AECOM Highways and Traffic Engineer in Manchester, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - Greater Manchester, Manchester

Alternate Locations UK - Liverpool

Job Summary

AECOM is currently seeking to hire Highways & Traffic Engineer to be based at Manchester, alternatively this role can also be based in Liverpool.

You will be joining a highly successful and growing team at a time when our workload is increasing and our clients are giving us significant opportunity to be involved in strategically important schemes across the North West and North Wales.

Our Transportation team has a vacancy for a Highways & Traffic Engineer with experience in the delivery of traffic engineering, local transport, urban design/streetscape and local authority/municipal highway schemes in the Traffic and Local Roads team in our Liverpool office.

The Traffic and Local Roads team provides concept and preliminary design, network modelling, detailed design, project delivery and construction management services on a wide range of projects for local authorities and contractors plus supports other AECOM business lines where their projects have a specialised traffic and highways interface.

Our team is actively involved in the delivery of projects and services to a range of both local and national clients including:

Liverpool City Council


Knowsley Council

Transport for Greater Manchester

Manchester City Council

Warrington Council

Cheshire West and Chester Council

Stockport Council

Rochdale Council

and many others

Job Details:

Undertake traffic engineering studies from feasibility to preliminary design

Assist in the preparation of fee proposals and contribute to major bids

Ensure technical content and quality of output produced is in line with the project brief

Manage sub-consultants to produce deliverables against agreed timescales and in line with budget

Sharing knowledge and supporting team

Familiar with relevant Health and Safety regulations and to promote a culture of awareness within the team

Following successful accreditation on the AECOM project management system act as a Project Manager including monitoring financial performance

Comprehensive training on AECOM’s project management system will be provided

Ensure technical content and quality of output produced is in line with the project brief

Assist with the preparation preliminary or detailed design and project delivery of traffic engineering, local transport, urban design/streetscape and local authority/municipal highway schemes

Assist with the preparation of detailed technical reports providing specialist technical contributions as required. Take an active role in the preparation of detailed technical reports providing specialist technical contributions as required.

Keep up to date with current best practice, techniques and innovation

Support Senior Management of Traffic and Local Roads team

Contribute to the preparation of detailed client briefs, fee proposals and major bids

Develop new and existing client relationships

Specific Skills Required:

Demonstrable ability in the delivery of traffic engineering, local transport, urban design/streetscape and local authority/municipal highway schemes

Excellent technical and communication skills

An ability to demonstrate experience and expertise in some or all of the following areas

Traffic engineering/management design

Cycling and walking design

Traffic signal design

Bus priority and BRT

Road safety audits, analysis and design

Traffic signing and way-finding

Parking, road safety and public transport design

Traffic Regulation Orders and parking

Traffic modelling software (e.g. VISSIM, TRANSYT and LinSig etc.)

Preliminary and detailed design including 3D design

Applying relevant design standards including good working knowledge of DMRB

Leading single and multi-disciplinary projects as project manager/ task leader

Preparation of technical reports and checking work/specifications of junior staff

Liaising with clients, local authorities, utility companies etc. to obtain necessary approvals

Detailed design software (e.g. MX, AutoCAD etc)

Whilst not essential any of the following skills would be desirable:

Specialist traffic engineering knowledge

Urban Design/Streetscape

Project Management qualifications (e.g. PRINCE2)

Highways asset management and maintenance

CSCS Card holder

Person Specification (Behavioural Attributes):

Safeguard - To operate ethically and with integrity, while prioritising safety and security in all that you do

Be decisive - Know how to prioritize, advocate focus and accountability

Be impactful - Use clear and frequent communications, drive execution and results

Be client-focused - Be collaborative, innovative and strategic

Be the role model - Lead by example, demand excellence, maintain safety and integrity as top priorities

Minimum Requirements

  • Demonstrate experience and knowledge of developing feasibility and preliminary design schemes

  • Knowledge and experience in some of the following aspects: cycling, walking, bus priority, traffic calming, parking and junction design, capacity assessments and modelling

  • Knowledge of local and national design standards

  • Use of relevant design software and/or capacity assessment modelling software

Preferred Qualifications

  • A relevant degree or HND and will be working towards an appropriate Chartered status with membership of a professional institution

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.

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.

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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Job Category Engineering - Engineering Design

Business Line Transportation

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 203253BR

Clearance Required 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.