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7 months ago
Location: Cardiff
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Highways & Transport
Category: Design / Development Jobs
United Kingdom - South Glamorgan, Cardiff

Job Summary

We are looking to enhance and enlarge the team in Cardiff with people who have a sound technical background and share our enthusiasm and determination. The office is currently engaged on a number of interesting and challenging projects in Wales, as well as supporting projects in other regional offices.

Our services offered to our clients include the full range and scope of major highways from inception to completion across all the key discipline areas. Our client list includes Welsh Government, Highways England, South Wales Trunk Road Agency, Cardiff Council, Vale of Glamorgan Council, and other national clients.

Our Strategic Highways Team, based in our new modern offices in Cardiff, currently has a vacancy for a Principal Engineer - Highways with significant experience of the design and maintenance of major highways to work on local, national and international projects. You will join our established transportation and highways business which continues to expand to meet current and future workload.

You should be a chartered civil engineer (MICE) and have proven design and management experience in multidisciplinary teams. You will experience working as part of project teams developing a range of engineering solutions from initial concept through to detailed design for implementation.

Job Responsibilities include:

An appropriate level of technical expertise is required in order that the Job/Project accountabilities listed below can be carried out to the expected standards:


Provide technical input and leadership in the field of highway engineering


Demonstrate a broad technical understanding across a range of highways disciplines including drainage, geotechnics, pavements and structures, and the ability to seek specialist advice when required


Demonstrate excellent communication skills including the ability to prepare detailed technical reports.


Undertake the role of Project Manager as necessary


Undertake a variety of tasks as an individual or through the management of a team


Undertake project activities in line with Company policy, including technical and commercial aspects


Assess staff requirements at each stage of the project


Prepare resource plans, delivery programs, and fee proposals


Undertake Health and Safety duties including ensuring a safe and healthy working environment for the design team and fulfilling all responsibilities for health and safety in design


Plan and attend meetings – internal and external, as required


Liaison with sub-consultants and external parties, as required


Build and maintain excellent client relationships


Undertake business development activities and secure opportunities with new and existing clients.

AECOM is 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.


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

Essential Experience:


Significant experience of highway technical design on major projects


Experience of preparing report documents


Experience of managing multidisciplinary teams


Site experience during construction


Understanding of Health and Safety responsibilities including CDM


Ability to work collaboratively with contractors

Preferred Qualifications

Desired Qualifications/Experience:


BSc, BEng, or higher degree in Civil Engineering


Chartered status and membership of a relevant professional institution (MICE)

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 - Transportation / Roads + Highways

Business Line Transportation

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 206271BR

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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