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AECOM OLE Engineer in Bristol, United Kingdom

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 freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

Our Transportation team currently have a vacancy in our Swindon office for an Overhead Line Engineer with experience working on Network Rail’s infrastructure and other railway /metro environments.

Job profile

Working as part of a well-established OLE team, you will be responsible for designing and delivering safe, economical and quality projects for a variety of clients to meet their objectives and requirements.

The Overhead Design Engineer will report to the Team Leader/Principal Engineers and work together with all relevant disciplines to achieve the best system design approach for each project.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Carry out site surveys, identify risks and hazards and provide appropriate reporting.

  • Carry out design and assessment work for OLE elements of projects under CRE’s supervision and production of technical designs for OLE including Layout Plans, Cross Sections, Allocations, Isolation Diagrams updates, bonding designs, and supporting reports and calculations.

  • Keep up to date with current standards relevant to OLE.

  • Communicate effectively with other design/construction disciplines.

  • Ensuring designs are delivered in line with relevant, current design standards, are constructable, and apply Safe by Design principles.


  • Maintain cost-effective standards for OLE designs.

  • To understand and deliver to the project budget.

  • Ensure project change is identified, fully implemented and recorded.

  • Manage and record time and provide time estimates for tasks.

  • Contribute to the development of continuous improvement plans.


  • Ensure a commitment to continuing CPD for self.

  • Display creativity and problem-solving ability in approach to assignments, projects and tasks.

  • Show capacity to improve effectiveness and efficiency.

Minimum Requirements

  • Comprehensive knowledge and experience in OLE design ranges i.e. UKMS, Series-1, Series-2, Mk3B, GEFF, Mk1, SICAT, SNCF, UK1 etc.

  • Familiar with Isolation diagrams and their update process.

  • Understanding of Earthing & Bonding required for electrification.

  • Proficient in Bentley MicroStation CAD software

  • Excellent communications and organization Skills.

  • Candidates will be able to provide experience of working in a 3D common data environment working to BIM procedures and practices.

  • Ability to develop OLE designs through the different stages of the project life cycle.

  • Knowledge of the design interfaces with other rail disciplines and how they may impact OLE designs.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Mechanical or Electrical Engineering.

  • Member of a professional institution.

  • Working towards Professional Registration.

  • Understanding of CSM-RA & Health and Safety including CDM

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 - Mechanical

Business Line Transportation

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 268352BR

Additional Locations UK - Bristol - Portwall Place

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.