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Senior Highways Engineer

AECOM

Newcastle, United Kingdom

Job Summary
Our Newcastle based Strategic Highways team currently has a vacancy for a Senior Highway Engineer. The successful candidate will take responsibility in all aspects of highway design to work on local, national and international schemes from our Newcastle Office. For the Senior grade we require people who have gained team management skills who will provide the necessary highways technical experience and mentoring to other team members.

The highways business in the North East represents over 40 years of accumulated skills, experience and established culture in the delivery of all types of highway schemes; from major motorway improvements with Highway England such as the A1 Dishforth to Barton Improvement scheme to major highways such as Morpeth Northern Bypass, New Tyne Crossing and challenging junction improvements on the strategic highway network. Our modern offices on Newcastle Quayside have good transport links and the teams have an established reputation for quality and delivery. We are looking to enhance and enlarge these teams with people who have a sound technical background and share our enthusiasm and determination.

Currently engaged on a number of interesting and challenging projects both locally and nationally there are a number of opportunities for the candidates to be involved in the range of work secured and anticipated. Recent and current projects in the UK include HS 2, future improvements to the A184 in Gateshead and HE Network Maintenance Schemes. Overseas projects include highway schemes in Russia, Finland, Turkey and the Expressways project in Qatar. Our services offered to our clients include the full range and scope of highways work from inception to completion across all the key discipline areas. We work on schemes from feasibility stage through the development phase and planning and DCO process, preliminary design, detailed design and site supervision.

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.
Provide technical input, technical leadership and project management across a range of specialisms in the field of highway engineering
Reporting to the Directors you will undertake a variety of tasks providing as an individual or through team effort, a range of design and written deliverables.
Undertake Project activities in line with Company Policy, including technical and commercial aspects, as appropriate to your grade.
Take a lead role on projects within particular skill area – e.g. drainage team leader, pavement design leader, geometric layout
Plan, lead and undertake site visits, as required.
Plan and attend meetings – internal and external, as required.
Liaison with sub-consultants and external parties, as required.
Participate as a team member on a number of levels, including; office discipline and project .
Be proactive and contribute to a safer work environment

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

Minimum Requirements
To be successful in this role we would like to hear from candidates who are able to offer experience and proficiency in two or more of the key areas;

Project management or asset management
Alignment design,
Drainage design,
Pavement design and refurbishment
Signs and road markings,
Safety barrier
Asset inspection
Management of design and delivery of highway maintenance schemes
Experience of working in a multidisciplinary environment, operating across a matrix of projects.
Experience of preparing written work
Experience of preparing for and attending meetings with clients and/or statutory consultees.
Experience of working with HE processes (i.e. Project Control Framework and Collaborative Delivery Framework) desirable
Experience of working in the Design and Build sector particularly preparing tenders for contractors.
A highly motivated individual with excellent communication skills.
Full awareness of Current Health and Safety Legislation and how it is applied to the design process.
Willing to consider local and national secondments and short term overseas assignments.

Preferred Qualifications
You will be a degree qualified civil engineer with strong experience, preferably working in a highways design environment in either new build or maintenance, working towards Chartered Engineer status (MICE and or MCIHT)

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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