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AECOM Bridge Engineer in Glasgow, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - Lanarkshire, Glasgow

Job Summary

AECOM is currently seeking to recruit a two Bridge Engineers to join the busy and expanding Bridges team in our Glasgow Citypoint office.

The Citypoint office is one of our two large offices in Glasgow both of which are within a 10 minute walk of the city centre and the main Central and Queen Street train stations. Citypoint is a modern office comprising a vibrant mix of disciplines including Major Highway Design, Bridge Design and Assessment, Railway Engineering, Geotechnical Design and Environmental Remediation. These are complemented by Water, Ports and Power, Transport Planning, Building Structures and Project Management/ QS services in the Bothwell Street office.

The Bridges team provides design, assessment, inspection, repair / remediation, construction support and management services on a wide range of highway and rail infrastructure projects. The Bridges Scotland and Ireland District combines with three other districts to give an overall UK and Ireland capacity of almost 500 bridges staff. There are 60 Bridges staff in the Scotland and Ireland District. The Glasgow team, with 40, forms the major part of this district capacity, which includes smaller teams in Edinburgh, Belfast and Dublin working closely together. The District Managers work collaboratively to ensure that a seamless service is maintained across the whole region.Our current portfolio of works comprises a diverse mix of local, national and international bridges and structures projects in both the highway and rail sectors and includes numerous long-term framework commissions.

A selection of current and recent project work undertaken in Glasgow includes:

  • Forth Replacement Crossing, Scotland – AECOM was the Design Checker on this prestigious £1 billion project employed by the international Joint Venture contractors. Checking of the South Approach Viaduct of the iconic Main Crossing and of all of the land-based highway structures was managed and undertaken by the Glasgow Bridges team.

  • M7 Naas, Ireland – AECOM is current the Designer for the SIAC/Colas Joint Venture contractor on this £100m project which involves the construction of two 100m long bridges over the River Liffey as well as several other principal highway structures. The Bridges team in Glasgow is undertaking the bulk of this work in support of our colleagues in Dublin.

  • Civils Assessment Framework Agreement (CAFA) – AECOM is currently employed by Network Rail across five of its rail routes on this framework contract. The Glasgow team works together with the Newcastle and Edinburgh teams to complete the CAFA work in Scotland and also supports other offices in work within their areas. The work involves the inspection and assessment of overbridges, footbridges and underbridges in a multitude of structural materials and forms.

  • York Street Interchange and Dargan Viaduct, Belfast – AECOM were appointed in 2008 by Northern Ireland’s national highway authority to develop this vital grade-separated motorway junction scheme in Belfast through the DMRB stage assessment process. The preferred scheme, now close to construction stage, involves the construction of deep underpasses in challenging ground conditions as well as several bridges and numerous retaining walls. It also includes complex strengthening of the existing piled foundations of the Dargan Rail Viaduct to future proof the structure for potential widening to cater for two tracks in 15 years’ time.

Why join AECOM?

  • Proven track record in recent regional growth;

  • Opportunities for significant career advancement;Secured long-term work in both rail and highway sectors;

  • Agile and flexible working policies (under our Freedom to Grow banner).

  • Become part of a talented Bridges team with supportive and knowledge-sharing work practices and exciting projects

Role Responsibilities:

  • Prepare detailed design documents including F001, F002 & F003 for Network Rail schemes

  • Prepare detailed design calculations to Eurocode and British Standards for repairs and new build schemes

  • Prepare assessment reports and calculations to BD21/01 and NR/GN/CIV/025 standards for bridge assessments

  • Participate and lead inspection / examination works for assessments and repair scoping surveys

  • Prepare Work Package Plans / SH&E plans in preparation for site works

  • Support Project Managers in the delivery and commercial control of projects including: client reporting, programming, resource planning and commercial monitoring

  • Undertake calculation checking for works within areas of experience

  • Support more junior Graduates and Undergraduates in the preparation of documents

Minimum Requirements

  • Proven ability to deliver engineering tasks to expected quality, time and budget

  • Experience in the delivery of rail sector projects for bridges and property end clients

  • Experience in the preparation of report authoring including: inspection reports and assessment reports

  • Working knowledge of H&S procedures including significant site experience in rail sector

  • Intermediate ability in various software packages ideally including LUSAS and MIDAS with experience in Finite Element Analysis preferred

  • Working knowledge of bridge assessment standards BD21/01, BD44/15, BD56/10, BS500-3, BS5400-4 & NR/GN/CIV/025

  • Working knowledge of bridge repair & refurbishment would be an advantage

  • Working knowledge and experience of the following: Eurocode, British, Highways England and Network Rail Standards

  • Ideally certified to PTS and CSCS, other competencies including: COSS, PASMA, IPAF etc would be an advantage.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Degree educated or equivalent in a relevant subject such as Bridge, Civil or Structural Engineering.

  • Ideally educated to MSc level or equivalent

  • Working towards IEng or CEng MICE status with a natural drive to achieve

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 be able 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.

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 / Bridges

Business Line Transportation

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 234706BR

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
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