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AECOM Associate Director - Seismic Structural Design in Basingstoke, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - Hampshire, Basingstoke

Job Summary

AECOM has a new job vacancy for an Associate Director to join our structural engineering team in Basingstoke.

This opportunity has arisen in our Buildings & Places business unit which focuses on projects within the Built Environment with a specific focus on Aviation, Defence and Education projects. Our work regularly uses cutting edge software and advanced analytical approaches. Our structural engineering solutions enable clients to undertake ambitious construction projects worldwide. The team undertake a wide range of unusual structural engineering projects including those which feature seismic, blast, wave, and other dynamic loads.

About us:

Our Basingstoke office is only a short walk from the railway station in the centre of Basingstoke and has excellent transport links being only 45 minutes from London and conveniently located close to the M3 for road links. The office is home to around 300 staff including 50 civil and structural staff as well as accommodating busy geotechnical engineering, maritime, coastal engineering, aviation, and bridges teams. We are looking to enhance and grow the structures team with individuals with a sound technical background and who share our enthusiasm and determination to support our expanding workload. The Basingstoke structural engineering team consists of 15 structural engineering and BIM specialists

Job Responsibilities:

The right candidate will need to demonstrate a desire to be challenged with complicated designs and advanced calculations and be willing to take on a project leadership role within the team to complete the technical delivery of projects. In return we can offer a challenging and rewarding role, career development, an empowered and supportive working environment and a competitive reward package.

This opportunity would suit an individual who has significant broad experience, but who has specialisms in advanced analysis techniques possibly including Finite Element, Soil Structure Interaction, or non-linear dynamics and is looking to move into a senior management role within a team.

As an Associate Director you will have the opportunity to contribute to leading and shaping the Basingstoke structural engineering team. You will be a key member of the team and the role will have significant elements of representing the technical team in a client facing environment. You will therefore need to be adept at engaging with clients and other professions at the inception stage of projects whilst you also use your engineering expertise to make a significant contribution to emerging design concepts.

We would expect you to have experience in the delivery of projects from inception through to completion and an ability to run projects, manage resources, and effectively manage the commercial aspects of your projects. Ideally you will have existing client knowledge and some established client relationships which you will be happy to develope to secure future opportunities for AECOM.

Our team are currently involved in conceptual design of seismically qualified upgrade works to the largest dry dock in Devonport Dockyard. The individual taking up this new role will have the opportunity to play a lead role this major strategic project, providing leadership and technical direction to our large project team based in Basingstoke and other UK offices.

Other projects our team are carrying out include:

Wind Turbine Test Facility:

Dynamic time history analysis and assessment of an existing reinforced concrete test facility for wind turbine blades. A finite element analysis is being undertaken to assess the ability of the existing facility to accept tests of the ever-larger blades for offshore wind turbines.

Livingstone Academy, Bournemouth:

Providing civil, structural and fire engineering services for the design of an academy school in central Bournemouth. The project involves the refurbishment and conversion of existing Grade II listed court buildings as well as construction of a new 5 storey teaching block.

Minimum Requirements

  • Must be a Chartered Engineer with ICE or IStructE

  • Excellent knowledge of advanced analysis techniques such as finite element analysis or soil structure interaction

  • Proven ability to undertake structural design using current British Standards and Eurocodes

  • An understanding of project management principles and practices to support co-ordination of technical delivery of projects with internal and external clients

  • Experienced in the use of commercially available design software packages (e.g. Tekla building Designer, Tedds). Experience using Tekla preferred.

  • Experience in the use of a commercially available finite element software package (e.g. ANSYS, LUSAS, STAAD) preferred, specifically experience using ANSYS preferred.

  • Able to decide on the level of reliance and accuracy to attach to a variety of results obtained from design software and finite element analysis and to interpret results into practical engineering solutions

  • Demonstrable track record in the preparation of designs

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in an appropriate Civil or Structural Engineering discipline

  • Able to write compelling proposals and technical reports which can adequately convey complex technical concepts to clients

  • Prepare and deliver engaging presentations to existing and prospective clients

  • Sound knowledge of construction contracts, professional agreements and experience in client engagement during the preparation of fee proposals and agreeing scopes of service

  • Ability to explain engineering principals in a manner which can be understood by a non-specialist

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.

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.

Job Category Engineering - Structural

Business Line Buildings & Places

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 229391BR

Clearance Required No

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.

EOE including Disability/Protected Veterans
Accessibility/Reasonable Accommodations