AECOM Principal Highway Engineer in Newcastle, United Kingdom
Business Line Transportation
Position Title Principal Highway Engineer
United Kingdom - Tyne and Wear
AECOM are one of the world’s leading consultancies. To be the best in the industry, we hire the best. Year after year our company is expanding in more ways than one, which means possibilities for you to thrive and grow.
At AECOM we want to support you and your career development with the opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge, and challenge you to reach your potential. We value your commitment to us and work hard to ensure you achieve your career goals. Opportunities aren’t limited to a wide spectrum of projects, and to travel in and out of the UK.
Newcastle based Strategic Highways team currently has a vacancy for a
Principal Highway Engineer . The successful candidate will take responsibility in all aspects of highway design to work on local, national and international schemes from our Newcastle Office. For the Senior grade we require people who have gained team management skills who will provide the necessary highways technical experience and mentoring to other team members.
The highways business in the North East represents over 40 years of accumulated skills, experience and established culture in the delivery of all types of highway schemes; from major motorway improvements with Highway England such as the A1 Dishforth to Barton Improvement scheme to major highways such as Morpeth Northern Bypass, New Tyne Crossing and challenging junction improvements on the strategic highway network. Our modern offices on Newcastle Quayside have good transport links and the teams have an established reputation for quality and delivery. We are looking to enhance and enlarge these teams with people who have a sound technical background and share our enthusiasm and determination.
Currently engaged on a number of interesting and challenging projects both locally and nationally there are a number of opportunities for the candidates to be involved in the range of work secured and anticipated. Recent and current projects in the UK include HS 2, future improvements to the A184 in Gateshead and HE Network Maintenance Schemes. Overseas projects have included highway schemes in Russia, Finland, Turkey and the Expressways project in Qatar. Our services offered to our clients include the full range and scope of highways work from inception to completion across all the key discipline areas. We work on schemes from feasibility stage through the development phase and planning and DCO process, preliminary design, detailed design and site supervision.
The appropriate level of technical expertise is required in order that the Job/ Project Accountabilities listed below can be carried out to the expected standards.
Provide technical input, technical leadership and project management across a range of specialisms in the field of highway engineering
Reporting to the Directors you will undertake a variety of tasks providing as an individual or through team effort, a range of design and written deliverables.
Show technical leadership and through experience, mentor and guide the skills of others in computer based applications and tasks including use of software such as MX, WinDES, and the Microsoft Office Suite of programmes including MSProject.
Undertake Project activities in line with Company Policy, including technical and commercial aspects, as appropriate to your grade.
Take a lead role on projects within particular skill area – e.g. drainage team leader, pavement design leader, geometric layout
Plan, lead and undertake site visits, as required.
Plan and attend meetings – internal and external, as required.
Liaison with sub-consultants and external parties, as required.
Participate as a team member on a number of levels, including; office discipline and project .
Be proactive and contribute to a safer work environment
Staff morale is important to us, so as well as providing you with the opportunity to work on some iconic projects and supporting your career, we also think that the day to day stuff is important too.
Our state of the art offices are open plan for that real team feel. They are filled with all the tools and equipment to assist you to do your job to the best of your ability. We have onsite free hot drink facilities on each floor as well as weekly fresh fruit boxes delivered to each floor. Each of our offices has a social team to encourage a good work /life balance with your co-workers.
Life is different for each of us. But here at AECOM we believe your work / life balance is important. We are support equal opportunities and therefore offer flexible working within our roles.
To be successful in this role we would like to hear from candidates who are able to offer experience and proficiency in two or more of the key areas;
Project management or asset management
Pavement design and refurbishment
Signs and road markings,
Management of design and delivery of highway maintenance schemes
Experience of working in a multidisciplinary environment, operating across a matrix of projects.
Experience of preparing written work
Experience of preparing for and attending meetings with clients and/or statutory consultees.
Experience of working with HE processes (i.e. Project Control Framework and Collaborative Delivery Framework) desirable
Experience of working in the Design and Build sector particularly preparing tenders for contractors.
A highly motivated individual with excellent communication skills.
Full awareness of Current Health and Safety Legislation and how it is applied to the design process.
Willing to consider local and national secondments and short term overseas assignments.
You will be a degree qualified civil engineer with strong experience, preferably working in a highways design environment in either new build or maintenance, working towards Chartered Engineer status (MICE and or MCIHT)
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
AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Job Category Engineering - Transportation
Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)
Country United Kingdom
Position Status Full-Time
Requisition/Vacancy No. 187451BR
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.