AECOM Highways Engineer in Bedford, United Kingdom

Requisition/Vacancy No. 157013BR

Position Title Highways Engineer

Job Category Engineering - Civil

Business Line Transportation

Country United Kingdom

State/Province/Region GBR - Bedfordshire

City Bedford

Why Choose AECOM? AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at www.aecom.com.

About the Business Line

Transportation

We provide professional services in areas such as aviation, transit, freight rail, highways and bridges, planning, and ports and marine. Our global network of top-tier specialists delivers comprehensive services over the full life cycle of a project to benefit clients in government and private industries.

Job Summary

Our Bedford based Strategic Highways team currently has vacancies for Highway Engineers.

The appointed candidates will join AECOM’s established highways business which continues to expand following several major project wins. We would like to hear from individuals who have demonstrable highways experience, a sound technical background and business development capabilities that share our enthusiasm and determination to develop our business.

AECOM’s Bedford office is an established and vibrant office with over 40 years highways business with accumulated skills, experience and an established culture in the delivery of all types of roads schemes: from major motorways to smaller local authority improvement schemes.

Current projects in the South East Region include Highways England Road Investment Strategy programme for East and Midlands, Transport for London Cycle Super Highways programme and Better Junctions programme and we continue to support Major Contractors on Design & Build highway and infrastructure projects.

Our current client list includes Highways England, Transport for London Transport Scotland, Highways England, Welsh Government, Local Authorities in the South East and various contractors.

Job responsibilities include:

• Work under the direction of Principal / Senior Engineers to perform tasks in accordance with agreed budget and schedule with little supervision, possessing the ability to solve any problems encountered along with identifying discrepancies in results

• Assist in the provision of technical inputs, across a range of specialisms in the field of highway engineering

• Show technical competence and through experience, gather and take on board the skills of others in computer based applications and tasks including use of software such as MX, WinDES, and the Microsoft Office Suite of programmes including MS Project.

• Undertake project activities in line with company policy, including technical and commercial aspects.

• Take an assistant role on projects

• Provide guidance to entry level engineers

• Contribute to the development of technical proposals

• Plan, lead and undertake site visits as required.

• Plan and attend meetings – internal and external, as required.

• Liaise with sub-consultants and external parties.

• Participate as a team member on a number of levels, including; office disciplines and projects.

• Be proactive and contribute to a safer work environment along with personal, professional development

Minimum Requirements

For this role, we are seeking experienced Highways Engineers with the following attributes:

• Degree in Civil Engineering

• Previous post-graduation experience in highway design gained within the UK

• Competent in the use of MS Office software

• A demonstrable understanding of Health and Safety including CDM

• A comprehensive knowledge of the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges

• Willing to undertake occasional periods of secondment to construction sites

The individual will have proven design experience, delivering to quality, time and budget. They will have experience of working collaboratively as part of a team developing a range of major highway and infrastructure projects. The role will suit a self-motivated individual who is aspiring to take a lead role in delivering high quality projects assisting the Project Manager in the design development of schemes

Preferred Qualifications

• Working towards Incorporated/Chartered Engineer status of respective professional institution

• Competent in use of WinDes software

• Site supervision experience

• A full clean driving licence

• CSCS card holder

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.