Newcastle Upon Tyne
United Kingdom - Tyne and Wear, Newcastle
AECOM are 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 support you and your career development by providing opportunities 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 extend to a wide spectrum of projects, and to travel in and out of the UK.
Our Newcastle based Highways team currently has a vacancy for a Highway Engineer. You will take responsibility in all aspects of highway design to work on local, national and international schemes.
You will demonstrate highways experience, show both technical and leadership qualities and have experience of major/ minor highways design. You will be expected to work closely with our clients and take responsibility for delivering quality products to strict financial and programme targets. This is a great opportunity to join AECOM’s established highways business which continues to expand following several major project wins.
We are currently engaged on a range of interesting projects and there are a number of opportunities for you to be involved in the range of work secured and anticipated. Recent and current projects in the UK include HS2, a number of Local Authority improvement schemes (including junction improvements on the strategic road network) and work on Highways England’s £15bn Roads Investment Strategy, Smart Motorways Programme and Network Maintenance Schemes. Our services offered to our clients include the full range and scope of highways work from inception to completion across all the key discipline areas. We work on schemes through the development phase and planning and DCO procedure, preliminary design, detailed design, operation and maintenance and site supervision.
Job responsibilities include:
Work under the direction of Principal/ Senior Engineers to ensure that the job/ project accountabilities listed below can be carried out to the expected standards
Assist in the provision of technical inputs, across a range of specialisms in the field of highway engineering
Undertake a variety of tasks providing as an individual or through team effort, a range of design and written deliverables
Show technical competence and through experience, gather and take on board the skills of others in computer-based applications and tasks including the use of software such as Open Roads Civils 3D, Project Wise, WinDES, and the Microsoft Office Suite of programmes including MSProject
Undertake project activities in line with Company Policy, including technical and commercial aspects, as appropriate to the grade
Take an assistant role on projects within a particular skill area – e.g. drainage, pavements, geometric layouts etc.
Plan, lead and undertake site visits, as required
Plan and attend meetings – internal and external, as required
Liaise with sub-consultants and external parties, as required
Act as a mentor to others
Participate as a team member on a number of levels, including; office disciplines and projects
Be proactive and contribute to a safer work environment
To be successful in this role we would like to hear from candidates who are able to offer experience and proficiency in two or more of the key areas;
Project management or asset management, alignment design, drainage design, pavement design and refurbishment, signs and road markings, safety barrier or asset inspection
Management of design and delivery of highway maintenance schemes
Experience of working in a multidisciplinary environment, operating across a matrix of projects
Experience of preparing for and attending meetings with clients and/or statutory consultees
Experience of working with HE processes (i.e.Project Control Framework and Collaborative Delivery Framework) desirable
Experience of working in the Design and Build sector particularly preparing tenders for contractors
A highly motivated individual with excellent communication skills
Full awareness of Current Health and Safety Legislation and how it is applied to the design process
A willingness to consider local and national secondments and short term overseas assignments
For this position we will consider the following:
A degree qualified civil engineering graduate with relevant experience, preferably working in a highways design environment in either new build or maintenance and working towards Chartered Engineer status (MICE and or MCIHT)
HNC/HND qualified civil engineer with extensive demonstrable experience, preferably working in a highways design environment in either new build or maintenance, preferably with EngTech status and working towards IEng status.
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
AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Job Category Engineering - Transportation
Business Line Transportation
Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)
Country United Kingdom
Position Status Full-Time
Requisition/Vacancy No. 187089BR
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.