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.
- Support the delivery of strategy, planning, and implementation projects focused on sustainability, decarbonization, ESG, resilience and resource conservation
- Assist clients in pursuing, tracking, and complying with various net zero or other sustainability frameworks, such as LEED, WELL, Fitwel, Living Building Challenge, Envision, etc.
- Contribute to projects at various stages of ideation or implementation at various scales of intervention, from single measures to fit-outs, to master-planning, and infrastructure developments
- Conduct research into a variety of sustainability, decarbonization, resilience, and equity topics (e.g., architectural materials and technology, funding/financing/incentives, sustainability and/or resilience policy, health of communities, and social equity)
- Develop lifecycle cost calculations, water balance calculations, building energy models, renewable and distributed energy feasibility studies, operational and embodied carbon calculations, or resilience assessments, under guidance from more senior members of the team
- Conduct site visits for field data collection and actively participate in internal or external client meetings along with more senior members of the team
- Contribute to project deliverables including presentations and reports, managing sub-tasks to assist the team in tracking project deliverables and schedules
- Develop sketches, charts, graphics, and other digital illustrations of sustainability concepts to visualize design strategies for client presentations and other external needs
Is this role right for you?
We’re looking for current students 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.
- Pursuing a Bachlor’s degree in building or community design/engineering field or related science, such as Architecture, Building Science, Mechanical/Electrical/Energy/Environmental Engineering, City Planning, Environmental Science/Policy/Management, or similar
- Proficient in use of software like MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, interactive Adobe PDFs
- Knowledge of sustainability frameworks such as LEED, WELL, Fitwel, Living Building Challenge, Envision, etc.
- Demonstrated foundational understanding of concepts related to sustainability, operational/embodied carbon, climate change, resilience, lifecycle costs, distributed energy resources, social equity, and environmental justice issues
- Excellent time management skills, with ability to prioritize and multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
- Exceptional research, writing, communication, and presentation skills to communicate work in a clear, concise, and logical format
- Strong analytical, quantitative, problem-solving, and decision-making capabilities
- For positions in the US, proficiency in written and spoken English is required
- Candidate must be eligible to work in the US without the need for employer sponsored work authorization now or in the future to be considered for this role
- Knowledge of building energy simulation, whole-life carbon, and graphic communication software, such as, IES VE, Rhino + Grasshopper, EnergyPlus, SketchUp, OpenStudio, Tally, Athena Impact Estimator, Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, etc.
- Familiarity with traditional but also new innovative building systems and technologies (e.g., advanced lighting, heat recovery, heat pumps, low-carbon concrete)
- Professional accreditation under a sustainability rating framework such as LEED or WELL accredited professional
- Successful completion of coursework in sustainability, operational/embodied carbon, climate change, resilience, lifecycle costs, distributed energy resources, social equity, and environmental justice issues
- Minimum of 3.0 GPA or higher
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 office include:
- Decarbonization in Affordable Housing for Natural Resources Defense Council
- The Technical Feasibility of Zero Net Energy Buildings in California
- The Bloomberg Center in New York
What we offer you
Each year, Arup seeks out students from around the world for our summer internship program. We look for diverse students with inquisitive minds and the desire to challenge themselves. Our interns learn quickly, are natural problem solvers and thrive on innovation. You will work alongside talented professionals and contribute to the success of real projects. In addition to on-the-job experience, we offer learning sessions with top leadership, site visits to local projects and social events.
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 remote work are available throughout the program.
We will be reviewing our candidates for this position on a rolling basis. Once you have applied you will be evaluated and potentially moved on to the next round, at which point a member of the talent resourcing team will reach out to you directly to begin the interview process. For any status updates regarding your candidacy please be sure to check your candidate portal.
Different people, shared values
Our internal employee networks support our inclusive culture – from race, ethnicity and cross-cultural working to gender, LGBTQ+ and disability – we aim to create a space for you to express yourself and make a positive difference - Discover more about life at Arup at www.arup.com/careers/your-life-at-arup.
Arup is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, spouse of protected veteran, or disability.