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Principal Highways Engineer


Croydon, United Kingdom

AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion.

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We provide professional services in areas such as aviation, transit, freight rail, highways and bridges, planning, and ports and marine. Our global network of top-tier specialists delivers comprehensive services over the full life cycle of a project to benefit clients in government and private industries.

Job Summary
We have a vacancy for a Principal Highways Engineer with roads technical experience, to work on local, national and international schemes from our offices in Croydon. The successful candidate will join AECOM’s established South East Region highways business which continues to expand.

Our project teams are currently delivering major highways and infrastructure projects for high profile clients; we are now looking to grow this team with individuals who have a sound technical background and business development capabilities that share our enthusiasm and determination to develop our business.

The successful candidate will be a Chartered Engineer with proven design and project management experience, delivering to quality, time and budget. The role will suit a self-motivated individual who is aspiring to take a lead role in project delivery and manage dynamic teams delivering high quality projects. The person will need adopt a flexible approach working between Croydon and Bedford and also be able to work away from Croydon for short durations to suit project needs.

The AECOM highways business in Croydon represents over 50 years of accumulated skills, experience and established culture in the delivery of all types of roads schemes: from major motorways to smaller local authority improvement schemes.

Current projects in the South East Region include Highways England Road Investment Strategy programme for East and Midlands, Highways England’s OD East Capital Delivery Programme, Smart Motorways and we continue to support Major Contractors on Design & Build highway and infrastructure projects.

Job responsibilities include:

•Ensuring compliance with all relevant technical standards;
•delivery of all specified project outcomes on time, within budget and to the quality required;
•managing the workload and the technical management and oversight of a design team;
•technical and financial Management of medium sized projects or tasks;
•writing and overseeing the preparation of contract documents and technical reports as required;
•communication to the immediate team, the wider organisation and external parties;
•coaching, mentoring and developing junior staff;
•managing and developing both internal and external client relationships; and
•identification and management of project risks.

Minimum Requirements
To be successful in this role we would like to hear from candidates who meet the following criteria;
Graduate in Civil Engineering or equivalent with experience of Highway Engineering in directly relevant fields.
A highly motivated Chartered Engineer with excellent communication skills
Full lifecycle experience across a range of projects
Significant technical design experience across a range of disciplines to DMRB and MCHW.
Demonstrable understanding of Health and Safety including CDM;
Full clean driving licence;
Possess excellent oral and written communication skills;
Strive for technical excellence

Preferred Qualifications
BSc, BEng or MEng degree in Civil Engineering;
Chartered Engineer and member of a professional institution.

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