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Principal Tunnelling Engineer

AECOM

Croydon, United Kingdom

Imagine working for a truly global company whose 45,000 employees share a singular passion: to make the world a better place. We enjoy what we do at AECOM. We bring projects to life in the cities and communities in which we work, and we’re driven by a set of values and a common purpose — to create, enhance and sustain the world’s built, natural and social environments. Innovation is built into every project we manage and every community we serve. We’ll provide you support in an environment that allows you to grow and succeed. Come share your passion with us.

About the Business Line Water
We create comprehensive delivery solutions for water, wastewater and wet weather systems, desalination, water resources, water reuse, tunneling, and community infrastructure through traditional and alternative delivery services such as program management and design-build.

Job Summary
Based in our expanding and recently refurbished Croydon office, we have a dedicated tunnelling team working on a number of major projects across both the UK and abroad including Thames Tideway Central Contract, which is the largest and most prestigious construction contact for the Tideway scheme.

At AECOM we deliver a wide range of projects, from client based delivery through to the detailed design for Design and Construct contractors. We pride ourselves on our technical excellence, offering buildable and safe design solutions on high profile challenging projects.

We are actively looking to expand our core tunnelling business with the appointment of a Principal Engineer within the tunnelling team. We offer the opportunity to work on some of the largest and most challenging tunnelling projects. Career progression and employee development are key to AECOM's success. We provide the necessary support and opportunity for our team members to grow and improve their technical ability.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced professional to manage and further develop with our core team in Croydon, whilst also playing an active role in expanding the business within the UK and overseas. This is a challenging role involving the technical delivery of complex tunnelling projects and will require a range of skills including technical excellence, innovative delivery, best value, and design management against budget and programme requirements.

You will need to demonstrate experience of delivery at all stages of a project from tender through to detailed design, working as part of a multi-discipline team.
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Minimum Requirements
The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate the technical delivery of designs on tunnelling projects (including tunnel linings and shafts)
Experience overseeing small teams of engineers and CAD technicians to deliver design packages on time and to budget.
The candidate must hold a minimum qualification of BEng or similar, preferably in a Civil or Structural Engineering discipline.
The candidate must be a chartered Engineer and a member of a professional body (eg MICE).
Confident working to the appropriate codes and standards.

Preferred Qualifications
Structural focus with the ability to design concrete and steelwork to Eurocodes.
Competent in industry standard FE software (LUSAS)
Experience in modelling soil-structure interaction using industry standard software (PLAXIS 3D).
Experience in delivering tunnelling projects in one or more of the following sectors: Road, rail, metros, water supply, sewage, gas or cable tunnels.

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.


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