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AECOM Principal Highways Engineer in Cork, Ireland

Ireland - Dublin, Dublin

Job Summary

Our Ireland Roads Team currently has a vacancy for a Principal Roads Engineer within our Dun Laoghaire or alternatively based in our Cork, or Galway offices.

We are looking to grow this team with individuals who have a sound technical background and business development capabilities that share our enthusiasm and determination to develop our business and develop themselves into a leadership role within the team.

The successful candidate will be a Chartered Engineer, or close to achieving Chartered status, with extensive experience in road engineering design and project management. They will be ready to take the next step in their career taking a leadership role in the delivery and co-ordination of projects and design packages on complex road and infrastructure projects alongside ensuring these projects perform financially.

They will have the ability to lead complex projects and deal directly with clients. They will also be capable of providing technical leadership with the wider team leading senior engineers, graduate engineers, technicians, and supporting disciplines to successful deliver our projects.

The role will suit a self-motivated individual who is aspiring to take a lead role in project delivery and manage dynamic teams delivering high quality projects. The person will need adopt a flexible approach and be able to work away from office for short duration to suit project needs.

They will have experience of working collaboratively as part of a team developing a range of local, national, and international road schemes or similar major civil engineering projects, and will have being directly responsible for delivering scheme design packages, and co-ordinating input from other disciplines.


The Ireland Roads team works both locally and across the UK&I market. Our current portfolio ofworks comprises a diverse mix of local, national and international urban and rural road and transportation schemes across significant delivery programmes for major Clients such as TII, NTA, Local Authorities, and DAA.

At an Ireland level the following are some of the current projects:

  • N4 Mullingar to Longford, preliminary design and statutory process

  • N2 Rath to Kilmoon (Meath), preliminary design and statutory process

  • Martin Junction (Galway), detailed design & construction stage

  • Parkmore Access Improvements (Galway), preliminary & detailed design

  • BusConnects (NTA), preliminary design

  • Cycle Design Office (NTA), all stages of design

  • M7 Naas to Newbridge & Salins Bypass, detailed design & site supervision

  • A6 Randalstown - Castledawson Dualling Scheme, Employers Agent

  • LDR4, Abbeyland Distributor Road (Meath), detailed design

  • Athy Southern Relief Road, detailed design

  • York Street Interchange, preliminary design

  • M50 EMOS project (variable speed limits), Highways design support

  • Liberty Square Thurles (Tipperary), Detailed Design & Site Supervision

  • Kildare South Green (Kildare), Preliminary Design

Minimum Requirements

  • Coach, mentor, support, and provide senior guidance and leadership for design team members – senior engineers, engineers, graduates, apprentices, and trainee technicians

  • Co-ordinates and manages project teams and small - to mid-size projects. It is expected the candidate will also take on AECOM financial management system responsibilities and will be responsible for project financial performance.

  • Serves as discipline Lead engineer on mid-to large- size projects

  • Provides specialised technical input to studies and design for staff's specific area of expertise

  • Approves and signs off on work, and provides early verification of projects to ensure limited rework.

  • Provides technical direction for studies and design efforts

  • Presents complex technical solutions to clients

  • Performs quality control reviews of work developed by others

  • Participates in development of technical proposals

  • Managing and developing both internal and external client relationships;

  • Work under the direction of and in support to project directors to deliver projects in accordance with agreed budget and schedule with little supervision, possessing the ability to solve any problems encountered along with identifying discrepancies in results

  • Managing the workload and the technical management and oversight of a design team;

  • Writing and overseeing the preparation of contract documents and technical reports as required;

  • Lead the provision of technical inputs, across a range of specialisms in the field of highway engineering

  • Show technical competence and through experience, gather and take on board the skills of others in computer based applications and tasks including use of software such as MX, WinDES, and the Microsoft Office Suite of programmes including MS Project.

  • Ensuring compliance with all relevant technical standards;

  • Contribute to the development of technical proposals

  • Plan, lead and undertake site visits as required.

  • Plan and attend meetings – internal and external, as required.

  • Liaise and manage sub-consultants and external parties.

  • Participate as a team member on a number of levels, including; office disciplines and projects.

  • Be proactive and contribute to a safer work environment along with personal, professional development

Work Life

Staff morale is important to us, so as well as providing you with the opportunity to work on some iconic projects and supporting your career, we also think that the day to day stuff is important too.

Our state of the art offices are open plan for that real team feel. They are filled with all the tools and equipment to assist you to do your job to the best of your ability. We have onsite free hot drink facilities on each floor as well as weekly fresh fruit boxes delivered to each floor. Each of our offices has a social team to encourage a good work /life balance with your co-workers.

Flexible Working

Life is different for each of us. But here at AECOM we believe your work / life balance is important. We are support equal opportunities and therefore offer flexible working within our roles.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Degree in Civil Engineering or similar (BSc, BEng, MEng, MSc)

  • Chartered Engineer

  • Safe Pass

  • Drivers licence

Preferred Skills & Experience

  • Preliminary design for statutory processes (ideally including SID/ABP applications)

  • Experience of Statutory Orders and Procedures, and local authority planning processes

  • Contract administration using GCCC Public Works Contracts (PWC)

  • Experience of preparation of contract documents and pricing documents (to GCCC PWC or other similar form)

  • Appreciation of wider civil engineering issues and to interrogate outputs from other disciplines.

  • Project Management experience

  • Road design experience (urban scheme and/or rural highway schemes) including significant technical design experience across a range of disciplines to TII Standards, UK DMRB and MCHW, and DMURS or similar transferable international experience

  • Demonstrable understanding of Health and Safety;

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Engineering - Transportation - Roads + Highways

Business Line Transportation

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country Ireland

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 249112BR

Additional Locations IE - Cork - Montrose House, IE - Galway Technology Park

Virtual: No

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.