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AECOM Principal Engineer (Rail Geotechnics) in Birmingham, United Kingdom

Job Summary

AECOM has a Freedom to Grow policy that celebrates flexible working; if you are interested in joining us, we should be happy to discuss a working arrangement to suit you.

AECOM UK & Ireland Ground Engineering Practice is expanding and has Principal level vacancies within our end market rail Sector team. Both full time and part time roles are available.

The Practice covers all elements of Ground Engineering serving a wide range of end markets including some key specialisms in tunnelling and large linear infrastructure development.

AECOM’s Ground Engineering specialists provide one-stop access to services in feasibility studies, ground investigation, interpretation, detailed design, contract administration and construction supervision for geotechnical works. We work for leading UK&I and international clients and have commissions of varying scale across all sectors, including projects such as Thames Tideway, HS2, Neom (Saudi Arabia), Hinkley Point C nuclear power station deep temporary excavations and onshore tunnels and Lower Thames Crossing Ground.

We require ambitious team players with the technical and commercial skills, knowledge and experience to take day to day responsibility for delivery of projects and tasks, ensuring technical quality and adherence to budget and programme. The positions will suit those who can work with a high degree of independence, prepare fee proposals for external and internal clients and lead the input to projects from desk study/feasibility through ground investigation and interpretation to final design.

To be successful candidates must have a proven track record in the delivery of ground engineering projects in the UK and be fully conversant with the technical standards that apply. They must have a demonstrable experience of working in a rail environment either within contracting and/or consultancy and both design and project management experience would be advantageous.

  • Close support to our Technical Directors and Associates in project delivery, work winning and maintaining high levels of client satisfaction.

  • On the job mentoring of junior staff, supporting them to develop and achieve chartered status.

  • Lead on the procurement and delivery of rail geotechnics work.

  • Support practice development and innovation.

  • Active input to team and client meetings, being prepared to own decisions and put forward alternative ideas and concepts.

  • Preparing fee bids and proposals for internal and external clients.

  • Preparing, checking and reviewing a wide range of technical documents

  • Ensure rigorous adherence to AECOMs industry leading quality assurance programme.

Minimum Requirements

The value of diversity and inclusion is readily apparent in creating a collaborative, supportive working environment and in delivering innovative, contextually appropriate projects.

It is very important to both what we do and the way we do it. We welcome applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences. The important thing for us is that you can demonstrate that you can effectively fulfil the needs of the role. If you feel you can fulfil the requirements of the role, but there are other factors that are making you hesitant in applying, we would still like to hear from you and see if we can work together to overcome any challenges.

  • Possess strong problem solving and inter-personal skills, working closely and collaboratively with colleagues and clients in a multi-disciplinary environment.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to write clear and concise technical reports and documents.

  • A wide range of experience, knowledge and skills in geotechnical engineering. and/or engineering geology.

  • A strong working knowledge of UK ground conditions and ground investigation practice.

  • Clean driving licence.

  • You will preferably have good knowledge of Network Rail and Highways England design and reporting processes.

  • Candidates should be willing to travel within the UK.

Preferred Qualifications

  • BEng/MEng in Civil Engineering.

  • BSc/MSci in Engineering Geology or Earth Science.

  • MSc in Geotechnical Engineering or a related applicable field is desirable

  • Chartered Geologist or Engineer status is required or you must be on track to achieve this within the next 6 months.

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 - Environmental

Business Line Environment

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 255165BR

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.

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