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Graduate Facades Engineer- Available Summer 2020


Graduate Facade Engineer - Available 2020

Start Here, Go Anywhere!  Are you looking for an opportunity to shape a better world?

During your career at Arup, you'll have the chance to engage in a fulfilling career and work with some of the most highly respected engineers and specialists in the world. You'll also get the opportunity to work on exciting and significant projects, delivering quality work that has a positive and lasting influence on the community and the environment.

Responsibilities of this specific role will include, but not be limited to the following:

·       Give structure to facades concepts / ideas - sketching, reports, sketchbooks, spreadsheets and analyses for discussion with Architects and clients

·       Engage teams of architects and engineers focused on the 3D modeling (geometrical and detailing) of complex facades;

·       Carry out structural, thermal and energy modeling of building enclosure details and systems;

·       Utilize advanced analysis programs and techniques (CFD, finite element and microclimate) to understand building envelope physics and façade design;

·       Undertake engineering façade calculations with various materials, including structural glass, aluminum, stainless steel, wood, stone and precast concrete

·       Produce details and drawings using various 2D and 3D CAD and graphics packages;

·       Perform technical reviews of shop drawings and construction administration submittals to ensure air, water, thermal, seismic, acoustic and structural performance

·       Interpret specifications and design documents and write reports summarizing conditions

·       Carry out mock-up, factory and field inspections and investigations



·       Bachelor's Degree in engineering, Architecture or related Science discipline

·       3.0 GPA or higher

·       Core interest in the façade industry with emphasis on detailing and engineering

·       Good sketching skills and an ability to communicate thoughts and technical ideas in an accessible way


·       Master's or PhD degree with emphasis on architecture and engineering

·       Coursework in façade engineering / building envelope physics / energy/thermal modeling skills

·       Structural software skills, AutoCad skills, 3D modeling skills (Rhino, SketchUp, etc.)

·       Internship experience with a design firm

·       FE/EIT certification

·       Membership in ASHRAE, ASME, ASCE or Society of Facade Engineering

Notable Projects

Arup is the creative force at the heart of many of the world's most prominent projects across our industry. We offer a broad range of professional services to clients around the world that combine to make a real difference to our clients and the communities in which we work.

·       Delta Sky Way at LAX

·       USC Village

·       LA Memorial Coliseum

·       The Broad Museum

·       LACMTA Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor 


Upon joining Arup your journey is likely to be varied and rewarding, giving you the opportunity to make a positive difference in the world. Outlined below are a few of the benefits Arup has to offer you as a FT employee of the firm:

·       Global Profit Share - paid out bi-annually

·       Personal Health Insurance

·       401(k)  - with a dollar for dollar company match up to 10%

·       Paid Time Off (PTO)

·       Tuition reimbursement

·       Professional Membership and Certification reimbursement

·       Short Term and Long Term Assignment Career Opportunities around the Globe

Arup is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment where our people are encouraged to thrive. 

Job Number: LOS0000E2
Category: Facade Engineer
Location: Los Angeles, California
Date Posted: None