Graduate Project Manager - 2024 Graduate Programme

Join Arup in Cork as a Graduate Project Manager. Contribute to sustainable projects globally. Work with innovative teams on challenging built environment projects.

Cork, Ireland  UTC+00:00   Hybrid   Full Time   10000+   33 days ago

A career at Arup offers you the chance to make a positive difference in the world. Independently owned and independently minded, Arup is the creative force at the heart of many of the world’s most prominent projects in the built environment. When you join Arup, you immediately become part of our global community working on some of the world’s most recognised projects.

Dedicated to sustainable development, Arup is a collective of advisors and experts working across 140 countries. Founded to be both humane and excellent, we collaborate with our clients and partners using imagination, technology and rigour to shape a better world.

Your responsibilities

As a Graduate Project Manager, you will work closely with an innovative forward-thinking Project Management team who are responsible for:

  • Regular interaction with science industry and technology clients in the public and private sectors to understand their project scope, design development right through to full project implementation.
  • Play a key role in the creation and delivery of client business plans and strategies to ensure they receive the best value long term solutions.
  • Educate and influence clients to develop long term sustainable developments plans using BREEAM or LEED methods.
  • Collaborate with teams across Arup throughout the project life cycle to deliver exceptional challenging built environment projects.
  • Prepare tender documents and complete technical evaluations as part of the project procurement process.
  • Manage project controls, including change management of project plans, analysing contractor claims, and agreeing the final accounts.


The successful candidate will possess strong communication and interpersonal skills, be enthusiastic about working in a high performing team and have a passion for working with leading-edge digital software.

  • Level 8 Degree in; Construction Management, Civil, Structural, Mechanical, Electrical Engineer required.
  • Qualification in Project Management is highly desirable but not essential.

Some of our team’s exciting projects

The Graduate Development Programme offers

  • Europe Graduate Induction programme.
  • Professional Development Training Programme along with a tailored personal development plan to help you grow in your team.
  • Mentor and buddy system.
  • Continuous support for you to achieve chartership.
  • A working culture that is inclusive, nurturing, and challenging.
  • The opportunity to work abroad as a part of our global mobility programme.
  • Access to our skills networks and Arup University.
  • A generous reward package which includes salary, benefits and twice annual profit share.

'A better way'- Sustainability and Social Equity

At Arup, we strive to bring environmental sustainability and social equity together. We put sustainability at the heart of our projects and invest in research and development that helps tackle issues such as climate change and poverty. We have made a commitment to reach net-zero by 2030 and to contribute meaningfully to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, creating shared value for our clients and our communities while safeguarding our planet. Read our net-zero carbon plan here.

A career at Arup gives you the chance to have a positive impact on the world. For us, corporate responsibility is not just a policy; it’s a way of working.

Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion is at the heart of what we do

We strive to embed inclusion in our way of working, our interactions with one another, and the projects we deliver. We are committed to creating an inclusive working environment for talented people of any background, based on merit, fairness, and respect.

Join us in shaping a better world

We place social purpose high among our values. Working with a wide range of partner organisations, we use our technical and strategic capabilities to support the most disadvantaged, vulnerable, and marginalised communities in the world. Our community engagement programme aims to produce a more sustainably developed world, focusing on food security; clean and renewable energy; water and sanitation; improved shelter; and social mobility.

Arup is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are also a certified CPD employer with Engineers Ireland. In 2016, we received the Business Working Responsibly Mark from Business in the Community Ireland, recognising our sustainable business practices.

Share your passion and experience in a global culture that believes your potential to achieve is endless. This is your opportunity to shine.

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About the role

Jun 19, 2024

Full Time


Dec 11, 2024



Cork, Ireland

Entry level


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