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    Graduate Structural Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Arup (San Francisco, CA) in December 2014.

    Interview

    I applied online after having toured the office with my graduate school class. I was emailed about a phone interview about a month after submitting my application. The phone interview was 30 minutes long, pretty general questions, nothing technical. Then two days later I got another email asking me to come in for an in-person interview.

    I came in for the in-person interview a week later. It was a three hour long interview that began by me giving a 30 minute presentation on a technical topic of my choice, then a 30 minute casual 1 on 1 interview with a principle in the structures group, he was really nice and fairly laid back. After that came another man, an associate, who was equally friendly and welcoming. I got a small 8 question test to complete in 30 minutes (it only took about 10 and was really easy). After the test we talked 1 on 1 about my answers and then had our own interview. Finally another associate came in and him and I also had a 1 on 1 interview, however this was mostly him telling me about Arup's culture to make sure I actually thought I would like working there. He emphasized how the work is very diverse, the group is very tight nit and works together a lot.

    Interview Questions

    • For the test, know statics, beam deflections, and simple structural design topics such as where to put tension steel in a RC frame.

      For the interview questions, think about times you've worked on something technical and how you solved the problem. Think about what you've done outside of school. Think about what kind of structural engineer you want to be, what you want to do in your career.
       
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Arup Awards & Accolades

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Britain's Top 100 Graduate Employers, The Sunday Times (UK), 2012
Top 100 Graduate Employers, The Sunday Times (UK), 2009

Additional Info

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Website www.arup.com
Headquarters London, United Kingdom
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1946
Type Company - Private
Industry Business Services
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Competitors Mott MacDonald, Nuttall

Things always look up for Arup Group, a global design and business consulting firm. The company provides engineering, architectural, and planning services worldwide, focusing on building, infrastructure, and consulting projects. Arup Group's service offerings range from acoustics engineering (Arup worked on the Sydney Opera House) to wind engineering (Scotland's Whitlee Windfarm, the largest planned on-shore wind farm in Europe). The company also specializes in transportation infrastructure projects. Arup Group has about 90 offices in more than 30 countries in Africa... More

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