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AECOM Principal Engineer in Norwich, United Kingdom

Job Summary

AECOM is a leading global multi-disciplinary business providing services of every kind to the built environment. We operate across all disciplines and work on some of the most iconic and prestigious projects currently in progress across the globe. Our significant and award-winning reputation is both founded and built upon our commitment to our clients and the strength and breadth of our expertise in servicing our Clients requirements and fully understanding their needs. We work collaboratively and supportively with some of the most prominent Client organisations both domestically in the UK and globally and have built a significant reputation in demonstrating significant expertise and value to the project process from inception through to completion and beyond.

The AECOM UK Development Infrastructure team is looking for an enthusiastic Principal Engineer to expand its current team profile and capability.

Reporting to the Regional Director, the Principal Engineer will play a leading role within the London and South East team including overseeing both senior and junior team members working to support the delivery of projects. This role will suit an ambitious candidate who is an excellent communicator and team player and will provide the opportunity for the individual to work closely with private and public sector clients covering a range of market sectors, both locally and further afield. We are looking for self-motivated individuals looking to advance their career in a dynamic and diverse organisation – career progression opportunities are widely available.

The multi-disciplinary nature of the UK Development Infrastructure team means that we lead on a variety of projects from inception (due diligence, master planning support and scheme viability - including drainage, flooding, utilities and highways), through to detailed design, value engineering, design delivery, project management, execution and handover.

The ideal candidate will have a sound general knowledge across all of these engineering disciplines and have quality experience in managing and delivering coordinated proposals at all stages of the process.

Our team has an established track record of successfully delivering high profile development and infrastructure schemes and have a truly multi-disciplinary capability. You will enjoy excellent opportunities to expand your project and Client team experiences within a company that has established a successful business model across local, national and international geographies. You will work on a variety of exciting projects and enjoy working in a vibrant team, modern environment and in a high-quality location.

As a Principal Development Infrastructure Engineer, your duties will include as a minimum:

  • Preparation of technical expert reports;

  • Preparation of fee proposals;

  • Providing design and design delivery advice to Client and project teams;

  • Leading on internal and external liaison with regulators and key stakeholders;

  • Checking and reviewing designs;

  • Managing project scope and deliverables;

  • Managing project finances;

  • Supporting the growth of new and existing internal and external client relationships;

  • Mentoring junior members of staff and developing team spirit and collaborative behaviours;

The successful candidate will work closely with local colleagues and also via the national Development Infrastructure team.

You will be supported and encouraged to maintain your CPD and lead initiatives to help you further develop your own skills and those of your team. You will also be expected to contribute towards developing the team by building Client relationships and attending established marketing and cross-discipline regional business development meetings.

Minimum Requirements

  • Candidates should ideally have a degree in Civil Engineering or a closely related subject;

  • Proven design, design coordination and management experience;

  • Extensive relevant work experience in a development infrastructure design and management role with specific design experience in some/all of the following:

  • Local and strategic road alignment design and approval procedures

  • Surface water drainage strategies, design, modelling and approval procedures

  • Foul water drainage strategies, design, modelling and approval procedures

  • Utility strategies and management of new supply connections

  • Flood Risk Assessments

  • Infrastructure appraisals and production of opinion reports

  • Design and construction specifications related to the above

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Knowledge of design software such as WinDes (Microdrainage), Civil 3D, AutoCAD and the use of BIM.

  • Excellent knowledge of relevant design standards including DMRB, Sewers for Adoption, local road standards and relevant national planning policy.

  • Industry based contacts in the private and public sector markets.

  • The ideal candidate would be a Chartered Civil Engineer.

Preferred Qualifications

  • MSc in Civil Engineering (or equivalent);

  • Experience in the preparation of civil engineering contracts and procurement of civil works is desirable;

  • Site inspection and monitoring experience is desirable;

  • A full UK driving licence is desirable.

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 - Civil

Business Line Transportation

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 258118BR

Additional Locations UK - Norwich - Cavell House, UK - St. Albans

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.