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Associate Director - Bridge Engineering


Birmingham, 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. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion.

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 Transportation team currently has a vacancy for an Associate Director with experience in the Project and Design Management of bridge design and refurbishment schemes and structures inspections programmes to join their growing Birmingham Structures team. This is a new position and reflects the anticipated changing nature of the work the team is tackling to particularly address the requirements of our HS2 programme and the expansion of the team

As part of the over 500 strong UK wide Bridges and Structures Division the team provides concept, feasibility, preliminary and detailed designs on a wide range of schemes, either as standalone bridge commissions or as part of multidisciplinary major projects. Our current portfolio of works comprises a diverse mix of local, national and international highway and infrastructure improvements. A selection of our current and recent projects include:
•High Speed 2 Phase 2b
•LoHAC North-West. - London Highways Alliance Contract is a long term commission under which AECOM together with FM Conway is responsible for maintaining all Transport for London (TfL) highway structures in the North-West area of London.
•CAFA rail bridge inspection and assessment. Long term commission with bridge sites located on the LNW lines.
•OPSAP inspections and assessments of on station canopies at 86 stations throughout the LNW route.
•Hertfordshire Structures Maintenance Framework
•Network Rail CP5 schemes
•Highways England schemes
•Delivery of structures elements for the Advance Earthworks for the new Nuclear Power Station at Hinkley Point.

Job Responsibilities:
Leading to ensure all staff apply an uncompromising approach to Health and Safety – their personal Health and Safety, their colleagues and all other parties and people they interface with at work.
Manage the day to day activities of the entire project team, including resource allocation and utilisation, financial reporting and business development.
Manage the development of designs of Road and/or Rail Bridges and associated structures engineering schemes from feasibility through to detailed design, driving delivery to time and budget and developing the Project management contributions of Engineers, Graduates and Technicians as appropriate.
Leading production of tenders including quality documentation and costings.
Project Management including programme and resource monitoring, quality control, technical management and delivery.
Mentoring Graduate Engineers in their progress to Chartership.

Minimum Requirements
To be successful in this role you will;
Have a relevant degree and with either be a Chartered Engineer or Chartered Manager or will be working towards such an accreditation and have very strongly proven project and design management experience of driving delivering to quality, time and budget and successfully interfacing with a demanding Client body.
Experience in road and/or rail projects. Experience in both is not essential but would be advantageous.
Experience in leading multi-disciplinary teams.
Be fully familiar with contemporary practices in bridge inspection, assessment and design and be able to lead teams of graduate and senior engineers in such projects.
Have been the individual responsible for direct contact with a variety of clients of both national and local authorities, together with major contractors.

Preferred Qualifications As above

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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