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AECOM Principal Permanent Way Engineer 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.

AECOM is seeking to hire a Principal Permanent Way Engineer to work within our Birmingham based Permanent Way team. The role will require experience of S&C design and will include acting as the lead designer or as the Contractor’s Responsible Engineer (CRE).

The primary focus of this role is to undertake track design and provide consulting services for railway infrastructure projects with specific experience in the design (concept and detail) of Switches and Crossings.

The role will also be required to enhance the team’s portfolio of skills and expertise, supporting the track team leader in running projects, and mentor junior team members. Input into bids will also be required.

Specific tasks to be performed are inclusive of the following :

  • Production of track designs and provision of technical support throughout to support all stages of the design process (Feasibility through to Construction).

  • Independently deliver / manage the production of design deliverables in accordance with client requirements (i.e. Form A, Form B and For Construction submissions) with supporting appendices as required. In achieving this you will be responsible for:

  • Technical quality of deliverables – undertaking checks of design deliverables completed by members of the team in accordance with company procedures. ,

  • Timely delivery in accordance with design programmes.

  • Manage personal / team budgets and resourcing to achieve financial targets.

  • Keep up to date with industry best practice and where appropriate apply best practice within the team environment.

Specific Skills Required:

  • Demonstrable experience in the application of track design principles

  • Demonstrable competence in the design (concept and detail) of S&C, especially within the Network Rail Infrastructure environment

  • Competent user of Bentley™ RailTrack Design package and Microstation CAD package.

  • Competent user of ClearRoute 2™ software for kinematic gauging

  • Knowledge of track maintenance practices and construction methodologies and the ability to consider/define requirements within design development.

  • Knowledge of system interfaces which impact on track design principles and demonstrable experience if the successful management of interfaces within design experience.

  • Excellent communication skills, ability to develop and deliver presentations, preparation of technical reports and knowledge about project management.

  • Recognised expert in technical leadership within their domain or specialty area, serving as the primary technical leader for their business area.

Minimum Requirements

  • Demonstrable experience and understanding of railway track throughout the engineering process from project inception to delivery, specifically on Network Rail Infrastructure.

  • Computer literate and conversant with MS Office suite and relevant engineering software packages (Bentley™ RailTrack™, Microstation™, ClearRoute2, SD Calculator).

  • Good communication skills and the ability to work within a small team whilst having a dedicated approach to working within and meeting strict project deadlines

  • Good communication skills when dealing with clients, developers, consultants, elected representatives and the public

  • Client focused approach to service delivery

Preferred Qualifications

  • Chartered or Incorporated Engineer (CEng / IEng) or demonstrable evidence of progression to professional accreditation.

  • Recognised engineering qualification or preferably a degree in Engineering

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 - Transportation - Rail

Business Line Transportation

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 257382BR

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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