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Job Information

AECOM Senior Highways Engineer in Bedford, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - Bedfordshire, Bedford

Job Summary

Our Highways team currently has a vacancy for a Senior Engineer with highways design 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 proven design and project management experience, delivering to quality, time and budget.

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.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Produce technical design information including, drawings and specifications

  • Ensure compliance with all relevant technical standards

  • Identify and manage project risks

  • Deliver all specified project outcomes on time, within budget and to the quality required

  • Manage the workload and the technical management and oversight of a design team

  • Write and oversee the preparation of contract documents and technical reports as required

  • Communicate to the immediate team, the wider organisation and external parties

  • Coach, mentor and develop junior staff

  • Manage and develop both internal and external client relationships

Minimum Requirements

Experience and proficiency in two or more of the key areas;

  • project management or asset management

  • alignment design,

  • drainage design,

  • pavement design and refurbishment,

  • signs and road markings,

  • safety barrier,

  • asset inspection,

  • Management of design and delivery of highway maintenance schemes

  • Knowledge of the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges

  • Previous involvement in a multidisciplinary environment, operating across a matrix of projects.

  • Experience of preparing written work

  • Experience of preparing for and attending meetings with clients and/or statutory consultees.

  • An understanding of the D&B arena

Preferred Qualifications

  • We would expect a candidate at this level to at least be working towards their Incorporated (IEng)

  • Bachelors of Degree in an Engineering field

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 - Transportation - Roads + Highways

Business Line Transportation

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 244008BR

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.