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Principal Engineer / Associate Director - Development Engineering


London, United Kingdom

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.

We are recruiting for a Principal Engineer / Associate Director to manage our London based Development Engineering team located in our London office.

Our London team has an established track record of delivering a wide variety of projects to local, national and international clients. The multi-disciplinary nature of the office also means that we can develop project teams covering a variety of disciplines including drainage, utilities and highways, from due diligence and pre-planning support right through to design, construction and handover. As we grow our Development Engineering team we aim to provide our Client’s with a ‘one stop shop’ and a team that is excited to work collaborative and pursue quality consultancy service.

We are therefore looking for a creative individual who is adaptive to changing project demands and keen to coordinate and foster a diverse team of individuals.

Our current and recent portfolio of works comprises a mix of local and national development related projects including Discovery Park in Kent, Aylesbury Link Road, Health Campus in Hertfordshire, Cove Club in Montenegro, Silvertown Quays in the London Borough of Newham, and the assessment of new sites for petrol filling stations across the world.

As a Principal Development Engineer / Associate Director you will have the following responsibilities:

• Manage the London based Development Engineering team and support the growth and development of this team locally.
• Receive project briefs and carry out briefing of the team members and lead on understanding the project deliverables; development of design drawings; submission of designs for technical approval; and report production.
• Checking and approving designs with support from the Regional Director if required, ensuring compliance with local and national design standards.
• Liaise closely with our Clients and their professional teams, including attendance at project meetings.
• Liaise closely with the Regional Director and teams in other offices to assist with the delivery of projects across our region, including our Development Planning team.
• Undertake AECOMs Project Manager role as necessary including monitoring of project financial performance.
• Take an active role and assist in business development activities to maximise work from existing clients within and outside our organisation and win work from new Clients.
• Undertake Health & Safety duties including ensuring a safe and healthy working environment for the project team members and fulfilling all responsibilities for health and safety in design.
• Manage sub-consultants to produce deliverables against agreed timescales and in line with budget.
• Prepare detailed client briefs or fee proposals for manager approval and contribute to new bids and business development.

• Proven design and project management experience delivering to quality, time and budget.
• Experience of road, drainage and utility design associated with the Development sector at concept, detailed and construction stages, as well as space planning of engineering elements within open spaces.
• Understanding of Health and Safety responsibilities.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to liaise directly with our Clients.
• Experience with the application and use of relevant design standards including Manual for Streets, Design Manual for Roads and Bridges (DMRB), Sewers for Adoption, The SuDS Manual and applicable national policy requirements.
• Familiar with the capabilities and outputs from Civils3D and MicroDrainage (experience of using AutoCAD and MicroDraiaage would be beneficial).
• Good knowledge and experience of contributing to bids and proposals.
• Line management and mentor experience.
• Ideally experience with preparation of due diligence advice, negotiating with planning authorities and associated regulators.
• Ideally experience of Public Realm Design.
• Ideally experience of producing drainage statements and flood risk assessments on low-risk areas.

• Educated to degree level or equivalent in Civil Engineering or a related subject.
• The ideal candidate would be Chartered or able to apply for their professional review within a reasonable period of time.


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