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AECOM Lead Design Engineer in Cardiff, 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.

Are you a Design Engineer with strong analytical skills and experience in technical management and direction of water engineering projects? We have an exciting career role in our established Water team, based in the South West.

You will work alongside our project managers and engineers throughout the project design and delivery cycle, taking technical decisions, identifying the need for design resources and specialist input across AECOM and our supply chain. The responsibility of mentoring technical design staff and managing stakeholder expectations will call for knowledge of crucial design processes and for excellent communication skills.

The Team:

Our Water team has delivered some of the most high-profile projects in the UK, so your projects and clients will be varied and interesting. Examples of our current projects and clients:

  • Wessex Water – AECOM has been appointed on several AMP7 frameworks, including the Capital Delivery framework.

  • Thames Water – AECOM has positions across all scales of delivery including major projects such as Thames Tideway Tunnel, Deephams STW upgrade and ‘Capital Delivery’ infra and non-infra schemes across the Thames region.

  • Severn Trent Water – AECOM has been appointed on major schemes including Lot 1 of Severn Trent Water’s new Design Services Framework for AMP7. Our portfolio of projects is building rapidly.

The Role:

As a Lead Design Engineer, you will work closely with our Water and other supply discipline teams nationwide. You will be expected to manage project delivery, technical quality, contribute to projects and bids, and interface with clients and collaborators in design and planning. You will seek innovation and drive efficiency.

You will take ownership of key packages of work and see delivery through from conception to handover. Some of these projects will be large-scale and prestigious cv-builders. You will also be required to contribute to and attend industry events and conferences.

  • Senior technical resource may serve as technical advisor for team

  • Provides specialized technical input to studies and design for staff's specific area of expertise.

  • Develops study and design procedures to facilitate high quality cost effective work by others.

  • Participates in interdisciplinary review of project deliverables.

  • Develops construction cost estimates and estimates of technical efforts for projects.

  • Uses expertise in all steps of completing discipline component of PS&E package.

  • Performs quality control review of design calculations or drawings.

  • Prepares technical specification sections.

  • Provides input to the development of engineering budget and schedule to meet requirements.

Minimum Requirements

  • A degree or equivalent in a related engineering subject (e.g. civil, electrical, mechanical) and/or a project management background;

  • Water and wastewater networks and treatment design experience across feasibility, outline, detailed design, construction support

  • Membership of a relevant professional chartered institute; for example, ICE;

  • Ability to coordinate, liaise and engage with clients and key stakeholders;

  • Provide mentoring, guidance and technical advice to support and supervise junior staff

  • Significant experience in managing the technical delivery of large scale water and wastewater engineering projects with multi-disciplinary knowledge;

  • Commercial awareness with experience in monitoring and control of engineering budgets

Desirable Skills & Experience

  • Project management experience

  • Experience working for contractors in a design and build environment

  • Experience working in a digital delivery environment using BIM and 3D design tools

  • Industry recognised Health and Safety qualifications

Preferred Qualifications

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 Water

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 271457BR

Additional Locations UK - Cardiff, Callaghan Square

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.

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