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AECOM Assistant Signalling Designer in Swindon, 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.

To act as an Assistant Designer within one of our regional signalling teams. The post holder will undertake the production of signalling design as part of a dedicated signalling design team, as well as support their and other teams with design related activities

With an understanding of the technical and business aspects of the rail-signalling industry, the Assistant Signalling Designer will participate in multi-disciplinary project teams, providing support to the discipline in terms of production of design deliverables and associated tasks. Support the Signalling Design Manager / Associate Director and other members of the team with additional duties as required such as, progress/programme reporting, records management, CAD production etc.

Engagement with other staff necessary to discharge these duties will be as follows:

  • Project and Quality Delivery: Project Manager, CRE

  • Staff Development: Professional Head of Discipline & Signalling Design Manager

  • Client Engagement: Signalling Design Manager, Work Winning team, Project Manager

  • Resource Management: Project Manager, Signalling Design Manager, CRE

  • Cross Business Line: Professional Head of Discipline & Signalling Design Manager

Key Responsibilities:

Project and Quality Delivery/Staff Development

  • Produce deliverables in accordance with client and governance requirements for signalling and associated projects

  • Design of signalling projects to deliver to defined timescales

  • Bid preparation to support tendering of new works

  • Develop knowledge of current practices, processes, standards and emerging technologies in relation to the signalling discipline

  • Produce signalling designs and documentation at a consistent and acceptable level of quality

  • Partake in lessons learned reviews and contribute to a culture of continuous improvement

  • Ensure that the technical processes and procedures for the delivery of discipline outputs are followed

  • Ensure that all skills and technical competence supporting documentation is kept up to date, e.g. IRSE licence, IRSE log book, Authority to Work, Company CV, mandatory training etc.

  • Work closely with Design Manager / Associate Director to support them with all appropriate tasks

Health, Safety and Environmental

  • Taking reasonable care of own health and safety and of anyone else who could be affected by own acts or omissions.

  • Correctly using the work items provided, including personal protective equipment in accordance with training and instruction.

  • Giving full co-operation in all matters relating to health and safety.

  • Compliance with the Company’s Drugs and Alcohol Policy.

  • Observing the requirements of the Group Health and Safety Policy.

  • Promote health and safety best practice to Discipline teams though regular team briefs

  • Ensure that procedures and systems are in place so that all projects are undertaken in a safe manner and project designs are compliant with health and safety legislation.

  • Taking an active part in monthly HSQE meetings through sharing relevant health & safety information with others and identifying and prioritising HSQE issues that affect rail and the wider business.

  • Reporting on unforeseen risks that may emerge during the course of their work using the appropriate systems

  • Identify and raise risks throughout the design process and project lifecycle

Minimum Requirements

  • Experience of working in an engineering environment

  • Commitment to professional development

  • Maintain good communication and cooperation with all project team members

  • Understanding of working within project budgets whilst maintaining the delivery of high-quality outputs

  • Commitment to delivery to internal and external clients, with the view towards timeliness, reliability, safety and accuracy of completed tasks

  • Experienced in the use of all MS Office packages

  • Experienced in the use of CAD software

Preferred Qualifications

  • Holder of 1.1.500 Signalling Design Assistant licence

  • Experience of working in a rail environment, preferably with experience of signalling

  • Institution membership; IRSE, IET etc

  • Institution registration; EngTech etc

  • Engineering qualification; Degree, HND, HNC etc

  • Experience of Bentley MicroStation

  • Appreciation of common data environments such ProjectWise

  • Appreciation of CDM regulations

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 - Electrical / Electronic

Business Line Transportation

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 263769BR

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.