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Job Information

AECOM Principal Civil / Highway Engineer in Plymouth / Exeter, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - Devon, Plymouth / Exeter

Job Summary

AECOM has an exciting opportunity for a Principal Infrastructure Engineer to join an established Highway and civil engineering team. With a strong pipeline of work secured, the opportunity exists to come into a talented team and lend technical leadership to fuel further success in a vibrant market that offers major Highways projects alongside regeneration and multi-disciplinary schemes that are making a positive contribution to the South West. Flagship projects include the Forder Valley Link Road (which is on site now), the Manadon Interchange improvement works (a significant Highway scheme at preliminary stage) and Plymouth City Council’s Oceansgate regeneration scheme. The AECOM team also hold the CORMAC Professional Services Framework in Cornwall meaning that project inputs reach from south of Bristol through to the end of the Peninsula.

As a Principal Engineer you will undertake the design and project management of various Highway and civil infrastructure related projects and assist in developing the AECOM business across the South West. This role will provide technical design leadership to ensure projects are delivered to programme quality and budget. You will also have the opportunity to develop positive internal team relationships and provide support to junior staff in order to develop their individual skills and to encourage their personal development. Key to this role is the ability to provide a client-focused service that drives on-going satisfaction and repeat business.

In particular, you should demonstrate the ability to:

  • Provide technical input, technical leadership and project management across a range of specialisms in the field of Highway and civil engineering.

  • Reporting to the South West Regional 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 Civils3D, WinDES, and the Microsoft Office Suite of programmes including MS Project.

  • 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 your skill area.

  • 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.

  • Participating in the technical review of project deliverables and quality review of design calculations or drawings

  • Preparing technical specifications

  • Preparing tenders and managing project budgets and schedules

Minimum Requirements

  • MEng / BEng / BSc in Civil Engineering

  • Highway/pavement design skills including a working knowledge of Design Manual for Roads and Bridges (DMRB), Manual for Streets and Local Authority Design Guides for Highways in Residential and Commercial Estates

  • Incorporated / Chartered Engineer status

  • Previous experience at a Senior/Principal level in a UK Highway and drainage design for Consulting Engineer or a Local/Highway Authority

  • Sound and proven Civils 3D, PDS or MOSS/MX

  • Sound knowledge of construction contracts and commercial awareness

  • Understanding of the CDM regulations and duties

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications

  • Site supervision experience of civil engineering projects

  • Drainage design skills including a working knowledge of Sewers for Adoption, Building Regulations Part H and the SUDS Manual

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 can 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. 242769BR

Clearance Required No

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.