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Principal Consultant - (Preliminary Design - Traffic & Local Roads)


Croydon, United Kingdom

We are currently expanding our Local Roads Team in London following several major project wins across the UK and Europe. Our Transportation team currently has a vacancy for a Principal Consultant.

The team is located in Croydon which is one of the fastest growing areas in London with excellent transport links and is only 12 minutes to Central London. Our modern office has multi-disciplinary design and planning capabilities.

We are now looking to enhance and grow this team. This role will suit individuals who want to develop a career in traffic engineering and share our enthusiasm to support our expanding workload and clients. We would consider the role on either a full or part-time basis and are happy to look at a range of different working patterns.


Our Traffic team is involved in a number of high profile projects with a variety of clients in the UK and Middle East. A selection of our current and recent projects includes:

Southwark Highways and Professional Services Contract

Thames Tideway Tunnel

Riyadh Metro in Saudi Arabia

London Highway Alliance Contract

High Speed 2

London Tramlink


Undertake Health & Safety duties including ensuring safe and healthy working environment for the project team members and fulfilling all responsibilities for Health and safety in design.

Act as a Project Manager including monitoring financial performance, programme and quality.

Leading traffic engineering design, taking responsibility for the contributions of junior staffs.

Preparation of fee proposals and contribute to major bids.

Working with clients and assisting with client meetings and presentations.

Establish strong working relationships with other disciplines within AECOM and external organisations where required.

Support senior management of traffic team including manage line reports.

Share knowledge and support team managers in mentoring junior staff.

Assist in recruitment and grow team.

Minimum Requirements


Track record in management and delivery of traffic engineering schemes.

Demonstrate knowledge and experience of developing design solutions to traffic engineering problems.

Knowledge and experience in cycling design, bus priority, traffic calming, junction and traffic management design.

Knowledge and experience of traffic signage and road marking design.

Leading single and multi-disciplinary projects as Project Manager.

Ability to chair and facilitate client/stakeholder meetings.

Knowledge and experience of local and national design standards including, but not limited to, DMRB, TSRGD, Traffic Signs Manual and Manual for Streets.

Demonstrate project management experience and project planning skills.

Line management and mentoring staff in performance of their duties.

Preferred Qualifications

BSc, BEng or MEng degree in Engineering, Mathematics or other spatial or numerical subject.

Chartered Engineer or working towards Chartered status with membership of a relevant professional institution.

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