Principal Bridge Engineer - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

United Kingdom

United Kingdom - Lanarkshire, Glasgow

Job Summary

AECOM is currently seeking to recruit a Principal Bridge Engineer 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:

  • Leading in the implementation of health & safety and wellbeing best practice into the delivery of all works;

  • Act as a technical lead for the delivery of bridge work in highway or railway sector projects;

  • Lead, line-manage and develop a delivery-focused team of Engineers and Technicians;

  • Act as Delegated Engineer (DE) to trainees working towards ICE Chartership.

  • Secure and deliver works to new and existing clients;

  • Project management of schemes including: client reporting, programming, resource planning and commercial management;

  • Collaborate closely with other senior staff with similar responsibilities.

Minimum Requirements

  • Extensive experience in bridge-related design work – preliminary and detailed design and/or inspection and assessment;

  • Proven project management experience delivering to quality, time and budget;

  • Extensive experience in road and/or rail projects in the UK;

  • Previous exposure to clients including national and local highway authorities and/or Network Rail and contractors;

  • Proven ability to manage staff and project Health and Safety responsibilities including compliance with CDM legislation;

  • Current driving licence;

  • Proven ability in using various structural analysis software packages ideally including LUSAS with particular experience in Finite Element modelling preferred;

  • Good working knowledge and experience of the following in relation to Bridges: Highways DMRB and/ or Network Rail Standards (both preferred), Eurocodes, British Standards;

  • Good working knowledge of delivering bridge design through Highways and/or Railway standard processes (both preferred).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Degree-educated in a relevant subject such as, Civil or Structural Engineering ideally to MSc / MEng level or equivalent;

  • Chartered Engineer - MICE or MIStructE.

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.


  • Freedom to Grow is the name we’ve given to our new way of working at AECOM. It’s not defined by a policy or contract – quite the opposite. It’s the permission, or empowerment, for people to find the working style that suits them best, balancing that with other commitments in their life, so that they can thrive and bring their best self to work. The guiding principal is: if it works for you, your team and your client then it works for AECOM._

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 - Engineering Design

Business Line Transportation

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 213185BR

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.