AECOM OLE Engineer in Swindon, United Kingdom

Requisition/Vacancy No. 148987BR

Position Title OLE Engineer

Job Category Engineering - Transportation

Business Line Transportation

Country United Kingdom

State/Province/Region GBR - Wiltshire

City Swindon

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Job Summary

Aecom is currently recruiting for a OLE Engineer to join our well established S&C Alliance Design team; this role will be based in the Aecom Swindon office.

This is a full time permanent position offering a competitive salary and excellent employee benefits.


Undertake design, supervision and management of a wide range of overhead line electrification projects. Manage small to medium sized OLE and associated projects


Reports to Design Manager in the S&C South Alliance. The post is located in Swindon



• Carry out outline design, detailed design and supervision of a wide variety of OLE projects

• Prepare reports and similar documentation

• Direct the preparation of drawings for outline and detailed design

• Undertake site visits and site surveys

• Manage small to medium single discipline projects as a Lead Engineer

• Work effectively as a member of multi-disciplinary project teams

• Operate within quality standards and procedures


• Assist in the preparation of bids and tender submissions

• Display understanding of budgets and programmes and operate within them

• Maintain, prospect for and develop client relationships

• Work effectively to maximise efficiency and sold time

• Implement work programmes


•-Manage time and resources effectively

• Report outcome of work promptly and effectively

• Delegate effectively and demonstrate accountability

• Manage personal performance within a team


• Assist in the development of professionally based client relationships

• Contribute to the development of professional standards

• Display creativity and problem solving ability in approach to projects and tasks

• Develop knowledge and skills through CPD


• Seek and accept appropriate levels of responsibility

• Display a positive attitude in performance of tasks

• Develop a presence in the organisation and the professional, business and social environments

• Demonstrate a continuing commitment to CPD

Minimum Requirements


  • Design experience in OLE including specification, site working and/or construction and maintenance.

  • Clear understanding of OLE design issues, experienced in allocation design, understanding of the requirements of basic and system design

  • It is unlikely that that those with fewer than 5 years’ experience in this area will have sufficient knowledge and skills to work at this level.


  • Technical – good understanding of the engineering issues associated with the discipline

  • Communication – ability to communicate effectively to a variety of audiences using appropriate resources, especially written and oral

  • Self-motivation – able to display enthusiasm and remain positive

  • Ability to operate effectively under pressure

  • Team work – ability to work effectively on own initiative or as part of a team

  • Computer literate – good working knowledge of Microsoft Office & CAD

  • Self-presentation – demonstrate an appropriate professional image

  • Assertiveness – ability to address issues confidently

  • Planning and organising – ability to plan and organise activities effectively

  • Decision making – ability to demonstrate effective and timely decision making

  • Time management – ability to deliver results within specified guidelines


Technical & Professional

• Develops body of knowledge and skills relevant to work and role requirements

• Actively seeks self-development opportunities and contributes to the wider body of knowledge in URS Scott Wilson

• Applies body of knowledge and skills to role

• Ensures contribution is in line with business direction and professional excellence

Commercial & Business

• Understands the importance of clients to URS Scott Wilson’s business

• Acts to satisfy client and business expectations

• Understands the business environment in which the company operates

• Considers the wider financial and wider commercial implications of his/her actions

Operational & Interpersonal

• Communicates effectively, both verbally and in writing

• Structures and prioritises work effectively

• Identifies core of a problem, generates and implements practical solutions

• Develops strong working relations inside and outside the team to achieve common goals

• Takes personal responsibility for making things happen and achieving results

• Understands how his/her role contributes to URS Scott Wilson’s success; actions demonstrate this understanding


All employees are responsible for: -

• Taking reasonable care of their own health and safety and of anyone else who could be affected by their acts or omissions.

• Correctly using the work items provided, including personal protective equipment in accordance with training and instruction.

• Giving full co-operation in all matters relating to health and safety.

• Compliance with the Company’s Drugs and Alcohol Policy.

• Observing the requirements of the Health and Safety Policy as contained in the Health and Safety Manual.

• Making appropriate use of any other documentation produced related to health & safety.

• Seeking advice from Divisional H&S Managers and the Group H&S Advisor as appropriate.

• Taking a constructive and informed view on H&S training and continuing development

• Taking an active part in team briefings through sharing relevant health & safety information with others.

• Reporting on unforeseen risks that may emerge during the course of their work.

• Being aware that some common work situations can be made more hazardous through working alone.

Preferred Qualifications


• Chartered / Incorporated Engineer (preferred)

• MEng, BEng or BSc in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering or its equivalent (preferred)

• HND Electrical or Mechanical Engineering (minimum) or equivalent

• Member of IET or IMechE desirable

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.