AECOM Senior Bridge Engineer in Plymouth, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - Devon, Plymouth

Job Summary

We are currently recruiting for a Senior Bridge Engineer to join our busy and expanding regional Bridges team based in our Plymouth office.

Our Plymouth office has an established track record of successfully delivering major transport schemes through our buildings and places team which we aim to supplement with the creation of a new bridges team. Our modern office environment has excellent transport links to the city-centre and Cornwall and comprises a vibrant diverse mix of sectors and disciplines including Buildings & Places, Environment, Programme Cost Consulting and Bridges & Structures. The Bridges & Structures will provide design, assessment, inspection, repair/remediation, construction support and management services on a wide range of transport infrastructure projects across the region and further afield.

Our Plymouth bridges team forms part of a South West & Wales region which combined with our Central region consists of 130 bridge engineers and technicians working seamlessly to deliver a wide range of challenging projects. The South-West and Wales region consists of offices in Bristol, Cardiff and Plymouth. The Plymouth presence is newly formed and will consist of several new appointments adding to our rapidly growing regional presence.

Our current portfolio of works comprises a diverse mix of local, national and international bridges and structures projects in both rail and road including numerous long-term frameworks.

A selection of our current and recent projects includes –

CORMAC – AECOM appointed as ‘strategic delivery partner’ providing numerous transportation services including bridges to Cornwall County Council on behalf of CORMAC; schemes include bridge replacement, bridge refurbishments and structures remediation.

Network Rail Western maintenance – AECOM routinely engaged to undertake remediation works to Network Rail’s structural assets includes, scoping reports, options reports, investigation findings reports and remedial strengthening and/or repairs through F001 to F003.

South Gloucestershire PSF framework – AECOM appointed as consultants for the PSF Framework undertaking structures examinations, assessments, investigations and remedial works to highways structures.

Civils Assessment Framework Agreement (CAFA) – AECOM appointed across five routes for the CAFA framework contracts. Our Bristol team supports the LNW route in undertaking Level 1 & Level 2 assessments of overbridges, footbridges and underbridges to a multitude of structural materials and structural forms.

SWTRA (South Wales Trunk Road Agent) – AECOM is engaged to provide engineering support services within the ‘Central’ section. Recent schemes have included pier impact assessments/strengthening and feasibility studies for the refurbishment of salt barns.

Forder Valley – We are currently designing a four-span semi-integral pre-stressed concrete structure on behalf of Plymouth City Council over the Bircham Valley to connect Brest Road with the new large signalised junction of Forder Valley Road and Novorossiysk Road.

As a Senior Bridge Engineer, you will have the following daily responsibilities:

  • Lead and develop a small team of bridge engineers based in Plymouth.

  • Take a leading role in the design of major civil engineering structures.

  • Prepare and check designs under minimal supervision.

  • Assist with the commercial and financial control of your project.

  • Analysis and detailed design of road/rail bridges and other structures.

  • Inspection, assessment and strengthening of road/rail bridges and other structures.

  • Supervision and line management of graduate engineers and technicians.

  • Prepare, implement and assess contract documents.

  • Report checking and production of technical reports and documents.

  • Project management of schemes including client reporting, programming, resource planning and commercial management.

Minimum Requirements

  • Experience with bridge and related structural inspection assessment and design schemes.

  • Proven design and project management experience delivering to quality, time and budget.

  • Experience in the road and/or rail projects.

  • High-level technical skills in current inspection, assessment and design.

  • Previous exposure with clients of both national and local authorities, together with major contractors.

  • Ability to manage staff and project Health and Safety responsibilities including compliance with CDM legislation.

  • You will have a current clean driving license and be willing to travel throughout the UK to visit sites.

  • Strong ability in various software packages ideally including LUSAS and MIDAS with strong experience in Finite Element Analysis preferred.

  • Good knowledge and experience of the following: Eurocode, British, Highways England and Network Rail Standards.

  • Good experience in delivering bridge design through Highways England and Network Rail standards.

The salary for this role is negotiable and we offer an extensive benefits package, which includes private healthcare, season ticket loans and a contributory pension scheme.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Degree educated or equivalent in a relevant subject such as Bridge, Civil or Structural Engineering.

  • Ideally educated to MSc level or equivalent.

  • Either a Chartered Engineer with ICE or IStructE, or close to completion.

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.

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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.

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Job Category Engineering - Structural

Business Line Transportation

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 192168BR

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.