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AECOM Principal Structural Engineer in Edinburgh, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Job Summary

Our Edinburgh Water Team are looking for a Principal Structural Engineer with strong technical experience in the design and construction of structures. Our Water team has delivered some of the most high-profile projects in Scotland and internationally, so projects and clients will be varied and interesting.

Current Projects

The team are primarily working on Water Industry structures, principally new Pumping Station supply schemes for Scottish Water, involving storage tanks, chambers, large pumping station substructures and superstructures.

Our ongoing project portfolio includes structural aspects for dams and reservoirs, involving spillways, access bridges and valve tower remediation throughout Scotland, together with river flood protection schemes and fish pass structures.

Recent prestigious projects include significant structural engineering design as part of the award winning Deephams WWTW project in London.

The Role

As a Principal level Structural Engineer, you will demonstrate a high level of structural engineering design and assessment capability, backed up by sound technical knowledge and technical experience post chartership.

The successful candidate will be directly involved in - and responsible for - development and delivery of projects working with various project teams, including design, inspection, reporting and checking of deliverables. You will also prepare and check outline and detailed designs to relevant current design standards including detailed calculations and oversee the production of drawings (particularly reinforced concrete work).

You will need good interpersonal skills to enable you to work in a team, overseeing and checking project work deliverables undertaken by junior team members. You will be expected to nurture and develop relationships with existing clients.

Minimum Requirements


  • Chartered Engineer status (MIStructE and/or MICE).

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience post chartership.

  • Strong technical knowledge in structural engineering.

  • Significant design experience in steel frame and reinforced concrete structures.

  • Experience using and interpreting Structural Finite Element analysis modelling software and the ability to design to current codes.

  • Experience undertaking structural inspections and preparing detailed engineering reports, site survey and supervision of projects.

Preferred Qualifications


  • An accredited Master’s degree in Structural or Civil engineering.

  • Design experience in Water Industry.

  • Travel to site for inspections.

  • Experience using TEDDS software package.

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 through our Freedom to Grow way of working. 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 and circumstances.

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 - Structural

Business Line Water

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 248037BR

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.