AECOM Principal Highway Design Engineer in Chesterfield, United Kingdom

Business Line Transportation

Position Title Principal Highway Design Engineer

United Kingdom - Derbyshire


Job Summary

AECOM are one of the world’s leading consultancies. To be the best in the industry, we hire the best. Year after year our company is expanding in more ways than one, which means possibilities for you to thrive and grow.

At AECOM we want to support you and your career development with the opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge, and challenge you to reach your potential. We value your commitment to us and work hard to ensure you achieve your career goals. Opportunities aren’t limited to a wide spectrum of projects, and to travel in and out of the UK.


Chesterfield based Strategic Highways team currently has vacancies for

Principal Highway Engineers to work on some major upcoming projects.

Chesterfield, the gateway to the Peak district, is famous for its crooked spire, its 800 year old market and its proximity to Chatsworth House. Its a great place to live and work.

We are currently engaged on various interesting and challenging projects, including several with Highways England. We would like to hear from individuals who have demonstrable highways experience, a sound technical background and business development capabilities that share our enthusiasm and determination to develop our business.

The services that we offer to clients include the full range and scope of highways work from inception to completion across all the key discipline areas. We have considerable experience of working with contractors on Design and Build schemes as well as working directly for clients, from both the private and public sector.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Coordination of workload and managing design teams

  • Acting as lead engineer on mid-to large size projects

  • Coaching, mentoring and developing junior staff

  • Delivery of all specified project outcomes on time, within budget and to the quality required

  • Approving and signing off work

  • Technical and financial Management of medium sized projects or tasks

  • Writing and overseeing the preparation of contract documents and technical reports as required

  • Communication to the immediate team, the wider organisation and external parties

  • Managing and developing both internal and external client relationships and identification and management of project risks

  • Presenting complex technical solutions to clients

  • Performing quality control reviews of work developed by others

  • Participating in development of technical proposals

  • Providing estimates for the engineering budget and schedule and overseeing technical resources to meet requirements on large projects

Work Life

Staff morale is important to us, so as well as providing you with the opportunity to work on some iconic projects and supporting your career, we also think that the day to day stuff is important too.

Our state of the art offices are open plan for that real team feel. They are filled with all the tools and equipment to assist you to do your job to the best of your ability. We have onsite free hot drink facilities on each floor as well as weekly fresh fruit boxes delivered to each floor. Each of our offices has a social team to encourage a good work /life balance with your co-workers.

Flexible Working

Life is different for each of us. But here at AECOM we believe your work / life balance is important. We are support equal opportunities and therefore offer flexible working within our roles.


Minimum Requirements

We are seeking experienced individuals with the following attributes:

  • Highly motivated Chartered Engineer with excellent communication skills

  • Full lifecycle experience across a range of projects

  • Significant technical design experience across a range of disciplines

  • Demonstrable understanding of Health and Safety including CDM

  • Proven team management experience gained within a similar environment

  • Knowledge of standard engineering practices, techniques and procedures

  • Knowledge of the design and how it ultimately interfaces with the client

  • Understands design principles and ability to practically apply them

  • Understands and contributes to the market sector plan

  • Proactively seeks to contribute to the AECOM relationship with the client

  • Builds positive long term relationships with clients

  • Full clean driving licence.

The successful candidate will have proven design and project management experience, delivering to quality, time and budget. They will have experience of working collaboratively as part of a team developing a range of major highway and infrastructure projects. The role will suit a self-motivated individual who is aspiring to take a lead role in project delivery and manage dynamic teams delivering high quality projects.

Preferred Qualifications

  • BSc, BEng or MEng in Civil Engineering.

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Category Engineering - Civil

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 174806BR

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.