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AECOM Principal Highways Engineer in Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - Tyne and Wear, Newcastle upon Tyne

Job Summary

Our Newcastle based Highways team currently has a vacancy for an extensively experienced Principal Highways Engineer.

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 such as the A1 Dishforth to Barton Improvement scheme to major highways such as Morpeth Northern Bypass, New Tyne Crossing, Smart Motorway Projects (SMP) 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 Highways England Technical Assuranceincluding the A1 Doncaster to Darrington scheme, Project Speed A1 in Northumberland, SMP J21a-J26, and A1 J47. 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.

We have considerable experience of working with contractors on Design and Build schemes such as recent delivery of the M11 Junction 7a with GRAHAMS Construction Limited and M6 J21a-J26 SMP with Costain as well as working directly for clients who come from the private and public sector.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide sound highways technical experience and leadership to other team members.

  • Work closely with our clients and take responsibility for delivering quality products to strict financial and programme targets

  • Produce technical design information including, drawings and specifications

  • Demonstrate a broad technical understanding across a range of highways disciplines including drainage, geotechnics, pavements and structures, and the ability to seek specialist advice when required

  • Provide technical input and leadership in the field of highway engineering

  • Ensure compliance with all relevant technical standards

  • Identify and manage project risks

  • Write and oversee the preparation of contract documents and technical reports

  • Prepare resource plans, delivery programs, and fee proposals

  • Undertake Health and Safety duties including ensuring a safe and healthy working environment for the design team and fulfilling responsibilities for safety in design

  • Build and maintain excellent client relationships

  • Undertake business development activities and secure opportunities with new and existing clients

Minimum Requirements

  • Demonstrable highways experience, both technical and leadership qualities and have experience of major/ minor highways design.

  • Excellent team management skills who have the capability to provide the necessary highways technical experience and mentoring to other team members.

Preferred Qualifications

We expect the candidates to be Chartered Civil Engineers or Incorporated Civil Engineers through a recognized Institution (ICE or IHT).

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 United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 241305BR

Clearance Required No

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.