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AECOM Principal Road Engineer in St Albans, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - Hertfordshire, St Albans

Job Summary

Our Streets team has a vacancy for a Principal Highways/Traffic Engineer in our St Albans office. As a Principal Engineer, you will be responsible for multiple projects and deliverables supporting our contract commitments whilst ensuring the designs are produced to a high quality and in accordance with all relevant standards and guidance.

The Streets team provides concept, preliminary, detailed design and network modelling on a wide range of projects for local authorities and contractors plus supports other AECOM business lines where their projects have a specialised traffic and highways interface. Other aspects of the role will include supporting the growth of our project management capabilities in the Streets team, building a reputation for excellence, mentoring others, supporting business development and bidding activities.

You will be joining a growing team that is actively involved in the delivery of projects and services to a range of both local and national clients including:

  • Midlands Highways Alliance (MHA) - Currently designing and building over £100m worth of infrastructure across the south-east through the application of our professional services and Construction Frameworks as a single collaborative vehicle for the Design and Build of local authority transport schemes

  • London Highway Alliance Contract (LoHAC)- This joint initiative between TfL and London's boroughs aims to deliver a reliable, reputable and cost-effective highways service across the Capital. These services cover the full spectrum of transport planning and traffic engineering services our LoHAC contracts deliver for TfL, ranging from policy development and advice, cyclical programmes of Footway and Surfacing improvements, varying scale Road Space Management Schemes to involvement in the design of major transport schemes such as Cycle Super Highways

Key Responsibilities:

  • Act as a Technical Lead (and potentially Project Manager) for traffic and highways schemes

  • Lead the design and assessment of a range of highway engineering and local transport schemes, including preparation of design drawings, specifications, reports and technical notes

  • Undertake Health & Safety duties including ensuring a safe and healthy working environment for project team members and fulfilling all responsibilities for safety, health and environment in design

  • Ensure the technical content and quality of all outputs are in line with the project brief, design regulations, and standards, approving the work of others

  • Manage the career progression of line reports including mentoring and agreeing individual training plans

  • Prepare detailed responses to Client briefs and fee proposals and contribute to major bids

Minimum Requirements

You will have:

  • A successful track record in the design and delivery of a portfolio of highway engineering and transport schemes, particularly through the detailed design stage

  • Experience of monitoring financial and programme performance

  • Excellent technical and communication skills

  • Ability to demonstrate detailed understanding and application of relevant design standards and regulations

Other Highly Desirable skills are:

  • 3D Design (MX or Civils 3D)

Preferred Qualifications

  • A relevant degree or HND and a Chartered Engineer or membership of a professional institution and working towards an appropriate Chartered status.

  • A project management qualification (PRINCE2, APM etc)

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

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 / Roads + Highways

Business Line Transportation

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 234500BR

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
Accessibility/Reasonable Accommodations