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AECOM Senior Engineer- Underground & Structures in ST Albans, United Kingdom

Company Description

At AECOM, we're delivering a better world. Whether improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water, or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive. We are the world's trusted infrastructure consulting firm, partnering with clients to solve the world’s most complex challenges and build legacies for future generations.

There has never been a better time to be at AECOM. With accelerating infrastructure investment worldwide, our services are in great demand. We invite you to bring your bold ideas and big dreams and become part of a global team of nearly 50,000 planners, designers, engineers, scientists, digital innovators, program and construction managers and other professionals delivering projects that create a positive and tangible impact around the world.

We're one global team driven by our common purpose to deliver a better world. Join us.

We’re looking for Civil and Structural Engineers to work on Major Civils projects of a tunnelling nature at all levels to join our team in Croydon, with an exciting and growing project portfolio, there is no better time to join us!

Job Description

We have a dedicated tunnelling and Civil Infrastructure team working on some of the most challenging tunnelling and Civil Infrastructure projects across both the UK and abroad. These key projects have included Thames Tideway Central Contract, HS2, London Power Tunnels 2 and Snowdonia Cable Tunnel. We offer technically challenging work in a supportive team to grow your technical skills in the context of landmark UK Civil Infrastructure projects.

The nature of our work is fast-paced and both challenging and rewarding in equal measure. We are currently pursuing major opportunities in high-speed rail in the UK and overseas, water transfer tunnels, highway tunnels, hydroelectric schemes and high-voltage cable tunnels. Career progression and employee development are key to AECOM's success and your success. We will provide the necessary support and opportunity for our team members to grow and improve their technical ability across multiple sectors. Our team encourages involvement in the broader community including supporting STEM and the British Tunnelling Society.

You will be responsible for the planning and design of tunnels, shafts, and significant underground civil infrastructure, supporting multidisciplinary teams in the transport, water and power sectors. You will be the interface and communicate with clients, and prepare and monitor packages of work in line with an agreed scope and budget. Leading or supporting specific packages of work depending on size and/or complexity. You will review and support work delivered by other engineers, as well as mentor and support junior engineers


We recognise a variety of experience and backgrounds may suit this role and that experience levels in specific technical areas may vary. If you feel you only meet some of the requirements below or have transferrable skills, we would still love to hear from you!

  • You will ideally be educated to degree level in Civil or Civil & Structural Engineering, and/ or have MSc/MEng in Soil Mechanics/Geotechnical/Tunnelling Engineering, coupled with a professional membership.

  • You will display excellent technical and soft skills in the delivery of consultancy work, developing plans relating to the delivery of technical aspects of projects. You will have experience in design of reinforced concrete structures, and design tunnel and shaft structures in a variety of challenging ground conditions. You will be experienced in numerical analysis methods including 2D and 3D finite element modelling.

  • You will have knowledge of the methods and techniques used in the design of tunnel linings including segmental, jacked, cast insitu, sprayed concrete, masonry/blockwork, rock bolted/anchored and unlined. Hold knowledge in the methods and techniques used in the design of deep, large diameter shafts including segmental, secant piled, diaphragm wall and sprayed concrete.

  • You should have demonstrable experience of soil structure interaction and geotechnical experience.

Additional Information


AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $13.1 billion in fiscal year 2022. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at and @AECOM.

Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity

You will have the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

ReqID: J10072057

Business Line: Transportation

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Europe & India

Career Area: Engineering

Work Location Model: Hybrid