AECOM Principal Highways Design Engineer in Bedford, United Kingdom
United Kingdom - Bedfordshire, Bedford
Our Highways team currently has a vacancy for a Principal Engineer with team management and highways technical experience, to work on local, national and international schemes, based out of our Bedford office.
The successful candidate will join AECOM’s established highways business which continues to expand following several major project wins. The successful candidate will have demonstrable highways experience, show leadership qualities and have experience of major highways project management.
The highways business in Bedford has significant skills, experience and an established culture in the delivery of all types of highway schemes; from major highways projects for Clients including Highways England, Welsh Government and Local authorities to trunk road maintenance schemes through the South East for Highways England.
Our modern offices are located in Bedford town centre and a short walk from the rail station and our teams have an established reputation for quality and delivery. We are looking to enhance and enlarge these teams with people who have a sound technical background and share our enthusiasm and determination.
Our client list includes Highways England, Welsh Government, Oxfordshire County Council, Buckinghamshire County Council, Kent County Council and other Local Authorities in the South East and various contractors.
Projects we are currently working on in the South East include:
Highways England Road Investment Strategy programme for East and Midlands, including A46 Coventry Junctions, A46 Binley and A46 Walsgrave Improvement
A229 Bluebell Hill Improvement
A428 Black Cat to Caxton Gibbet Improvement,
Didcot Garden Town schemes
South East Aylesbury Link Road,
Transport for London schemes
OD East Capital Delivery Programme determination.
The appropriate level of technical expertise is required in order that the job/project accountabilities listed below can be carried out to the necessary standard:
Provide technical input, technical leadership and project management across a range of specialisms in the field of highway engineering.
Reporting to Associate Directors and Directors you will undertake a variety of tasks providing as an individual or through team effort, a range of design and written deliverables.
Show technical leadership and through experience mentor and guide the skills of others in computer-based applications and tasks including use of software such as MX, OpenRoads, Civils3D, WinDES, and the Microsoft Office Suite of programmes including MS Project.
Undertake Project activities in line with Company Policy, including technical and commercial aspects, as appropriate to your grade.
Take a lead role on projects within skill area.
Plan, lead and undertake site visits, as required.
Plan and attend meetings – internal and external, as required.
Liaison with sub-consultants and external parties, as required.
Participate as a team member on a number of levels, including; office, discipline and project.
Be proactive and contribute to a safer work environment.
Extensive technical leadership and project management experience across a range of specialisms in the field of highway engineering
Experience of team management including; line management; technical development and mentoring of staff; efficient resourcing of projects;
Experience of monitoring financial and programme performance.
Experience of working in a multidisciplinary environment, operating across a matrix of projects.
Experience of preparing and reviewing technical reports
Experience of preparing for and attending meetings with clients and/or statutory consultees.
Experience of working in the D&B arena particularly preparing tenders for contractors.
Full awareness of H&S Legislation and how it is applied to the design process.
- We would expect a candidate at this level to be an Incorporated (IEng) or Chartered (CEng) Engineer.
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 have the opportunity to explore flexible working arrangements. 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 - Transportation - Roads + Highways
Business Line Transportation
Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)
Country United Kingdom
Position Status Full-Time
Requisition/Vacancy No. 241480BR
Clearance Required 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.