AECOM Signaling Design Manager in Birmingham, United Kingdom

Requisition/Vacancy No. 146757BR

Position Title Signaling Design Manager

Job Category Engineering - Transportation

Business Line Transportation

Country United Kingdom

State/Province/Region GBR - West Midlands

City Birmingham

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

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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

Job Summary

We are recruiting an experienced Signalling Manager to lead our Birmingham signalling team.

The Signalling Manager will be responsible for leading the team and ensuring that it is productive and that work carried out by the team meets organisational health and safety, welfare, security, environmental and quality requirements.

The Signalling Manager will also be responsible for ensuring that the designs undertaken by the team meet the requirements of the client’s scope and relevant client standards.

The Signalling Manager will, where appropriate, be required to undertake the role of Contractor’s Responsible Engineer (CRE) (Design) on specific projects.

Further responsibilities include;

  • Participate in the planning, programming and monitoring of resources to meet programme and budget requirements and targets

  • Produce resource forecasts for current projects and future prospects

  • Monitor the progress of works and ensure that the development, design, construction and testing requirements are met and effect remedial action when required

  • Ensure that the technical and safety standards are maintained in all aspects of design work in order that successful project implementation and future reliability is achieved

  • Perform duties as directed by Management in connection with Signalling design activities Discharge safety responsibilities in relation to CDM Regulations, Health and Safety legislation, Company procedures including development of the project Safety Plan

  • Provide functional support and guidance to the signalling team on all aspects of signalling design

  • Provide training and mentoring to signalling team

  • Evaluate the quality and technical accuracy of tenders and make recommendations to obtain the best available commercial award for the Company

  • Participate in the preparation of technical details, specifications and tenders for signalling projects

  • Commensurate with the project role, maintain a continuous communication with contractors and customers in the development and implementation of projects to ensure a uniformity of purpose and common targets

  • Undertake the role of CRE( Signalling Design)

  • Carry out independent checking reviews of signalling designs as required

Minimum Requirements

Minimum Requirements

To be successful in this role we're looking for Candidates with the following;


  • Design management and production techniques

  • Broad experience of interlocking design and signalling scheme development

  • Signalling overrun risk assessments

  • CRE duties


  • Strong team leadership and motivational skills

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills

  • Excellent understanding of task, time and people management

  • Good interpersonal skills

  • Good commercial awareness

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications

  • Current, previous holder or capable of reinstating IRSE Licence for the categories of:-

  • Signalling Principles - 1.1.550 (was 1.1.150D), (including Schemes Designer – 1.1.150A)

  • Signalling Design Verifier – 1.1.160

  • Degree / HNC or equivalent in engineering or similar desirable

  • Chartered Engineer Status (or close to) desirable

  • A1 Assessor qualification

  • Member of the IRSE, IET or other recognised professional body

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.