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Highways Engineer


Chesterfield, United Kingdom

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About the Business Line Transportation
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
Our Strategic Highways team has a vacancy for an experienced Highways Engineer in Chesterfield, to work on major trunk roads and motorways both in the UK and internationally.

The successful candidate will join AECOM’s established Midlands business which continues to expand following several major project wins.

The Chesterfield based highways team represents over 40 years of accumulated skills, experience and established culture in the delivery of all types of highway schemes; including major motorway improvements such as the M1 widening near Nottingham, Smart Motorway projects on the M1, M3 and M6, major trunk routes including the A50 between Stoke and Derby, and prestigious projects such as the Mersey Gateway.

Job Responsibilities:
The appropriate level of technical expertise is required in order that the Job/ Project Accountabilities listed below can be carried out to the expected standards:
Effectively undertake project and team activities in line with Company policy;
Deliver engineering designs to the required quality standards, budgets and project timescales;
Undertake Health & Safety duties, fulfilling all responsibilities for health and safety in design;
Undertake technical design of highway drainage systems in accordance with UK standards and best practice including DMRB and MCHW;
Contribute to the preparation of Designer’s Risk Assessments;
Use computer based techniques including WinDes for drainage design and Autocad for drawing production;
Use manual techniques for design where appropriate;
Construct 3D models of projects in a BIM environment;
Undertake design checks of designs completed by others;
Work collaboratively with colleagues and clients, using tools for information sharing such as Business Collaborator and ProjectWise;
Identify data and information required for project and advise team leader;
Supervise graduates and technicians;
Contribute to the preparation of fee proposals and client reports;
Work within financial and programme constraints, monitoring hours expended against the project budget;
Contribute and actively encourage knowledge sharing, innovation and creativity;
Complete all required health and safety training, including CSCS qualification;
Promote the marketing and cross-selling opportunities of the total AECOM service/ product.

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

A degree in Civil Engineering;
Previous post-graduation experience in highway design in UK;
Competent in use of MS Office software;
A demonstrable understanding of Health and Safety including CDM;
A comprehensive knowledge of the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges;
Willing to undertake occasional periods of secondment to construction sites.

Preferred Qualifications
Working towards Incorporated/Chartered Engineer status of respective professional institution;
Competent in use of WinDes software;
Site Supervision experience;
A full clean driving licence.
CSCS card holder.

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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