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Job Information

AECOM Principal Engineer in Basingstoke, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - Hampshire, Basingstoke

Job Summary

We are currently recruiting for a Principal Engineer specialising in blast/security design to join our Structural Engineering discipline. The location of this position is flexible in the UK with the reporting line manager based in Basingstoke. This particular opportunity has arisen in our Building & Places Business Unit which focusses on projects within the Built Environment.

Our structural engineers have an established track record of successfully delivering projects of varying scale and complexity for both private and public clients. Our modern office environment has excellent transport links, including car parking and comprises a vibrant diverse mix of sectors and disciplines including Buildings & Places, Environment, Landscape, Infrastructure and Project Management. We are now looking to enhance and grow the structures team with individuals with a sound technical background and who share our enthusiasm and determination to support our expanding workload.

The Structural Engineering discipline workload ranges from feasibility studies to scheme designs, detailed designs, assessments, inspections and construction support on a wide range of building developments and heavy civil engineering projects principally in the defence, education and commercial/residential sectors.

A list of some of the current projects which the Basingstoke office is working on includes:

Work for the MoD to ensure that buildings can appropriately accommodate blast loads from both accidental detonation of explosives stored on site and provide protection from a VBIED.

Blast engineering for a new pier at Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam. This work includes codified and CFD modelling of shock loads, specification of glazing and modelling of the structural support system to check the structural capacity when exposed to blast loading. With all our blast engineering work, we aim to minimise the overhead to the project resulting from this specialised work and collaborate with other professionals on the team to achieve this.

Devonport Dockyard – Having recently completed the Concept Design for this project, we are progressing into Scheme Design of a major upgrade to a historic graving dock. The project requires seismic qualification of strengthening measures to the existing dock wall structures in support of future nuclear use of the dock.

Minimum Requirements

  • Demonstrable track record in the delivery of projects for clients, or the ability to demonstrate significant contribution towards project delivery

  • Must be Chartered with the IStructE or ICE

  • Must be Principal Grade with the RSES in category B.

  • Knowledge of appropriate blast and security design standards such as UFC 3-340-02, PDC-TR 06-08, DfT SIDOS, ASIAD and ASCE 59-11

  • Ability to deliver design solutions, lead teams and successfully manage projects

  • A highly motivated individual with excellent communication skills

  • Knowledge of construction contracts and high commercial awareness

  • Ability to obtain MoD security clearance (SC level or higher)

  • A strong background in the use of analysis software and a high level of technical skills. Knowledge of Tekla Structural Designer, LUSAS (or other similar general purpose finite element code) software packages would be beneficial.

  • You will have a current driving license and will be willing to travel to visit sites

  • Knowledge of the Eurocode Standards

  • Experience of working on heavy civil/structural engineering projects, and/or experience wo

Preferred Qualifications

  • Degree educated or equivalent in a relevant subject such as Civil or Structural Engineering.

Your benefits will include:

Helping our employees achieve a healthy work-life balance is important to us. If you join AECOM, as well as receiving a competitive salary, you’ll also be able to explore flexible working arrangements through our FREEDOM TO GROW

  • way of working. Core benefits include 25 days’ annual leave, company pension scheme, private medical insurance, life assurance and one paid annual professional institution membership fee. You can also choose from a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle.

You’ll also be able to give back to communities with up to two paid CSR days each year. Through our charity, The AECOM Foundation, you can volunteer to support children in developing countries. And if you’re a member of the Reserve Forces you’ll receive an additional 15 days paid leave for training commitments.

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Engineering - Structural

Business Line Buildings & Places

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 243765BR

Virtual: No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.