Graduate RPA Developer

  • Arup
  • Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
  • 30/07/2021
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Job Description

About Arup:
Arup is a multi–disciplinary firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists, working across every aspect of the built environment. Together, we help our clients solve their most complex challenges – turning exciting ideas into tangible reality as we strive to find a better way and shape a better world. As a wholly independent organisation, we are owned in trust for the benefit of our employees and their dependants: with no shareholders or external investors we determine our own business priorities and direction.

About this career opportunity…

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) entry level graduate role. RPA is the automation of suitable processes through software that functions across a variety of applications, just as human workers do.
Graduates with a Bachelor’s degree in an analytical subject such as Mathematics, Science, Computing, Engineering are encouraged to apply.

This is an exciting opportunity in our Newcastle office for you to support the day to day running of RPA development and processing.

You will make an impact in this role by:

  • Building and implementing RPA solutions, ensuring quality of the system.
  • Creating, updating and maintaining solution documentation.
  • Assisting business analysts and project teams to develop business cases supporting the adoption of RPA in the finance function & wider business.
  • Implementing the full life-cycle of RPA solutions: identifying RPA opportunities; gathering requirements; design, document and implement, test and deploy targeted RPA solutions.
  • Developing scalable and reusable RPA components that can be leveraged across different lines of businesses (such as HR, IT and supply chain)
  • Acting as subject matter expert to others seeking to utilize RPA technologies to automate and streamline existing manual business processes.

Is this role right for you?

If so, you'll likely be:

  • Comfortable working with data and reporting tools such as Excel & PowerBI.
  • Familiarity with Office VBA, SharePoint, Box, OneDrive preferred.
  • Analytical thinker, able to move from high-level concepts to details and solutions with limited guidance.
  • Process and solutions oriented.
  • Demonstrated ability to learn quickly in scenarios that are not well defined or structured.
  • Customer focused, with desire to exceed established client, project and performance goals.
  • Excellent interpersonal communications skills, strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to present in a clear and concise manner to all levels within the business.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering or Information Systems or equivalent work experience.
  • Software development domain expertise in one or more general purpose programming languages.
  • 1 - 3 years of programming and/or coding experience.
  • Strong experience with one or more RPA tools (e.g. UiPath, Automation Anywhere, Blue Prism).

Rewards and Benefits

We offer a competitive salary at all levels, and one of the best benefits packages in our sector.
Core benefits include cover under the UK Healthcare Plan (private medical insurance), Life Assurance, Accident Insurance, and Income Protection (long term disability) cover. Core benefits are funded by us and made available to all permanent staff in order to support and safeguard your financial, physical, and mental wellbeing. You will also have access to Choice Benefits to help with your work/life balance and financial security.

In addition, all permanent employees are eligible for the Global Profit Share scheme. Subject to scheme rules employees can receive two Profit Share payments per year, which are dependent on the firm’s financial performance.

Shape your time with us

Our goal is to shape a better world. And to do that, we need to make Arup a phenomenal place to work for everyone. If we want to solve problems for people around the world, we must seek and attract the best people from the widest talent pool and create an environment that supports and includes them. We aim to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their contribution. This includes people with disabilities, so please discuss any adjustments that you may require throughout the selection and assessment process with your recruitment contact.
At Arup, you’ll be a welcomed member of the team with opportunities to participate in cultural and social events with the local community (e.g. as a STEM ambassador) or by joining one of our staff networks for women, culture or LGBT+ people. You’ll have access to a range of flexible working options – whether you’re a parent, a carer, a student, or just have a busy lifestyle - we recognise it’s not always easy to commit to standard working hours so if you're interested in flexible working, please let us know when you apply, and we'll discuss how this could work in your role.

Join us in shaping a better world.

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcome all qualified applicants. You will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to sex, race, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status. We recognise that not all disabilities are visible and will make reasonable adjustments to cater for diverse applicants in the selection and assessment process.

What happens next?

If this could be the next step in your journey, please apply online. All applications will be considered, and we will try our very best to respond to you within 72 hours of receiving your application.
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