AECOM Systems Engineer in Swindon, United Kingdom

Requisition/Vacancy No. 145554BR

Position Title Systems Engineer

Job Category Engineering - Transportation

Business Line Transportation

Country United Kingdom

State/Province/Region GBR - Wiltshire

City Swindon

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


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

This job will be part of the Railway Consulting Team. The Railway Consulting Team is a multi-disciplinary unit delivering rail operations and planning, assurance, systems engineering, RAMS, Engineering Safety Management, Electromagnetic Compatibility, procurement and transaction advice, and development and feasibility studies. This position reports to the Railway Consulting (RailCon) Manager. The RailCon team currently comprises 7 permanent staff plus a number of independent experts. It is functionally situated within the Railway Systems sub-sector and provides services to all Rail units, to other Aecom sectors and directly to clients. The preferred location for this post is in the Swindon office but consideration will be given to location at other Railway offices currently being: Birmingham, London, York and Glasgow.

  • Apply one or more of the following skills: railway engineering design, operational modelling and capacity planning, assurance, systems engineering, engineering management, RAMS, engineering safety management and electromagnetic compatibility as required on a project by project basis.

  • Prepare and submit reports, studies, models and similar documentation

  • Participate and in workshops, reviews and preparation of documents for activities such as: Assurance Gateways, Interdisciplinary Reviews, HAZID and HAZOP, Railway Safety Cases, Value Engineering and Risk Management.

  • Interact with clients on selected projects

  • Operate within quality standards and procedures

  • Assist in the preparation of bids and tender submissions

Minimum Requirements

Experience in the following areas will be an advantage

  • A railway specific discipline such as track, trackbed, civil and structures, power, signalling, telecommunications

  • Railway operational modelling and capacity planning

  • Systems engineering and technical assurance, including requirements and configuration management and systems integration, ideally gained within the rail industry

  • RAMS analysis

  • Risk identification analysis and mitigation – the ALARP Principle

  • Engineering Safety Management in the railway industry

  • Electro Magnetic Compatibility analysis

Preferred Qualifications


  • Technical University Degree preferably in Systems, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering

  • Associate Member of an Engineering or Railway Institution or working towards this

  • Master’s Degree in Railway Systems, Railway Operations or Safety would be an advantage

Skills: Depending on requirements, the following skills will be developed:

· Operational modelling and capacity planning including use of application software

· Systems engineering and technical assurance

· RAMS analysis including use of application software

· Engineering Safety Management

· Electro Magnetic Compatibility

· Risk identification analysis and mitigation – the ALARP Principle

Knowledge of the following will be an advantage:

  • Railway operations and systems

  • Railway design safety principles, railway safety standards –eg ROGS and engineering safety management – Yellow Book and Common Safety Method.

  • Project management techniques and processes

  • Railway industry procedures and practices

  • EN 50216 RAMS Railway Applications

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.