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Senior Highway Engineer

Location:
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Company:
AECOM

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United Kingdom - Tyne and Wear, Newcastle

**Job Summary**

AECOM are 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 support you and your career development by providing opportunities 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. Opportunities extend to a wide spectrum of projects, and to travel in and out of the UK.

Our Newcastle based Strategic Highways team currently has a vacancy for a Senior Highway Engineer. The successful candidate will take responsibility in all aspects of highway design to work on local, national and international schemes.

We are currently engaged on a number of interesting and challenging projects and there are a number of opportunities for you to be involved in the range of work secured and anticipated. Recent and current projects in the UK include HS2, improvements to the A184 in Gateshead and HE Network Maintenance Schemes. Overseas projects include highway schemes in Russia, Finland, Turkey and the Expressways project in Qatar. Our services offered to our clients include the full range and scope of highways work from inception to completion across all the key discipline areas. We work on schemes from feasibility stage through the development phase and planning and DCO process, preliminary design, detailed design and site supervision.

**Job responsibilities include:**

+ Providing technical input, technical leadership and project management across a range of specialisms in the field of highway engineering

+ Reporting to the Directors you will undertake a variety of tasks as an individual or through team effort, through a range of design and written deliverables

+ Presenting technical leadership, mentoring and guiding the skills of others in computer-based applications and tasks including use of software such as MX, Open Roads Civil 3D, Project Wise and the Microsoft Office Suite of programmes including MSProject

+ Undertaking project activities in line with Company Policy, including technical and commercial aspects

+ Taking a lead role on projects within a particular skill area - e.g. drainage team leader, pavement design leader, geometric layout

+ Planning, leading and undertaking site visits, as required

+ Planning and attending meetings - internal and external, as required

+ Liaising with sub-consultants and external parties, as required

+ Participating as a team member on a number of levels, including; office discipline and project

+ Contributing to a safer work environment

**Minimum Requirements**

To be successful in this role we would like to hear from candidates who are able to offer experience and proficiency in two or more of the key areas;

+ Project management or asset management

+ Alignment design

+ Drainage design

+ Pavement design and refurbishment

+ Signs and road markings

+ Safety barrier

+ Asset inspection

+ Management of design and delivery of highway maintenance schemes

+ Experience of working in a multidisciplinary environment, operating across a matrix of projects.

+ Experience of preparing written work

+ Experience of preparing for and attending meetings with clients and/or statutory consultees.

+ Experience of working with HE processes (i.e. Project Control Framework and Collaborative Delivery Framework) desirable

+ Experience of working in the Design and Build sector particularly preparing tenders for contractors.

+ A highly motivated individual with excellent communication skills

+ Full awareness of Current Health and Safety Legislation and how it is applied to the design process

+ A willingness to consider local and national secondments and short term overseas assignments

**Preferred Qualifications**

You will be a degree qualified civil engineer with strong experience, preferably working in a highways design environment in either new build or maintenance, working towards Chartered Engineer status (MICE and or MCIHT).

**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.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person's potential, and we'll help you reach yours.

**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 - Transportation

**Business Line** Transportation

**Business Group** Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

**Country** United Kingdom

**Position Status** Full-Time

**Requisition/Vacancy No.** 213809BR

**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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