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about 1 year ago
Location: London
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Construction
Category: Design / Development Jobs
United Kingdom - London, London - UK

Job Summary

AECOM is currently seeking a Lift Design Engineer to be based in London or potentially St Albans, Hertfordshire, South East depending on your location. You will support our Senior Directors with operations, design and client-based work in a building consultancy environment.

We are seeking an enthusiastic self-motivated Lift / VT Design Engineer with experience using analytical lift traffic analysis software and consultancy experience.

About us:

AECOM is built to modernise, expand and deliver the most iconic and complex structures ever conceived. Buildings & Places offers a one stop shop to complete some of the country’s most challenging buildings by leveraging our scale, unique service offering and world-class talent. We work flexibly and co-operatively to achieve more.

Our industry leading and award-winning MEP team consists of over 500 people nationwide. Our mechanical and electrical engineers work on projects within residential, commercial, aviation, defence, healthcare, education, pharmaceutical, sports, and leisure. We are market leaders on large international projects as well as small scale local experts who seek to improve communities through strong design and effective project management.

We are friendly, busy and motivated with an established track record of successfully delivering local and overseas projects. Please do review our website for a better understanding of our past and current work.

About the team:

The Vertical Transportation team works within our larger multi-disciplinary Building & Places division. Our VT team offers a full range of consultancy services, and has extensive knowledge and experience in the design, modernisation, installation and maintenance of all types of lifts, escalators and moving walkways.

Job responsibilities:

You will work closely with our Vertical transportation Directors to deliver major vertical transportation projects. Your technical duties will include the design and specification of new lift and escalator systems, lift traffic simulation/analysis, project monitoring and witness testing. The individual will be required to produce client reports with recommendations and solutions, produce technical and performance specifications, analyse contractor proposals and produce tender reports.

You will assist with a wide range of projects in majority of sectors including residential, retail, commercial, hotel and healthcare.

Your duties will include:


Develop vertical transportation design concepts, calculate number, size and speed of lifts for all types of buildings including high rise.


Be competent with engineering calculations and relevant software.


Prepare specifications, schedules, drawings and any other contract documents developed through the RIBA stages.


Operate as part of the wider design team and have input throughout the project stages.


Attend progress, design team and co-ordination meetings.


Prepare reports / technical content of the design information for all stages of a project.


Input to pre-qualification and selection of contractors, respond to tender queries, comment on and review tender returns.


Attend site review progress and witness test the installations


Ensure the project work complies with the Project Management Plan and Programme.


Understand and implement company Safety Health and Environment Policy.

Minimum Requirements


An excellent technical understanding of lift and escalator technologies


Experience with lift analytical simulation software, Elevate


Minimum NVQ4, HNC or equivalent Lift or appropriate engineering qualification


A clear work history and proof of professional development and learning


Incorporated/ Chartered Engineer (or working towards) with a relevant engineering body

Preferred Qualifications


Relevant Engineering Degree or professional qualification


EOR202 safe working on lifts but not essential as training will be given


Ideally you will live locally to the office or be willing to relocate

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 - Mechanical

Business Line Buildings & Places

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 212998BR

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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