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Job Information

AECOM Principal Engineer in Croydon, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - , Croydon

Job Summary

As we continue to expand our Roads team following several exciting project wins, we now have vacancies for Principal Engineers to work as part of our Croydon based team.

This is your opportunity to join an ambitious team with growth plans to support our solid pipeline of work. With our “Freedom to Grow” strategy, you will find that we help you to achieve a better work-life balance that works for you by encouraging flexible and remote working, now and in the future.

If you want to advance your career and become part of the leadership in an ambitious team and have experience in detailed design, then we’d like to hear from you.

The team is located in Croydon, one of the fastest-growing areas in London, with excellent transport links to Central London and is involved in a number of high profile projects with a variety of clients in the UK.

You will:

  • Lead on detailed design projects, taking overall responsibility for delivery.

  • Line managing, mentoring and supervising staff in the performance of their duties.

  • Acting as a Technical Lead or Project Manager, including monitoring of financial and team performance.

  • Liaise and work with contractors and carry out site supervision.

  • Undertaking Health & Safety duties including ensuring a safe and healthy working environment for the project team members and fulfilling Safety-in-Design requirements.

  • Act as a Principal Designer under CDM 2015 and be responsible for HSE notifications, preparation and review of PCI’s, CPP’s and Health and Safety Files where applicable

  • Preparation of fee proposals and major bids.

Minimum Requirements

If your skills profile has a combination of the following, then we would like to hear from you:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and experience of undertaking detailed design schemes

  • Pavement & Drainage Design experience

  • Knowledge or awareness of the several of the following; cycling design, traffic calming, Healthy Streets, junction design, and footway and carriageway renewal design

  • Knowledge or awareness of local and national design standards including, but not limited to; TSRGD, Manual for Streets, DMRB and Traffic Signs Manual

  • Demonstrate understanding of Health and Safety including CDM responsibilities

  • Buildability awareness

  • Road Safety knowledge

  • Experience of AutoCAD Civil 3D & Microstation

  • Keen to progress Chartership with a related institution such as ICE or CIH

Preferred Qualifications

  • B.Sc., BEng or MEng degree in Civil Engineering, or relevant Engineering discipline.

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 be able to explore flexible working arrangements through our FREEDOM TO GROW

  • way of working. 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

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 - Civil

Business Line Transportation

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 249432BR

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.