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AECOM Principal Engineer (Highways) in Birmingham, 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.

We have vacancies for talented Highways Engineers to join our Midlands design teams located in Birmingham and Chesterfield.

The successful candidate will join AECOM’s highly successful highways business which continues to expand with a strong pipeline of major highways projects. continued following several major project wins. We are looking for individuals experienced in design and project management who have a sound technical background and share our enthusiasm and determination to deliver successful projects. AECOM provides career development opportunities for everyone and we foster the innovation, professional development and personal satisfaction that comes with bringing together diverse team members.

The highways team manages and delivers many major, multidisciplinary projects across the full project lifecycle: scoping and feasibility, preliminary design for planning, detailed design and support during construction. Some of our recent projects include:

A38 Derby Junctions

M54-M6 Link Road

M42 Junction 6

A500 Etruria Widening

A52 Nottingham Junctions

A27 Arundel Bypass

M3 J2-4a Smart Motorway

We offer a flexible mix of home and office working through AECOM’s Freedom to Grow framework, designed to support employees in finding the balance and flexibility they need to do their best, deliver for clients, and bring their whole selves to work.

As part of our wider national highways community, you will have the opportunity to work on a diverse range of significant highways projects, across all stages of development.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical input, technical leadership and project management across a range of specialisms in the field of highway engineering.

  • Reporting to Associate Directors and Directors you will undertake a variety of tasks providing as an individual or through team effort, a range of design and written deliverables.

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

  • Take a lead role on projects within your skill area including manage the workload, technical management and oversight of a design team

  • Prepare resource plans and delivery programmes

  • 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 project activities in line with Company procedures, including technical and quality aspects.

  • Proactively identify and manage project risks

  • Communicate with the immediate design team, the wider organisation and external parties.

Minimum Requirements

We are seeking experienced individuals with the following attributes:

  • 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

  • Experience of team management including line management; technical development and mentoring of staff; efficient resourcing of projects, monitoring financial and programme performance.

  • Good communication skills including preparing and reviewing technical reports

  • Ability to work collaboratively with a range of project stakeholders

  • Site experience during construction would be an advantage.

  • Knowledge & experience of 3d design modelling as well as working within common data environments.

Preferred Qualifications

  • We would expect a candidate at this level to be an Incorporated (IEng) or Chartered (CEng) Engineer.

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

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. 257816BR

Additional Locations UK - Chesterfield

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.