Highways Engineer - Military veterans preferred

2020-03-06
AECOM (www.aecom.com)
Other

/yr

  full-time   employee


Bedford
United Kingdom

United Kingdom - Bedfordshire, Bedford

Job Summary

AECOM’s Bedford based Strategic Highways team currently has a vacancy for a Highway Engineers.

Our current projects in the South East Region include Highways England Road Investment Programme for East and Midlands, the A428 Black Cat to Caxton Gibbet Improvement and A46 Coventry Junctions improvements. In addition, we are supporting the Highways England OD East Capital Delivery Programme and continue to support Major Contractors on Design & Build highway and infrastructure projects.

Our current client list includes Highways England, Transport for London Transport Scotland, Highways England, Welsh Government, Local Authorities in the South East and various contractors.

As a Highways Engineer you will join AECOM Bedford’s established highways business with a vibrant office and a track record of designing all types of road schemes from major Motorways through to smaller local authority improvement schemes. You will have demonstrable highways experience, a sound technical background and business development capabilities that share our enthusiasm and determination to develop our business.

Job responsibilities include:

  • You will take on an Assistant role on projects working under the direction of Principal / Senior Engineers to perform tasks in accordance with agreed budget and schedule with little supervision, possessing the ability to solve any problems encountered along with identifying discrepancies in results

  • Assist in the provision of technical inputs and the development of proposals across a range of specialisms in the field of highway engineering

  • Show technical competence and through experience, gather and take on board the skills of others in computer-based applications and tasks including use of software such as MX, WinDES, and the Microsoft Office Suite of programmes including MS Project.

  • Provide guidance to entry-level engineers

  • Contribute to the development of technical proposals

  • You will have the opportunity to Plan, lead and undertake site visits and meetings this will involve liaising with sub-consultants and external parties

  • Participate as a team member on several levels, including; office disciplines and projects

  • AECOM has a proactive and inclusive approach to safer work and has an expectation that all employees will be proactive in making a safer work environment.

Minimum Requirements

For this role, we are seeking an experienced Highways Engineer with the following attributes:

  • Degree in Civil Engineering

  • Previous post-graduation experience in highway design gained within the UK

  • Competent in the use of MS Office software

  • A demonstrable understanding of Health and Safety including CDM

  • Design experience with comprehensive knowledge of the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges

  • Willing to undertake occasional periods of secondment to construction sites

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Working towards Incorporated/Chartered Engineer status:

  • Competent in the use of WinDes software

  • Site supervision experience

  • A full clean driving licence

  • CSCS card holder

AECOM is one of the world’s leading consultancies. To be the best in the industry, we hire the best. Year after year our company is expanding in more ways than one, which means possibilities for you to thrive and grow. At AECOM we want to support you and your career development with the opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge and challenge you to reach your potential. We value your commitment to us and work hard to ensure you achieve your career goals. Opportunities aren’t limited to a wide spectrum of projects, and to travel in and out of the UK.

Work-Life:

Staff morale is important to us, so as well as providing you with the opportunity to work on some iconic projects and supporting your career, we also think that the day to day stuff is important too.

Our state of the art office is an open plan for that real team feel. They are filled with all the tools and equipment to assist you to do your job to the best of your ability. We have onsite free hot drink facilities on each floor as well as weekly fresh fruit boxes delivered to each floor. Each of our offices has a social team to encourage a good work /life balance with your co-workers.

Flexible Working: Life is different for each of us. But here at AECOM, we believe your work/life balance is important. We are support equal opportunities and therefore offer flexible working across our roles.

Benefits Overview:

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. 223403BR

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.