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AECOM Apprentice Digital Engineer in Belfast, United Kingdom

Job Summary

We are looking for apprentices to join our BIM and Digital Engineering teams across the UK. As leaders in the sector, our BIM and Digital Engineering teams provide challenging opportunities in an ever-evolving industry. Our undisputable global position could give you the chance to work on the design of a major tunnelling project, critical wastewater scheme, international port or nuclear new build and decommissioning project.

With both international and domestic clients, we are committed to providing quality, innovative and sustainable solutions using the latest technology in civil & structural engineering whilst taking advantage of our integrated range of services by collaborating with other disciplines across AECOM. We are looking for ambitious, hardworking, enthusiastic apprentices who have computational, mathematical and design skills. Successful candidates will work on a variety of projects from concept design to implementation for clients who operate either locally, nationally or internationally.

Some recent examples of our works include:

  • New power tunnels for National Grid

  • Clean and waste water infrastructure projects for Scottish Water

  • New wastewater super sewers for Thames Water

  • New UK defense projects for the MoD

  • Nuclear Decommissioning projects for Sellafield Ltd

You will work towards one of the following qualifications:

  • BTEC Level 3 in Construction and the Built Environment

  • NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Built Environment Design

  • BSc (Hons) Digital and Technology solutions

  • BTEC Level 3 Digital Engineering Technician


  • Support our BIM Managers to implement and manage BIM and Digital Engineering on projects;

  • Support will include (but not limited to);

  • Common Data Environment (CDE) set-up and management,

  • 3D model audits

  • Clash detection

  • 4D visualisation

  • Contribute to research and testing of innovative digital solutions

Support in the development of tools to automate processes using data science techniques and programming

Assist with technical support to our design staff on the BIM and Digital Engineering systems we use

Assess our team’s capability and provide training where required, to ensure to successful delivery of our projects

You will also learn the main 3D modelling tools we use, such as Autodesk Revit and Autodesk Civil 3D and with these skills you will support the design delivery teams to gain an understanding of the engineering design requirements

Minimum Requirements

This position is ideally suited to school leavers at GCSE or A-Level (or equivalent) who can demonstrate the following:

  • Minimum of 5 GCSE’s (or equivalent) at grade ‘C/4’ or above, including Mathematics & English;or a Level 2 Apprenticeship

  • Some work experience or shadowing in an engineering environment would be an advantage

  • Show an aptitude towards software-based engineering and drawing e.g. Computer Aided Design (CAD) and other similar 3D software, and/or data analytics

  • Have an interest in programming, gaming, VR, app development, drones, etc

  • Commitment to continued education and improvement through on-the-job learning and training opportunities

  • Creative, practical, adaptable and enthusiastic

  • Ability to demonstrate attention to detail

  • Ability to think in a methodical way to design, plan and organize parts of projects

  • English language proficient, holding excellent communication skills to present information in speech, drawings and reports

Preferred Qualifications


What We Offer

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Engineering

Business Line Water

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 269173BR

Additional Locations UK - Basingstoke, UK - Belfast - Clarence West

Clearance Required No

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.