AECOM Apprentice / Trainee Structural Engineering Technician - Plymouth in Plymouth, United Kingdom

Requisition/Vacancy No. 151956BR

Position Title Apprentice / Trainee Structural Engineering Technician - Plymouth

Job Category Designer / Drafting / CADD / CAD

Business Line Building Engineering

Country United Kingdom

State/Province/Region GBR - Devon

City Plymouth

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

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

This is a permanent full-time Apprentice/Trainee role ideally suited to school leavers - if you are a graduate please apply to our Graduates UK & Ireland 2017 positions, and if you are a university student looking for a temporary placement please apply to our industrial placement or internship positions.

AECOM is one of the world’s largest professional engineering consultancies, bringing a comprehensive portfolio of multidisciplinary engineering skills with our structural engineers frequently providing the leading role in the development of building projects. We are currently engaged in a wide variety of building projects from world class sporting venues through to commercial properties, healthcare and research, hotels and resorts, industrial and manufacturing developments. These projects are located both in the UK and increasingly overseas. Recent examples of our projects are the award winning Halley VI research laboratory in Antarctica, the Serpentine Gallery in Hyde Park, the venues for the Rio Olympics, Spartak Moscow’s new football stadium and Portonovi One and Only Hotel Resort in Montenegro.

We are currently seeking a GSCE or A-Level student (or equivalent) for an Apprentice/ Trainee Structural Engineering Technician role within our Plymouth office. This is an excellent opportunity to join our growing design team receiving ‘on the job training’ working on a wide range of structural & civil engineering projects across the region and beyond.

The successful applicant will continually develop their skills and progress their career in engineering. They will be supported at college/university (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 include:

  • Production of CAD (Computer Aided Design) drawings using Autodesk AutoCAD.

  • Production of 3D models using Autodesk Revit.

  • Supporting the administration of projects.

  • Assisting with data review and analysis.

  • Ensuring drawing outputs are accurate and meet the required standards

  • Meeting agreed deadlines

  • Working as a member of a team

  • Contributing to providing solutions to problems

  • Promoting AECOM’s vision and values throughout their day to day activities

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

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

  • An interest in and a desire to pursue a career specifically in Structural Engineering.

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

  • A creative, practical, adaptable and enthusiastic character.

  • Attention to detail.

  • The ability to think in a methodical way to design, plan and organize parts of projects.

The candidate must be proficient in written and spoken English language, and demonstrate excellent communication skills.

You will be required to gain security clearance and work within an MOD establishment; therefore security vetting will be required.

Full driving license preferred but not essential.

Preferred Qualifications

Qualifications in STEM subjects advantageous

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.


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