AECOM Senior Traffic Engineer in St Albans, United Kingdom

Requisition/Vacancy No. 143315BR

Position Title Senior Traffic Engineer

Job Category Engineering - Transportation

Business Line Transportation

Country United Kingdom

State/Province/Region GBR - Hertfordshire

City St Albans

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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

Our Traffic and Local Roads team have a vacancy for a Senior Traffic/ Highway Engineer in our St Albans office. St Albans is conveniently located just 20 minutes from London St Pancras and a short hop off of the M1, M25 and A1(M). Our large office is situated just a few minutes’ walk from the Station and the historic city centre which boasts a fantastic range of eating and drinking establishments alongside many small independent shops and high street stores.

The Traffic and Local Roads team provides concept, preliminary and detailed design and network modelling on a wide range of projects for local authorities and contractors plus supports other AECOM business lines where their projects have a specialised traffic and highways interface.

The successful candidate will be joining a growing team that is actively involved in the delivery of projects and services to a range of both local and national clients including:

Transport for London

  • London Highway Alliance Contract (North West and Central London)

  • Southwark Highways & Professional Services Contract

  • Midlands Highways Alliance

The role would suit a self-motivated individual looking to advance their career in a dynamic team. In addition to delivering work within the local office the role will occasionally involve working with other AECOM teams in the UK and Ireland. We are therefore seeking candidates who are able to work flexibly across other AECOM offices as projects dictate to support the wider business.

Further, the role offers opportunities to work in AECOMs wider European, Middle East, India and Africa regions.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Undertake Health & Safety duties including ensuring a safe and healthy working environment for team members and fulfilling all responsibilities for safety, health and environment in design.

  • Act as a Task Manager, providing appropriate deliverables for the scheme project manager for large commissions and project managing your own small schemes and commissions;

  • Manage the career progression of line reports including mentoring and agreeing individual training plans.

  • Input to the design and assessment of a range of traffic engineering and local transport schemes, including preparation of design drawings, reports and technical notes.

  • Ensure the technical content and quality of all outputs are in line with the project brief, design regulations and standards, approving the work of others.

  • Share knowledge to ensure the wider team are up to date with current best practice, techniques and innovation.

  • Support Senior Management of Local Roads team including with recruitment.

  • Input into detailed client briefs and fee proposals and contribute to major bids.

Minimum Requirements

You will have:

  • A successful track record in the delivery of a portfolio of traffic engineering and local transport schemes through both preliminary and / or detailed design stages.

  • Experience of monitoring financial and programme performance

  • Multi-disciplinary project experience as task leader.

  • Good technical and communication skills.

  • Ability to demonstrate understanding and application of relevant design standards and regulations.

Whilst not essential any of the following skills would be desirable:

  • Specialist traffic engineering knowledge.

  • Appreciation of traffic modelling

  • 3D Design (MX or Civils 3D)

  • Urban Design/Streetscape.

  • Project Management qualifications (e.g. PRINCE2)

  • Highways asset management and maintenance.

  • CSCS Card holder.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A relevant degree or HND and membership of a professional institution and working towards an appropriate 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.