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Job Information

AECOM Senior Permanent Way Engineer in Birmingham, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - West Midlands, Birmingham - UK

Job Summary

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Here, you will have the freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

AECOM are seeking to hire a Senior Permanent Way Engineer to support the large and expanding programme of works within our Birmingham based Permanent Way team.

The primary focus of this role is to undertake track design and provide consulting services for railway infrastructure projects with specific experience in the design (concept and detail) of Switches and Crossings.

The emphasis of this role will be on the successful delivery of projects to appropriate quality standards and achieving excellence in technical and design quality ensuring the Track Design contributes to an integrated multi-discipline engineering design.

The role will also be required to enhance the team’s portfolio of skills and expertise, supporting the Technical Head of Track and the project Contractor’s Responsible Engineer (CRE) in the running projects, and mentoring less experienced team members.

The Team and Projects

Along with the large rail infrastructure projects undertaken by AECOM, the Permanent Way team also deliver track design solutions for the South Rail Systems Alliance Programme. The Alliance title reflects the multi-disciplinary design and construction activities undertaken collaboratively between AECOM, Network Rail and Colas Rail.

The SRSA is progressively becoming the team of choice in the South with an increase in requests to support other projects, for example Enhancement projects and Works Delivery projects. Hence, there is a variety of projects which this role can be involved with.

Specific tasks for the role:

  • Production of track designs and provision of technical support throughout the Approval In Principle, Detailed Design and Approved For Construction stages of the design;

  • Specify survey scopes – it is encouraged the CRE and Lead Designer undertake a site visit to familiarise themselves with their site(s);

  • Available as a Checker resource;

  • Monitor your allocated design programme, working closely with the CRE and Project Manager to deliver to schedule;

  • Keep up to date with industry best practice, share and apply where appropriate lessons learnt, innovative techniques and best practice within both the SRSA and AECOM Track teams.

Specific Skills Required for the role:

  • Demonstrable experience in the application of track design principles

  • Demonstrable competence in the concept and detail design of S&C, especially within the Network Rail Infrastructure environment

  • Competent user of Bentley™ RailTrack Design package and Microstation CAD package

  • Competent user of ClearRoute 2™ software for kinematic gauging

  • Knowledge of track maintenance practices and construction methodologies and the ability to consider/define requirements within design development

  • Knowledge of system interfaces which impact on track design principles and demonstrable experience if the successful management of interfaces within design experience

  • Excellent communication skills, ability to develop and deliver presentations, preparation of technical reports and knowledge about project management

  • Gathers and correlates basic engineering data using established and well-defined procedures

  • Works on detailed or routine engineering assignments involving calculations and relatively simple tests.

  • Proposes approach to solve new problems encountered

  • Provides guidance to entry level engineers

Minimum Requirements

  • Have relevant knowledge and experience in the Network Rail role of Senior Permanent Way Engineer.

  • Demonstrable experience and understanding of railway infrastructure and track throughout the engineering process from project inception to delivery

  • Provide support and ideas with the development and implementation of engineering solutions

  • Computer literate and conversant with MS Office suite and relevant engineering software packages (Bentley™ RailTrack™, Microstation™, ClearRoute2, SD Calculator)

  • Good communication skills and the ability to work within a collaborative environment, whilst having a dedicated approach to working within and meeting strict project deadlines

  • Good communication skills when dealing with Clients, Stakeholders and Alliance partners

  • Client focused approach to service delivery

Preferred Qualifications

  • Chartered (preferred) or Incorporated Engineer (CEng / IEng) or demonstrable evidence of progression to professional accreditation

  • Recognised engineering qualification or preferably a degree in Engineering

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

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 - Civil

Business Line Transportation

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 257394BR

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.