AECOM Apprentice/ Trainee Civil Engineering Technician in Chelmsford, United Kingdom

Requisition/Vacancy No. 151247BR

Position Title Apprentice/ Trainee Civil Engineering Technician

Job Category Designer / Drafting / CADD / CAD

Business Line Building Engineering

Country United Kingdom

State/Province/Region GBR - Essex

City Chelmsford

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

Building Engineering

We deliver creative solutions for building projects for industry, government, commercial and leisure sectors. Our building engineering specialists have expertise in structural and building services engineering, fire engineering, acoustics, facades and seismic design. We embed sustainability principles in every design.

Job Summary

AECOM is built to deliver a better world. We design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets for governments, businesses and organizations in more than 150 countries. As a fully integrated firm, we connect knowledge and experience across our global network of experts to help clients solve their most complex challenges. From high-performance buildings and infrastructure, to resilient communities and environments, to stable and secure nations, our work is transformative, differentiated and vital. A Fortune 500 firm, see how we deliver what others can only imagine at aecom.com and @AECOM.

AECOM’s Infrastructure team comprises of civil engineering specialists within our Building Engineering Business Line. We deliver creative infrastructure solutions for building projects for industry, government, commercial and leisure sectors by providing input to projects ranging from the largest regeneration projects in the UK to smaller housing and commercial developments. We work for both private and public sector clients, most of whom return to us for our experience of the industry and knowledge of their requirements.

We work across all construction stages, from pre-feasibility through feasibility, design and construction and across a wide range of sectors including - Housing Developments, Shopping Centres, Airports and Education. Our work includes:

  • Engagement in masterplan development

  • Contributions to Transport Assessments and EIA process

  • Preparation of surface water drainage strategies and flood risk assessments

  • Preparation of foul water drainage strategies and utility appraisals

  • Site levels design and cut/fill analysis to optimise use of materials on site

  • Feasibility and highway route studies

  • Highway design

  • Junction design

  • Traffic management planning

  • Pavement analysis and design

  • Drainage analysis and design

  • Utility layout and diversion design

  • Streetscape (street lighting, fencing, traffic signals and traffic sign) design

  • Coordination of designs with the project team in 3d as part of BIM

  • Liaising with authorities to secure approval for the designs

  • Construction support

We are currently seeking an exceptional candidate for a Civil Engineering Technician Apprentice / Trainee role within our Chelmsford office. This is a wonderful opportunity to join our growing design team receiving ‘on the job training’ working on a wide range of civil engineering projects across the region and beyond whilst being allocated a senior engineer or senior technician who will provide mentoring during the development period

Successful applicants will continually develop their skills in civil engineering with the aim of becoming a world class civil engineering engineer and will be supported at college (usually one day per week at a recognised provider) in order to hone technical skills (ensuring real opportunities for personal growth and career progression). We also run a variety of in-house training sessions.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Production of CAD (Computer Aided Design) drawings

  • Preparation of simple civil engineering calculations

  • Supporting the administration of projects, including maintaining records

  • Assisting with data review and analysis

  • Ensuring outputs are accurate and meet the required standards

  • Meeting agreed deadlines

  • Working as a member of a team

  • Contributing to providing solutions to problems

Training:

Our Structured Training Excellence Programme is designed to recruit school-leavers who show commitment, aptitude and enthusiasm, into science, engineering and technology careers with us. You will combine work-based on-the-job training and learning with further studies and must be willing to progress your career. After an initial probationary period you must be willing to undertake a day release course at a Further Education College to study a relevant qualification in Civil and Infrastructure Engineering which would be funded by AECOM

Minimum Requirements

No experience is necessary but the position is ideally suited to school leavers at GCSE or A/ AS level standard (or equivalent) who can demonstrate:

  • GCSE Maths, English and Science, grades A-C , and/ or either; Completed first year of BTEC National Diploma or AS or 'A' levels - preferably STEM subjects

  • Show an aptitude towards software-based engineering and drawing e.g. Computer Aided Design (CAD) and other similar 3D software

  • Demonstrate an interest in and a desire to pursue a career specifically within Civil Engineering

  • Commitment to continued education and improvement through on-the-job learning and training opportunities.

  • Creative, practical, adaptable and enthusiastic

  • Ability to demonstrate attention to detail

  • Ability to think in a methodical way to design, plan and organize parts of projects

  • English language proficient, holding excellent communication skills to present information in speech, drawings and reports

As mentioned, applicants must be willing to progress their career by undertaking a day release course at a Further Education college to study a relevant course in Civil and Infrastructure Engineering. Your study will be funded and you will earn an income as a permanent employee of AECOM. Subsequently the expectation is that you would go on to achieve relevant professional qualifications as part of your career development.

Preferred Qualifications .

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.

NOTICE TO THIRD PARTY AGENCIES:

Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM.