
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