AECOM Principal Bridge Engineer in Chelmsford, United Kingdom

Business Line Transportation

Position Title Principal Bridge Engineer

United Kingdom - Essex

Chelmsford

Job Summary

We are currently recruiting for a Principal Bridge Engineer to join our Chelmsford Bridges and Structures team, which has an established track record of successfully delivering a wide range of transport structures schemes.

Our modern office immediately adjacent to the railway station in the heart of Chelmsford has good transport links being only 35 minutes from London. In addition to a large bridges and structures team of circa 30 staff, it also accommodates busy geotechnical engineering, development and transportation planning and development engineering teams. We are now looking to enhance and grow the bridges and structures team with individuals with a sound technical background and who share our enthusiasm and determination to support our expanding workload.

The bridges and structures team workload ranges from feasibility studies to scheme designs, detailed designs, assessments, inspections, construction support and management services on a wide range of bridges and associated railway infrastructure schemes. The team is involved in local, national and international work with a variety of clients both from the public and private sector including design & build partnerships with contractors.

AECOM is a premier, fully integrated infrastructure and support services firm, with a broad range of markets, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, water and government.

With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and project managers— the company serves clients in more than 150 countries around the world. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering solutions that create, enhance and sustain the world’s built, natural and social environments. A Fortune 500 company, AECOM has annual revenue of approximately US$20 billion.

We are a growing and vibrant organisation offering excellent benefits and employment conditions. We are committed to your individual career development and are proud to be able to offer a range of exciting projects as well as a variety of career directions for all our staff. We are an Equal Opportunities Employer.

A list of some of the current projects which the Chelmsford Office is working on includes:

  • LoHAC North-West. - London Highways Alliance Contract is a long term commission under which AECOM together with FM Conway is responsible for maintaining all Transport for London (TfL) highway structures in the North-West area of London.

  • CAFA rail bridge inspection and assessment. Long term commission with bridge sites located on the Anglia, LNE and LNW routes.

  • HS2 Phase 2b

  • Thames Tideway Combined Sewer Outfalls – design of major civil engineering infrastructure for the reinforced concrete chambers and culverts circa 10m high.

  • London Local Boroughs – working for many Boroughs including LB Bromley, LB Southwark, LB Ealing, LB Kingston. We are responsible for the inspection and maintenance of highway structures.

  • Wessex Capacity Programme

  • Suffolk Highways Contract – Provider of professional services to Kier including bridge inspections and assessments, bridge strengthening and bridge renewals.

As a Principal Bridge Engineer you will have the following daily responsibilities:

  • Undertake and project manage rail and/or road bridge and associated structures engineering schemes from inspection and assessment, feasibility through to detailed design.

  • Take responsibility for the contribution of Graduate Engineers and Technicians as appropriate.

  • Responsible for production through to client sign off of Technical Approval documentation.

  • Hands on technical design on road and/or rail structures.

  • Hands on assessment of road and/or rail structures.

  • Structural inspections and reporting.

  • Excellent technical and communication skills both verbal and written.

  • Client liaison.

  • Production of tenders including quality documentation and costings.

  • Project Management including programme and resource monitoring, quality control, technical management and delivery.

  • Mentoring graduate engineers in their progress to Chartership.

Minimum Requirements

  • A Experience with bridge design and related structural inspection assessment schemes.

  • Proven design and project management experience delivering to quality, time and budget.

  • Experience in road and/or rail projects.

  • Experience in working as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

  • High level technical skills in current inspection, assessment and design and be able to lead teams of graduate and senior engineers in such projects.

  • Experience of Eurocodes, British Standards and assessment codes.

  • Previous exposure with clients of both national and local authorities, together with major contractors.

  • Ability to manage staff and project Health and Safety responsibilities including compliance with CDM legislation.

  • You will have a current clean driving license and be willing to travel throughout the UK to visit sites.

The salary for this role is negotiable and we offer an extensive benefits package, which includes private healthcare, gym membership, season ticket loans and a contributory pension scheme.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Degree educated or equivalent in a relevant subject such as Bridge, Civil or Structural Engineering.

  • Ideally educated to MSc level or equivalent.

  • Chartered Engineer with ICE or IStructE. #LI-TRANSPO

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

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 184656BR

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.