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8 months ago
Location: Chelmsford
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Highways & Transport
United Kingdom - Bedfordshire, Bedford or Chelmsford

Job Summary

Our Chelmsford and Bedford teams are expanding, and we are particularly interested in talking with professional Bridge Engineers at Senior or Principal level. Your bridge experience will include bridge design, inspection, assessment, and refurbishment schemes ( working from home is an option we will offer during the COVID pandemic ).

Our teams in Bedford and Chelmsford, have an established track record of successfully delivering bridge engineering schemes for more than 30 years throughout the UK as well as supporting other disciplines with our specialist input. These teams have the capability in design and assessment of bridges and other transportation structures for highway and rail schemes and we work closely with other disciplines from the Geotechnical, Environment, Transport Planning and Development Sectors. We are now looking to enhance and grow this team with individuals with a sound technical background and who share our enthusiasm and determination to support our expanding workload.

A selection of our current and recent projects includes –

Structures designs for Highways England schemes including A428 Black Cat to Caxton Gibbet Improvements, A46 Coventry Junctions and Area 6 and 8 OD Capital East Maintenance Works

Design and Assessment work on Huntingdon Railway Viaduct - a major structure carrying the existing A14 over the East Coast Mainline Railway, as part of the A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon Improvements Scheme

CAFA rail bridge inspection and assessment of structures on the LNE lines

Midlands Highways Alliance – Network Improvements and Bridge Maintenance schemes for Milton Keynes, Bucks CC and Oxford CC

LoHAC North-West. - London Highways Alliance Contract is a long-term commission under which AECOM together with FM Conway is responsible for maintaining all Transport for London (TfL) highway structures in the North-West area of London

CAFA rail bridge inspection and assessment. Long-term commission with bridge sites located on the Anglia, LNE and LNW routes

London Local Boroughs – working for many Boroughs including LB Bromley, LB Southwark, LB Ealing, LB Kingston. We are responsible for the inspection and maintenance of highway structures.

In senior roles you will be involved in a wide array of responsibilities and challenges:


Undertake and project manage rail and/or road bridge and associated structures engineering schemes from inspection and assessment, feasibility through to detailed design


Take responsibility for the contribution of Graduate Engineers and Technicians as appropriate


Responsible for production through to client sign off of Technical Approval documentation


Hands-on technical design on-road and/or rail structures


Hands-on assessment of road and/or rail structures


Structural inspections and reporting


Excellent technical and communication skills both verbal and written


Client liaison


Production of tenders including quality documentation and costings


Project Management including programme and resource monitoring, quality control, technical management and delivery


Mentoring graduate engineers in their progress to Chartership

Minimum Requirements

Depending on your experience your responsibilities will broadly fall into these areas:


Degree educated or equivalent in a relevant subject such as Bridge, Civil or Structural Engineering


Significant experience with bridge and related structural inspection assessment and design schemes


Proven design and project management experience delivering to quality, time and budget


Experience in road and/or rail projects


Experience in working as part of a multi-disciplinary team


High-level technical skills in current inspection, assessment and design and be able to lead teams of graduate and senior engineers in such projects


Experience of Eurocodes, British Standards and assessment codes


Working knowledge of AutoCAD and Revit


Working knowledge of structural analysis software - Lusas or SBD preferred


Previous exposure with clients of both national and local authorities, together with major contractors


Ability to manage staff and project Health and Safety responsibilities including compliance with CDM legislation


You will have a current clean driving license and be willing to travel throughout the UK to visit sites

Preferred Qualifications


Chartered Engineer or working towards Chartership with ICE or IStructE. for Principal roles we would ideally like you to be chartered


Ideally educated to MSc level or equivalent

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.

"Freedom to Grow" is the name we’ve given to our new way of working at AECOM. It’s not defined by a policy or contract – quite the opposite. It’s the permission, or empowerment, for people to find the working style that suits them best, balancing that with other commitments in their life, so that they can thrive and bring their best self to work. The guiding principle is: if it works for you, your team and your client then it works for AECOM.

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 - Bridges

Business Line Transportation

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 242706BR

Additional Locations UK - Chelmsford

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.

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