AECOM Principal Bridge Engineer in Birmingham, United Kingdom

Business Line Transportation

Position Title Principal Bridge Engineer

United Kingdom - West Midlands

Birmingham

Job Summary

We are currently recruiting for a Principal Bridge Engineer in our centrally located Birmingham office.

Our Birmingham office has an established track record of successfully delivering bridge engineering schemes for more than 30 years mainly in the Midlands and South East but also throughout the UK. Our office, located at the heart of Birmingham City Centre, has multi-disciplinary transportation assessment and design capability in rail and highway schemes and works closely with other disciplines from the Geotechnical, Environment, Transport Planning and Development Sectors.

A selection of our current and recent projects includes –

HS2 Phase 2B – AECOM are currently developing sections L1 and L2 for Leeds leg south and East Midlands. We provide the expert engineering and environmental support needed to take forward the development of the route from the West Midlands to Yorkshire to support in the development of a hybrid Bill.

SWTRA (South Wales Trunk Road Agent) – AECOM appointed as consultants for SWTRA provide engineering technical solutions to many aspects of the motorways, trunk roads and associated assets throughout the South Wales region.

Forder Valley – We are current designing a four span semi-integral prestressed concrete structure on behalf of Plymouth City Council over the Bircham Valley to connect Brest Road with the new large signalised junction of Forder Valley Road and Novorossiysk Road.

Celtic Manor – We are currently working with Celtic Manor Resort to develop a solution for a second bridge over the M4 to provide additional traffic capacity in and out of the developing site. The bridge is proposed as a single 49.9m span integral composite structure.

Birmingham Airport – working with BIA to provide technical support ranging from inspection through to design of refurbishment works to car parks, buildings and other structures.

Heathrow – working closely with HAL to provide inspection and investigation services to large portfolio of existing bridges and structures.

As a Principal Bridge Engineer you will have the following daily responsibilities:

  • Undertake and project manage rail and road bridges, and associated structures engineering schemes, from inspection and assessment, feasibility through to detailed design.

  • Take responsibility for the contribution of Engineers and Technicians as appropriate.

  • Responsible for production through to client sign off of Technical Approval documentation.

  • Hands on technical design on road and/or rail structures.

  • Hands on assessment of road and/or rail structures.

  • Leading structural inspections and verification of all external reporting.

  • Excellent technical and communication skills both verbal and written.

  • Client liaison.

  • Production of tenders including quality submissions and fee estimation.

  • Project Management including programme and resource monitoring, quality control, technical management and delivery.

  • Mentoring graduate engineers in their progress to Chartership.

  • Bidding for work and contract negotiations.

Minimum Requirements

  • Significant experience with bridge and related structural inspection assessment and design schemes in road and/or rail projects.

  • Good interpersonal skills including relationship building and communication at all levels and work collaboratively across the organisation; listening to other points of view while still being persuasive.

  • Proven design and project management experience delivering to quality, time and budget.

  • Experience of a range of forms of contract such as NEC3, JCT, Govt Frameworks, FIDIC.

  • Experience in working as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

  • High level technical skills in current inspection, assessment and design and be able to lead teams of graduate and senior engineers in such projects.

  • Previous exposure with clients of both national and local authorities, together with major contractors.

  • Ability to manage a team and project

Health and Safety responsibilities including compliance with CDM legislation.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Degree educated or equivalent in a relevant subject such as Bridge, Civil or Structural Engineering.

  • Ideally educated to MSc level or equivalent.

  • Chartered Engineer with ICE or IstructE

Your benefits will include:

Helping our employees achieve a healthy work-life balance is important to us. If you join AECOM, as well as receiving a competitive salary, you’ll also have the opportunity to explore flexible working arrangements. Core benefits include 25 days annual leave, company pension scheme, private medical insurance, life assurance and one paid annual professional institution membership fee. You can also choose from a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle.

You’ll also be able to give back to communities with up to two paid CSR days each year. Through our charity, The AECOM Foundation, you can volunteer to support children in developing countries. And if you’re a member of the Reserve Forces you’ll receive an additional 15 days paid leave for training commitments.

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.

NOTICE TO THIRD PARTY AGENCIES: Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM.

Job Category Engineering - Transportation

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 180095BR

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.