AECOM Roads Civil Engineering Apprentice, Edinburgh in Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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We are looking for an apprentice to join our Roads (streets) Engineering team in Edinburgh. Our Streets team is focused on developing engineering measures to achieve a safe and efficient movement and interaction of pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles on the roads. We focus mainly on traffic flows, road geometry, cycle facilities, traffic signs, pavement engineering, traffic signals and intelligent transport systems. We strive to achieve the optimum use of the available space which is often constrained, especially in urban areas.
Our Streets teams are currently involved in a wide range of projects from concept and preliminary design, traffic modelling, through to detailed design and implementation. We often work alongside other construction professionals in multi-disciplinary teams. Overall we deliver sustainable cost effective solutions to our clients, whether they are local or national authorities or private developers. Work is often fast paced and requires creativity, tenacity and excellent communication to achieve the right result for our clients whilst respecting the requirements of wider stakeholders and maintaining the highest industry standards’.
When an apprentice starts with us we pair them with an experienced engineer who will guide and mentor them through their initial period working on live projects. Training is arranged on our software engineering tools such as TRANSYT, Linsig, Arcady, Vissim and AutoCad to ensure all our engineers have a full set of design skills.
Early work with us will typically include:
- Assisting in developing our designs through the different stages, Traffic flows, Road geometry, Cycle facilities, Traffic signs, Pavement engineering, Traffic signals, Intelligent transport systems
You will combine work-based on-the-job training and learning with further studies and must be willing to progress your career. You must be willing to undertake a day release course at university to study a degree in Civil Engineering, with the aim to ultimately achieve Engineering Technician status and subsequently Incorporated Engineer status.
In order to be considered for this position you will need to provide the following:
CV including details of any work experience, and your education including dates, grades, and what you studied.
Covering letter demonstrating your passion, why you are interested in this position, and how your skills and education/qualifications support your application
No experience is necessary. Applicants will need to be able to demonstrate:
SQA Highers at AAAB or ABBBBB (maths desirable but not essential); A-Levels at ABC or BBB; Scottish Baccalaureate Pass; International Baccalaureate 29 Points; Foundation apprenticeship in Civil Engineering in conjunction with SQA Highers at AAB; A combination of qualifications totalling 96 SCQF credits at level 6, or minimum 126 UCAS points
Show an aptitude towards software-based engineering and drawing e.g. Computer Aided Design (CAD) and other similar 3D software
Demonstrate an interest in and a desire to pursue a career in Streets Engineering
Commitment to continued education and improvement through on-the-job learning and training opportunities.
Creative, practical, adaptable and enthusiastic
Ability to demonstrate attention to detail
Ability to think in a methodical way to design, plan and organize parts of projects
English language proficient, holding excellent communication skills to present information in speech, drawings and reports
With infrastructure investment accelerating worldwide, our services are in great demand, and there’s never been a better time to be at AECOM! Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility.
AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.
Join us and let’s get started.
Business Line: Transportation
Business Group: DCS
Strategic Business Unit: Europe & India
Career Area: Engineering