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Principal Bridge Engineer

Location: Plymouth
Company: AECOM
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United Kingdom - Avon, Bristol - UK
Job Summary
We are currently recruiting for a Principal Bridge Engineer to be based at our Bristol office (Cardiff and Plymouth are also options). The Bristol team has an established track record of successfully delivering major transport schemes. Our modern office in the heart of Bristol is within easy reach of Temple Meads, Harbourside, and Cabot Circus and comprises a vibrant and diverse mix of sectors and disciplines including Buildings & Places, Environment, Programme Cost Consulting, and a large Transportation team including both Rail and Bridges disciplines. The team provides design, assessment, inspection, repair/remediation, construction support, and management services on a wide range of transport infrastructure projects.
Our Bristol bridges office forms part of the West & Wales region consisting of bridges teams in Bristol & Cardiff with a combined 30 strong presence of bridge engineers and technicians working seamlessly to deliver a wide range of challenging projects.
Our current portfolio of works comprises a diverse mix of local, national and international bridges and structures projects in both rail and road including numerous long-term frameworks.
A selection of our current and recent projects includes:
Network Rail Wales & West CP6 IP - AECOM support Principal Contractors Morgan Sindall and AMCO-Giffen for 'Design & Build' contracts in both the Western and Wales routes undertaking new-build detailed design and bridge refurbishment schemes through F001 to F003 delivery.
Civils Assessment Framework Agreement (CAFA) - AECOM is appointed across nine rail routes for the framework contract. Our Bristol team supports Wales and Western routes in undertaking Level 1 & Level 2 assessments of overbridges, footbridge, and underbridges to a multitude of structural materials including steel, wrought-iron, cast-iron, pre-stressed concrete, masonry arches with structures aging from 200 years old to modern construction forms. Our works involve: undertaking Inspection for Assessment to determine condition, loading, and obtain dimensionality of structures; structural analysis including grillages (Level 1) and Finite Element Analysis (Level 2) and reporting including sensitivity analysis and recommendations for further works.
WECA - AECOM provides TAA support, design and asset management services to the four local authorities that make up WECA (West of England Combined Authority) including Bristol CC, South Gloucestershire CC, Bath & North-East Somerset CC, and North Somerset CC. We help support the local authorities through technical advice including departures from standard and AiP approvals, and providing consulting services including assessments, remediation, strengthening and detailed design of new structures in accordance with DMRB and Eurocode standards.
SWTRA (South Wales Trunk Road Agent) - AECOM are engaged to provide engineering support services within the 'Central' section. Recent schemes have included reinforced concrete repairs including cathodic protection, PTSI examination, pier impact assessment to IAN91, rehabilitation of half-joints, replacement of expansion joints and bearings and improved vehicular containment to bridges.
CORMAC - AECOM is appointed as 'strategic delivery partner' and responsible for providing numerous transportation services including bridges to Cornwall County Council on behalf of CORMAC; schemes include bridge replacement, bridge refurbishments and structures remediation.
- Proven track record in recent regional growth
- Opportunities for significant career advancement
- Multiple secured long-term works in both rail and highway end markets
- Agile and flexible working policies (Freedom to Grow)
Role responsibilities:
- Prepare detailed design documents including F001, F002 & F003 for Network Rail schemes
- Prepare detailed design calculations to Eurocode and British Standards for repairs and new build schemes
- Prepare assessment reports and calculations to BD21/01 and NR/GN/CIV/025 standards for bridge assessments
- Participate and lead inspection/examination work for assessments and repair scoping surveys
- Prepare Work Package Plans / SH&E plans in preparation for site works
- Support Project Managers in the delivery and commercial control of projects including client reporting, programming, resource planning and commercial monitoring
- Undertake calculation checking for works within areas of experience
- Support more junior Graduates and Undergraduates in the preparation of documents
Minimum Requirements
- Extensive experience with bridge inspection, assessment and design schemes
- Proven project management experience delivering to quality, time and budget
- Extensive experience in road and/or rail projects in the UK
- Previous exposure with clients including national and local authorities and/or Network Rail and ideally Principal Contractors
- Proven 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
- Strong ability in various software packages ideally including LUSAS and MIDAS, with strong experience in Finite Element Analysis preferred
- Strong knowledge and experience of the following: Eurocode, British, Highways England and Network Rail Standards
- Strong experience in delivering bridge design through Highways England and Network Rail standards
Preferred Qualifications
- Degree educated or equivalent in a relevant subject such as Bridge, Civil or Structural Engineering
- Ideally educated to MSc / MEng level or equivalent
- Chartered Engineer with ICE or IStructE.
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 - Transportation - Bridges
Business Line Transportation
Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)
Country United Kingdom
Position Status Full Time
Requisition/Vacancy No. 241476BR
Additional Locations UK - Cardiff, UK - Plymouth - Plumer House
Clearance Required No
Virtual: 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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