AECOM Principal Consultant - (Detailed Design - Traffic & Local Roads) in Croydon, United Kingdom

Business Line Transportation

Position Title Principal Consultant - (Detailed Design - Traffic & Local Roads)

United Kingdom - Surrey


Job Summary

Our Transportation team currently has a vacancy for a Principal Traffic Engineer. AECOM are currently expanding our Local Roads Team in London following several major project wins across the UK and Europe.

The team is located in Croydon, one of the fastest growing areas in London, with excellent transport links to Central London. Our modern office has multi-disciplinary design and planning capability.

The team provides concept, feasibility, preliminary and detailed design as well as associated scheme assessment services on a wide range of traffic engineering projects and also supports other AECOM business lines where their projects have a highway interface. Our Local Roads team is involved in a number of high profile projects with a variety of clients and also comprises traffic modelling and detailed design expertise

We are now looking to enhance and grow this team. This role will suit individuals who have a sound technical background and share our enthusiasm and determination to support our expanding workload and clients. 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.


Our Traffic team is involved in a number of high profile projects with a variety of clients in the UK and Middle East. A selection of our current and recent projects includes:

  • Southwark Highways and Professional Services Contract

  • Thames Tideway Tunnel

  • Sheffield Supertram

  • Riyadh Metro in Saudi Arabia

  • London Highway Alliance Contract

  • London Tramlink

Job Responsibilities

  • Leading detailed design projects and taking responsibility for the contribution of junior staff.

  • Acting as a Technical Lead or Project Manager, including monitoring of financial and team performance.

  • Ensure technical content and quality of output produced is in line with the project brief.

  • Liaise and work with contractors and carry out site supervision.

  • Undertaking Health & Safety duties including ensuring a safe and healthy working environment for the project team members and fulfilling Safety-in-Design requirements.

  • Act as a Principal Designer under CDM 2015 and be responsible for HSE notifications, preparation and review of PCI’s, CPP’s and Health and Safety Files where applicable

  • Line managing, mentoring and supervising staff in the performance of their duties.

  • Preparation of fee proposals and major bids.

  • Act as a project and programme manager and contribute to Contract KPI’s

  • Sharing knowledge and supporting team managers in mentoring junior staff.

  • Actively recruiting to grow the team and ensuring staff target utilisation are met on a weekly basis

Minimum Requirements

  • Demonstrate experience and knowledge of developing detailed design solutions to traffic engineering problems.

  • Knowledge and experience in the following aspects: cycling design, traffic calming, speed limit assessments, junction design, and footway and carriageway improvement design.

  • Familiarity and knowledge of pavement materials, design and detailing of road improvement schemes in accordance with SHW and DMRB

  • Proven ability of leading single and multi-disciplined projects as Project Manager / Task Leader.

  • Experience of dealing directly with Clients, Local Authorities and Key Stakeholders.

  • Demonstrate an awareness of project management and project planning.

  • Understanding of Health and Safety requirements including CDM responsibilities.

  • Excellent technical and communication skills and ability to work well within a team.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Degree or Masters Degree or equivalent qualification in an analytical subject such as Engineering, Mathematics or GeographyChartered or nearing chartership with a relevant professional institution e.g. (CIHT, ICE)


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. 161461BR