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AECOM Senior Highways Engineer in Chesterfield, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - Derbyshire, Chesterfield

Job Summary

AECOM is one of the world’s leading consultancies. To be the best in the industry, we hire the best. Year after year our company is expanding in more ways than one, which means possibilities for you to thrive and grow. At AECOM we want to support you and your career development with the opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge and challenge you to reach your potential. We value your commitment to us and work hard to ensure you achieve your career goals.

We are looking to enhance and grow the team in Chesterfield with people who have a sound technical background and share our enthusiasm and determination so have a vacancy for a Senior Engineer with experience of the design and maintenance of major highways.

The team is currently engaged on a number of interesting and challenging major highways projects including A38 Derby Junctions and the M54-M6 Link Road, part of Highways England’s Regional Investment Programme.

You will be professionally qualified (CEng or IEng) or working towards a professional qualification. You will have a proven design and project management record with experience of working collaboratively as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

The services that we offer to clients include the full range and scope of highways work from the feasibility stage through the development phase and planning and DCO process, preliminary design, detailed design and site supervision including Design and Build schemes.

As a Senior Engineer, you will be a self-motivated individual who will be responsible for leading a small design team within a large project. You will need to adopt a flexible approach and be able to work away from Chesterfield for a short duration to suit project needs. The role will suit an individual who is aspiring to take a lead role in delivering high-quality projects assisting the Design Lead in the development of schemes.

Job Responsibilities include:

An appropriate level of technical expertise is required in order that the Job/Project accountabilities listed below can be carried out to the expected standards:

  • Undertake highway design in accordance with UK standards and best practice including DMRB and MCHW

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

  • Ensure compliance with relevant technical standards and undertake checks of designs completed by others

  • Manage the workload and the technical management and oversight of design team members

  • Undertake Health & Safety duties, fulfilling all responsibilities for health and safety in design including preparing designer’s risk assessments

  • Technical management of tasks within the wider design team including management of junior staff or sub-teams.

  • Construct project information models in a BIM environment

  • Work collaboratively with colleagues and clients, using tools for information sharing such as Common Data Environments

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

  • Communicate to junior team members, the Project Manager, wider organisation and external parties

  • Coach, mentor and develop junior staff

  • Manage and develop both internal and external client relationships

  • Identify and manage project risks;


  • Staff morale is important to us, so as well as providing you with the opportunity to work on some iconic projects and supporting your career, we also think that the day-to-day stuff is important too. Our modern offices are open plan for that real team feel. They are filled with all the tools and equipment to assist you to do your job to the best of your ability. We have onsite free hot drink facilities as well as weekly fresh fruit boxes. Each of our offices has a social team to encourage a good work /life balance with your co-workers.

Flexible Working:

  • Life is different for each of us. But here at AECOM, we believe your work/life balance is important. We are support equal opportunities and therefore offer flexible working within our roles.

Minimum Requirements

We are seeking experienced individuals with the following attributes:

  • Knowledge of standard engineering practices, techniques and procedures

  • Understanding of design principles and ability to practically apply them

  • Significant technical design experience across a range of disciplines to DMRB

  • Demonstrable understanding of Health and Safety including CDM

  • Client focus being able to anticipate future customer needs

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • BSc, BEng or MEng in Civil Engineering

  • Professionally qualified or working towards the professional qualification

  • Site supervision experience would be an advantage;

  • Experience of 3d design modelling

  • Experience of Bentley OpenRoads / WinDes would be an advantage.

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 - Transportation

Business Line Transportation

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 229606BR

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