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Principal Highways Engineer

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Company AECOM

Job Title: Principal Highways Engineer

JobID: 23339-1218955

Location: Bedford, GBR

Description: **Business Line** Transportation

**Position Title** Principal Highways Engineer

United Kingdom - Bedfordshire


**Job Summary**

AECOM are one of the world’s leading consultancies. To be the best in the industry, we hire the best. Year after year our company is expanding in more ways than one, which means possibilities for you to thrive and grow.

At AECOM we want to support you and your career development with the opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge, and challenge you to reach your potential. We value your commitment to us and work hard to ensure you achieve your career goals. Opportunities aren’t limited to a wide spectrum of projects, and to travel in and out of the UK.

We have a vacancy for a

**Principal Highways Engineer** with roads technical experience, to work on local, national and international schemes from our offices in

**Bedford** . The successful candidate will join AECOM’s established South East Region highways business which continues to expand.

Our project teams are currently delivering major highways and infrastructure projects for high profile clients; we are now 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.

The successful candidate will be a Chartered Engineer with proven design and project management experience, delivering to quality, time and budget. They will have experience of working collaboratively as part of a team developing a range of major highway and infrastructure 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 Bedford for short duration to suit project needs.

The AECOM highways business in Bedford represents over 50 years of accumulated skills, experience and established culture in the delivery of all types of roads schemes: from major motorways to smaller local authority improvement schemes.

Current projects in the South East Region include Highways England Road Investment Programme for East and Midlands, the A428 Black Cat to Caxton Gibbet Improvement and A46 Coventry Junctions improvements. In addition, we are supporting the Highways England OD East Capital Delivery Programme and continue to support Major Contractors on Design & Build highway and infrastructure projects.

Our current client list includes Highways England, Transport for London Transport Scotland, Highways England, Welsh Government, Local Authorities in the South East and various contractors.

Job responsibilities include:

+ Ensuring compliance with all relevant technical standards;

+ Delivery of all specified project outcomes on time, within budget and to the quality required;

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

+ Technical and financial Management of medium sized projects or tasks;

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

+ Communication to the immediate team, the wider organisation and external parties;

+ Coaching, mentoring and developing junior staff;

+ Managing and developing both internal and external client relationships; and

+ Identification and management of project risks.

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.


**Minimum Requirements**

To be successful in this role we would like to hear from candidates who meet the following criteria;

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

A highly motivated Chartered Engineer with excellent communication skills

Full lifecycle experience across a range of projects

Significant technical design experience across a range of 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 excellence

**Preferred Qualifications**

BSc, BEng or MEng degree in Civil Engineering;

Chartered Engineer and member of a professional institution.

**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

**Country** United Kingdom

**Position Status** Full-Time

**Requisition/Vacancy No.** 174809BR

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.


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