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AECOM Principal Highways Engineer in Belfast, United Kingdom

Job Summary

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

Our Belfast based Highways team currently has a vacancy for a Principal Engineer.

The successful candidate will take responsibility in all aspects of highway design to work on local, national and international schemes from our city center office.  We would like to hear from individuals who have demonstrable highways experience, a sound technical background and business development capabilities that share our enthusiasm and determination to develop our business.

The Belfast office has an established track record of successfully delivering road schemes and works closely with other disciplines from Bridges, Geotechnical, Environment, Transport Planning and Development Sectors. The team workload ranges from feasibility studies to scheme designs, working with a variety of clients both from the public and private sector including design & build partnerships with contractors

  • Current projects being undertaken by our Belfast Roads team include:

  • York Street Interchange

  • A6 Dungiven to Drumahoe

  • A24 Ballynahinch Bypass

  • Newry Southern Relief Road

  • Whilst the above highlights some of our local projects there are also significant opportunities for the right candidate to contribute to a wider UK & Ireland portfolio of projects including our recent wins for Highways England and HS2.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Produce technical design information including, drawings and specifications

  • Demonstrate a broad technical understanding across a range of highways disciplines including drainage, geotechnics, pavements and structures, and the ability to seek specialist advice when required

  • Provide technical input and leadership in the field of highway engineering

  • Ensure compliance with all relevant technical standards

  • Identify and manage project risks

  • Deliver specified project outcomes on time, within budget and to the quality required

  • Manage the workload, technical management and oversight of a design team

  • Write and oversee the preparation of contract documents and technical reports

  • Coach and mentor junior staff

  • Assess staff requirements at each stage of the project

  • Prepare resource plans, delivery programs, and fee proposals

  • Undertake Health and Safety duties including ensuring a safe and healthy working environment for the design team and fulfilling responsibilities for safety in design

  • Build and maintain excellent client relationships

  • Undertake business development activities and secure opportunities with new and existing clients.

Minimum Requirements

  • We are seeking experienced individuals with the following attributes:

  • Chartered status and membership of a relevant professional institution (MICE)

  • Significant experience of highway technical design on major projects including a good understanding of design principles and the ability to practically apply them, knowledge of standard engineering practices and a demonstrable understanding of Health and Safety including CDM

  • Good communication skills including the preparation of technical reports

  • Experience of managing design teams

  • Ability to work collaboratively with a range of project stakeholders

Preferred Qualifications

  • BSc, BEng, or higher degree in Civil Engineering

  • Site experience during construction

  • Understanding/experience of 3d design modelling

  • Experience of working within common data environments

What We Offer

We will give you 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.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Engineering - Civil

Business Line Transportation

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 256957BR

Virtual: 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.