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4 months ago
Location: York
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Highways & Transport
Category: Design / Development Jobs
United Kingdom - North Yorkshire, York

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking to hire a Permanent Way Engineer to work in York. The role will require experience of plain line design working with our contractor and delivering to a challenging programme. S&C experience would be desirable but not essential.

The primary focus of this role is to undertake plain line track design and producing combined Form A and B documentation for the Rail Systems South Alliance.

The role will also require the candidate to develop new skills and expertise in using new processes and systems.

Specific tasks to be performed are inclusive of the following:


Production of track designs and provision of technical support throughout to support all stages of the design process through to construction.


Independently deliver and manage the production of design deliverables in accordance with client requirements (i.e. Form A, Form B and For Construction submissions) with supporting appendices as required. In achieving this you will be responsible for:


Plain line designs


Technical quality of deliverables – undertaking checks of design deliverables


Timely delivery in accordance with design programmes


Attendance at integration meetings and presenting designs


Keeping up to date with industry best practice and where appropriate apply best practice within the team environment.

Specific Skills Required:


Demonstrable experience in the application of track design principles


Demonstrable competence in the design of plain line especially within the Network Rail Infrastructure environment


Competent user of Bentley™ RailTrack Design package and Microstation CAD package.


Competent user of ClearRoute 2™ software for kinematic gauging


Knowledge of track maintenance practices and construction methodologies and the ability to consider/define requirements within design development.


Knowledge of system interfaces which impact on track design principles and demonstrable experience if the successful management of interfaces within design experience.


Excellent communication skills, ability to develop and deliver presentations, preparation of technical reports

Minimum Requirements


Demonstrable experience and understanding of railway track throughout the engineering process from project inception to delivery, specifically on Network Rail Infrastructure.


Computer literate and conversant with MS Office suite and relevant engineering software packages (Bentley™ RailTrack™, Microstation™, ClearRoute2, SD Calculator).


Good communication skills and the ability to work within a small team whilst having a dedicated approach to working within and meeting strict project deadlines


Good communication skills when dealing with clients, developers, consultants, elected representatives and the public


Client focused approach to service delivery

Preferred Qualifications


Eng Tech or demonstrable evidence of progression to professional accreditation.


Recognised engineering qualification or preferably a degree in Engineering

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

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 - Civil

Business Line Transportation

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 226995BR

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.

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