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Our people

make our
projects
As we build the future,
let us help you create yours
Our region is managed as a very successful and growing
single entity, providing an opportunity for you to expand your
horizons technically, culturally and internationally. We think
our company presents a unique offer. I am convinced that our
graduates offer the talent and drive to help maintain URS as
a leader in this industry. As we build the future, let us help
you create yours.

JOHN HORGAN
MANAGING DIRECTOR, EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST & INDIA
EMIRATES AIR LINE
UNITED KINGDOM
A frst for London, the new Emirates Air Line
has the capacity to carry 2,500 passengers
per hour in each direction, improving
cross-river links and reducing journey times.
Construction started in July 2011 and the
project was completed in Summer 2012.

SERVICES INCLUDE:
• Lead Consultant & Design Manager
• Civil & Structural Engineering
• Mechanical & Electrical Engineering
• Town Planning & Environmental Services
• Systems Engineering &
Technical Assurance
• Third Party & Interface Management
IMAGE COURTESY OF JOHN STURROCK
“”
THE FIRST THING I REMEMBER IS
THE WARM WELCOME I RECEIVED FROM MY
MANAGERS AND EVERYBODY IN MY TEAM.
SOUMYADIP SARKAR
GRADUATE ELECTRICAL ENGINEER
DEGREE
MSc Electrical Power Engineering
with Business
I always wanted to work for a top
engineering consultancy and URS is among
the top consultants across a broad range
of disciplines. After successfully applying
through the graduate recruitment scheme,
I joined URS in August 2013.
The frst thing I remember is the warm
welcome I received. I was enrolled on
the graduate development programme,
designed to achieve Chartered Engineer
status within three to four years, and was
assigned a mentor.
I have been involved in railway signalling
power projects. My role includes designing
and producing power distribution plans,
schematics, single line diagrams, cable
sizing, protection device sizing, fault level
and voltage drop calculations. I have been
on many site surveys to produce site layout
drawings to show new cable routes or
positions of new equipment.
There are many things I’m good at now
that I knew little about, regardless of
having a Masters. This is the result of the
structured training and the support I receive
from my manager, project partners and
other experienced colleagues. If ever I need
help, I always have somebody to go to
without hesitation.
When it comes to offering design engineering services to transport infrastructure, working at URS
provides experience that is second to none. From the design of new road and rail systems to the
expansion and modernisation of existing infrastructure, URS delivers safe, innovative and sustainable
transportation projects.
We are one of the most diverse companies in this sector, so as a graduate engineer you could
fnd yourself involved in feasibility studies, engineering design, construction supervision, project
management, CDM coordination, pavement and track design, inspections and surveys, audits,
transport planning and expert witness, the list goes on and on.
It is likely that you will start off in a particular team, such as bridge engineering, highway maintenance,
geotechnics, research consultancy, electrifcation or signalling, and from there will have the chance to
move to other areas to experience how different teams work together and to develop your own skills.
AT A
GLANCE
• 900 ENGINEERS WORKING ON ROADS AND RAIL PROJECTS IN THE UK
• 500 EMPLOYEES WORKING ON LONDON’S CROSSRAIL DURING OUR BIGGEST PHASE
• DESIGNER ON THE WORLD’S LARGEST ROAD TUNNEL, THE STOCKHOLM BYPASS
IN SWEDEN
Opportunities Available (Website Requisition Numbers):
Civil Engineering — IE95385
Structural Engineering — IE95386
Electrical Engineering — IE95387
Mechanical Engineering — IE95388
Geotechnical Engineering & Engineering Geology — IE95389
Project Management & Construction Management — IE95390
Environmental Consulting & Sustainability — IE95391
Transport
IMAGE COURTESY OF CROSSRAIL LTD
CROSSRAIL
UNITED KINGDOM
Crossrail is the largest construction project
in Europe with a current funding envelope
of £14.8bn. URS has been involved in the
project since the early 1990s at various
stages. Since 2008 URS has been the
largest design consultant on Crossrail.
At its peak, 500 staff were engaged to
work on both the surface routes and the
Central Section.
SERVICES INCLUDE:
• Project Management
• Permanent Way
• Railway Electrifcation
• Signalling & Telecommunications
• Bulk Power Distribution
• Track Bed Investigations
• Tunnelling
• Civil & Structural Engineering
• Geotechnical Engineering
• Architecture
• Pedestrian Modelling
• Highways & Drainage
• Traffc & Transport Planning
• Town Planning
• Environmental & Heritage
IMAGE COURTESY OF TRAFIKVERKET, E4 STOCKHOLM BYPASS
STOCKHOLM BYPASS
SWEDEN
The Stockholm Bypass is a planned new
motorway link to the west of Stockholm that
will connect Kungens Kurva in the south and
Häggvik in the north. About 18km of the
21km route is planned to run in rock tunnels
with six interchanges, some lengths of which
will be underground and linking to the surface
road network, forming one of the longest
tunnels in the world.
SERVICES INCLUDE:
• Building Information Modelling
• Design Services
• Drainage
• Geotechnical Engineering
• Health & Safety Advice
• Highway Design
• Jetty Design
• Project Management
• ProjectWise
• Risk Management
• Road Architecture
• Rock Engineering
• Underground Structures
• Water Supply
JUSTYNA POREBA
GRADUATE STRUCTURAL ENGINEER
DEGREE
MEng Civil and Structural Engineering
Since joining URS ten months ago I have
been given fantastic opportunities to work on
high profle projects. I am currently working
on the Enderby Wharf project, a mixed-use
development that includes a number of
multi-storey blocks.
Thanks to the experience, knowledge and
assistance of my colleagues and support
I have received, I can contribute to the
job and develop my skills. I also get a
large base of multidisciplinary experience:
involvement in the design of building
elements in accordance with Eurocodes,
learning appropriate software tools, running
and interpreting building analysis, reviewing
design drawings - all great opportunities
for me to become a Chartered Engineer in
the future.
While I develop my career with URS, I am
also enrolled on the graduate development
programme and took part in the graduate
foundation event, a four-day course for
URS graduates from across Europe and
the Middle East. It provided a variety of
challenges and opportunities, and was
great fun!
“”
LOOKING BACK, IT IS GREAT TO SEE
HOW MUCH EXPERIENCE I HAVE GAINED
SINCE JOINING URS.
From major airports and harbour facilities to prolifc residential, healthcare and commercial buildings,
URS has been providing multidisciplinary services for the design of buildings and infrastructure for
over a century.
Your work in this sector could range from small commissions to the very largest structures,
involving the complete design and management of projects with construction values of several
hundred million pounds. A URS building project may involve environmental consultants, acoustics
engineers, structural, mechanical, electrical and geotechnical design engineers and sustainability
and energy consultants, giving our employees valuable insights into how different professionals
work on a project together.
If you are interested in sustainable design, you can join our award-winning sustainability team
who are involved in providing carbon management, sustainable design and assessment and
climate change services.
AT A
GLANCE
• DESIGNED BRENT CIVIC CENTRE, THE UK’S FIRST BREEAM “OUTSTANDING”
RATING FOR GREEN DESIGN
• MULTIDISCIPLINARY INPUT ON MADINAH AIRPORT, THE FIRST PRIVATE AIRPORT
IN SAUDI ARABIA
• DESIGNER FOR BOMBARDIER AEROSPACE, AWARDED LEED GOLD CERTIFICATION
Opportunities Available (Website Requisition Numbers):
Civil Engineering — IE95385
Structural Engineering — IE95386
Electrical Engineering — IE95387
Mechanical Engineering — IE95388
Geotechnical Engineering & Engineering Geology — IE95389
Project Management & Construction Management — IE95390
Environmental Consulting & Sustainability — IE95391
Buildings & Infrastructure
IMAGE COURTESY OF MORLEY VON STERNBERG
BRENT CIVIC CENTRE
UNITED KINGDOM
Brent Civic Centre is the UK’s frst BREEAM
“Outstanding” rated public building.
In partnership with Hopkins Architects,
URS has developed the design to ensure
sustainability initiatives are achieved.
SERVICES INCLUDE:
• Structural Engineering
• Civil Engineering
• Building Services
• Environmental Assessments
• Building Physics
• Sustainability & Energy
• Equalities Impact Assessment
• Planning Consultancy
• Acoustics
• Travel Plan/Traffc Impact Assessment
• Lift Engineering
• Design Management
ROME FIUMICINO AIRPORT
ITALY
URS developed the strategic long-term
masterplan for Rome Fiumicino Airport, a
signifcant expansion that takes the airport’s
capacity beyond 100 million passengers.
SERVICES INCLUDE:
• Traffc Forecasts
• Capacity Studies
• Short Term Assessment
• Infrastructure Plans
• Runway Optioneering
• Terminal Optioneering
• Simulation Modelling
• Financial Analysis
• Environmental Study
“”
MY CONFIDENCE HAS GROWN AS I HAVE
DEVELOPED TECHNICAL, PROJECT MANAGEMENT
AND TEAMWORKING SKILLS ON THE URS
GRADUATE PROGRAMME.
AMBER GAHAN
GRADUATE CIVIL ENGINEER
DEGREE
MEng Civil and Structural Engineering
During my four year degree course
I completed three summer placements
with URS in the nuclear power sector, and
following my graduation in 2013, I secured
a place on the graduate development
programme. The industry experience
I gained during my placements was
invaluable as it provided me with a practical
application of the technical skills I studied
at university.
I am one year into my URS training
agreement working towards my chartership
with the Institute of Civil Engineers. I have
worked on a variety of nuclear projects.
My day-to-day responsibilities primarily
involve the production of structural design
calculations and design documentation.
In addition to developing my technical
skills, I have also been involved in the
project management of nuclear projects,
allowing me to gain experience in the
relevant contractual obligations associated
with working under NEC3 contracts.
As part of the URS graduate development
programme, I have had the opportunity
to become a STEM ambassador, a role
in which I volunteer at science, technology,
engineering and mathematics events
in local schools. The role is voluntary
and in company time and URS has
been very supportive, allowing me take
part in events as part of my continued
professional development.
Global demand for energy is at an all-time high. To satisfy this need, URS designs, constructs
and maintains virtually every type of power plant, as well as the associated transmission and
distribution systems.
Working as a graduate in our power sector offers the chance to become involved in very
complex engineering challenges, including the decommissioning of nuclear sites, feasibility
studies of renewable energy schemes and design of plants, lines or stations. At URS we
put quality and safety at the heart of everything we do, and we look for highly analytical
individuals who can solve problems effectively.
URS’ experience in renewable energy covers a wide range of technologies and as a graduate
you can be involved in onshore and offshore wind projects, hydro-electricity, biomass and
energy from waste projects.
AT A
GLANCE
• DECOMMISSIONING EXPERIENCE INCLUDES SELLAFIELD, DOUNREAY AND MAGNOX
• 400 RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECT SITES GLOBALLY
• TECHNICAL ADVICE FOR CONSTRUCTION OF WHITELEE WINDFARM NEAR GLASGOW,
THE LARGEST ONSHORE WINDFARM IN THE UK
Opportunities Available (Website Requisition Numbers):
Civil Engineering — IE95385
Structural Engineering — IE95386
Electrical Engineering — IE95387
Mechanical Engineering — IE95388
Project Management & Construction Management — IE95390
Environmental Consulting & Sustainability — IE95391
Power
BATTERSEA POWER STATION
UNITED KINGDOM
Redevelopment of the 15.8 hectare site
has provided an opportunity to regenerate
the strategic brownfeld site into a thriving
community. The scheme includes 4,000
residential units, over 160,000m
2
of offce
space, hotel, restaurant and leisure areas,
event space, parking, plant and storage
areas, and a 6,500m
2
Energy Centre.
We undertook and managed the
environmental impact assessment (EIA),
which included delivery and production of
the EIA scoping report and environmental
statement. We also provided the
sustainability strategy for the development,
which included setting the sustainability
vision and bespoke benchmarks.

SERVICES INCLUDE:
• EIA management and environmental
statement production
• Management and delivery of technical
studies as part of the EIA
• Environmental, socio-economics and
sustainability advice in support of the
planning application
SELLAFIELD COMPLEX
UNITED KINGDOM
The URS-led consortium, Nuclear
Management Partners, is responsible for
the management and operation of the
United Kingdom’s Sellafeld Sites for the UK
Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.

SERVICES INCLUDE:
• Construction
• Construction Management
• Decommissioning & Closure
• Emergency Management
& Contingency Operations
• Engineering
• Environmental
• Facilities Management
• Management & Operations
• Commercial Operations
• Waste Management
• Support Services
• Decontamination
IMAGE COURTESY OF SELLAFIELD LTD
EVERY DAY IS COMPLETELY DIFFERENT AND
THIS IS WHAT I LOVE ABOUT MY JOB. I KNOW I
MADE THE RIGHT DECISION COMING HERE.
“”
MARIA PAPADOPOULOU
GRADUATE FLOOD
RISK ENGINEER
DEGREES
MSc Environmental Protection
and Sustainable Development

MSc Environmental Monitoring
and Assessment
I am in year one of the URS graduate
development programme. One of my most
interesting jobs so far has been working as
part of the Brent Cross Shopping Centre
redevelopment team – in the context of
this project, the River Brent needs to be
realigned to improve the existing regime.
My position covers a variety of tasks, such
as implementing the outline and detailed
design of the river channel, and writing the
option appraisal report for the control of
groundwater to determine the feasibility of
different engineering options.
I was also seconded to the Environment
Agency’s national programme of emergency
asset inspections in Oxford to develop a
programme of inspections, provide the
inspection details and update the Asset
Inspection Management Systems.
The URS graduate training agreement is
supporting me on my road to professional
accreditation with the Institution of Civil
Engineers. The training agreement is very well
structured; graduate engineers can develop
both technical and non-technical skills.
The graduate development programme runs
in parallel with the chartership objectives,
accelerating professional accreditation
achievement.
There are so many opportunities I can look
forward to.
For graduates interested in working with one of the world’s most vital natural resources,
URS offers a growing number of multidisciplinary professional services associated with all
aspects of water resources and engineering.
The scale of our projects range from food risk assessments or individual treatment works,
through to planning for large developments and preparation of long-term water strategies
on a regional basis.
As a graduate engineer or scientist in this area, you will be working for clients including
developers, contractors, water companies, industry regulators and agencies. Expect to
be working on specialist disciplines such as hydrology and hydrogeology, water modelling,
dam and reservoir engineering, wastewater treatment, coastal engineering and food risk.
AT A
GLANCE
• MAJOR CONSULTANT FOR THE ENVIRONMENT AGENCY
• HIGHLY COMMENDED AWARD FOR BEST SUBMISSION TO THE LARGE PROJECT
REVIEW GROUP AT THE ENVIRONMENT AGENCY’S NATIONAL AWARDS 2013
• COASTAL FLOOD AND EROSION RISK MANAGEMENT STRATEGY ON BEHALF
OF GOSPORT AND FAREHAM BOROUGH COUNCILS
Opportunities Available (Website Requisition Numbers):
Civil Engineering — IE95385
Project Management & Construction Management — IE95390
Environmental Consulting & Sustainability — IE95391
Water
ENVIRONMENT AGENCY
UNITED KINGDOM
URS, with its partner Capita, has a position
on all three consultancy lots under the
Environment Agency’s Water and Environment
Management (WEM) Framework. Under the
four year framework, URS delivers a wide
range of services to reduce the risk from
river and coastal fooding and to deliver
environmentally targeted outcomes at
locations across England and Wales.

SERVICES INCLUDE:
• Environmental Services
• Flood Management
• Modelling & Mapping
• Environmental Consultancy
• Engineering Design Consultancy
ODRA RIVER FLOOD PROTECTION
POLAND
URS is leading the consortium responsible
for the design and construction supervision
of food protection works in Wrocław.
The assignment is part of the Odra River
Basin Flood Protection Programme which
aims to modernise the region’s foodway
system and prevent future food damage.

SERVICES INCLUDE:
• Design
• Construction Supervision
DAN PEERS
GRADUATE ENVIRONMENTAL
CONSULTANT
DEGREE
BSc (Hons) Geography (with Industry Year)
I have been on the graduate development
programme, which runs alongside training
to becoming a Chartered Engineer, for six
months. The three year programme includes
a management course and a set of core
competencies which need to be completed.
All graduates attend the graduate
foundation event where we get training
based on understanding our strengths
and weaknesses and how best to
approach a task.
I am currently working on an environmental
ground investigation project. Environmental
investigations are all about balance between
social, economic and environmental issues.
Every project requires a different approach
and I enjoy discussing various options based
on the ground conditions and potential
hazards in that particular area. The biggest
challenge for me has been being able to
control site situations. Another challenge has
been learning the technical side of the job.
My manager and allocated ‘buddy’ are both
very knowledgeable and always available to
help when needed.
I enjoy working with people from across
URS and other companies. I work in a
close-knit team who support each other in
all aspects of a project. We have a strong
graduate community at URS with social
events and training regularly arranged.
“”
THERE ARE NEW CHALLENGES EVERY DAY.
IT BUILDS YOUR CONFIDENCE AND TEACHES
YOU TO TRUST WHAT YOU KNOW.
URS offers unparalleled opportunities for graduates who are looking for a career in
environmental consultancy. We advise organisations how to deliver more sustainable
infrastructure projects to help protect the planet we live on.
We are helping our clients to understand and manage environmental, ecological,
archaeological, social and economic impacts of their projects. We advise a range of public
and private sector organisations on corporate sustainability, health and safety, contamination,
due diligence, feasibility and planning issues.
Working as an environmental graduate means being exposed to some of the largest
infrastructure projects in the world. From ecological feld work to providing impact
assessments, no two days are the same regardless of the department you work in.
AT A
GLANCE
• EIA REPORT AND ENVIRONMENTAL STATEMENT FOR
BATTERSEA POWER STATION
• ENVIRONMENTAL AND RISK ASSESSMENT FOR REDEVELOPMENT
OF LLANDARCY OIL REFINERY IN WALES
Opportunities Available (Website Requisition Numbers):
Civil Engineering — IE95385
Geotechnical Engineering & Engineering Geology — IE95389
Environmental Consulting & Sustainability — IE95391
Environment
THAMES WATER
UNITED KINGDOM
URS were commissioned by Thames Water
to enhance and update the biodiversity
data held by the company relating to their
sites. It was Thames Water’s intention to
create a single portal to access biodiversity
information within their corporate GIS.
The frst phase of the project was to
catalogue all of the existing biodiversity and
then add it to a bespoke GIS database
in order for it to be able to capture all
existing and future biodiversity information
collected by Thames Water.

SERVICES INCLUDE:
• GIS
• Biodiversity data collection
THAMES TUNNEL
UNITED KINGDOM
URS is providing a range of environmental,
engineering and town planning services
to support the proposed Thames Tunnel, a
£4.2bn, 27km mega sewage storage tunnel
running along the route of the River Thames.
This ‘supersewer’ is intended to tackle the
problem of overfows from London’s Victorian
sewers and protect the River Thames from
increasing pollution for at least the next
100 years.

SERVICES INCLUDE:
• Engineering Design
• Environmental Impact Assessment
• Site Selection
• Town Planning
A career at URS provides one of the most comprehensive
graduate development programmes available in the industry.
TAILORED TRAINING
Our three year programme is all about teaching you key business
and technical skills so that you can develop your career quickly.
GRADUATE FOUNDATION EVENT
A fun-packed four day programme that gets you out of the offce and
networking with senior managers and other graduates. Around 150
graduates from Europe and the Middle East attend our two foundation
events and get involved in a range of indoor and outdoor activities.
CONTINUOUS DEVELOPMENT
Hands-on training courses delivered by a range of classroom, webinar
and e-learning modules to ensure that you can access training where
and when you need it. You will also be assigned a mentor.
Our development programme is accredited by the following institutions:
• Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)
• Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE)
• Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
• Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)
• Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
• Chartered Institution of Water and
Environmental Management (CIWEM)
• Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI)
PROFESSIONAL ACCREDITATION
The graduate development programme is based on achieving eleven
core competencies, which will help you move towards gaining
professional accreditation with the institution of your choice if this
is relevant for your feld.
We also offer a range of future career development prospects,
whether you are an aspiring project leader, staff manager,
technical specialist, strategist or client account manager.
Imagine where
we can take
your ambition
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CORE BENEFITS
Our core benefts include:
• Competitive salary
• 22 Days holiday plus bank holidays
• Contributory pension scheme
• Private medical insurance
• Life assurance
FLEXIBLE BENEFITS
We know your work-life balance is important. That is why we
offer an extensive benefts scheme that you can tailor to suit
your lifestyle including:
• Discounted gym membership
• Cycle to work scheme
• Buying and selling annual leave
• Travel and gadget insurance
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OUR BENEFIT SCHEME
REWARDS
There are opportunities for further recognition throughout your career
at URS. As you develop your skills and knowledge we will recognise
the increasing value you bring to the business both through career
development and fnancial reward. This could be in the following ways:
• Financial reward on completion of the graduate
development programme
• Financial reward on achieving chartered status
• Inclusion in our talent development programmes
• Quarterly recognition awards
The rewards
speak for
themselves
REWARDS & BENEFITS
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Part way through your studies and keen to gain some
hands-on experience?
SUMMER PLACEMENTS
• 50 paid placements offered every year
• Placements last 4 to 12 weeks
• Placements available in numerous offces
YEAR-IN-INDUSTRY
• 15 paid placements offered every year
• Placements usually begin in July
INVALUABLE EXPERIENCE
We match our placements closely to the role that a graduate
performs to enable you to gain valuable insight into the careers
we have available once you have fnished studying.
Our aim is to offer opportunities to develop practical skills and
experience meaningful project work. You could fnd yourself meeting
with clients, visiting sites or contributing to reports and project
design work.
We recruit students who have impressed us on their placements onto
our graduate development programme.
HOW TO APPLY
Hands-on
experience
for your career
UNDERGRADUATES
You will be asked to provide your CV and complete the
application form by answering the initial screening questions.
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While you do not need to know everything, it is important to build
up your knowledge of us before applying, and it is something we
value highly when it comes to the assessment process.
1. GRADUATE ONLINE APPLICATION FORM
Visit our graduate website and enter the relevant Website Requisition
Number (these can be found on each sector page):
Example Requisition Number:
You will be asked to provide your CV and complete the
application form by answering the initial screening questions.

2. TELEPHONE INTERVIEW
Successful candidates will be invited to complete a telephone
interview. We want to hear what you are passionate about and why
you think you will be a good ft for URS.

3. ASSESSMENT CENTRE
We will be running a series of assessment centres across the UK
in early 2015. This will be your chance to meet with our engineers
and consultants and for us to give you some frst-hand insight
into the exciting projects we are working on.

4. JOB OFFER
Successful candidates will receive a job offer to join the
graduate development programme in 2015.
Apply now
to join us
APPLICATION PROCESS
Our recruitment process opens
October 2014 and continues
until the end of February 2015.
We also recruit graduates in other
specialist disciplines such as surveying,
planning, process engineering and
economics. Search the URS careers website
to fnd and apply for these opportunities.
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URS CAREERS EUROPE
Our people
make our projects
At URS our people are our greatest asset and we are committed to recruiting, training
and developing the very best graduates. Joining us is more than just starting your frst
job — you will be embarking on one of the most comprehensive graduate development
programmes available in the industry, providing you with the right skills to help you get
where you want to be, fast.
URS is one of the largest and most successful engineering and environmental
consultancies in the world. Operating for over 100 years, we provide a vast range of
specialist feasibility, design, construction, maintenance and decommissioning expertise
and today we employ over 50,000 staff working in nearly 50 countries. We will regard you
as the professional you aspire to be, and from day one you will be involved in complex
and challenging projects, working alongside renowned industry experts.
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