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Senior Highways Engineer


Posted: 5/15/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 1361209

Job Description

Requisition/Vacancy No.

Job Category
Engineering - Transportation

Job Summary
Due to recent success with the Highways England Delivery Integration Partner programme we are looking to grow our teams throughout the UK. Working in a collaborative partnership with BAM Nuttall and Mace as Linkconnex to deliver a range of trunk road and motorway improvements under the new £8.7bn Delivery Integration Partnership contract for Highways England. Through this appointment AECOM will provide professional services across the Midlands and South-East of England. 

We have a vacancy for a experienced Senior Highways Engineer with roads technical experience, to work on local, national and international schemes from our offices in Bedford.  You will join AECOM’s established South East Region highways business which continues to expand.

You will be Chartered Engineer (or have started your Chartership application) with proven design and project management experience, delivering to quality, time and budget. They 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 project delivery and manage dynamic teams delivering high quality projects.  You will need adopt a flexible approach and  be able to work away from Bedford for short duration to suit project needs.

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.

Job responsibilities include:
Production of technical design information including, drawings and specifications
Ensuring compliance with all relevant technical standards
Identification and management of project risks
Delivery of all specified project outcomes on time, within budget and to the quality required
Managing the workload and the technical management and oversight of a design team
Writing and overseeing the preparation of contract documents and technical reports as required
Communication to the immediate team, the wider organisation and external parties
Coaching, mentoring and developing junior staff
Managing and developing both internal and external client relationships
Identification and management of project risks?
Our project teams are currently delivering major highways and infrastructure projects for high profile clients; we are now looking to grow this team with individuals who have 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 an established culture in the delivery of all types of roads schemes: from major motorways to smaller local authority improvement schemes.

AECOM are 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 offices are 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.

Business Line

Position Title
Senior Highways Engineer

Position Status

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
  • A graduate in Civil Engineering or equivalent with experience of Highway Engineering in directly relevant fields
  • A highly motivated Chartered Engineer with excellent communication skills
  • Full lifecycle experience across a range of projects
  • Significant technical design experience across a range of disciplines to DMRB and MCHW
  • Experience of Statutory Orders and Procedures
  • Demonstrable understanding of Health and Safety including CDM
  • Full clean driving licence
  • Possess excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strive for technical excellence

Preferred Qualifications
  • BSc, BEng or MEng degree in Civil Engineering desirable 
  • Chartered Engineer and member of a professional institution
  • Highways Design experience
  • Design and Build Experience
  • Site Supervision experience
  • Experience in Section 104, Section 38 and Section 278 Agreements
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)


United Kingdom

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