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Highways Engineer

at AECOM

Posted: 9/27/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 1389215
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Job Description

Requisition/Vacancy No.
223403BR

Job Category
Engineering - Transportation

Job Summary
Our Bedford based Strategic Highways team currently has vacancies for Highway Engineers. 

Current projects in the South East Region include Highways England Road Investment Programme for East and Midlands, the A428 Black Cat to Caxton Gibbet Improvement and A46 Coventry Junctions improvements. In addition, we are supporting the  Highways England OD East Capital Delivery Programme and continue to support Major Contractors on Design & Build highway and infrastructure projects.  

Our current client list includes Highways England, Transport for London Transport Scotland, Highways England, Welsh Government, Local Authorities in the South East and various contractors.

You will join AECOM’s established highways business which continues to expand following several major projects wins. We would like to hear from you if you have demonstrable highways experience, a sound technical background and business development capabilities that share our enthusiasm and determination to develop our business.

AECOM’s Bedford office is an established and vibrant office with over 40 years highways business with accumulated skills, experience and established culture in the delivery of all types of roads schemes: from major motorways to smaller local authority improvement schemes.

Job responsibilities include:
  • Work under the direction of Principal / Senior Engineers to perform tasks in accordance with agreed budget and schedule with little supervision, possessing the ability to solve any problems encountered along with identifying discrepancies in results
  • Assist in the provision of technical inputs, across a range of specialisms in the field of highway engineering
  • Show technical competence and through experience, gather and take on board 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 MS Project.
  • Undertake project activities in line with company policy, including technical and commercial aspects
  • Take an assistant role on projects
  • Provide guidance to entry-level engineers
  • Contribute to the development of technical proposals
  • Plan, lead and undertake site visits as required
  • Plan and attend meetings – internal and external, as required
  • Liaise with sub-consultants and external parties
  • Participate as a team member on a number of levels, including; office disciplines and projects
  • Be proactive and contribute to a safer work environment along with personal, professional development


Business Line
Transportation

Position Title
Highways Engineer

Position Status
Full-Time

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.

Minimum Requirements
For this role, we are seeking experienced Highways Engineers with the following attributes:
  • Degree in Civil Engineering
  • Previous post-graduation experience in highway design gained within the UK
  • Competent in the use of MS Office software
  • A demonstrable understanding of Health and Safety including CDM
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges
  • Willing to undertake occasional periods of secondment to construction sites
You will have proven design experience, delivering to quality, time and budget. Additionally, you will have experience of working collaboratively as part of a team developing a range of major highway and infrastructure projects. The role will suit a self-motivated individual who is aspiring to take a lead role in delivering high-quality projects assisting the Project Manager in the design development of schemes.

Preferred Qualifications
Working towards Incorporated/Chartered Engineer status:
  • Competent in the use of WinDes software
  • Site supervision experience 
  • A full clean driving licence
  • CSCS card holder
AECOM is 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.

Work-Life:
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 office is an 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.

Flexible Working: 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.

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.


Business Group
Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

City
Bedford

Country
United Kingdom

State/Province
GBR - Bedfordshire

Clearance Required
No