AECOM Apprentice Civil Engineer - Traffic in St Albans, United Kingdom
We are looking for apprentices to join our Traffic (Civil) Engineering teams across the UKI. As one of the largest dedicated Traffic Engineering teams in the UKI, we are focused on developing engineering measures to achieve a safe and efficient movement and interaction of pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles on the roads.
We focus mainly on developing and appraising practical solutions which require consideration of traffic flows, road geometry, cycle facilities, traffic signs, pavement engineering, traffic signals and intelligent transport systems. We strive to achieve the optimum use of the available space which is often constrained, especially in urban areas. Our main aim is to create Streets that are more pleasant and safe to use by our local communities.
Our Traffic teams often work alongside other construction professionals, such as urban designers, in multi-disciplinary teams to create great urban spaces. We deliver sustainable cost effective solutions to our clients, whether they are local or national authorities. Work is often fast paced and requires creativity, tenacity and excellent communication to achieve the right result for our clients whilst respecting the requirements of wider stakeholders and maintaining the highest industry standards.
Recent projects include the award winning Cycle Superhighways in London; design of a new Manchester Metrolink extension to Trafford Park; design of the Oxford Street Pedestrianisation; design of the Melton Mowbray Bypass; and the creation of innovative multimodal corridors in Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh and Dublin.
When an apprentice starts with us we pair them with an experienced engineer who will guide and mentor them through their initial period working on live projects. Training is arranged on our software engineering tools such as TRANSYT, Linsig, Arcady, Vissim and AutoCad to ensure all our engineers have a full set of design skills. Early work with us will typically include:
Assisting in developing our designs through the different stages, from concept and preliminary design, through to detailed design and implementation, including traffic flows, road geometry, cycle facilities, traffic signs, pavement engineering, traffic signals, and intelligent transport systems
Production of CAD (Computer Aided Design) drawings
Supporting the administration of projects, including maintaining records
Assisting with data review and analysis
Contributing to providing solutions to problems
Assisting with site visits to collect information or observe existing situations
Working towards achieving Engineering Technician (EngTech) status, and subsequently Incorporated Engineer (IEng) with the Institute of Civil Engineers
No work experience is necessary. This position is ideally suited to school leavers at GCSE or A-Level (or equivalent) who can demonstrate the following:
Minimum of 5 GCSE’s (or equivalent) at grade ‘C/4’ or above, including Mathematics & English
Three A-Levels (or equivalent such as a BTEC Level 3 in Civil Engineering) including Maths and a physical science at grade 'C' or above - essential for level 6 Degree Apprenticeship
Some work experience or shadowing in an engineering environment would be an advantage
Show an aptitude towards software-based engineering and drawing e.g. Computer Aided Design (CAD) and other similar 3D software
Demonstrate an interest and a desire to pursue a career in Traffic Engineering
Commitment to continued education and improvement through on-the-job learning and training opportunities.
Creative, practical, adaptable and enthusiastic
Ability to demonstrate attention to detail
Ability to think in a methodical way to design, plan and organize parts of projects
English language proficient, holding excellent communication skills to present information in speech, drawings and reports
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
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