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Graduate Cost Advisory Consultant (Available 2024)

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2mo ago

đź’Ľ Graduate Job

Los Angeles

🤑 $71K - $78K
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Graduate Job

Construction & Surveying•Los Angeles


  • We’re looking for graduates 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.


  • Bachelor's or Master’s degree in Engineering, Construction Management, Economics, Business or Finance, Organizational Psychology, Computer Science, Logistics or similar with coursework in Engineering, Economics, Business and/or applied math/sciences.
  • Strong interest in infrastructure project development, delivery and/or operations
  • Knowledge of basic business and operational concepts
  • Strong quantitative skills with good knowledge of MS Excel.
  • Proficient in MS Office suite.
  • The ability to prioritize effectively, balance assigned work and exceptional organization skills required for our constantly evolving environment
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills essential for team-based working
  • Presentation skills with colleagues and clients at all levels
  • Analytical mindset and/or Strategic thinker
  • Willingness to travel both domestically and internationally
  • Strong proficiency in a technical or consulting area derived from professional experience (design, construction, development, owner/public sector, technical consulting, investment banking, management consulting, etc);
  • Excellent presentation and writing skills are required. Advanced capability with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Outstanding quantitative and analytical skills.
  • Strong interest in and passion for working in the energy, infrastructure or ESG sectors;
  • Preferred:
  • Master's degree Construction Management, Economics, Business or Finance, Organizational Psychology, Computer Science, Logistics or similar
  • Bilingual (Spanish or Portuguese with English)
  • Familiarity with project management tools and techniques
  • Flexibility and Out-of-the-Box innovative thinking

Education requirements


Area of Responsibilities

Construction & Surveying


  • Collaborate with design professionals, project stakeholders, and relevant parties to understand the scope and impact of proposed projects.
  • Prepare various analyses such as cost estimating, scheduling, risk modeling, and constructability assessments of proposed projects.
  • Collaborate with design professionals to identify opportunities and efficiencies within a construction project, be able to evaluate different construction options and develop a variety of solutions for a project.
  • Outreach with the construction industry to understand complex methods for building projects such as bridges, tunnels, highways, and tall buildings.
  • Familiarize oneself with a variety of construction software and perform analysis e.g. Primavera, HCSS, Revit, AutoCad, Microstation.
  • Excel financial modeling will be required and a large part of how one presents their analysis.
  • Work with a team of engineers and consultants to understand the impacts and cost of labor, material and other resources for a project.
  • Understand how to read and analyze blueprints digitally and manually. Perform quantity take-offs.
  • Develop high-level and detailed construction cost estimates.
  • You will support the team in the development and assessment of business cases for new energy and/or infrastructure projects, working with developers, financiers, state and local agencies.
  • Work with clients in activities such as client meetings, presentations, workshops etc.
  • Request, manage and review relevant project data, studies, plans, and contextual issues;
  • Prepare analyses, draw conclusions, make recommendations;
  • Assist in presentations of the above to satisfy client needs and goals;

Application process

  • 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.


Work type

Full time

Work mode



Los Angeles


71000 - 78000 USD


  • At Arup, we have a comprehensive and valuable benefits program that works for our employees and their families while keeping costs low. These benefits provide health and welfare security for you as well as paid time off for rest and renewal. Our Global Profit Share Plan (paid bi-annually) provides an opportunity for you to share in the success of the Firm. As a valued employee of Arup, you can also choose to participate in our 401(k) plan with up to 10% company match to help you save for your future.