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about 1 year ago
Location: Basingstoke
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Highways & Transport
Category: Design / Development Jobs
United Kingdom - Hertfordshire, South East, St Albans, Hertfordshire, South East

Alternate Locations UK - Basingstoke, UK - London, UK - Norwich

Job Summary

The AECOM UK Development Infrastructure team is looking for an enthusiastic Principal Engineer to expand its current team profile and capability. The person will either be based in St Albans, Hertfordshire, South East, London Aldgate, Basingstoke, or Norwich offices.

AECOM is a leading global multi-disciplinary business providing services of every kind to the built environment. We operate across all disciplines and work on some of the most iconic and prestigious projects currently in progress across the globe. Our significant and award winning reputation is both founded and built upon our commitment to our Clients and the strength and breadth of our expertise in servicing our Clients requirements and fully understanding their needs. We work collaboratively and supportively with some of the most prominent Client organisations both domestically in the UK and globally and have built a significant reputation in demonstrating significant expertise and value to the project process from inception through to completion and beyond.

Reporting to the Regional Director, the Principal Civil Engineer / Principal Development Infrastructure Engineer will play a leading role within the Development Infrastructure team including overseeing both senior and junior team members working to support with the delivery of projects. This role will suit an excellent communicator and team player and will provide the opportunity for the candidate to work closely with private and public sector clients of all types and across all sectors locally, regionally and globally as well as other internal and external multi-disciplinary teams in a fast paced environment. The role would ideally suit a self-motivated individual looking to advance their career in a dynamic and diverse organisation – career progression opportunities are widely available.

The Lond & South East offices have an established track record of successfully delivering high profile development and infrastructure schemes and has a truly multi-disciplinary capability. You will enjoy excellent opportunities to expand your project and client team experiences within a company that has established a successful business model across local, national and international geographies. You will work on a variety of exciting projects and enjoy working in a vibrant team, modern environment and in a high quality location.

The multi-disciplinary nature of the UK Development Infrastructure team means that we lead on a variety of projects from inception (due diligence, master planning support and scheme viability - including drainage, flooding, utilities and highways), through to detailed design, value engineering, design delivery, project management, execution and handover.

The ideal candidate will have a sound general knowledge across all of these engineering disciplines and have quality experience of managing and delivering coordinated proposals at all stages of the process.

As a Principal Civil Engineer / Development Infrastructure Engineer, your duties will include:

Preparation of technical reports and fee proposals,

Providing design and delivery advice to Clients,

Leading on internal and external liaison with regulators and stakeholders,

Checking and reviewing designs,

Managing project scope and deliverables,

Managing project finances

Support with growing new and existing Client relationships.

You will be supported and encouraged to maintain your CPD and lead initiatives to help you further develop your own skills and those of your team. You will also be expected to contribute towards developing the Development Infrastructure team by building client relationships and attending established marketing and cross discipline business development meetings in St Albans, Hertfordshire, South East, London, Basingstoke, and Norwich.

Minimum Requirements


Candidates should ideally have a degree in Civil Engineering or a closely related subject;


Proven design, design coordination and management experience;


Extensive relevant work experience in a development infrastructure design and management role with specific design experience in some/all of the following:


Local and strategic road alignment design and approval procedures


Surface water drainage strategies, design, modelling and approval procedures


Foul water drainage strategies, design, modelling and approval procedures


Utility strategies and management of new supply connections


Flood Risk Assessments


Infrastructure appraisals and production of opinion reports


Design and construction specifications related to the above


Excellent written and verbal communication skills.


Knowledge of design software such as WinDes (Microdrainage), Civil 3D, AutoCAD and the use of BIM.


Excellent knowledge of relevant design standards including DMRB, Sewers for Adoption, local road standards and relevant national planning policy.


The ideal candidate would be a Chartered Civil Engineer, however we would welcome applications from candidates who can demonstrate strong practice experience who might be thinking of applying for Chartership at some point in the future and require help and support in doing so.

Preferred Qualifications


Experience in the preparation of civil engineering contracts and procurement of civil works is desirable.


Site inspection and monitoring experience is desirable


Full driving licence is desirable.


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.

NOTICE TO THIRD PARTY AGENCIES: Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM.

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. 196139BR

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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