AECOM Electrification and Power – Team Leader LSE in Croydon, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - Surrey, Croydon

Job Summary

To provide resource direction and consistency to the Electrification design teams located across the Croydon, Aldgate and Stratford (Project team) offices therein referred to as London South East (LSE) region. The post will also include tender and project support activity at a senior level including tender preparation and cost estimates; developing and management of business opportunities.

Job Duties

The post reports technically to the Head of Electrification & Power Engineering (Transportation Europe) but will retain line management to the Regional Director LSE. The post is located in either Aldgate or Croydon although the postholder will be expected to undertake site visits and other locations within the UK and overseas for short periods when required.

Contribute to design development, design risk and mitigation and value engineering

Lead design team meetings as appropriate.

Obtain design information from sub-consultants/equipment suppliers.

Produce detailed design information including calculations and design sketches.

Check / Approve design drawings.

Check / Approve technical reports.

Check / Approve project specifications for construction.

Attend site during construction phase if necessary to ensure construction is in accordance with specifications/drawings.

Carry out risk assessments and provision of design information for Health and Safety file.

General Accountabilities:

Complete timesheets on a daily basis, allocating time correctly against job numbers.

Manage the team against the basis of fees and costs.

Understand own and team contribution and impact on projects and develop an awareness of the implications for projects through the project management system.

Work within the financial and programme constraints and consider financial implications in producing design options.

Contribute and provide information for fee proposals.

Mentor junior engineers

Specific Skills Required


  • Manage delivery of E&P schemes and ensure consistency throughout the teams in LSE

  • Carry out conceptual and detailed design on a wide variety of electrification projects

  • Check reports and similar documentation to client requirements

  • Set and manage project, technical, safety and quality targets/objectives

  • Manage single discipline and multi-disciplinary projects if required

  • Work flexibly and effectively both as an individual and as part of a team


  • Contribute to the development of continuous improvement plans

  • Display awareness of the Company Business Plan

  • Develop and maintain client relationships as appropriate

  • Formulate/plan work programmes

  • Prepare bids and tender submissions


  • Manage time and resources effectively

  • Manage performance and team development

  • Manage the appraisal of staff competency

  • Develop and manage subordinate staff in line with the Unit Business Plan

  • Ensure quality standards and procedures are attained/improved

  • Manage subordinate staff as necessary.


  • Ensure a commitment to continuing CPD for self and others

  • Delegate responsibility effectively

  • Display creativity and problem solving ability in approach to assignments, projects and tasks

  • Show capacity to improve effectiveness


  • Display initiative and have a positive attitude towards work

  • A good team member

  • Act as mentor to graduates and others within the LSE offices

  • Participate constructively in the professional, business and social environment

  • Exercise leadership and interpersonal skills in the management and motivation of others

Minimum Requirements

  • Extensive proven post graduate experience.

  • Experience of railway electrification and plant design including Traction power system design including simulation, Signaling power design, EMC, ETE - 3rd / 4th rail design.

Additional Comments


  • Minimum of 10yrs design and design management within railway electrification

  • AC/DC traction distribution design experience


  • Ability to solve problems

  • Demonstrate an appropriate professional image

  • A good communicator

  • Able to plan and organise effectively

  • Superior management ability

  • Strategic thinker – both for client and company

  • Mentoring skills – appropriate to IET/IMechE

  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team

  • Ability to operate effectively under pressure


  • Must be prepared to comply with D & A Policy

  • Must be prepared to undertake railway medical and PTS course if required

Preferred Qualifications

  • BEng (Hons) Electrical Engineering MIET

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

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Job Category Engineering - Power

Business Line Transportation

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 195836BR

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.