AECOM Principal Highways Design Engineer in Croydon, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - Surrey, Croydon

Job Summary

We need a Principal Highways Design Engineer with roads technical experience, working on local, national and international schemes from our offices in Croydon. You will be joining AECOM’s established Southeast Region highways business.

You should be a Chartered Engineer with proven design and project management experience, delivering to quality, time and budget. You will have experience of working collaboratively as part of a team developing a range of major highway and infrastructure projects. The role will suit you if you are a self-motivated individual who is aspiring to take a lead role in project delivery and handle dynamic teams delivering high quality projects. You will need adopt a flexible approach working between Croydon and Bedford, working away from Croydon for short durations to suit project needs.

Due to recent success with Highways England Delivery Integration Partner programme we are looking to grow our teams throughout the UK. Working to deliver a range of trunk road and motorway improvements under the new £8.7bn Delivery Integration Partnership contract for Highways England. Through this appointment AECOM will provide professional services across the Midlands and South-East of England.

Our current clients includes Highways England, Transport for London Transport Scotland, Highways England, Welsh Government, Local Authorities and various contractors.

Job responsibilties include:

  • Ensure compliance with all relevant technical standards

  • Deliver specified project outcomes on time, within budget and to the quality required

  • Manage the workload and technical management and oversight of a design team

  • Technical and financial management of medium-sized projects or tasks

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

  • Well-developed communication skills for internal/external parties

  • Coaching, mentoring and developing junior staff

  • ​Leading and developing internal and external client relationships and the identification and management of project risks

Minimum Requirements

To be successful in this role we would like to hear from you if you feel you can meet a significant proportion of the following criteria;

  • Graduate in Civil Engineering or equivalent with experience of Highway Engineering in directly relevant fields

  • A highly motivated CEng Engineer with excellent communication skills

  • Full lifecycle experience across a variety of projects

  • Significant technical design experience covering disciplines to DMRB and MCHW

  • Demonstrable understanding of Health and Safety including CDM

  • Full clean driving licence

  • Possess excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Strive for technical quality

Preferred Qualifications

  • BSc, BEng or MEng degree in Civil Engineering

  • Chartered Engineer and member of a professional institution

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.

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.

Job Category Engineering - Civil

Business Line Transportation

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 207146BR

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.