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Job Information

AECOM Computational Design Specialist – Structural Engineering in London - UK, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - London, London - UK

Job Summary

AECOM has a new job vacancy in our London based stadia/sporting structures team. We are looking for a passionate computation designer to join our structural engineering team in Aldgate. This is a role for someone versed in C#, VBA and Python as well as construction detailing software such as Tekla.

You will work closely with our UK digital lead and our computational geometry lead within our structural engineer practice of about 350 people to create tools and workflows that improve the usability and efficiency of our Modelling and design systems such as AutoCAD, Revit, Rhino, Grasshopper and Tekla.

Your initial focus will be on assisting with our Hongkong Airport roof project but your role with expand beyond this as you settle in.

You will be tasked with coding and creating/editing bespoke workflows and complex modelling systems by looking at our existing scrips to review and improve them. This will allow us to use these computational tools more effectively on projects such as:

  • Hongkong’s Airport expansion

  • Al Janoub Stadium, Qatar

  • Serpentine Pavilion, London

  • Japoma Stadium, Cameroon

About Us

AECOM Buildings & Places is a construction consultancy formed of over 2000 dedicated experts built to modernise, expand and deliver the most iconic and complex building structures in the world. We offer a one stop shop to complete some of the UK’s most challenging building projects by leveraging our world-class talent, scale and unique service offering to produce results.

Our Civil & Structural division consists of over 450 Engineers nationwide who collaborate with our clients to design and problem solve for both public and private sector projects within residential, commercial, aviation, defence, healthcare, education, pharmaceutical, sports, and leisure.

We are market leaders on large international projects as well as small scale local experts who seek to improve communities through strong design and effective project management and Engineering solutions.


On a day to day basis as our Specialist Modeller/Coder you will be involved in the design of a wide range of complex and challenging projects. Ideally you will have experience in structural or architectural engineering design.

  • Developing bespoke coding to improve the efficiency of new and existing scripts

  • Developing digital toolkits using Dynamo and Grasshopper for project-specific and general structural team applications

  • Project-based roles focussed on the modelling of complex structures and the development and use of interoperability scripts and codes, for example central data-bases, API links to analysis/BIM, model creation/change management/auditing

  • Supporting technicians and engineers in expanding their own skills in using and developing digital toolkits, including active participation in the wider UK+I engineering practice Digital Forums

  • Advising and helping implement computational approaches, looking for opportunities for innovation, Assembling and documenting bespoke workflows for projects for the UK+I engineering practice

Minimum Requirements

  • You will need to be a highly motivated individual with excellent verbal and written communication skills as you will be a central point of contact for our division

  • Experience in creating interoperability workflows between BIM Software, Analysis and design tools

  • A working knowledge of C# and VBA

  • Strong working knowledge of Python

  • Experience as a structural engineer or technician, particularly in steelwork and complex geometry

  • Strong working knowledge of Revit and Dynamo

  • Strong working knowledge of Rhino and Grasshopper

  • A working knowledge of Tekla

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ideally you will live locally to the office or be willing to relocate

  • Experience designing in post-tensioned concrete is not essential, but advantageous.

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

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 - Structural

Business Line Buildings & Places

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 234187BR

Clearance Required 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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