AECOM Technical Director - Bridge Engineering in Birmingham, United Kingdom

Requisition/Vacancy No. 146198BR

Position Title Technical Director - Bridge Engineering

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

About the Business Line


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 currently recruiting for a Technical Director - Bridge Engineering to join our centrally located Birmingham office, which has an established track record of successfully delivering major transport schemes.

Our Birmingham office has an established track record of successfully delivering major transport schemes. Our project workload ranges from feasibility studies and scheme designs to assessments, inspections, detailed design, independent checking of complex structures, construction support and management services on a wide range of bridges and transport projects including highway and railway schemes. The team is involved in local, national and international work with a variety of clients both from the public and private sector including design & build partnerships with contractors.

Our current portfolio of works comprises a diverse mix of local, national and international bridges and structures projects including Network Rail Civils Assessments Framework, London Highway Alliance Contract, Birmingham City Council Structures, A6 Manchester Airport Relief Road and Design & Build schemes in North and East England.

As a Technical Director – Bridge Engineering, you will have the following daily responsibilities:

• Undertake and project-manage bridge engineering schemes from feasibility through to detailed design.

• Responsible for production through to client sign off of Technical Approval documentation.

• Analysis and detailed design of road/rail bridges and other structures.

• Inspection, assessment and strengthening of road/rail bridges and other structures.

• Client liaison and the production of tenders, including quality documentation and costings.

• Project Management including program and resource monitoring, quality control, technical management and delivery.

• Lead the local office team with accountability for project performance, utilisation, training and bidding.

• Fulfil role of technical expert providing technical leadership in chosen field and/or fulfil role of Project Director.

• Approve engineering design principles, philosophy and scheme design report.

• Manage and lead the development of detailed brief and design philosophy with the client and team members.

• Effectively undertake project and team activities in line with company policy, including commercial, managerial and technical aspects.

• Provide leadership and management of staff and ensure effective communication of business issues to all staff reporting to you.

• Be aware of the critical issues to ensure proper completion. Provide technical and contractual support to Project Managers.

• Understand and implement AECOM’s Safety Health and Environment Policy.

• Effectively mentor engineers in their progress towards Professional qualification.

Minimum Requirements

• Proven design and project management experience delivering to quality, time and budget.

• Significant experience of leading project teams, including major project multidisciplinary teams, developing a range of bridge and other associated structures scheme solutions from initial concept through to detailed design for implementation.

• The role will suit a self-motivated individual looking to lead teams and to advance their career both technically and in project management in a dynamic structures team.

• Experience with bridge and related structural inspection assessment and design schemes.

• Proven design and project management experience delivering to quality, time and budget.

• Significant experience in road and rail bridge projects.

• High level technical skills in the design, assessment and strengthening of bridges.

• Previous exposure with clients of both national and local authorities, together with major contractors.

• Ability to manage staff and project Health and Safety responsibilities including compliance with CDM legislation.

Preferred Qualifications

• Degree educated or equivalent in a relevant subject such as Bridge, Civil or Structural Engineering.

• Ideally educated to MSc level or above.

• A Chartered Engineer with ICE or IstructE.

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.