AECOM Senior Permanent Way Engineer in Birmingham, United Kingdom

Requisition/Vacancy No. 154102BR

Position Title Senior Permanent Way Engineer

Job Category Engineering - Transportation

Business Line Transportation

Country United Kingdom

State/Province/Region GBR - West Midlands

City Birmingham

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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

We are looking for an experienced Senior Permanent Way Engineer to join our track design team in our Birmingham Office, to undertake the design and management of a wide range of domestic and International permanent way projects.

We are looking for engineers who are prepared to take responsibility for the complete design process, including developing working relationships with the Client’s representative and those within other railway discipline design teams. Hence, a good understanding of all rail discipline designs and their respective interfaces is essential as well as good communication skills in both written and verbal form.

Core responsibilities will involve:

  • Undertaking feasibility track design layouts, producing the supporting written documentation

  • Carrying out outline and detailed track design schemes with the ability to check schemes produced by others

  • Undertaking site visits to record and assess the existing permanent way layout and components and assist in topographical surveys

  • Leading or working within a multi-disciplinary project team

  • Operate within and contribute to quality standards and procedures

  • Chair or represent the track design team at inter-disciplinary design reviews and meetings with the Client’s team

Minimum Requirements

The successful candidate will possess a thorough knowledge of permanent way principles including track alignment design, switch and crossing assemblies, gauging, track drainage and formation construction. Preferably, applicants will be fully conversant with Bentley Railtrack and Microstation computer aided design software packages and the use of ClearRoute for undertaking gauging assessments,

To be successful in this position we're looking for Candidates with a proven track record in a similar role.

Ideal candidates will demonstrate a dynamic and pro-active approach to their work, an ability to both lead and work within project teams and willingness to mentor and train junior engineers.

Preferred Qualifications

Ideally you will be degree educated along with Chartered status.

You will be experienced in PWay design using MicroStation and Bentley Railtrack software.

AECOM Reference: RailPway

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.