AECOM Highways Engineer in Cardiff, United Kingdom

Business Line Transportation

Position Title Highways Engineer

United Kingdom - South Glamorgan


Job Summary

Our Transportation Team, based in our new modern offices in Cardiff, currently has a vacancy for a Highways Engineer who will take responsibility in all aspects of highway design to work on local, national and international schemes.

We are looking to enhance and enlarge the team in Cardiff with people who have a sound technical background and share our enthusiasm and determination. The office is currently engaged on a number of interesting and challenging projects in Wales, as well as supporting projects in other regional offices.

Our services offered to our clients include the full range and scope of major highways from inception to completion across all the key discipline areas. Our client list includes Welsh Government, South Wales Trunk Road Agency, South West Wales Regional Engineering Framework, Cardiff Council, Vale of Glamorgan Council, Pembrokeshire Council and other national clients.


  • Work under the direction of Principal/ Senior Engineers

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

  • Reporting to Principal and Senior Engineers, you will undertake a variety of tasks providing as an individual or through team effort, a range of design and written deliverables.

  • Show technical competence and through experience, gather and take on board the 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 MSProject.

  • Undertake Project activities in line with Company Policy, including technical and commercial aspects, as appropriate to the grade.

  • Take an assistant role on projects within particular skill area – e.g. drainage, pavements, geometric layouts etc.

  • Plan, lead and undertake site visits, as required.

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

  • Liaison with sub-consultants and external parties, as required.

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

  • Be proactive and contribute to a safer work environment

We would consider the role on either a full or part-time basis and are happy to look at a range of different working patterns


Minimum Requirements

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

  • A degree in Civil Engineering;

  • Previous post-graduation experience in highway design in UK;

  • Competent in 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.

Job Category Engineering - Civil

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 157020BR