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AECOM Principal Electrical Engineer in Manchester, United Kingdom

Job Summary

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

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.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

We are searching for a Principal /Senior Electrical Engineer with proven CRE / Lead Engineer experience to join us here at AECOM. The York office has an established track record of successfully delivering major rail projects. Our office has good transport links and accommodates a multidisciplinary transportation design centre. We are now looking to enhance and grow this team with individuals who have a sound technical background, who share our enthusiasm and determination, to support our expanding workload.

You will have proven design experience of delivering projects to client’s satisfaction at the appropriate standard, ensuring accuracy of drawings and calculations, ensuring designs are economic and appropriate and that the relevant codes and standards are complied with. You will have strong business development and client relationships skills and the ability to develop and manage the work of others.

The team provides design, assessment, inspection, construction support and management services on a wide range of rail projects. Our services offered to our clients include feasibility studies, scheme designs and detailed designs. Our clients are from the private and public sector and include HS2, Network Rail, London Underground, TFL, Nexus, TfGM and SYPTE as well as various Tier 1 contractors. Our current portfolio of works comprises a diverse mix of local, national and international Rail infrastructure projects.

The appropriate level of technical expertise is required in order that the Job/ Project Accountabilities listed below can be carried out to the necessary standards.

  • Responsibility for the technical and commercial delivery of projects, with a specific remit to develop AECOM’s rail Electrification, Power (E&P) and MEP capabilities with specific experience in Signalling Power, Points Heating, Lighting, Earthing and Bonding designs.

  • You will take responsibility for developing graduates and engineers in the E&P team through professional qualification with the relevant bodies and act as a mentor where necessary.

  • The role requires business development capability and you will act as a key contact for developing our relationship with key clients such as Network Rail.

  • An appetite for winning work is important for this role and developing AECOM’s capability to win “pure” Electrification, Power (E&P) and MEP work as oppose to work won by others within AECOM will also be a key performance indicator

  • Receive brief from Project Manager.

  • Contribute to concept design.

  • Where required safely carry out site surveys

  • Develop detailed design for Project Manager approval.

  • Attend design team meetings as appropriate.

  • Obtain design information from sub-consultants.

  • Produce detailed design information including calculations and design sketches.

  • Liaise with CAD Technician for production of drawings.

  • Prepare technical reports.

  • Formulate the project specifications for construction.

  • Attend site during construction phase if necessary to ensure construction is in accordance with specifications/drawings

  • Carry out risk assessments and provision of design information for Health and Safety file

  • Experienced in the use of Network Rail, London Underground, Railway Group Standards as well as the relevant British Standards and Eurocodes

  • Understanding of Health and Safety including CDM

  • Good standard of written English and communication

Minimum Requirements

  • Proven track record in railway Electrification, Power and M&E design and delivery

  • Experienced in the use of Network Rail, London Underground, Railway Group Standards as well as the relevant British Standards and Eurocodes.

  • Understanding of Health and Safety including CDM

  • Good standard of written English and communication

  • Excellent track record of delivering various projects as a CRE/Lead Engineer role

Preferred Qualifications

  • BSc, BEng or MEng degree in Electrical Engineering

  • Chartered Engineer (or working towards) and member of a professional institution

  • Strong Electrical Engineering background with Rail industry experience

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

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Engineering - Electrical / Electronic

Business Line Transportation

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 269779BR

Additional Locations UK - Manchester - 1 New York Street

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.

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