Graduate geotechnical engineer Interview Questions

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Arup
Graduate Geotechnical Engineer was asked...4 February 2021

Why do you want to join Arup?

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Talked at length about Ove Arup (The founder of Arup) and what I liked about the companies projects and ethics. (Definitely read one of his speeches). Less

Arup

Why Arup?

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read sir Arup key speech for answer

Atkins

Why did you apply for this role?

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Discussed what initially drew me to the subject as a whole, what I did about it, and then what I have become most interested in recently and related that to how I thought Atkins could help me continue learning more about those areas. Less

Jacobs

Tell us a time when you miss a deadline?

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I've said that never missed a deadline, though it didn't sound good to the interviewer. Less

Arup

Some technical questions on my major in Civil and Geotechnical Engineering. Describe a situation when you used a methodical approach to tackle a problem.

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Told them about one of my university group project on city masterplanning. Probably the only question I kind of struggled during the interview. Less

Atkins

General experience questions

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I had no specific geotech experience as I had a Geology degree

Geotechnical Engineering

What sort of role would you see yourself in?

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A mix of office and site work.

Jacobs

Tell us a time when you miss a deadline?

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I've said that never missed a deadline, though it didn't sound good to the interviewer. Less

Atkins

Interview based on the technical exam taken.

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For the interview you simply go through your proposed solution to the task given. Less

Arup

Why Arup? Tell me about an Arup project that you like. Tell me what you think is a good design. Tell me what you think is a bad design. What is the difference between engineering in UK and in your home country.

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Answer honestly and do detailed research. The guy who interviewed at the same time with me showed that he obviously had no idea about Arup's projects. Less

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