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Job Information

AECOM Principal Engineer in Manchester, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - Greater Manchester, Manchester

Job Summary

AECOM's Manchester office has an immediate requirement for a Principal Infrastructure Engineer to undertake project management and drive forward various civil infrastructure related commercial and residential development projects and to help develop the Company’s business.

We work closely with other teams located in offices in Leeds, the East Midlands and elsewhere. The Business Unit is highly multi-disciplinary comprising civil & highway, structural, mechanical and electrical/process engineers, architects, project managers and surveyors. Our market sectors range from industrial development and logistics, airports, infrastructure development/regeneration and Government Agency/Local Authority projects. Our present key commissions include;

  • Manchester, East Midlands & Stansted Airport Expansion programmes including Highway Links

  • Media City and other Mixed Use Developments

  • Schools (new build)

  • Hulton Park Golf Resort and Residential scheme

  • Merseytravel Framework

  • Residential, retail and commercial developments

  • Homes England Multi-disciplinary Framework

  • The team works alongside and supports other parts of the AECOM business

  • Hillingdon Hospital.

Reporting to the Associate / Technical Director, this role will provide leadership to the Team and to ensure all projects are delivered to programme quality and budget. You will also need to develop internal team relationships and to ensure you provide support to train staff and to develop their individual skills and to encourage their personal development to promote succession planning.

Key to this role is the ability to provide a client focused service which results in on-going satisfaction and repeat business.

Minimum Requirements

  • Ability to prepare fee proposals based on number of hours to complete activities.

  • To be commercially aware and able to lead a team of 5-10 engineers and technicians, to programme workloads and successfully deliver projects to time, budget and quality.

  • To be able to forecast resource requirements.

  • To provide wide ranging Highways and Infrastructure design and project management expertise to delivery multi-disciplined developments.

  • To undertake business development to win new business within the unit by targeting the property sector.

  • To understand and have experience of local government development criteria and policies.

  • To understand and have experience of the DMRB, MfS, local authority design guidances and the MCHW.

  • To be able to produce and have knowledge in the design of highways, access roads and infrastructure of projects including the design of road geometry, earthworks, pavements, drainage and underground services

  • To have experience in the preparation of Contract Drawings and Specifications and the negotiation of Section 38, 278, 104 and 106 Agreements.

  • Detailed knowledge of road design using 3D computer modelling packages

  • Detailed knowledge of drainage design including piped systems, SuDS based systems familiar with storage design and computer programmes such as MicroDrainage.

  • Able to co-ordinate with Statutory Utilities to ensure capacity for new development exists within existing networks. Can determine appropriate response if this is not the case.

  • Able to identify, design and procure Statutory Utilities diversions be familiar with NRSWA procedures.

  • Familiar and able to undertake tender administration duties.

  • Familiar with undertaking contract administration duties and settling final accounts.

  • Awareness of public sector procurement requirements.

  • Awareness of highway and drainage law.

  • Ability to communicate effectively.

  • Good Report writing skills.

  • Able to manage Client expectations.

  • Able to negotiate with and influence third parties.

  • Able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

  • Able to develop, manage and deploy plans that are appropriately comprehensive, realistic and effective in meeting personal, project and business goals.

  • Uses analysis of relevant information and own judgement to make informed and sound decisions.

  • Able to motivate and empower others in order to reach project and organisational goals. Able to assess the strengths and development needs of others and provide coaching and support to enable their development.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Significant experience in UK development related infrastructure engineering; likely to be from a private/consultancy background.

  • Civil Engineering degree or similar

  • Chartered Engineer status (MICE)

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 - Civil

Business Line B&P - Buildings & Places

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 252304BR

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.