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Graduate Rail Systems Engineer (Available 2022)

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Want to work for a company that invests in innovation and work with people who catalyze impact in the built environment? Arup is proud to be recognized by Fast Company in their third annual Best Workplaces for Innovators list, which honors businesses and organizations that demonstrate a deep commitment to encouraging innovation at all levels.
Arup’s members develop solutions for some of the world’s most complex problems. From climate action to social value, we consider the broadest impacts of our work. We strive to build a more sustainable, resilient, and equitable future. This purpose shapes our culture and has made us leaders in sustainable development. At Arup you would join our multi-disciplinary design teams focusing on technical excellence and innovative solutions that create a better future for people, places, and the planet.
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:
  • Working collaboratively with engineers, design professionals, project managers, and technical specialists across rail disciplines to effectively deliver multi-disciplinary engineering projects through a comprehensive and integrated Systems Engineering practice.
  • Assisting senior staff with Systems Engineering and Project Management tasks on a variety of infrastructure projects across the Americas region, including Light Rail Transit, Bus Rapid Transit, High-Speed Rail, subway, and new mobility projects.
  • Supporting the production of Systems Engineering plans and the implementation of Systems Engineering processes: e.g., requirements management, interface management, systems integration, assurance, verification and validation, engineering safety, electro-magnetic compatibility (EMC) and Reliability, Availability, and Maintainability Study (RAMS).
  • Applying a “systems view” to large infrastructure projects to apply an iterative methodology that supports interdisciplinary and inter-relational elements and their relation to the whole system.
  • Applying Systems Engineering activities utilizing International Council of Systems Engineering (INCOSE) best practices to establish and manage business, technical, and process requirements throughout feasibility, concept, and detailed design phases of rail projects.
  • Identifying, developing, and managing interface requirements and documentation between engineering disciplines throughout project lifecycles.
  • Appling applicable codes and standards such as agency design standards, AREMA, NEC/NFPA, EN, and related specifications and standards for design of rail and infrastructure projects.
  • Producing calculations, drawings, specifications, design reports, technical analyses, or other materials suitable as required for design deliverables at the appropriate stage of project development.
  • Carrying out work under mentorship and supervision of more senior staff.
  • Assisting in the development of system and software models.
  • Supporting the identification and preparation of bids and tenders to help create compelling solutions to clients and partners.
The position offers scope for professional development, especially in relation to increasing Systems Engineering and RAMS expertise within the Rail and complex systems environment. Applicants who are highly adaptable, analytical, and naturally curious will excel in this role.
  • A university engineering degree in industrial, civil, electrical, electronic or information systems or similar
  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Currently pursuit of EIT/FE Certification preferred
  • Interest in pursuing INCOSE ASEP/CSEP certification preferred
  • Fluency in 3D CAD software such as MicroStation and AutoCAD software or BIM environments
  • Must not require sponsorship, now or in the future to be considered for this role 
Notable Projects
For over seven decades Arup has been at the forefront of the most ambitious and innovative design and engineering projects. From concert halls to national stadiums and from renewable energy to driverless cars, we continue to add to that history every day. Notable projects from our Systems Engineering and Rail Systems disciplines include:
  • Texas Central High-Speed Rail
  • Second Avenue Subway
  • Fulton Street Transit Center
  • LIRR Expansion
  • MBTA Green Line Extension
  • Finch West LRT Toronto, ON
  • Eglinton Crosstown West LRT Toronto, ON
  • METRO Northline Transit Center
  • Guarulhos Airport Automated People Mover
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 include alternative schedules, part-time or reduced hours schedule, and/or the ability to work remotely for a portion of your work week.

Upon joining Arup your journey is likely to be varied and rewarding, giving you the opportunity to make a positive difference in the world. Arup offers many benefits to eligible full time employees, some of which are outlined below:
  • 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
Arup is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law. Individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation. Should you require an accommodation in the job application or interview process please let us know by sending an email to