AECOM Associate Director - Bridges Sector - South East in Bedford, United Kingdom
United Kingdom - Bedfordshire, Bedford
We are currently recruiting for an Associate with experience of bridge design, inspection, assessment and refurbishment schemes, to join our Bedford Bridges and Structures team.
Our Bedford office has an established track record of successfully delivering bridge and other transportation structures projects, throughout the UK. The team provides input to projects throughout the infrastructure lifecycle from feasibility, preliminary and detailed stage designs for new assets to inspections, assessments, maintenance and refurbishment of existing assets.
Current projects include a major UK 5 year rail network infrastructure framework assessment contract, a major highway bypass, special inspection of a wide variety of post-tensioned bridges, and assessment of some of the UK’s most complex existing structures.
As an Associate, reporting directly to the Bedford Rail, Bridges and Structures Office Lead, you will provide regular support to the management and local leadership including the following:
Maintaining and seeking to improve the excellent health, safety and welfare culture in the team, through regular briefings and training as well as ensuring that everyone engages proactively with our safety culture.
You will be responsible for interfacing with and supporting the Departmental Resource Manager and Office Lead on balancing resource against projects, and providing financial and resource forecasting for both awarded work and future opportunities to senior leadership on a regular basis.
Project manage rail and/or road bridge schemes from inspection and assessment, feasibility through to detailed design for some of our most challenging projects. To include programme and resource monitoring, quality control, technical management and delivery.
Planning and developing engineering tasks concerned with unique or controversial problems. This involves taking an initiative on deep exploration of subject area, definition of scope and selection of problems for investigation and development of novel concepts and approaches.
Developing and maintaining liaison with other UK offices as well as leading on connections with the wider business.
Improve the quality culture within the team by taking on a Lead Verifier role on projects, as well as driving improvements in self-checking and in-team checking.
Responsible for reviewing and signing off Technical Approval documentation.
Excellent technical and communication skills; both verbal and written.
Mentoring graduate engineers on our approved ICE Training Scheme in their progress to becoming Chartered Engineers.
Degree educated or equivalent in a relevant subject such as Bridge, Civil or Structural Engineering.
Chartered Engineer with ICE or IStructE.
Significant experience with bridge and related structural inspection, assessment and design schemes.
Proven design and project management experience delivering to quality, time and budget.
Experience in working as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
High-level technical skills in inspection, assessment and design and ability to lead teams.
Experience of Eurocodes, British Standards and assessment codes including DMRB and Network Rail standards.
Working knowledge of AutoCAD and Revit, plus structural analysis software - LUSAS or SBD preferred.
A current clean driving license and/ or willingness to travel throughout the UK to visit sites.
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.
FREEDOM TO GROW is the name we’ve given to our new way of working at AECOM. It’s not defined by a policy or contract – quite the opposite. It’s the permission, or empowerment, for people to find the working style that suits them best, balancing that with other commitments in their life, so that they can thrive and bring their best self to work. The guiding principle is: if it works for you, your team and your client then it works for AECOM.
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 - Transportation - Bridges
Business Line Transportation
Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)
Country United Kingdom
Position Status Full-Time
Requisition/Vacancy No. 249323BR
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.