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Job Information

AECOM Bridge Inspector in Birmingham, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - West Midlands, Birmingham - UK

Job Summary

With our involvement in some of the biggest rail and highway inspection projects currently in the UK, we have a challenging, yet exciting role for an experienced Bridge Inspector. If you are a Bridge Inspector who wants to pursue a career in the inspection and maintenance of bridges and other civil structures, then you should be talking to us.

Our strategic plan is all about growth –growing in our largest markets; ensuring our clients engage us in a greater share of their own growth; and perhaps most importantly of all, making sure our people have the opportunity and freedom to grow and achieve their full potential at AECOM. The freedom we offer for all our roles ranges from choosing the time, place and type of work we do, through to the work style we choose to deploy, the way we communicate and think – all the way to choosing how we are our ‘real selves’ at work.

A selection of our current and recent projects includes –

SWTRA (South Wales Trunk Road Agent) – AECOM appointed as consultants for SWTRA provide engineering technical solutions to many aspects of the motorways, trunk roads and associated assets throughout the South Wales region. This framework provides a range of opportunity from inspection, assessment and design through to technical advisory, strategic asset management and reactive maintenance. Recent schemes which have encompassed our inspection team include the CS470 Management of sub-standard highway structures and the PI&GI inspection programme.

Civils Assessment Framework Agreement (CAFA) – AECOM is appointed across nine rail routes for the framework contract. Birmingham supports various routes in undertaking Level 1 & Level 2 assessments of overbridges, footbridges and underbridges to a multitude of structural materials including steel, wrought-iron, cast-iron, pre-stressed concrete, masonry arches with structures ageing from 200 years old to modern construction forms. Our works involve: undertaking Inspection to determine condition, loading and determine the geometry of structures.

Midlands Highways Alliance – Undertaking bridge General and Principal inspections for both Wolverhampton and Walsall.

Heathrow – We are currently working closely with HAL to provide inspection and investigation services to an ongoing large portfolio of existing bridges and structures.

As a Bridge Inspector you will have the following daily responsibilities:

  • Undertake inspections including the planning & programming for Inspection of bridges, underground structures and retaining walls to national and international standards, principally on highways and railways bridges, culverts, subways etc

  • Liaison with clients and other third parties as requested by the team

  • Preparing and checking inspection reports including producing and reviewing sketches and drawings within AutoCAD

  • Complying with the AECOM health and safety and quality procedures

  • Care/maintenance of inspection equipment

  • Assist with the commercial and financial control of your project

  • Supervise and mentor junior inspectors in both the office and on-site

  • Report writing and production of inspection reports and SHE documents

Our Birmingham office has an established track record of successfully delivering bridge engineering schemes for more than 30 years throughout the UK. Our office, located at the heart of Birmingham City Centre, has multi-disciplinary transportation inspection, assessment and design capability in rail and highway schemes and works closely with other disciplines from the Highways, Rail, Geotechnical, Environment, Transport Planning and Development Sectors.

Minimum Requirements

You will be a pro-active and self-driven individual with a combination of the following:

  • BICS Accredited or working towards

  • BTEC Level 3 as a minimum, ideally ICE Engineering Technician (EngTech)

  • Good understanding of working in traffic management / Chapter 8 knowledge

  • Good communication skills and an enthusiastic attitude to work

  • A commitment to comply with Health and Safety at Work and meeting the needs of our Clients

  • A good understanding of standard computer software packages, MS Office, AutoCAD

  • Be responsible for project Health and Safety responsibilities including compliance with CDM legislation

  • Experience in road and/or rail projects

  • Current UK driving licence required, previous experience of driving short and long wheel-based vehicles desirable

Preferred Qualifications

Experience or / qualifications in working at height and difficult access techniques such as:

  • IRATA roped access

  • Confined space access

  • PASMA trained - Towers for Users

  • LANTRA would be desirable but not essential.

  • PTS / CoSS would also be desirable

Not having any specific training would not preclude you as we provide appropriate training where necessary.

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. 241538BR

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.