AECOM Principal Engineer in London, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - London, London

Job Summary

As Principal Engineer you will be responsible for design and undertake project management to drive forward various civil infrastructure projects related to commercial, residential and transportation developments and help develop the Company’s business.

Provide wide ranging infrastructure design and project management expertise to deliver multi-disciplined developments.

Job Duties

  • Project management of development related infrastructure projects including planning, control and monitoring from feasibility through to detailed design phase and construction support.

  • Lead the delivery of infrastructure design.

  • Coordinate workload and manage design teams.

  • Carry out design reviews.

  • Preparation of project budgets & programmes and resource the team’s workload.

  • Delivery of all specified project outcomes on time, within budget and to the quality required.

  • Provide a client focused service which results in on-going satisfaction and repeat business.

  • Build effective relationships within teams, across the organisation and externally.

  • Provide leadership to the team and to ensure all projects are delivered to programme, quality and budget.

  • Directly manage and deliver the technical, financial and management requirements of design projects.

  • Produce project reports for client and internal reporting requirements.

  • Lead a small team with line manager responsibilities.

  • Undertake and support work-winning initiatives.

Specific Skills Required

  • To have knowledge and experience and be able to produce the design of highways, access roads and infrastructure of development projects including the design of road geometry, public realm, earthworks, pavements, drainage and underground services;

  • To understand and have experience of the MCHW, DMRB, MfS and local authority design guidances;

  • Detailed knowledge of road design using 3D computer modelling packages, such as Civil 3D;

  • Detailed knowledge of drainage design including piped systems, SuDS based systems and familiar with storage design and computer programs such as MicroDrainage;

  • Be able to co-ordinate with Statutory Utilities to ensure capacity for new development exists within existing networks. Can determine appropriate response if this is not the case;

  • Be able to identify, design and procure Statutory Utilities diversions and be familiar with NRSWA procedures;

  • Good working knowledge of construction contracts (E.g. NEC or similar);

  • Prepare fee proposals based on number of hours to complete activities;

  • Be commercially aware and able to lead a team of engineers and technicians, to programme workloads and successfully deliver projects to time, budget and quality;

  • Be able to forecast resource requirements;

  • Undertake business development to win new business within the unit by targeting the property sector;

  • Familiar and able to undertake tender administration duties;

  • Familiar with undertaking contract administration duties and settling final accounts;

  • Have awareness of public sector procurement requirements;

  • Understand and have experience of local government development criteria and policies;

  • Have awareness of highway and drainage law;

  • Communicate effectively;

  • Have good report writing skills;

  • Manage client expectations;

  • Negotiate with and influence third parties;

  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;

  • Develop, manage and deploy plans that are appropriately comprehensive, realistic and effective in meeting personal, project and business goals;

  • Uses analysis of relevant information and own judgement to make informed and sound decisions;

  • Motivate and empower others in order to reach project and organisational goals. Able to assess the strengths and development needs of others and provide coaching and support to enable their development.

Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum 5 years experience in UK development related infrastructure engineering; likely to be from a private/consultancy background;

  • To have experience in the preparation of contract drawings and specifications and the negotiation of Section 38 and 278 Agreements for highway works, 104 and 106 Agreements for sewers and also utilities works experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • You will hold a BSc or BEng in Civil Engineering or equivalent.

  • You will be chartered with a relevant institution (e.g. ICE).

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 Buildings & Places

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 199785BR

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.