AECOM Assistant Engineer - Traffic & Transportation in London, United Kingdom

Requisition/Vacancy No. 148692BR

Position Title Assistant Engineer - Traffic & Transportation

Job Category Engineering - Transportation

Business Line Transportation

Country United Kingdom

State/Province/Region GBR - Surrey

City London

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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

AECOM are seeking an Assistant Engineer to work within the Design team at our Central area London Highways Alliance Contract office. This role is based in our Southwark Street office in Central London, a five minute walk from both London Blackfriars and Southwark tube station.

CVU is a Joint Venture between Colas, Volker Highways and AECOM, delivering the Central London Highways Alliance Contract for TfL. CVU provide a fully integrated highways service including traditional highways maintenance services, emergency response, inspections, design services and the delivery of capital investment and existing asset renewal schemes.

To work on designs within Central LoHAC for CVU, supporting the Design Project Manager for all schemes within his/her area of responsibility.

  • To assist in the production safe and cost effective designs, on time and within budget.

  • To provide on-the-job training to Technicians within the team.

  • To be working towards Incorporated or Chartered status with the ICE or CIHT

Key Accountabilities

  • Produce safe and economic scheme designs, making engineering assumptions where necessary, under the close supervision of the Design Project Manager or Senior Engineer

  • Manage small segments of projects and being responsible for the quality control of these activities

  • When required, to accompany the Design Project Manager or Senior Engineer to client / supply chain meetings to discuss project requirements or explain work etc.

  • Supervise and support more junior members of the team and assist in their development

  • Have an understanding of the requirements of the London Permitting Scheme and other specific requirements relating to permitting and permissions for working within London

  • Undertake any other duties reasonably requested by the Design Project Manager and/or Senior Engineer in connection with the business, its stakeholders and customers

  • Assist the Design Project Manager and Senior Engineer in implementing any corrective action report recommendations in relation to Primary and secondary Performance Indicators

  • Comply with CVU Health & Safety procedures and requirements at all times

  • To understand the responsibilities of a designer under CDM regulations

  • Promote the delivery of ‘customer excellence’ as defined by TfL

Minimum Requirements

Key Requirements

  • Knowlege and understanding of Traffic engineering design principles

  • Experienced user of MS Office, AutoCAD (including add-ons such as KeySigns etc.)

  • Engineering design for highways schemes

  • Time management and prioritisation of work for self and other members of the team against challenging demands of network needs

  • Good communication skills (written and verbal). Able to communicate clearly and appropriately within the design team and internal / external stakeholders

  • Adaptable and flexible to cope with the variety of responsibilities involved

It is also highly desirable to have the following:

  • Experience of user industry standard software

  • Working knowledge of CDM Regulations

  • Proven capability to produce competent, safe buildable designs for highway schemes

  • Able to assess the feasibility of proposed engineering solutions when necessary data is insufficient

  • Able to conduct peer reviews where necessary

  • Able to build strong relationships with other internal teams to ensure that work is undertaken collaboratively

  • Mentors, trains and supervises less experienced staff to complete assignments

  • Experience of highways term maintenance contracts

  • Experience of managing projects of highway works

  • Production of safe, buildable cost efficient designs for highway schemes

  • Producing Bills of Quantities from detailed design drawings

  • Experience of working within a permitting scheme

  • Experience of working within a joint venture

  • Full driving licence

Preferred Qualifications

  • Degree in Civil Engineering or similar discipline.

  • Graduate member of a Professional Engineering organisation (Institution of Civil Engineers, Chartered Institute of Highways and Transportation or similar) and working towards Incorporated or Chartered status.​

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.