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AECOM Permanent Way Design Engineer in London, 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.

We are looking for Permanent Way Design Engineers to support the large and expanding programme of works for the South Rail Systems Alliance (SRSA) on our current and forthcoming Anglia and Southern sites.

The emphasis of these roles will be on the successful delivery of projects to appropriate quality standards, achieving excellence in technical and design quality ensuring the Track design contributes to an integrated multi-discipline engineering design.

The role will also be required to enhance the team’s portfolio of skills and expertise, supporting the Technical Head of Track and the project Contractor’s Responsible Engineer (CRE) in running SRSA projects, and mentoring less experienced team members. This will present an opportunity, where there is a will and desire, to progress to the CRE role under mentorship.

The Team and Projects:

The AECOM Permanent Way team deliver track design solutions for the South Rail Systems Alliance.

The Alliance title reflects the multi-disciplinary design and construction activities undertaken collaboratively between AECOM, Network Rail and Colas Rail.

The SRSA is becoming the team of choice in the South with an increase in requests to support other projects, for example Enhancement projects and Works Delivery projects. Hence, there are a variety of projects this role can be involved with along with the core S&C renewals.

Specific tasks for the role:

  • Production of track designs and provision of technical support throughout the Approval In Principle, Detailed Design and Approved For Construction stages in accordance with Client Requirements;

  • Production of designs using track design tools including Bentley™ RailTrack Design package, MicroStation CAD design packages, and ClearRoute 2™ software;

  • Production of track design reports, calculations and analysis to support the track design;

  • Support the CRE when requested in technical forums such as IDCs, Design and Construction Interface meetings, and Design Reviews

Specific Skills Required for the role:

  • 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 design packages, good working knowledge of ClearRoute 2™ software for kinematic gauging;

  • Knowledge of track maintenance and construction methodologies and the ability to consider these 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

  • Gathers and correlates basic engineering data using established and well-defined procedures;

  • Works on detailed or routine engineering assignments involving calculations and relatively simple tests;

  • Proposes approaches to solve new problems encountered.

  • Performs specific and moderate portions of a broader assignment of an experienced engineer.

  • Gathers and correlates basic engineering data using established and well-defined procedures.

  • Works on detailed or routine engineering assignments involving calculations and relatively simple tests.

  • Proposes approach to solve new problems encountered using modifications of standard procedures or methods developed in previous assignements.

  • Identifies discrepancies in results.

  • Provides guidance to entry level engineers.

  • Performs work in accordance with agreed upon budget and schedule with little supervision.

  • Independently performs all the tasks necessary to complete primary design elements for engineering works.

  • Performance at this level requires developmental experience in a professional position.

Minimum Requirements

  • Demonstrable experience and understanding of railway infrastructure and track throughout the engineering process from project inception to delivery;

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

  • Good communication skills and the ability to work within a collaborative environment, whilst having a dedicated approach to working within and meeting strict project deadlines;

  • Good communication skills when dealing with internal design team, Clients, Stakeholders and Alliance partner.

Preferred Qualifications

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

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. 256813BR

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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