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AECOM OLE Head of Discipline in Swindon, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - Wiltshire, Swindon

Job Summary

If you thrive on pressure and want to be the technical lead for one of the largest, most dynamic and successful OLE design teams in Europe then this role could be for you. We are looking for a highly organised, motivated, resourceful individual who has a flexible can-do attitude to lead OLE team in providing design services on key projects and frameworks while supporting the wider AECOM business.

This post has prime responsibility for the following;

  • Management of all OLE staff in AECOM Europe

  • Manage the creation and maintenance of OLE design standards, tools and processes

  • Ensure cascades of technical changes to the OLE teams

  • Agree Training and mentoring new and established staff

  • Facilitating the identification and development of design efficiencies

  • Facilitating the development of new capabilities for new markets

  • Facilitating the identification of IT systems to solve specific design problems

  • Raising technical profile of OLE within and outside the company

As OLE Lead you will direct the activities of the design team across Europe in a complex and time-pressured environment utilising collaborative approaches to develop the best solutions for clients and stakeholders. Sound leadership and management skills are required.

The post will also include bid and project support activity at a senior level including tender preparation and cost estimates; developing and management of business opportunities.

A sound knowledge of UK basic design ranges, Network Rail, BS EN and TSI standards along with excellent report writing and drawing presentation skills is essential. To promote Continuous Professional Development, AECOM focusses heavily on technical support through our online academy, in-house training programmes, dedicated software support websites and individual seminars. As OLE lead the post holder will create the strategy for the development of the discipline to develop over 3-year horizon including growth, recruitment, skills, competence and digital targets and milestones.

Our current portfolio of work includes diverse commissions such as Euston Station and approaches remodelling, HS2 and S&C Renewals for the whole of the Southern half of the UK. Our growth plans are ambitious, including the development of Global Design Centres to support these major commissions as well as prospective work in Singapore, California, Scandinavia and Canada.

Minimum Requirements

  • Degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering or its equivalent preferred along with considerable experience in Overhead Line Electrification design. A sound knowledge of technical standards relating to electrification, and Network Rail business documents governing project and engineering control

  • Ability to solve problems

  • Demonstrate an appropriate professional image

  • A good communicator

  • Able to plan and organise effectively

  • Superior management ability

  • Strategic thinker – both for client and company

  • Mentoring skills – appropriate to IET/IMechE

  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team

  • Ability to operate effectively under pressure

Preferred Qualifications

  • Degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering or its equivalent preferred along with considerable experience in Overhead Line Electrification design. A sound knowledge of technical standards relating to electrification, and Network Rail business documents governing project and engineering control.

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 be able to explore flexible working arrangements through our FREEDOM TO GROW

  • way of working. 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

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 - Rail

Business Line Transportation

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 243724BR

Additional Locations UK - Birmingham - Colmore Plaza, UK - Bristol - Portwall Place, UK - Croydon - Bedford Park, UK - Glasgow - 120 Bothwell Street, UK - Manchester - 1 New York Street, UK - Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK - York - 16 Toft Green

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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.