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AECOM Design Automation Engineer in London, United Kingdom

Job Summary

AECOM’s Design Automation Engineer will work closely with the Digital team to develop and implement design automation solutions (including parametric modelling) in the Transport and Water sectors. You will work with Europe’s Digital leadership, including the AI/ML Director, Sector Parametric modelers and Digital Design & Operation lead in developing standardised workflows. You will also be required to work closely with the working group aimed at ensuring consistency, identification & development of automated modelling workflows. As part of this role you will be expected to identify key business design challenges and problem solve to provide solutions in close partnership with AECOM specialists. You will work closely with the Design Automation Manager to drive adoption of design automation solutions within the AECOM Civil Infrastructure Europe business to drive real change.

At AECOM, 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.

We take on the most complex challenges and pioneer innovative, iconic solutions that push the limits of what’s possible – the world’s longest cable-stayed bridge, record-breaking sports events, the largest greenfield port development mega project, life-sustainingand disaster recovery programs, and the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere.

On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, governments, energy and the environment, we deliver professional services throughout the project lifecycle.

We are proud to be recognized for excellence:

  • Fortune ’s World’s Most Admired Companies – 2014-2020

  • #1 in Transportation and General Building in Engineering-News Record 's 2019 “Top 500 Design Firms” and #1 2019 “Top 200 Environmental Firms”

  • VIQTORY 2020 Military Friendly® Gold Employer

  • Perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Corporate Equality Index for 2017-2019

About Digital @AECOM

As a solutions Engineer you will work with automation specialists from around the world to innovate and define new ways of working. You will share best practices, leverage global capabilities and to support opportunities and projects.

Key Responsibilities

  • Create and run parametric scripts to assemble 3D BIM model components for Buildings, Bridges, Tunnels, Roads and Rail.

  • Work with a Europe working group to prepare script libraries for technical production team use.

  • Provide advice to the design teams on complex geometry and create advanced parametric families using geometric parameter formulas and adaptive component templates.

  • Production of 3D BIM project models aligned to project specified BIM requirement.

  • Engage on computational design initiatives and design automation for civil engineering disciplines with Sectors.

  • Help support and enable design teams to integrate civil design driven data and develop automation procedures for the production of 3D BIM models.

  • Audit and curate library for parametric families, customisable and adaptive.

  • Advise and provide support for interoperability procedures between CAD/BIM & Analysis software packages.

  • Provide solutions to business/client challenges developed from a foundation of understanding or analysis of business practices and goals.

Minimum Requirements

  • Experience in digital project and solution delivery

  • Strong knowledge of parametric modelling applications (Dynamo, Generative Components)

  • Knowledge of Python, VBA or C#

  • 3D design software experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Degree in Engineering, Architecture, Information Management or related field

  • MBA, MSc or other business degree (desirable)


  • Knowledge and experience of solution development, implementation and refinement to meet user needs.

  • Demonstrable experience in consultancy, IT/ Digital or Engineering, ideally within the infrastructure industry

  • Relevant experience in at least one of transportation or water sectors desirable

  • Knowledge of and practical insight into the latest digital processes and tools across infrastructure design, delivery and operations

  • A strong customer-centric perspective that focuses on outcomes and whole-life value

  • Demonstrable passion for digital and delivering social, environmental and economic outcomes

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 Designer / Drafting / CADD / CAD

Business Line Geography OH

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 251463BR

Additional Locations UK - Birmingham - Colmore Plaza, UK - Croydon - Bedford Park

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.