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Materials Research Engineer


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We are currently looking for an experienced Research Engineer to work under the guidance of a Technical Director in the pavement team. You will be responsible for the design, site inspection, materials specification and research of various types of pavement projects.

Job Duties:

  • Delivering pavement research projects, including feasibility studies, investigation reports, design projects and site supervision

  • Managing research projects including commercial and health and safety requirements

  • Analysis, design, specification and reporting of pavement materials

  • Develop creative ideas and innovations

  • Implementing plans for the development of pavement & materials services

  • Providing commercial guidance when developing proposals and in the delivery of projects

  • Supporting project managers and other team members

  • Implementing the technical quality requirements, addressing the project brief and meeting the client delivery deadline

  • Working as part of the wider pavement team, liaising with laboratory and operations staff to understand and deliver the project technical brief

  • Performs specific and limited portions of a broader assignment of an experienced engineer

  • Gathers and correlates basic engineering data using established and well-defined procedures

  • Works on detailed or routine engineering assignments involving calculations and relatively simple tests

  • Proposes an approach to solving new problems encountered

  • Identifies discrepancies in results

  • Provides guidance to entry-level engineers

  • Performs work in accordance with agreed-upon budget and schedule with moderate supervision

Minimum Requirements

  • Knowledge of pavement materials engineering demonstrated by experience in design, investigation, and research

  • Knowledge or experience of road and airfield pavement materials engineering projects

  • Knowledge or experience of UK materials design methodologies and contract documentation, including MCHW

  • Experience of pavement materials investigation projects for maintenance design and failure investigation

  • Experience in drafting technical specifications, standards, and design guides

  • Knowledge of materials behaviour underlying standard specifications

  • Working knowledge of the preparation of proposals and communication with clients

  • You must have post-graduate experience in design, site supervision and construction management of civil & infrastructural projects

Preferred Qualifications

If you have any of the skills below that would be advantageous:

  • Experience of international airfield and road standards/specifications

  • Experience of airfield and road inspection

  • Experience of non-DMRB pavement design

  • UK or EU driving license

  • Master’s Degree (MRes/MSc/MEng) in in Civil Engineering, Applied Research or related field. Chartership or working towards chartered status with a relevant professional institution (e.g. ICE, IAT or CIHT)

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.

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